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.

Shadowlands
From writer-director Charlie David, Shadowlands is an anthology style film that explores love in three separate stories – a couple renegotiating a relationship, a narcissist grasping to comprehend it, and star-crossed lovers mourning its loss. The series begins in 1928 with Alex, a plastic surgeon hell-bent on perfection, hosting a house party with an assortment of colorful guests. Amid romantic misfires it becomes apparent that the only person Alex is interested in is himself. Fast forward to 1951 and a gay military couple exploring the idea of opening their relationship while on a remote camping trip when they encounter a mysterious stranger. The stories conclude in 2018 when a painter, mourning the loss of his lover, becomes obsessed with creating a realistic painting of him. The resulting piece is so beautiful and life-like that he is drawn under its spell.

Skin Deep
Caitlin (Monica Zanetti), a troubled Australian college student, meets Leah (Zara Zoe), a young woman from the other side of town who has been stranded in Sydney. Although the unlikely pair are initially thrown together by unusual circumstances, they find they have a natural bond. When Leah reveals she’s actually dying of cancer, Caitlin sets them out on a “bucket list” style quest all throughout Sydney, on a search for meaning. Their unlikely new friendship leads them on a tumultuous journey where both are pushed beyond their comfort zones and finally decide to choose life… while they still can. From director Jonnie Leahy and screewriter Zanetti (who also stars), Skin Deep is a heart-warming urban adventure.

Lovebirds
Mario (Joseph Ison) has found true love. For the past few months he has been corresponding with Alexis (Andres Alexis), a handsome young man from Spain, over the internet. Even with only an online connection to speak of, Mario is just wild for the guy. Alexis has already decided he feels the same. The pair decide to finally meet in Mario’s hometown in the Philippines. But there is one small problem: Mario has never told his family that he is gay. Things are turned upside when Alexis arrives and Mario’s mom figures out that he is not a girl. Alexis’ arrival, and the subsequent feast meant to welcome him, causes a series of misunderstandings, outright lies and hurt feelings. People just need some time to come around in this tender, humorous and heartfelt story. Ultimately, Lovebirds tells a wonderful and touching story about family, growing up and finding love.

Jitters
In this puppy love romance from Iceland, an unexpected first kiss causes Gabriel (Atli Óskar Fjalarsson) to feel the electrifying “jitters” of love and lust with the free-spirited Marcus (Haraldur Ari Stefánsson); a perfect way to end a summer studying abroad. Realizing he is gay, Gabriel returns home and is immediately scrutinized by his family and friends – who know he’s different. But as the school year launches, with Gabriel distracted with parties and his friends’ own dramas, Marcus returns, reigniting the hot, thrilling emotions of one’s first crush. Jitters fires head-first into the topsy-turvy world of first love with an attractive cast and pulsating soundtrack, making it a smartly refreshing journey into the queer, teen experience. Think Love, Simon but with a little more edge.

Twisted
Late, great character actor William Hickey stars as Andre, a lecherous brothel owner that trades in young men, in writer-director Seth Michael Donsky‘s 1996 retelling of Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist. Exploiting his young charges through paternalism and drugs, Andre sets his sights on Lee (Keivyn McNeill Grayes), a ten-year-old black runaway orphan. Through Andre, Lee quickly becomes immersed in N.Y.’s sleazy underbelly of drug dealers and street hustlers. The boy’s only hope for survival is the aspiring song-writer Angel (David Norona), a former hustler and drug dealer. Angel befriends Lee and rescues him from the wiles of Andre’s cohort Fine Art (Jean Loup Wolfman), who attempts to profit on Lee’s tender age. Eventually, Andre’s petty empire is vanquished by Shiniqua (Pose breakout star Billy Porter), a powerfully wise and glamorous drag queen whose fiercely maternal spirit is no match for the depraved denizens of the brothel. Twisted is a weird cult classic from a bygone era in confrontational gay indie filmmaking.

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.

Like Cattle Towards Glow
Acclaimed author Dennis Cooper and co-director Zac Farley‘s Like Cattle Towards Glow is a 93 minute film consisting of five independent, thematically and emotionally interconnected scenes. The film is a complex, intimate, strangely serene, wide-ranging, and always challenging exploration of sexual desire as a hiding place. In these unique, stylistically and temperamentally diverse scenes, sex makes a promise of something so intense and untenable to the characters that they feel they must enter it in secret – through an act of violence, or under the guise of an unrelated transaction, or by rationalizing its dangers away with the help of politics, or through utilizing it remotely as material for a purely aesthetic project. Like these characters, and like sex itself, Like Cattle Towards Glow is as deep, knowing, and unknowable as it is raucous, original, and explicit on the surface. John Waters called it “a real French tickler for the fucked-up literary set.”

