Trailer Alert: The Wild Boys

“A heady, sexually-charged take on Lord of the Flies… A sensory cinematic experience.” – The Los Angeles Times

 

“A f***ing intoxicating miracle of a film.” – Birth.Movies.Death.

 

“Mandico’s stroke of genius is undoubtedly to have entrusted the roles of violent boys to young actresses.” – Le Monde

 

“Erotically uninhibited and deeply bizarre.” – The Guardian

 

“Lusciously unreal.” – Film Comment

 

The debut feature from Bertrand Mandico, The Wild Boys tells the tale of five adolescent boys (all played by actresses) who are enamored by the arts, but drawn to crime and transgression. After a brutal crime committed by the group and aided by “Trevor” – a deity of chaos they can’t control – they’re punished to board a boat with a captain hell-bent on taming their ferocious appetites. After arriving on a lush island where dangers and pleasures abound, the boys start to transform in both mind and body.

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Keep up with The Joneses

Director Moby Longinotto‘s feature documentary debut tells the story of Jheri Jones, a 74-year-old transgender divorcée, and her family in Bible Belt Mississippi. Reconciled after years of estrangement, and now living with two of her four sons in her trailer park home, Jheri embarks on a new path to reveal her true self to her grandchildren, while her son Trevor begins a surprising journey of his own.

 

The three featured members of the Jones family are in courageous pursuit of love. Trevor is a 34-year old virgin, Brad was born with brain damage and Jheri Rae was formerly their father. Now, as three single adults living under one trailer park roof in small town Mississippi, they are each ready to embark on a journey to find love outside this reunited, close-knit family unit.

 

The Joneses © Bunny Lake Films

The Joneses © Bunny Lake Films

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Mixed Kebab © TLA Releasing

This Weekend’s VOD Favorites

The Gay Cinema Video On Demand experience at TLAgay.com has your entertainment needs covered! We’re always working to expand selection of new and old gay-themed movies available for your viewing pleasure. Here’s just five of our current favorites, from various years, that you may have missed – ALL available to watch INSTANTLY! These aren’t our TOP 5, by any means – just a handful of flicks we want to highlight.

 

Handsome Devil © Breaking Glass Pictures

Handsome Devil © Breaking Glass Pictures

Handsome Devil

2016, Ireland

With bright red hair, a smart mouth and a penchant for sexually-ambiguous pop music, Ned (Fionn O’Shea) has always been bait for the bullies at his rugby-obsessed Irish boarding school. Determined to keep a low profile and weather another year with minimal abuse, Ned is pleasantly surprised when he develops a special friendship with his dashing new roommate Conor (Nicholas Galitzine), a rugby virtuoso who shouldn’t have trouble fitting in, but harbors a few big secrets. Ned encourages Conor’s passion for music, but when their pursuits start to take Conor’s focus away from rugby, their friendship is discouraged by the administration. A funny and observant coming-of-age tale from Irish novelist and filmmaker John ButlerHandsome Devil offers a touching reminder about the importance of loyalty, bravery and making sure that your voice, no matter how different, is heard.

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Love, Cecil is a terrific doc about the life of legendary photographer Cecil Beaton

Oscar®-winning set and costume designer, photographer, writer and painter Cecil Beaton was not only a dazzling chronicler, but an arbiter of his time. From the “Bright Young Things” to the front lines of war to the international belle monde and the pages of Vogue and then onto the Queen’s official photographer, Beaton embodied the cultural and political changes of the twentieth century.

 

In this tender portrait, director Lisa Immordino Vreeland (Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To TravelPeggy Guggenheim: Art Addict) blends archival footage and photographs with voice over of Beaton’s famed diaries to capture his legacy as a complex and unique creative force. Dynamic and lyrical, Love, Cecil is an examination of Beaton’s singular sense of the visual, which dictated a style that set standards of creativity that continue to resonate and inspire today. The film is narrated by Rupert Everett.

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Coming Soon: Testosterone: Volume One

Get ready for the first in a brand-new series of gay short film collections – featuring some of the hottest gay shorts from four corners of the world! Testosterone: Volume One is guaranteed to get your pulse racing. From the intense effects of first love, to a deliciously campy tale of a camping trip gone horribly wrong, this compilation of four brilliant shorts is sure to stir. This collection includes The End of My WorldThe Surf ReportIt Gets Better, and Killer Friends. We have some information about each film below, along with the trailer and an image gallery. Enjoy all the goodies and make sure to pre-order your copy today. It’s coming to DVD and VOD in October.

