Hazlo Como Hombre (c) Lions Gate Films

Coming Soon: Hazlo Como Hombre

Alpha male Raul isn’t shy about telling his best amigos, Santiago and Eduardo, how to live their lives. But when Santi – who’s engaged to Raul’s sister – announces he’s gay, Raul’s world turns upside down. With ridiculous interventions and shameless schemes, Raul does everything he can to change Santi – and learns an unforgettable lesson about what it means to be a real hombre.

 

Mexican superstars Mauricio Ochmann and Aislinn Derbez star in this hilarious bro-mantic comedy! Hazlo Como Hombre was Mexico’s highest-grossing local film of the year and had additional success with a limited theatrical release in the United States. The film comes from the same beloved studio behind the most successful Hispanic-American films ever in the U.S. and worldwide, Instructions Not Included and How to Be a Latin Lover, and comes to DVD and in January.

 

Watch the trailer below and make sure to pre-order your copy here.

 

Hidden Kisses (c) Breaking Glass Pictures

Out This Week: Hidden Kisses

16-year-old Nathan (Berenger Anceaux), lives alone with his father Stephane (Patrick Timsit). A newcomer to his high school, he is invited to a party and soon becomes smitten with Louis (Jules Houplain), a boy from his class. They find themselves seemingly out of sight and kiss each other sweetly… not realizing that someone has taken a picture of them. Soon, the photo is published on Facebook and a storm overtakes their lives – putting them face to face with severe bullying and rejection.

 

A highly-publicized film that originally aired on French television in 2016, this deeply affecting gay high school romance is now coming to DVD in the United States. Lead actors Berenger Anceaux and Jules Houplain are both adorable and have great chemistry together. Hidden Kisses is a heartfelt, thoughtful, beautifully directed film that will linger with you long after the final credits have rolled.

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Coffee House Chronicles: The Movie (c) Dekkoo Films

Just Came Out: Coffee House Chronicles

Coffee House Chronicles: The Movie is a comedy that explores the many ways LGBT people connect in the world of the Internet, social media, and of course coffee houses. The movie, based on the successful web series from writer-director Stewart Wade, features nine vignettes and covers two days and one night of love, hookups, heartbreaks, and hopes in gay Los Angeles.

 

In Secret Asian Man, a meet-cute takes an unexpected turn when Darin (Mykee Steen) gets to the house of Matthew (Cesar Cipriano) and discovers that the hottie in the wrap-around shades is Asian – and Darin doesn’t “do” Asians. In An Exception, Jeff (Darryl Stephens) is haunted – literally – by his perfect ex (Chris Salvatore). Can his quirky and less-than-perfect BFF, Anthony (Drew Droege), get him to leave behind the idealized past in exchange for a messy, imperfect future together?

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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.

 

Available Light (c) Bangor Films

Available Light (c) Bangor Films

Available Light

2015, United States, France and Germany

Available Light is a sexy, funny and even sometimes disturbing experimental feature film by prolific writer/director/actor/artist Todd Verow – the same guy behind Frisk, Anonymous, Vacationland and Bad Boy Street. The film follows numerous unconnected people in different cities as they try to escape their loneliness through love, lust or some combination of both. The film was shot in real locations using only available light (hence the title). The viewer is both a voyeur, watching the characters in intimate situations that are not meant to be seen, and an active participant, imagining what the characters are going through and making connections between them that may or may not be real. And, as anyone who is familiar with Verow‘s previous work could probably guess, there is plenty of hot male flesh on display.

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French Kisses (c) TLA Releasing

Pucker up for French Kisses

Get ready to be seduced by the best gay short films from France in one exquisite collection. An eclectic new compilation, French Kisses shines a spotlight on short films chock-full of sex appeal.

 

In Apollo, we follow a modern teenager, riddled with insecurities who keeps fantasizing about an ever more muscular body – and an even bigger banana. Herculaneum concerns three “appointments,” two men and a volcano that growls. In The Body of Angels, Remi listens to the birds and falls ain the hedges while, Gabriel does something far more sinister. In En Retour, Jean-Marc meets Simon, a younger man, for dinner. After a promising start, the evening plunges into extreme drama. Ruptures follows Gabriel and Andre, ex-boyfriends who cross paths for the first time in ten years. Finally, in Juliet Electrique, 14-year-olds Thomas and Victor visit an abandoned bridge and soon face their most secret fears and desires.

