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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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.

 

Deleted Scenes © Bangor Films

Deleted Scenes © Bangor Films

Deleted Scenes

2010, United States

With Deleted Scenes, prolific underground filmmaker Todd Verow made what could easily qualify as one of his best features. Edgy and fragmented, the film tells a tale of love, passion and dysfunction. When 30-something Sean (Michael Vaccaro) meets Eastern European immigrant Wolf (Ivica Kovacevic), the sparks quickly fly. They return to Sean’s apartment to begin a high energy affair. What starts as a mere chance meeting slowly evolves into something more. Wolf is easy going, turning tricks to supplement his living, while Sean is needy, talkative and neurotic. Creating a stable relationship is fraught with problems. With Wolf disappearing for hours at a time and Sean doing drugs, the two of them seem to be headed down a path of destruction. Told like a tale made up entirely of Deleted Scenes, Verow pushes the envelope of creativity and sensuality.

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Play the Devil © Breaking Glass Pictures

Out This Week: Play the Devil

Gregory (Petrice Jones), a gifted working-class teenager from Paramin, a village located on one of the highest points of Trinidad, stars in a stage play that brings him to 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 professional, 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 culminate in life-changing events.

 

A self-taught filmmaker from the island of New Providence in The Bahamas, Play the Devil writer/director Maria Govan began her cinematic journey at the age of eighteen when she moved to Los Angeles to work on big Hollywood sets. Over a decade of hands-on work laid the foundation for her craft and she began writing her first narrative film Rain, which eventually premiered at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival and was then licensed to Showtime Networks. Play the Devil was shot entirely in Trinidad in the spring of 2015. Govan is currently in development of her next film projects, My Life in a Dojo and Epiphany.

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Play the Devil © Breaking Glass Pictures

Coming Soon: Play the Devil

Gregory (Petrice Jones), a gifted working-class teenager from Paramin, a village located on one of the highest points of Trinidad, stars in a stage play that brings him to 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 professional, 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 culminate in life-changing events.

 

A self-taught filmmaker from the island of New Providence in The Bahamas, Play the Devil writer/director Maria Govan began her cinematic journey at the age of eighteen when she moved to Los Angeles to work on big Hollywood sets. Over a decade of hands-on work laid the foundation for her craft and she began writing her first narrative film Rain, which eventually premiered at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival and was then licensed to Showtime Networks. Play the Devil was shot entirely in Trinidad in the spring of 2015. Govan is currently in development of her next film projects, My Life in a Dojo and Epiphany.

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