Man in an Orange Shirt © PBS

Meet the Man in an Orange Shirt

Oscar-winning actress and general cinematic legend Vanessa Redgrave stars in this powerful new drama from Masterpiece Theater. Speaking at the Television Critics Association press tour in July, 2017, Masterpiece executive producer Rebecca Eaton announced that Man in an Orange Shirt, starring Redgrave as a grandmother struggling with her relationship with her gay grandson, will air in June 2018 as part of Gay Pride Month. It will also be coming to DVD on June 19th.

 

In his first screen drama, best-selling British novelist Patrick Gale tells two gay love stories, sixty years apart – stories linked by family, and by a painting that holds a secret that echoes down the generations. Charting the challenges and huge changes to gay lives from the Second World War to the present, the two-hour film explores a forbidden relationship made impossible by illegality and societal pressure and contrasts it with present day romance which, while the external constraints have fallen away, is a minefield of internalized issues and temptations.

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Spend some time with Mr. Man!

Specializing in locating, rating and posting instances of male nudity in film and television, Mr. Man is a spin-off of the notorious and wildly popular Mr. Skin. Now, a large selection of their videos are available to stream at TLA. We’re highlighting five of our favorites below! Click here to see the full selection.

 

Brawling in the Buff

If you’re crusin’ for some brusin’, the silver screen and the boob tube are jammed packed with scenes of both violent and playful battles between men. Violence is never sexy, but a dude who fights (in the buff) is all right with me! Sometimes it’s exciting to see some beefcake blowing off some steam on the big screen. When a Hollywood bad boy strips down and throws down, Mr. Man is sure to take notice. Even though we don’t want anyone to get hurt, we still get excited when a strapping young star grapples, rumbles, or wrestles another man in the nude. It’s sweaty and sexy! Tom Hardy greases up and gets ready for battle in Bronson. It’s Matt Damon, Brendan Fraser, and Chris O’Donnell butting heads in School Ties. In Eastern Promises, see absolutely everything as Viggo Mortensen beats the hell out of two fully dressed Russian mob thugs while naked in a bath house. In Women in Love, Oliver Reed and Alan Bates strip down and wrestle in the nude. Chris Romano goes completely bare in Blue Mountain State: The Rise of Thadland, giving us jiggling frontal as he fights a dude. See clear views of Jack O’Connell‘s frantic, flopping, fantastic full frontal as he has a fully naked shower brawl in Starred Up. Alex Dimitriades and Julian Garner exchange a blowjob before things go south in Head On. Ryan Phillippe and Stephen Louis Grush both reveal some rumpage before fighting in Catch Hell. Robert Duvall makes with the rump before fighting off guards in THX 1138. Sylvester Stallone and Carl Weathers showcase their gym built bodies in the ring in Rocky. Andrew Scott, Hugh O’Conor, Peter McDonald, Brian Gleeson, Michael Legge, and Andrew Bennett show off their thong-clad behinds before brawling in The Bachelor Weekend. Eric Bruskotter enters the gym to show the guys what a hot body looks like in Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story. Tony Jaa is shirtless, sweaty, dirty, and whipping a chain like it is nobody’s business in Ong Bak 2. Clint Eastwood and his body double put on a fully nude show during a fight with the extra hunky Bruce M. Fischer in Escape from Alcatraz. Landon Liboiron finally gives us a generous look at his butt while caught in a show down in Hemlock Grove. Tony Curran teases some ass as he gets in the tub to fight with his wife and grown son in Defiance. And Alex Pettyfer and Channing Tatum fight their way out of a bachelorette party dressed only in “hot cop” hats, thongs and gun belts in Magic Mike.

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I Was a Teenage Werebear © New Rebellion Entertainment

This Weekend’s VOD Favorites

With the launch of the brand-new TLAgay.com, the Gay Cinema Video On Demand experience we have been offering for a long, long time was upgraded and improved. We have expanded (and continue to expand) our 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.

 

Capital Games © Breaking Glass Pictures

Capital Games © Breaking Glass Pictures

Capital Games

2013, United States

Super-serious former L.A. cop-turned-advertising executive Steve (Eric Presnall) meets his professional match when hot-shot Brit Mark (Gregor Cosgrove) joins the ad agency. They immediately get off on the wrong foot and their initial distrust soon builds to pure mutual animosity. When a company weekend retreat in a Santa Fe desert resort brings them together it only worsens their tension, but distrust turns to passion when one night, as the two men become lost in the desert, they make furious love. But come dawn, Mark reveals that he is in fact straight and engaged to be married. With single-minded intensity bordering on obsession, blond Steve refuses to believe this, and becomes determined to win Mark at any cost. As far from a drippy gay romance as one can imagine, this testosterone-driven tale of intense attraction makes for gripping viewing.

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Throwback Thursday: Rock Hudson’s Home Movies

Although it’s attitudes and perspective are somewhat dated, this strange pseudo-doc is often hilarious, highly original and still pretty convincing.