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I'm Fine: Season One (c) Dekkoo Films

Coming Soon: I’m Fine: Season 2

I’m Fine: Season 2 is coming to Dekkoo in January, 2018, and there’s a teaser available now!

 

In season 2 of the acclaimed Dekkoo Original Series, Nate decides it’s time to grow up and move on from his breakup with Joey. However, Nate’s fall-out with Jeff continues to loom while the friends in his life seem to have a better grasp of what growing up and moving on really means.

 

A fresh, honest, and humorous look at gay male relationships, friendships and the often-blurry line between the two, I’m Fine: Season 1 offered up an adorable “pocket series,” consisting of eight short episodes, each around 5-10 minutes in length. Brandon Kirby, a Los Angeles based director, created each in an effort to challenge long format series and embrace the short attention spans of contemporary viewers.

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Get ready to spend 4 Days in France

Cinema Guild is releasing writer-director Jérôme Reybaud’s acclaimed feature debut 4 Days in France on DVD and Blu-ray in December. The film premiered at last year’s Venice Critics’ Week and made its U.S. debut at New Directors/New Films in March, follows by a limited theatrical release.

 

Reybaud’s remarkably accomplished feature debut is a sly and sophisticated takes on gay romance in the 21 st century. On a seemingly ordinary night in Paris, Pierre snaps a few photos of his lover Paul’s sleeping body and takes off into the early morning light. Where he’s headed neither of them know. Pierre’s only guide is his Grindr app, which leads him on a series of encounters with an indelible cast of characters across the stunning French countryside. Paul sets out after him, using his own phone to track Pierre’s movements in a strange and wonderful game of Grindr cat-and- mouse.

 

4 Days in France (c) Cinema Guild

4 Days in France (c) Cinema Guild

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F(l)ag Football (c) Greenleaf Productions

Out This Week: F(l)ag Football

TLAgay.com is thrilled to present, exclusively on DVD and Blu-ray, a brand-new, award-winning sports documentary coming in November. F(l)ag Football is a feature length documentary that follows a group of competitive gay athletes on their journey to the National Gay Flag Football Championships.

 

An audience and jury award-winning favorite on the 2016 festival circuit, the film interweaves footage of competitive games, tournament events, off-field relationships and deeply personal interviews leading up to and through the “Gay Bowl” in Phoenix, AZ.

 

Embedded camera crews capture unprecedented access to the intimate lives of the players, and what emerges is a portrait of stereotype-breaking athletes wrestling with complex identities and team dynamics, all while competing in 90-plus degree heat for the chance to be crowned champions.

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Chaser (c) Bardo Films

This Weekend’s VOD Favorites

With the launch of brand-new TLAgay.com this past summer, 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.

 

Chaser (c) Bardo Films

Chaser (c) Bardo Films

Chaser

2013, United States

Alienated from his conservative Jewish family and community, a young gay schoolteacher seeks solace in New York’s anonymous barebacking scene. Challenging and controversial, Chaser is a stunning 15-minute short that created quite a lot of buzz at film festivals all over the world. Chaser is packed with beautifully photographed, carnal imagery you won’t soon forget. Sal Bardo is a skilled writer-director-actor worth keeping an eye on. His earlier short film Requited is also currently available in the compilation Blue Briefs. Lead actor Max Rhyser gives a fearless, incredibly raw performance as a seemingly ordinary guy driven by sexual appetites.

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Romeu & Romeu (c) Dekkoo Films

Just Came Out: Romeu & Romeu

A classic and timeless story rewritten to represent today’s diversity, Romeu & Romeu is a must-see. This gorgeous Brazilian series was produced independently, has won several awards around the world and is now coming to DVD in November thanks to Dekkoo Films.

 

Romeu & Romeu adapts the classic love story “Romeo and Juliet” by William Shakespeare. Following some patterns of the original version, this new version of the story takes place today, in the fictional city of Verona of the South, where the Montagues and Capulets are replaced by the Campelos and Monteiros, powerful families that share a bitter rivalry known throughout the entire the city, in the shadow of a crime committed in the past. The similarities to the original story end there. Romeo and Juliet become Romulo (Arthur Chermont) and Ramon (Joao Mesquita), characters that mix personality traits of both originals, giving a new life to the well-known characters and plot.

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