These ballroom dancers are Hot to Trot

An immersive character study, and an idiosyncratic attack on bigotry, the new documentary Hot to Trot gets up on the stage and goes behind the scenes to discover the captivating but little known world of same-sex competitive ballroom dance, a world where expressions of personal passion become a political statement, and where one false step can crush aspirations.

Away from their graceful turns on the dance floor, the characters’ backstories frame their struggles and conflicts in life. The film follows charismatic Ernesto Palma, a former meth addict from Costa Rica, who strives for success and love; gritty, determined Emily Coles, a diabetic who wears an insulin pump 24/7… even while performing; handsome Nikolai Shpakov, a dazzling dance champion, who came out only a few years ago and still longs for the full acceptance of his Russian family; and introspective Kieren Jameson, whose identity was forged in the strict, conservative environment of a New Zealand military household.

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Boy Erased comes to DVD and Blu-ray

Based on the bestselling memoir by Garrard ConleyBoy Erased tells the courageous story of Jared Eamons (Lucas Hedges), the son of a Baptist pastor in a small American town, who must overcome the fallout of being outed to his parents (Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe). His parents struggle with reconciling their love for their son with their beliefs. Fearing a loss of family, friends, and community, Jared is pressured into attending a conversion therapy program. While there, Jared comes into conflict with its leader (writer-director Joel Edgerton) and begins his journey to finding his own voice and accepting his true self.

One of the year’s most high-profile gay movies, Boy Erased is now available on DVD and Blu-ray. You can click here to order your copy.

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This Weekend’s VOD Favorites

The Gay Cinema Video On Demand experience at TLAgay.com has your entertainment needs covered! We’re always working to expand 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.

Ka Bodyscapes
2016, India
In the city of Calicut in the Indian state of Kerala, three young people grapple with entrenched structures of patriarchy – the free-spirited painter Haris (Jason Chacko), his love interest and friend, the athletic, mild-mannered Vishnu (Rajesh Kannan), and a fiery young woman, Sia (Naseera). The air is filled with protests and challenges to the rising religious and economic right wing. Ka Bodyscapes cuts out a slice of the contemporary Indian region, recreating in fiction the struggles of the young to gain space in the face of Hindu right-wing aggression and class oppression in their community. The film was originally banned in India by the Indian ratings board for “glorifying gay relationships”.

Play the Devil
2016, Trinidad & Tobago
Gregory (Petrice Jones) is a gifted working-class teenager from Paramin, a village located on one of the highest points of western area of the Northern Range in Trinidad and Tobago. Starring in a stage play, he soon catches the attention of James (Gareth Jenkins), an affluent businessman. The two men strike up an uncanny friendship as James takes Greg under his wing, pushing him to discover himself professionally, creatively… and intimately. Confused, Greg must at once deal with the return of his drug-addicted father, and navigate through the early days of adulthood. As Carnival Monday approaches and the locals prepare for the annual male initiation parade, Greg must confront James – an act which will prove life-changing.

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Check out these photos from the gay short film collection Male Shorts: International V2

The sexy new Male Shorts series is back with their second installment. This volume, Male Shorts: International V2 collects some of the best (and most arousing) gay-themed short films from all around the globe – featuring five tasty cinematic treats you won’t forget.

 

Check out the individual film titles and synopses below and click here to pre-order your copy. We also have a photo gallery you can feast your eyes on.

 

Free Fall (14 mins)

Directed by Santiago Henao Velez

Out of the haunting shadows of the sexual underground in Medellin, sixteen-year-old Jhony is excited and hopeful for this upcoming date with the boy he loves.

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Halloween Week Sale: This Week TLAgay offers an Extra 20% Off In-Stock Items!

This week only at TLAgay.com, you can get an EXTRA 20% OFF a massive selection of in-stock items. On sale are gay movies, porn and more! The sale extends to in-stock, regularly-priced items only (unless opted out by the distributor) and lasts until THIS FRIDAY (November 2, 2018) at 4:00 pm (ET).

 

 

There are A TON of best selling gay movies on sale, so click here to start browsing. If you’re in need of a little help choosing, take a look at our list of 15 particular favorites below – all in-stock and on sale this week!

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Mario © Wolfe Releasing

Out This Week: Mario

There’s a ripple of disquiet in the locker-room when Leon (Aaron Altaras), a new striker, joins the soccer team. Sharing a flat with keen rival Mario (Max Hubacher) sets the scene for an unexpected love affair, but the path of gay love in this macho world is not an easy one.

 

Mario © Wolfe Releasing

Mario © Wolfe Releasing

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Out This Week: M/M

The images and trailer below from the new (highly erotic) gay movie M/M are in no way safe for work! Big NSFW situation here! You have been warned!

 

Matthew (Antoine Lahaie), a young Canadian, is trying to make a fresh start in Berlin, but feels deep isolation living in a strange, new city. When he meets the beautiful and charismatic Matthias (Nicolas Maxim Endlicher), he is immediately entranced. Soon Matthew’s interest escalates, becoming an obsession. He begins to transform himself to embody the object of his desire, cutting his hair, and getting new clothes.

 

When Matthias gets into a motorcycle accident, a unique opportunity presents itself. Matthew can now become Matthias. In a coma, in the hospital, Matthias’ waking life, dreams and memories blur. Where reality ends, the artificial begins. Meanwhile, Matthew sinks deeper and deeper into his new surroundings. When Matthias wakes and confronts him, they embark on a strange new final chapter.

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Throwback Thursday: The Paperboy

We’re only throwing back to 2012 this week. Sure, that’s not long ago, but the new DVD re-release of The Paperboy, out this week (and available here for just $9.46), made us want to take another look at this much-maligned slice of weirdness.

 

A sexually and racially-charged film noir from Oscar-nominated director Lee Daniels (Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire, The Butler), The Paperboy is set in backwaters of steamy 1960s South Florida, as investigative reporter Ward Jansen (Matthew McConaughey) and his partner Yardley Acheman (David Oyelowo) chase a sensational, career-making story. With the help of Ward’s younger brother Jack (Zac Efron) and sultry death-row groupie Charlotte Bless (Nicole Kidman), the pair tries to prove violent swamp-dweller Hillary Van Wetter (John Cusack) was framed for the murder of a corrupt local sheriff.

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Coming Soon: My Big Gay Italian Wedding

It was love at first sight for happy couple Antonio and Paulo (Cristiano Caccamo and Salvatore Esposito). They live together peacefully in a Berlin apartment with their quirky and musical landlord Benedetta (Diana Del Bufalo). On the day of their engagement, their new roommate arrives, the depressed gender-fluid Donato (Dino Abbrescia), and they all embark on a journey to finally reveal their relationship to their families. Their first stop is the exquisite old Italian village Civita di Bagnoregio, where Antonio’s father Roberto (Diego Abatantuono) is the mayor and his mother Anna (Monica Guerritore), the headstrong matriarch. In a whirl of surreal chaos, Anna provides the couple with stringent conditions related to their wedding ceremony, and the group sets out on a quest to make a city founded on religious tradition understand that love is love.

 

Director Alessandro Genovesi‘s lively new comedy tackles social issues in a unique and unforgettable setting, with characters that are far from one-dimensional, and explores the obstacles that come with breaking traditions and gaining acceptance. Check out the trailer for My Big Gay Italian Wedding below and click here to pre-order your copy. It’s coming to DVD in October.

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Out This Week: 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 DroegeAlison Pill and Jake McDorman, this family comedy from versatile writer/director Andrew Fleming (ThreesomeThe CraftDick) is coming out on DVD and Blu-ray this week. Check out the trailer below.

 

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