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.

 

PYOTR495 © Border2Border Entertainment

Filmmaker Blake Mawson talks PYOTR495

Blake Mawson is an award-winning filmmaker who, despite his relatively young age, has been working diligently in film and television for over 15 years. An alumnus of the prestigious Norman Jewison Canadian Film Centre’s Directors’ Lab, Mawson was recently awarded the RBC Award for Best Emerging Canadian Artist at Toronto’s Inside Out LGBT Film Festival and won the Best Horror Short at Flickers’ Rhode Island Vortex for his stunning, totally unforgettable directorial debut PYOTR495.

 

Set one evening in present day Moscow, 16 year-old Pyotr (Alex Ozerov of “Orphan Black” and “The Americans”) is baited by an ultra-nationalist group known for their violent abductions and anti-gay attacks bolstered by Russia’s LGBT propaganda law… but Pyotr has a dangerous secret his attackers could never have accounted for.

 

In addition to the awards listed above, the film was nominated for the 2016 Iris Prize and Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival’s Brigadoon – Paul Naschy Short Film Award. Enjoy this interview with the filmmaker below. You can catch PYOTR495 streaming on our site right now (click here to watch). Even better, pick up the film along with four others exclusive short films in the forthcoming compilation Monsters & Men. It’s coming to DVD & Blu-ray in May.

 

PYOTR495 © Border2Border Entertainment

PYOTR495 © Border2Border Entertainment

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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.

 

Eating Out 2: Sloppy Seconds © Ariztical Entertainment

Eating Out 2: Sloppy Seconds © Ariztical Entertainment

Eating Out 2: Sloppy Seconds

2006, United States

Boasting a cast of hunks, Eating Out 2: Sloppy Seconds is packed with more sexy, irreverent fun. Returning to head up the cast are gay “American Idol” finalist Jim Verraros as Kyle and Emily Brooke Hands as Gwen. New to the cast, along with an array of studs, is John Waters veteran Mink Stole in a hilarious turn as Kyle’s mom, Helen. When Kyle and Marc (Brett Chuckerman) have a breakup that doesn’t quite feel final, Marc goes off in search of other prey while Gwen, Kyle and Tiffany (Rebekah Kochan) head to art class, where Troy (Marco Dapper) will model nude. As the trio lusts after Troy, they can’t quite figure out who he likes: boys or girls? Troy and Kyle leave class together and head off across campus where they bump into Jacob (Scott Vickaryous) and his ex-gay group, “Coming In”. Kyle, who is ultra-gay without a butch bone in his body, decides to pretend he’s an ex-gay to see if he can get into mixed-up Troy’s pants. There’s lots of room for comic craziness as the charade heats up. Funnier and wackier than the first edition, Eating Out 2: Sloppy Seconds is a total farce, without any intent to educate or illuminate any serious topics. Enjoy!

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Coming Soon: Monsters & Men

From award-winning directors Blake Mawson, Francis Luta and Dominic Poliquin comes Monsters & Men a collection of edgy and suspenseful short films exploring the monsters within us. Get five incredible gay short films for one low price!

 

Selected for multiple film festivals all around the globe, many of these shorts have become winners of prestigious awards, including the Grand Jury Prize at Image+Nation Montreal, the Best Emerging Canadian Artist Award at the Inside Out LGBT Film Festival, the Best Horror Short award at Flickers’ Rhode Island Vortex. Some of these films were also shortlisted for The Iris Prize, the world’s largest short film prize, and also nominated for the SITGES Brigadoon Paul Naschy Award.

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Cas © TLA Releasing

Cas Invites You to Join a Threesome

Dekkoo Shorts presents a collection of three films that examine the different effects the addition of a third party has on a modern gay relationship. Essentially, it’s a threesome about threesomes – and we’re excited for it. At 50 minutes in length, Cas, the headliner of this collection which doubles as the title for the collection in general, is somewhere between a short and a feature. Filmed in the Netherlands, it won the “Best International Feature” Award at FilmOut San Diego in 2017.

 

In Cas, the seemingly rock-solid relationship shared by 29-year-old Pepijn (Wieger Windhorst) and 33-year-old Sjors (Kevin Hassing) is put in jeopardy when they invite a lively 20-year-old student named Cas (Felix Meyer) to sleep on their couch until he finds a place of his own. Gradually, as Pepijn and Sjors both fall head over heels in love with Cas’ laconic charms, they are forced to reconsider all of their shared future plans. Is Cas a real threat to their relationship… or might he be a blessing in disguise?

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Saturday Church © Samuel Goldwyn Films

Coming Soon: Saturday Church

Saturday Church tells the story of 14-year-old Ulysses (Luka Kain), a shy, effeminate boy who finds himself coping with new responsibilities as “man of the house” after the death of his father. Living alongside his mother, younger brother, and conservative aunt, Ulysses is also struggling with questions about his gender identity. He finds an escape by creating a world of fantasy filled with dance and music. Ulysses’ journey takes a turn for the better when he encounters a vibrant transgender community, who take him to “Saturday Church,” a program for LGBTQ youth. Ulysses manages to keep his two worlds apart; appeasing his aunt and discovering his passion for the NYC ball scene, and voguing, until his double life is revealed. Ulysses must find the courage to be who he truly is, all while risking losing those he cares about most.

 

Saturday Church is a modern musical that not only reflects our times but is incredibly entertaining,” said Peter Goldwyn, President of Samuel Goldwyn Films, the company distributing the film.

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I'm Fine: The Complete Second Season © Dekkoo Films

Out This Week: I’m Fine: Season 2

The Complete Second Season of this beloved romantic comedy series I’m Fine is out this week!

 

I'm Fine: The Complete Second Season © Dekkoo Films

I’m Fine: The Complete Second Season © Dekkoo Films

 

I’m Fine takes a fresh, honest and hilarious look at gay male relationships and friendships… and the often blurry line between the two. In Season 2 of this acclaimed series, Nate (Perry Powell) decides it’s finally time to move on from his devastating breakup with hunky ex-boyfriend Joey (Shaughn Buchholz) but Nate’s fall-out with his best friend Jeff (Lee Doud) continues to loom. Meanwhile, Nicole (Brittney King) is back in town on the hunt for a new career, Andy (Richard Stokes) takes control of his open relationship with Brian (Ulysses Morgan), and Jeff finds companionship with someone new. Turns out they might be the ones who are FINE after all.

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