Back in 2015, Cohen Media Group made a deal with Merchant Ivory Productions and acquired 30 films under their label. Part of the deal stated that Cohen Media Group would restore and re-release these classic titles – with original director James Ivory having a hands-on role in the massive endeavor. We’re now able to catch a glimpse of with this glorious 4K restoration of the gay classic Maurice.
Now considered a classic gay novel, “Maurice,” E.M. Forster‘s self-suppressed 1914 love story, was not published until after his death in 1970. With the same reverence, respect and regal authority that they brought to A Room with a View and Howard’s End, Merchant Ivory Productions created an exquisite and sexually bold adaptation of the author’s semi-autobiographical novel.
A massive critical hit at the Sundance Film Festival, Call Me by Your Name is shaping up to be – easily – one of the most anticipated gay-themed movies of the year.
Lavishly directed by Luca Guadagnino, (I Am Love, A Bigger Splash, the upcoming Suspiria remake), Call Me By Your Namestars Armie Hammer as a 24-year-old student who visits Italy in the early 1980s and develops a relationship with a sensitive 17-year-old played by impressive up-and-comer Timothée Chalamet.
Center of My World, coming to DVD and Blu-ray in October, is shaping up to be on of the most colorful (and romantic) movies of the year. Filmed in Germany by director Jakob M. Erwa, this film stars strikingly handsome young blondie Louis Hofmann as Phil, a teen looking for any excuse to spend time away from his quirky family. The equally handsome Jannik Schumann proves to be the perfect distraction as Nicholas, the mysterious new kid at school who seems to return Phil’s longing glances.
Starring Caldwell Tidicue (better known to the adoring masses as Bob the Drag Queen, winner of Season 8 of “Ru Paul’s Drag Race”), the riotously funny new feature Cherry Pop follows one wild, crazy night at a drag club, where the matriarch of the show Zaza (Patrick Holt) refuses to come out of her dressing room, while a young newcomer, The Cherry (Lars Berge), is tormented by the regular troupe of back-stabbing queens.
Coming just in time for Halloween, the new thriller A Closer Walk with Thee aims to take care of your seasonal scare needs while offering a heaping helping of homoeroticism!
A CloserWalk with Thee is a queer psychological horror feature. In fact, it may actually be the first of its kind! As far as we can tell, there are currently zero narrative features centered around gay “curing” exorcisms (which are a real thing that still tragically exist). The growing movement of “deliverance” churches (Evangelical exorcism) is a previously untapped yet rich genre territory that the filmmakers were excited to explore. According to their original Kickstarter page, a major catalyst in getting the film made, the movie is “an unrelenting and intense emotional experience that will offer something unique to queer, horror, and art house fan-bases alike.”
After a summer away at camp, Phil returns home to find that his mother and twin sister aren’t speaking to one another. Not willing to confront his family during the last days of the summer holidays, Phil escapes to hang out with his best friend, Kat, eating ice cream and playing dress-up.
As the school year begins, a new student arrives – the handsome and mysterious Nicholas. Smitten, Phil watches his crush as he runs around the track after school, and is thrilled when Nicholas returns his feelings. However, when first love’s volatility comes to light, Phil realizes he must deal with the problems of his past in order to deal with the issues of his present.
Artist and indie game developer Robert Yang has created a marvelously unique and delightfully explicit new online cruising universe. The Tearoom is “a (free) historical public bathroom simulator about anxiety, police surveillance and sucking off another dude’s gun.” His mission statement is something to behold.
In 1962, the Mansfield, Ohio police department setup a hidden surveillance camera behind a two-way mirror, and secretly filmed dudes having sex with dudes in a public bathroom. The police used the film footage to imprison them for a year or more under Ohio’s sodomy laws. Robert used this dark period in LGBT history as the basis of his new game.
In August, you’ll be able to own both seasons He’s with Me in one set for one low price.
A beloved hit web series, He’s with Me made an even bigger splash when it become available as a selection on the Dekkoo streaming service platform – our sister site. Now, Dekkoo Films is proud to present the first two seasons in one DVD set – their second release following this summer’s Crazy All These Years.
Check out the trailer for the new gay romance The Cakemaker below. A moving new drama from writer/director Ofir Raul Graizer, a talented artist making his feature film debut after several critically-acclaimed shorts. Just these few brief clips alone might make you shed a tear or two.