Summertime Sizzle: 25 Gay Movies Available to Stream this Summer!

What better way to wind down a summer day of barbecues and/or beaching-it-up under the hot sun than to relax and watch a sexy gay-themed movie?!?! We have you covered. All of the 25 flicks below are currently available to stream now at TLAgay.com – and they’re all guaranteed to add a little extra sizzle to your summertime fun.

About Us
Diego (co-writer/director Thiago Cazado) is leaving his hometown in Brazil to attend a film school in California for four years. He will have to leave behind everything he has ever loved… including Matheus (Rodrigo Bittes), a handsome young man with whom he fell madly in love and shared a brief passionate affair. Ten years later, back in Brazil, Diego decides to write a novel about their relationship using his camera instead of his pen. This heartfelt biopic shows how passion can increase our motivation in life, but also how making tough choices can affect that passion. Romantic and intimate, filmed with a handheld, fly-on-the-wall intimacy, About Us brings us right into the middle of a tricky relationship – portrayed with aplomb by the two lead actors, both relative unknowns with talent to spare.

Another Gay Sequel: Gays Gone Wild
Packed with gratuitous male nudity, adorable boys and lots of fart jokes, Another Gay Sequel takes the frat boy comedy and turns it WAY GAY! Andy, Nico, Jarod and Griff are back and ready for action in a big way with a sun-and-fun-drenched excursion to Ft. Lauderdale for Spring Break. After a wildly bumpy plane ride featuring Amanda Lepore in all her voluptuous glory, the boys find themselves knee-deep in a sea of hunky man-flesh. Enthusiastically, they enter the annual “Gays Gone Wild” contest, hosted by statuesque Tyrelle Tyrelle (RuPaul) and dazzling Sandi Cove (Lady Bunny). But the boys soon realize that the goal of getting the most “action” over the course of their vacation is fraught with obstacles including wet “package” contests, slip n’ slide gay shuffleboard, an evil gay clique and even (eeewwwww!) genital crabs!

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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.

Bromance
Welcome back to the fall of 1996. When four friends go on a camping trip in a remote part of Argentina, sexual tensions quickly bubble to the surface. Once in virtual seclusion by the beach, Juli, the only girl of the group, quickly recognizes that the boys seem to have a closer relationship than what she would consider “normal” (it’s only ’96, after all). The line between friendship and love fade further for two of the boys in particular as their desire becomes too much to bear. When what started as a simple getaway quickly becomes tinged with sex, romance and conflict, everyone is forced to confront who they really are for the very first time. Starring Javier De Pietro, the scrumptious star of Absent and Sexual Tension: Volatile, Bromance uses a clever found-footage aesthetic to deliver a thoughtful and supremely sexy meditation on young, burgeoning gay love.

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Throwback Thursday: Cruising

The cinema scene of the late 1970s and early 80s had endured something of an assault by Hollywood-inflamed homophobia (see mostly forgotten films like The Choirboys, Windows and Partners for examples… or don’t).

In hindsight, it makes total sense that William Friedkin’s Cruising – based on the synopsis alone and a perfectly reasonable concern for how the LGBT community would be depicted – inspired picketing and boycotts before it was even completed. The story of a sexually-confused serial killer picking off promiscuous, leather-clad hunks – not to mention a straight police officer whose mere exposure to gay nightlife leads to what could be interpreted by the uninformed masses as a potential “conversion” – didn’t sit well with activists of the day (even helmed, for better or worse, by the guy who brought The Boys in the Band to the big screen).

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Just Came Out: Everything is Free

In the new indie drama Everything is Free, Ivan (writer-director Brian Jordan Alvarez), an American painter living in Columbia, falls for Cole (Morgan Krantz), his best friend’s younger brother. Though not gay himself, the younger man returns his advances, but will older brother Christian (Peter Vack) be okay with that? As they say, true love conquers all… even if it takes years.

A recurring actor on Will & Grace and creator behind the series Go-Go Boy Interrupted and The Gay and Wondrous Life of Caleb Gallo, Everything is Free marks the feature-length directorial debut for director Brian Jordan Alvarez. Or, at least, it seems to. He also stood at the helm of the films Grandmother’s Gold and How to be a Slut in America (all completed within a prolific two-year stretch).

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The Criterion Collection’s Hedwig and the Angry Inch special edition is out this week!

With this trailblazing musical, writer-director-star John Cameron Mitchell and composer-lyricist Stephen Trask brought their signature creation from stage to screen for a movie as unclassifiable as its protagonist.

Raised a boy in East Berlin, Hedwig (Mitchell) undergoes a traumatic personal transformation in order to emigrate to the U.S., where she reinvents herself as an “internationally ignored” but divinely talented rock diva, characterized by Mitchell as a “beautiful gender of one.”

The film tells Hedwig’s life story through her music, an eclectic collection of original punk anthems and power ballads by Trask, matching them with a freewheeling cinematic mosaic of music-video fantasies, animated interludes, and moments of bracing emotional realism. A hard-charging song cycle and a tender character study, Hedwig and the Angry Inch is a tribute to the transcendent power of rock and roll.