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Just Came Out: Sodom

TWO MEN. ONE NIGHT. NO WAY OUT.

 

It’s the beginning of a beautiful friendship when former pianist Michael (Pip Brignall) happens upon 20-year-old soccer player Will (Jo Weil). It’s Will’s bachelor party – and his friends have left him naked and handcuffed to a lamppost. After rescuing him from this compromising situation, Michael takes Will home and an immediate attraction blossoms. But does Will, about to be married, have the courage to pursue his obvious interest in this elegant, attractive older man? Or will these guys merely pass in the night?

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Out This Week: The Breeding

From the award-winning creative team at Novo Novus Productions (bwoyDaddy’s Boy) comes The Breeding, an erotic thriller about a young artist whose obsession with a taboo fetish leads to life-altering consequences.

 

The story centers on discontent, sex-positive queer cartoonist Thomas (Marcus Bellamy), whose artistic inspiration comes from erotic escapades that are unbeknownst to his loving boyfriend Amadi (David J. Cork). A chance restroom encounter with a recently divorced financier named Lee (Joe MacDougal) leaves Thomas curious about exploring the taboo fetish of “race play.” But when the game gets too real, chilling actions are taken that will forever change the trajectory of these men’s lives.

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This Weekend’s VOD Favorites

The Gay Cinema Video On Demand experience at TLAgay.com has your entertainment needs covered! We’re always working to expand selection of new and old gay-themed movies available for your viewing pleasure. Here’s just five of our current favorites, from various years, that you may have missed – ALL available to watch INSTANTLY! These aren’t our TOP 5, by any means – just a handful of flicks we want to highlight.

 

Brooklyn Bizarre © Breaking Glass Pictures

Brooklyn Bizarre © Breaking Glass Pictures

Brooklyn Bizarre

2015, France & United States

Maurice (Pierre Prieur), an 18-year-old from France with a dark past, has just arrived in Brooklyn, New York. He has no friends and no place to stay. On a chance encounter, he is taken in by two beautiful girls and given room and board and a job at their famous underground cabaret club, the Bizarre, where he begins to form a whole new family. In this ephemeral refuge of fantasy and freedom, he begins a disturbing relationship with a bartender, Luka (Adrian James), who becomes obsessed with Maurice, and also harbors some secrets of his own. Maurice’s past also begins catching up to him, and the liberating world he has become a part of begins to fall apart. As a mysterious older man shows up one evening at the club, it becomes clear that Maurice needs to disappear… at all costs.

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Out This Week: Ideal Home

Paul Rudd and Steve Coogan star as a bickering couple with an extravagant life in this new mainstream gay comedy Ideal Home. Erasmus (Coogan) is a demanding, popular celebrity, and Paul (Rudd) is his more hesitant partner and sidekick. But when Bill (Jack Gore), the grandson Erasmus never knew he had, shows up at their high class dinner party with nowhere else to go, the couple reluctantly decide to take him in. Antics, as you might imagine, ensue.

 

Co-starring Drew DroegeAlison Pill and Jake McDorman, this family comedy from versatile writer/director Andrew Fleming (ThreesomeThe CraftDick) is coming out on DVD and Blu-ray this week. Check out the trailer below.

 

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Joe Cole delivers a searing performance in the intense new drama A Prayer Before Dawn

A Prayer Before Dawn tells the remarkable true story of Billy Moore, a young English boxer who found himself incarcerated in two of Thailand’s most notorious prisons. He is quickly thrown into a terrifying world of drugs and gang violence, but when the prison authorities allow him to take part in the Muay Thai boxing tournaments, he realizes this might be his chance to get out.  Billy embarks on a relentless, action-packed journey from one savage fight to the next, stopping at nothing to do whatever he must to preserve his life and regain his freedom.

 

Shot in a an actual Thai prison with a cast of primarily real inmates, A Prayer Before Dawn is a visceral, thrilling journey through an unforgettable hell on earth. It’s hard to take your eyes off lead actor Joe Cole when you’re watching this movie. He’s ridiculously attractive, for one, but it’s also his performance that keeps you fixated. Cole made a name for himself as an emerging talent on shows like “Peaky Blinders” and “Black Mirror” and in the excellent film Green Room, among others, but his work here takes him to a whole new level.

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