 

Rock Hudson’s Home Movies, originally released in 1992, offers up a revisionist interpretation of Rock Hudson’s film career and life – and seeks to discover the “real” Hudson through his “reel” persona. Was this Hollywood hunk completely out of touch with his secreted sexuality, or did he, throughout his entire career, offer subtle – or not so subtle – hints at his homosexuality?

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The Pass © Allied Vaughn

Ridiculously cute “Looking” star Russell Tovey is back (with less clothes) in The Pass

Two young Premier League footballers share a hotel room the night before a key match. Out of nowhere, one kisses the other. The emotional impact of this “pass” plays out through the next ten years of their lives – a decade of success and failure, secrets and lies, in a sporting world where image is everything.

 

Tense, claustrophobic and richly emotional, The Pass stars Russell Tovey (who we fell in love with on HBO’s “Looking“), Arinze Kene, Lisa McGrillis and Nico Mirallegro. The film marks the feature-length directorial debut of Ben A. Williams and was written by John Donnelly, based on his own stage play of the same name.

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Happiness Adjacent © Guest House Films

Coming Soon: Happiness Adjacent

It’s time to get excited for Happiness Adjacent, the ninth feature film produced by Guest House Films and directed by award-winning filmmaker Rob Williams, the same highly prolific indie writer-director behind Long-Term Relationship, Back Soon, 3-Day Weekend, Role/Play, The Men Next Door, Out to Kill, Shared Rooms and Make the Yuletide Gay!

 

Happiness Adjacent explores the romance between Hank (Adam Fried), a nice gay Jewish boy traveling alone on a tropical cruise, and Kurt (Ian Dick), a bisexual man vacationing with his wife, Kate (Rachel Alig). While Hank isn’t looking for a relationship, he can’t deny his immediate attraction to Kurt and their intense connection. As Hank struggles to get past his own issues and his past failed relationships, he can’t help but wonder if Kurt is secretly looking for a way to break up the monotony of his seemingly stale marriage. Is this just a vacation fling, or is it a chance for both men to find true happiness?

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Always Get Permission

How can you be certain he is the one, if he is the only one?

 

As far as Anna (Rebecca Hall) is concerned, she couldn’t be happier with her boyfriend, Will (Dan Stevens). They’re talking about marriage and hoping to close a deal on a new Brooklyn brownstone together. While out at dinner for her birthday, Anna’s brother, Hale (David Joseph Craig), and his partner, Reece (Morgan Spector), innocently point out that she’s never been with anyone other than Will. It doesn’t take long for that seemingly innocuous observation to alter Anna and Will’s future. At the same time, Hale and Reece struggle to take the next major step in their own relationship: starting a family.

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This Weekend’s VOD Favorites

With the launch of the brand-new TLAgay.com, the Gay Cinema Video On Demand experience we have been offering for a long, long time was upgraded and improved. We have expanded (and continue to expand) our 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.

 

The Curiosity of Chance © TLA Releasing

The Curiosity of Chance © TLA Releasing

The Curiosity of Chance

2006, Belgium & United States

The Curiosity of Chance pays homage to the ’80s high school comedies of John Hughes and switches the perspective to that of an openly gay teenager. Chance Marquis (Tad Hilgenbrink), a confident, self-assured, quick-witted, perceptive, outspoken and clear-headed gay teenager, reflects back on his first year at an international high school. While meeting and making friends with an assortment of types, he also has the targeted attentions of a mirthless vice principal and a bullying, homophobic soccer jock out to make his life miserable. At home, Chance’s perceptive little sister openly shares all his confidential secrets with their widowed career-army father seeking common ground with his atypical children. Introduced to a drag club, Chance finds fun and success in a cross-dressing contest, but a photo of his participation makes life at a school a living hell.

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The Happys © Indican Pictures

Spend some time in The Happys

Funny, charming and uplifting, The Happys is a delightful brand-new comedy-drama about sexual awakenings, Hollywood stardom, sushi burritos and spider bites.

 

Twenty-one year old Tracy (Amanda Bauer) walks in on her boyfriend Mark (Jack DePew) having sex with a man and decides to leave him. After assessing her limited options, she returns to Mark with a deal: if he agrees to marry her, she’ll forget the incident ever happened. Mark accepts her terms, but neither fully understands the sacrifices they have to make.

 

As their relationship deteriorates, Tracy’s world opens up when she befriends the quirky residents in her Los Feliz neighborhood: Sebastian (Rhys Ward), a troubled recluse who closed the door to society after being bitten by a poisonous spider; Luann (Janeane Garofalo), a former child star and true free spirit; Krista (Melissa McBride), Mark’s hard-charging talent manager; Jonathan (Stephen Guarino), a gay magazine reporter; and Ricky (Arturo del Puerto), a hot Mexican man with a failing food truck. As Tracy discovers her sense of self and true passion for cooking, she is the catalyst for all of them to grow and connect in unforeseen ways.

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Paul Rudd and Steve Coogan play a gay couple trying to create an 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 Droege, Alison Pill and Jake McDorman, this family comedy from versatile writer/director Andrew Fleming (Threesome, The Craft, Dick) is coming soon to theaters everywhere. Check out the trailer below.