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Spring Cleaning: Check Out Our Gay Movie Clearance Stash – Part 1

With so many high-profile gay movies taking up room on our warehouse shelves (see Tom of FinlandBeach RatsBPM (Beats Per Minute)God’s Own Country and, of course, Call Me by Your Name) – and as tomorrow is the first day of spring – we thought it prudent to do a little spring cleaning and clear some space. We just tossed a whole bunch of great gay movies onto our Clearance List! Below we’re highlighting ten special picks (with ten more to come tomorrow), but don’t stop there! Click here for a full list of eligible items!

 

August

2011, United States

Starring Murray Bartlett (a few years before he graced our TV screens on “Looking”), August tells the story of two former lovers, Troy and Jonathan, who reunite after a long ago painful breakup. After spending several years in Spain, Troy returns to Los Angeles and decides to phone Jonathan and meet for coffee. A seemingly innocent rendezvous turns into an attempt to revive passions past. Only this time it’s not that simple as Jonathan has a new beau, Raul, and is trying to make the right decision a second time around.

Clearance Price: $14.99

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Johnny Rapid wants YOU to check your BALLS!

Men, have you checked your balls lately? If you haven’t, you should know that you’re not only risking your own testicular well-being, but also defying the wishes of porn superstar Johnny Rapid!

The makers of the fantastic ball-centric documentary – aptly titled BALLS – along with the good folks at MEN.com have joined forces to present this charming (and somewhat NSFW) video to remind you to take a minute at least once per month to make sure your balls are in tip-top shape. After all, they’re pretty important, aren’t they?

Watch it here:

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Q&A: Charlie David, producer and screenwriter of Mulligans

Gay movie mainstay Charlie David wrote and stars in this beloved kinda/sorta gay update of The Graduate!

Tyler (Derek Baynham) brings his college buddy Chase (David) home for the summer to hang out with his surprisingly hot dad, Nathan (Dan Payne), and mom, Stacey (Thea Gill from “Queer as Folk”). They have the picture-perfect, All-American life going on here in quaint Prospect Lake. The father-son duo golf with regularity, there’s always a family barbecue and the conversation is straight out of “Leave It to Beaver.” While Chase knows he’s gay, he has never come out to his friend, who tries in vain to set him up with girls. But when Chase comes out to his summer family, the cracks in the family dynamic start to show. Nathan looks with a lusty new eye to his son’s best friend, and when he and Chase are left alone for the night, their mutual passion bubbles to the surface, and clothes are quickly shed. The drama hits a peak as Tyler and Stacey return early and discover the shocking secret about this young dad. Can Nathan remain true to himself and keep his family together? Sparkling dialogue, a fast pace and lots of screen time for the ridiculously gorgeous Charlie David have made Mulligans, originally released in 2008, a movie we keep coming back to again and again.

With the 10th anniversary of Mulligans approaching, we thought it was a great time to revisit the film, so we’re presenting this Q&A with Charlie. Enjoy!

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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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