Boy Undone
Two young men spend the night together after meeting the previous evening in a notorious gay club. The next day, however, the host wakes to find the boy he picked up bewildered and confused, unable to remember his name or anything about his past. Lacking any type of identification or obvious clues, the boys begin to search for the truth among fragments of memories that may or may not prove reliable. A chilling homoerotic thriller from Mexican writer-director Leopoldo Laborde, Boy Undone is queer guerrilla filmmaking at its most intense, featuring brave, bare-it-all-style performances from the game young performer’s at the film’s center. Warning: this film features scenes of graphic sexuality and tons of full-frontal male nudity. Viewer discretion is advised.

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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.

Jess & James
Jess (Martín Karich) is a bohemian young man with secrets to hide from his shrewd parents. James (Nicolás Romeo) feels trapped living with his irritable mother. After meeting for a sexual encounter, these two young men set off on a spontaneous road trip across rural Argentina to reunite with Jess’ estranged brother. Alone their journey, they confront strange occurrences and engage in a menage a trois affair that brings them even closer together. Their newly found affection grows, all while discovering a fresh vision of freedom and happiness. Don’t miss this colorful and relentlessly sexy gay road movie! Jess & James will have you breaking a sweat.

El Ganzo
Identity and self-discovery evolve in an epic journey through the majesty of a Mexico rarely seen in the new queer film El Ganzo. On the way to a hotel in Mexico, Lizzy’s (Susan Traylor) cab gets into an accident and she decides to abandon the driver and walk in the midday heat. The next day she awakens at the hotel puzzled and confused and runs into Guy (Anslem Richardson), a handsome gay photographer. There is an instant unconscious bond between the two and they become deeply connected by their desires for companionship. While Guy struggles to find the inspiration he needs to create his masterpiece, Lizzy starts to remember her old identity, and discovers an entirely new one in the process.

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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.

In Bloom
Two young men find their seemingly solid relationship threatened when temptations and unease begin to pull them apart. During one hot summer, blond, pot-smoking and dealing Kurt (Kyle Wigent) and cute, but moody grocery store clerk Paul (Tanner Rittenhouse) begin a committed relationship. Best pals, roommates and lovers, they have an amazing rapport. But when rich-kid Kevin (Adam Fane) enters the picture with romantic designs on Kurt, an unsatisfied longing is exposed – threatening their love in the process. A richly textured examination of gay male relationships, In Bloom is a warm, funny, intelligent, sharply-written, painfully honest, well-acted drama.

Lucky Bastard
Director Everett Lewis returns in fine form with this sexy dark thriller about a young man who finds his stable world threatened when he meets and falls in love with hot drug-addicted hustler. After some risky decisions cause his home-design business to falter, handsome young Rusty (Patrick Tatten) blows off steam with Denny (Dale Dymkoski), a blond bit of rough trade he meets at a convenience store. But what begins as a carefree fling lights a fire inside the buttoned-up architect, and before long Rusty follows Denny into an unpredictable world of drugs, sex and seedy characters. Fueled by the palpable chemistry between the two leads, Lucky Bastard details a somewhat grim reality full of dashed hopes and damaged goods, while also highlighting the enduring spiritual bond that forms between lovers. As Denny’s moods swing out of Rusty’s control, Rusty finds himself at a crossroads, to stake out his future against the messy backdrop of real life.

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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.

Absent
This stylish film from prolific director Marco Berger (the same guy behind Hawaii, Plan B, Sexual Tension: Volatile and Testosterone) follows Martin (Bromance star Javier De Pietro), a knowingly, even aggressively sexual sixteen-year-old locks his seductive sights on Sebastian (Carlos Echevarría), his recently engaged, thirty-something swimming instructor. Faking an injury, Martin manages to trick his teacher into letting him spend the night at his apartment. As Sebastian begins to realize the possible sexual interest on the part of his student, he is conflicted. He is dismissive, but his curiosity is piqued by the boy’s overt advances. Though he knows it’s wrong, the increasingly troubled Sebastian soon beings questioning his own feelings for young Martin. Winner of the coveted Teddy Award for Best Feature Film at the Berlin Film Festival, Absent is not a simple boy-meets-boy drama. It’s a taut, and at times, incredible sexy drama of repressed passion, guilt and regret. There are no easy answers in this edgy sexual thriller.

