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.

 

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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Shared Rooms (c) Wolfe Releasing

Holiday Highlights: Shared Rooms

Every Monday in December we’re shining a spotlight on a gay-themed guaranteed to get you into the holiday spirit! Keep checking in for more Holiday Highlights. This week’s selection is Shared Rooms.

 

Shared Rooms explores the meaning of home and family through three interrelated stories of gay men finding connections during the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day. In this sexy, feel-good gay romantic comedy, married Laslo and Cal (Christopher Grant Pearson and Alec Manley Wilson) take in a gay teen who’s been kicked out of his home; Sid and Gray (Justin Xavier and Alex Neil Miller) have a casual online hookup which unexpectedly deepens; and Julian and Dylan (Daniel Lipshutz and Robert Werner)  confront their secret mutual attraction when they end up forced to share a bed for a week. Their stories come together at a “Steve Not Eve” New Year’s party.

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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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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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Beach Rats

Out this Week: Beach Rats

One of the year’s most acclaimed gay movies, Beach Rats is available DVD and Blu-ray starting this week.

 

On the outskirts of Brooklyn, Frankie, an aimless teenager, suffocates under the oppressive glare cast by his family and a toxic group of delinquent friends. Struggling with his own identity, Frankie begins to scour hookup sites for older men. When his chatting and web-camming intensify, he begins meeting men at a nearby cruising beach while simultaneously entering into a cautious relationship with a young woman. As Frankie struggles to reconcile his competing desires, his decisions leave him hurtling toward irreparable consequences.

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Rift (c) Breaking Glass Pictures

Just Came Out: Rift

An enticing, well-acted and expertly-directed mystery-thriller, the new Icelandic film Rift will make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up. Paying homage to classic horror films like Robert Wise’s The Haunting and Nicolas Roeg’s Don’t Look Now, writer/director Erlingur Thoroddsen has created something genuinely suspenseful. The movie has proven a big hit on the film festival circuit – not just LGBT film festivals, but general horror film festivals as well, where it has earned rave reviews.

 

Gunnar receives a strange phone call from his ex-boyfriend, Einar, months after they parted ways. Einar sounds distraught, like he’s about to do something terrible to himself, so Gunnar drives to the secluded cabin where Einar is holed up and soon discovers there is more going on than he imagined. As the two come to terms with their broken relationship, some other person seems to be lurking outside the cabin, wanting to get in.

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