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Trailer Alert: Pixelia

Kumar (Sanal Aman), a bachelor in his thirties, leaves his corporate job in Kochi to become a graphic novelist. He embarks on a new life as an Uber driver in Kochi while working on his graphic novel titled ‘Pixelia’.
One day a transgender passenger named Mandakini (Gowri Savithri) gets into his cab… and that day changes Kumar’s life forever.

Kumar and Mandakini spend the whole day, wherein they open each other’s minds and slowly start to cross meaningless societal boundaries. Mandakini shares stories of her past life and her desire to adopt a child while Kumar narrates the story of his graphic novel to her. Gradually, a bonding ensues between the pair, leading Kumar to realize the truth about his queer identity.

As they start a relationship, Kumar gets into deeper conflicts regarding adopting a child, as adoption by queer parents is still realistically difficult in a country like India.

Made on a shoestring budget with a small crew thanks to the help of Filmocracy Foundation, an organization that supports and promotes Indian filmmakers, Pixelia blends documentary and fiction to tell and intimate story about relationships and identity. Watch the trailer below and click here to pre-order your copy. The film is coming to DVD in August.

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.

Taekwondo
You can almost smell the sweat coming off the screen in this excruciatingly hot new film. In a beautiful country house in a chic suburb of Buenos Aires, Fernando (Lucas Papa) and his buddies are having a “boys only” weekend. Disconnected from the outside world, they do little more than bask in the hot sun, play in the swimming pool, smoke pot and drink – naked or half- naked pretty much the entire time. Fernando decides to invite a newcomer, Germán (Gabriel Epstein), a close friend from his Taekwondo class. Germán is quickly welcomed into the group. Fernando doesn’t realize, though, that Germán is attracted to men. Little by little, the two dudes get more intimate and the simmering sexual tension hits a boiling point. Assembling one of the hottest casts in gay movie history, prolific queer director Marco Berger (Absent, Hawaii, Sexual Tension: Volatile) has outdone himself. You won’t be able to take your eyes off the screen.

Finding Me
Independent African-American gay cinema is too often (quite sadly and often infuriatingly) hard to come by, which makes us treasure Finding Me (along with the follow-ups Finding Me: Truth and Finding Me: The Series) even more. Faybien Allan (RayMartell Moore) is young and stylish, appearing with hip friends at NYC’s trendiest spots. But beneath the sparkle of his nightlife and stunning good looks is a man buckling under his father’s homophobia. Full of self-loathing and desperate for direction, he meanders through life until meeting Lonnie (Derrick L. Briggs), a confident activist with a flirtatious smile. Despite obvious chemistry and fireworks in bed, Faybien’s insecurities have him looking for the door. Can a budding romance and a few good friends keep him from making the biggest mistake of his life? Follow all the adventures of Faybien and his friends at TLAgay.

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The Criterion Collection adds John Waters’ Polyester to their September lineup

We’re always excited when The Criterion Collection, the top-tier of boutique distribution labels for cinema lovers, announces their newest batch of titles. We’re even more excited when that batch includes a John Waters classic.

Having already released Multiple Maniacs and Female Trouble on DVD and Blu-ray, this September Criterion will be adding the 1981 bad taste (and smell) treasure Polyester to their esteemed collection.

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Giant Little Ones is out this week and ready to pull at your heartstrings

A heartfelt and intimate coming-of-age story about friendship, self-discovery and the power of love without labels, Giant Little Ones is one of the year’s best LGBTQ films (at least so far).

Franky Winter (Josh Wiggins) and Ballas Kohl (Darren Mann) are childhood best friends, leaders of their high school swim team and are enjoying their high school popularity with their girlfriends. On the night of Franky’s 17th birthday, Franky and Ballas have an unexpected sexual encounter that starts to tear their friendship apart and affect their families and friends.

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Gay movie heartthrob Felix Maritaud talks about his role in the new Sauvage/Wild

We’ve seen a whole lot of Felix Maritaud in gay cinema circles lately. Over the past few years alone, he’s had prominent roles in BPM (Beats Per Minute), Boys, Knife+Heart and the gay short film collection Male Shorts: International V2. You’d think we would be sick of him by now, but we simply can’t get enough. Between his smoldering good looks and his intense and committed performances, we’re consistently excited to see what he’ll do next.


A premiere at last year’s Cannes Film Festival his new film, Sauvage/Wild takes us on the riveting and vibrant erotic journey of a 22-year-old male prostitute named Leo – who trades in love as much as lust and wanders through his life without rules or restrictions. Through a series of encounters that offer a glimpse into the complicated and visceral world of male sex work, Leo finds himself searching for affection anywhere he can get it – whether it’s the unrequited love for his hustler friend Ahd (Eric Bernard) or in the arms of an older, vulnerable client. Will Leo choose his freedom and the dangers that come with it, or the comforts of a stable relationship? After all, in this unpredictable world, who knows where he’ll end up?


Enjoy this interview with Felix Maritaud below (taken from the film’s press materials) and click here to pre-order your copy of Sauvage/Wild. The film is coming to DVD in July.

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