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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.

Hawaii
The sexual tension practically spills off the screen in this sweaty, titillating romance from award-winning director Marco Berger (the same guy behind Absent, Plan B, Sexual Tension: Volatile and Testosterone). Hawaii follows Martin and Eugenio (Manuel Vignau and Mateo Chiarino), two former childhood friends who reunite during a hot summer in the Argentinean countryside. As they work together to restore Eugenio’s summer home, a game of power and desire ensues the two buddies to grapple with their sexual attraction and reconsider their relationship. With gorgeous cinematography, a lush setting and compelling lead performances, Hawaii is an intimate character study that percolates with lustful longing. Have a towel ready before you watch it. You are bound to break a sweat!

Teenage Kicks
The scars of our youth shape the adults we become. In this riveting Australian drama, angst-ridden seventeen-year-old Miklos (Miles Szanto) makes plans to escape his migrant family and run away with his best friend and secret crush Dan (cutie-pie Daniel Webber, hot off his star-making turns in 11.22.63, The Punisher and The Dirt). Miklos’s dreams are dashed after the accidental death of his older brother Tomi (Nadim Kobeissi). Only he knows the events that led to this tragedy. Suddenly, he is forced to navigate his guilt, as well as his explosive sexuality, in order to find the man he will become. Written and directed by Craig Boreham, who recently made MTV’s list of “hot filmmakers to watch,” Teenage Kicks is a smart and sexy drama that has earned rave reviews around the globe. Empire magazine labeled it “a debut not to be missed.”

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Check out these photos from the new short film collection Testosterone: Volume Three

Get ready for the third collection in a stellar series of gay short film collections – featuring some of the hottest gay shorts from four corners of the world! Testosterone: Volume Three shows us a teen’s dangerous affair with an older man, a long-lost love that resurfaces at a circuit party, an awkward first gay sexual experience, a father and son’s tumultuous relationship and the effects that jealousy has on two men and the stud that comes between them.

This new set includes the films 1992, Just Me, Silverlake Afternoon, Tellin’ Dad and The Jealous Sea. Check out this exclusive photo gallery below and click here to pre-order your copy! It’s coming to DVD and VOD in June.

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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.

You Can’t Escape Lithuania
After his star actress, Indre (Irina Lavrinovic), murders her mother, rich-kid filmmaker Romas (Denisas Kolomyckis) plans her escape from Lithuania. His sexy Mexican boyfriend Carlos (Adrian Escobar) helps them reluctantly. On the road, Romas begins shooting an improvised experimental film of their harrowing trip with his smartphone. As events take an unexpected turn, their secrets, memories and emotions make this journey wilder than any film Romas could have imagined. Stylish and supremely sexy, You Can’t Escape Lithuania is a gripping gay road movie from acclaimed filmmaker Romas Zabarauskas, who based it loosely on his own experiences. He funded the movie though Kickstarter… and went naked for donors to raise money (something, you’ll be happy to know, his cinematic counterpart also does in the film).

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Photo Gallery: Sorry Angel

Paris, 1993. Jacques (Pierre Deladonchamps) is a semi-renowned writer and single father in his thirties trying to maintain his sense of romance and humor in spite of the turmoil in his life and the world. While on a work trip to Brittany, he meets Arthur (Vincent Lacoste), an aspiring filmmaker in his early twenties, who is experiencing a sexual awakening and eager to get out of his parochial life. Arthur becomes instantly smitten with the older man.

From acclaimed writer-director Christophe Honoré (Love Songs, Dans Paris) comes Sorry Angel, a mature and deeply emotional reflection on love and loss, and youth and aging. In its intergenerational snapshot of cruising, courtship and casual sex – Jacques’ forty-something neighbor Mathieu (Denis Podalydès) rounds out the triumvirate – Sorry Angel balances hope for the future with agony over the past in an unforgettable drama about finding the courage to love in the moment.

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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.

Testosterone: Volume One
Get ready for the first in a brand-new series of gay short film collections – featuring some of the hottest flicks 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. The End of My World follows an attractive young man who, after a break-up, becomes convinced that the world is ending. The Surf Report tells a ghostly beach-side love story. It Gets Better? follows an older man who decides to start telling secrets online. Finally, the hilarious Killer Friends is a quirky horror comedy that follows four friends on a camping trip gone terribly wrong.

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