John Cameron Mitchell’s How to Talk to Girls at Parties is Coming Soon to DVD & Blu-ray

John Cameron Mitchell, director of the acclaimed films Hedwig and the Angry Inch and Shortbus wants to teach you How to Talk to Girls at Parties. His new film takes us to an exotic and unusual world: suburban London in the late 1970s. Under the spell of the Sex Pistols, every teenager in the country wants to be a punk, including our hopeless hero Enn (Alex Sharp). Crashing local punk queen Boadicea’s party, Enn discovers every boy’s dream – gorgeous foreign exchange students. When he meets the enigmatic Zan (Elle Fanning), it’s love at first sight.

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Coming Soon: Paul Rudd and Steve Coogan star as a couple in 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 DVD and Blu-ray (September 4th, to be exact). Check out the trailer below.

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Lucas Hedges in Boy Erased - New Trailer Available

Trailer Alert: Boy Erased

The trailer for Boy Erased is here to make you misty-eyed before the full film is released and invites us all to a major sob session. Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe star in this adaptation of the 2016 memoir by Garrard Conley, recounting his childhood in a fundamentalist Arkansas family who enrolled him in gay conversion therapy. These are some powerhouse performances, even just in the trailer snippets.

 

Boy Erased tells the story of Jared (Hedges), the son of a Baptist pastor in a small American town, who is outed to his parents (Kidman and Crowe) at age 19. Jared is faced with an ultimatum: attend a gay conversion therapy program – or be permanently exiled and shunned by his family, friends, and faith. The film (and the book on which it is based) is the true story of one young man’s struggle to find himself while being forced to question every aspect of his identity.

 

Lucas Hedges in the Boy Erased poster

 

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Out This Week: Perfect Obedience

A disturbing thriller, Perfect Obedience follows Julian (Sebastian Aguirre), a naïve thirteen-year-old who travels from the arms of his loving pastoral family into the austere, hallowed halls of the seminary. Singling out the boy as his intimate disciple, installing him in his palatial private quarters and renaming him, Father Angel (Juan Manuel Bernal), the order’s sinister founder, begins Julian’s instruction in the mysteries of “perfect obedience,” whose cardinal rule is: never question a superior’s actions.

 

Based on the shocking true story of Marcial Maciel, the “Legion of Christ” founder who was revealed to have a long history of carefully covered-up child abuse, award-winning writer-director Luis Urquiza has crafted an intense and unforgettable drama, chilling and heartbreaking in equal measure. Only viewers with nerves of steel need apply.

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Buddies © Vinegar Syndrome

Throwback Thursday: Buddies

David (David Schachter), a naive graduate student, has volunteered to work as a ‘buddy’ for people dying of AIDS. Assigned to the intensely political Robert (Geoff Edholm), a lifelong activist whose friends and family have abandoned him following his diagnosis, the two men, each with notably different world views, soon discover common bonds, as David’s inner activist awakens and Robert’s need for emotional release is fulfilled.

Buddies © Vinegar Syndrome

Buddies © Vinegar Syndrome

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Paths © TLA Releasing

Coming Soon: Paths

How long is an eternity? A few years, or as fast as the breaking of the waves at the rugged Baltic coast? Andreas and Martin (Mike Hoffmann and Mathis Reinhardt) have shared all the ups and downs of life, and now that their son has matured and moved out on his own, they have more free time to focus on themselves again. But when they are left alone with only themselves, will the spark still be there?

 

A cautious approach to the traces of a long-term relationship, Paths tells the whole story of the love of two men – from the first kiss to now, and everything in between. Check out the trailer and some select images below and click here to pre-order your copy. It’s coming to DVD in August.

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Speedwalking © Breaking Glass Pictures

Trailer Alert: Speedwalking

In a quirky, small town, situated in the outskirts of everything, 14-year-old Martin (Villads Boye) is getting ready for one of the most formal transitions from boy to man; the communion. It’s 1976, music’s in the air and hormones are blossoming. But in the midst of it all Martin’s mother suddenly passes away and her tragic death triggers a series of events that not only changes Martin’s life forever, but also affects everyone else in the local community. An intense, humorous and evocative story about how life and death demands a transition in us all.

 

From Niels Arden Oplev, the director behind The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Speedwalking has a little bit of everything. It’s a charming coming-of-age comedy, a pitch-perfect period piece, a family drama and a sweet-natured puppy love romance all rolled into.

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The 4th may have passed, but there’s still time to get an extra 35% OFF gay movies and more!

Today, Monday, July 9th, is the final day to save big with our Independence GAY Sale! The 4th of July may have passed, but we’re still sparkling with savings. We’re giving our customers an EXTRA 35% OFF any order of $150 or more! Today is your last day to stock up on all the gay moviesporn and toys your heart desires.

 

Just use the special sale code JULY35 at checkout to receive your discount. Happy Independence GAY from all of us at TLA!

 

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Suffering of Ninko © IndiePix

Get ready to endure the Suffering of Ninko

“We’re in the ancient Japan of the Hyaku-monogatari (the classical ghost-story anthology “The Hundred Tales”), but you’ve never seen a Japanese period movie like this before… Niwatsukino’s wildly enjoyable debut is crammed with humor and visual surprises. At a time when 95% of Japanese indies are about the emotional and sexual-identity problems of young people, it is (to say the least) refreshing to find a movie that goes for broke with a subject that blows genre conventions apart while offering gutsy storytelling, vivid performances and a fabulous sense of cinema’s possibilities. Buddhists will love it, but so will most everyone else.” – Tony Rayns, Vancouver IFF notes

 

An erotic fantasy set in Japan’s Edo period, Suffering of Ninko introduces a sexually irresistible Buddhist monk struggling to stay virtuous as he begins to have strange carnal dreams. Ninko (Masato Tsujioka), a young Buddhist monk, has a serious problem; both women and some men find him sexually irresistible. After a troubling encounter with a naked masked woman, he sets out on a journey to purify himself of these sexual advances and haunting fantasies. One day, he arrives in a village decimated by mountain Goddess, Yama-Onna, who seduces and kills the men of the valley whereby Ninko has met his match.

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