Just Came Out: Socrates

After his mother’s sudden death, Socrates (Christian Malheiros), a 15-year-old living on the margins of São Paulo’s coast, must survive on his own.

As he faces isolation because of his sexuality, his search for a decent, worthy life reaches a breaking point. Produced by Ramin Bahrani (99 Homes), Executive Produced by Fernando Meirelles (City of God), and filmed with a micro budget of under twenty thousand dollars, Socrates is the debut feature film from Brazilian-American director Alexandre Moratto.

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Trailer Alert: Papi Chulo

Cast adrift in Los Angeles, Sean – a lonely TV weatherman – drives past a middle-aged Latino migrant worker standing outside a hardware store looking for work.  He decides to hire this kind-looking man – to be his friend.  Sean is young, gay and white; Ernesto, portly, straight and married.  Despite having nothing in common and the language barrier, they build a sort of friendship – until Sean becomes consumed with a deeper obsessive need.

From director John Butler (Handsome Devil) and starring Matt Bomer, Papi Chulo is a black comedy about loneliness and the desire to find connection across clear racial and socio-economic lines.

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Now Available On-Demand: The Year I Lost My Mind

From prolific German director Tor Iben (Love KillsThe PassengerThe Visitor) comes a brand-new thriller about a lonely young man who becomes dangerously obsessed with a perfect stranger.

After encountering him during a burglary, Tom (Alexander Tsypilev), a disturbed young man prone to wearing creepy masks that obscure his quite handsome features, begins stalking and antagonizing the attractive young Lars (Julien Lickert). When Lars finally discovers that Tom is on his tail, and that his intentions may be somewhat sinister, he manages to turn the tables on him, leading to a unexpected game of cat-and-mouse and a shocking confrontation.

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As flashy and colorful as it’s subject, this musical biopic chronicles the early life and career of Reginald Dwight, better known to the world as Elton John (played brilliantly by Taron Egerton). Visually stunning performances of some of Elton’s best-loved songs are used to tell the story of a rise to rock and roll greatness that includes addiction, depression and complex personal and professional relationships.

A massive box office hit, Rocketman is coming to DVD in August. Watch the trailer below and click here to order your copy. From now until August 21st, if you pre-order the film on DVD you can get an extra 20% off your entire order. Just use sale code Rocketman at checkout. See additional details below!

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Trailer Alert: Bathroom Stalls & Parking Lots

Brazilian transplant Leo (writer-director Thales Corrêa) embarks on a trip to San Fransisco when he finds out his regular American fling Totah is also visiting the city. Upon arrival Leo joins his friend Donnie (Izzy Palazzini) on a quest through the clubs of the Castro district, hoping to a casual encounter to show Totah they could be compatible beyond the bedroom. Meanwhile Donnie’s straight friend Hunter (Oscar Mansky), a hopeless romantic, tags along in an attempt to teach Leo how to turn a casual sex relationship into a more meaningful one.

While bar hopping, following clues, and adventures into seedier venues, they face unforeseen obstacles that challenge the way they approach relationships in the modern day, and may even end up putting their own friendship at risk.

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Check out these photos from the brand-new season of Woke

Season One of the sexy and poignant romantic comedy-drama series Woke introduced us to the abundant, colorful world and everyday life of several engaging and passionate activists who run an LGBTQIA+ center in Lyon, France. Season Two fills us in on what the gang has been up to. Hicham (Mehdi Meskar) has had to make some big changes after his relationship with Thibaut (Eric Pucheu) drastically fell apart. However, he soon meets the handsome Elijah (Adrian De La Vega), who begins to help him rediscover some of the passion he thought he left behind forever… and a path that leads him to a reconciliation he hadn’t thought possible.

Featuring staggeringly cute lead actors, this thoughtful series is almost like a modern-day French version of Queer as Folk.

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Now Available On-Demand: 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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Just Came Out: 45 Days Away from You

After a recent breakup with “a man who shall not be named,” young bachelor Rafael (Rafeal de Bona) finds his romantic life spinning out of control. With a change of scenery in order, he sets out on journey of self-discovery – an adventure that will take him from Brazil to England, Portugal and Argentina. Along the way, he seeks the counsel of his nearest and dearest friends. There’s Julia (Julia Correa), an amorous single actress trying to land her breakthrough role; Fabio (Fabio Lucindo), Rafael’s straight-boy buddy, who is trying to maintain a long-distance relationship; and Mayara (Mayara Constantino), a dear friend who gave up a promising career in favor of marriage. Over the course of his 45-day trip, Rafael grows closer to the people in his life who really matter and learns that all it takes to mend a broken heart is time… and the support of a few good friends.

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Abel Ferrara and Willem Dafoe’s Pasolini is finally getting a release in the United States

Kino Lorber has acquired the North American rights to distribute Pasolini, a long-awaited film about the final days of the controversial Italian filmmaker. It will finally be available on DVD in September.

Directed by Bad Lieutenant and King of New York auteur Abel Ferrera (a controversial filmmaker in his own right), the film stars Willem Dafoe as the titular artist who was violently murdered under mysterious circumstances.

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Meet the delightful Cassandro the Exotico

This stirring feature-length portrait of Lucha Libre star Cassandro (known as “The Liberace of Lucha Libre”) in his waning years in the ring is less a swan song than a meteor shower rendered in Technicolor.

Famed as much for his flamboyant drag and sky-high pompadour as for his show-stopping kicks and flips, Cassandro’s trailblazing ascent as one the industry’s first openly gay wrestlers has resonated internationally for a quarter century.

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