Happiness Adjacent © Guest House Films

This Weekend’s VOD Favorites

With the launch of the brand-new TLAgay.com, 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.

 

Happiness Adjacent © Guest House Films

Happiness Adjacent © Guest House Films

Happiness Adjacent

2017, United States

Happiness Adjacent explores the romance that blossoms between Hank (Adam Fried), a nice gay Jewish boy traveling alone on a tropical cruise, and Kurt (Ian Dick), a bisexual man vacationing with his wife, Kate (Rachel Alig). While Hank isn’t looking for a relationship, he can’t deny his immediate attraction to Kurt and their intense connection. As Hank struggles to get past his own issues and his past failed relationships, he can’t help but wonder if Kurt is secretly looking for a way to break up the monotony of his seemingly stale marriage. Is this just a vacation fling, or is it a chance for both men to find true happiness? Shot entirely on location on the iPhone 6S Plus, Happiness Adjacent is the terrific ninth feature film from writer/director Rob Williams – the same guy behind Shared Rooms, The Men Next Door and Make the Yuletide Gay.

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You Can't Escape Lithuania © TLA Releasing

This Weekend’s VOD Favorites

With the launch of the brand-new TLAgay.com, 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.

 

Blue Briefs © Guest House Films

Blue Briefs © Guest House Films

Blue Briefs

2012, Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, United States

Following on the heels of Black Briefs, their first successful short film compilation (which we featured in this series last week), Guest House Films (the production company and distribution house from Rob Williams – the director behind Role/Play3-Day Weekend, Make the Yuletide Gay and the brand-new Happiness Adjacent) continued their series with Blue Briefs. This brilliant, engrossing and emotional collection features stellar gay shorts that focus on relationships and the unfortunate pain that often accompanies true love (something that most gay men know all too well). The collection includes the films Requited by Sal Bardo, Boys Like You by Daniel Armando, We Once Were Tide by Jason Bradbury, Revolution by Abdi Nazemian, The In-Between by Alain Hain and Frozen Roads by Mark Pariselli.

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Black Briefs © Guest House Films

This Weekend’s VOD Favorites

With the launch of the brand-new TLAgay.com, 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.

 

Black Briefs © Guest House Films

Black Briefs © Guest House Films

Black Briefs

2012, United States

Curated by prolific writer/director Rob Williams (Make the Yuletide GayShared Rooms) for his distribution label Guest House Films, Black Briefs features six award-winning short films with pretty dark, horror or horror-adjacent stories and themes. When it comes to short film compilations, there is always something to recommend. If you don’t like the first one, chances are good there is a short just around the corner that you’re going to appreciate more. In Black Briefs, we really like Hong Khaou‘s steamy Spring, about a young man meets up with a stranger for a little exploratory sadomasochistic sex; and Jack Plotnick‘s Video Night, in which a group of filmmaker buddies discover something unexpected in their raw footage. Our favorite, though, is Greg Ivan Smith‘s Remission. A man, all alone in a secluded cabin awaiting the results of a serious medical test, is haunted by a terrifying presence. It’s genuinely chilling and it’s one of those rare movies that can create dread and unease even in its scenes set during the daytime.

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Happiness Adjacent © Guest House Films

Out This Week: Happiness Adjacent

It’s time to get excited for Happiness Adjacent, the ninth feature film produced by Guest House Films and directed by award-winning filmmaker Rob Williams, the same highly prolific indie writer-director behind Long-Term RelationshipBack Soon3-Day WeekendRole/PlayThe Men Next DoorOut to KillShared Rooms and Make the Yuletide Gay! It’s coming out on DVD THIS WEEK!

 

Happiness Adjacent explores the romance between Hank (Adam Fried), a nice gay Jewish boy traveling alone on a tropical cruise, and Kurt (Ian Dick), a bisexual man vacationing with his wife, Kate (Rachel Alig). While Hank isn’t looking for a relationship, he can’t deny his immediate attraction to Kurt and their intense connection. As Hank struggles to get past his own issues and his past failed relationships, he can’t help but wonder if Kurt is secretly looking for a way to break up the monotony of his seemingly stale marriage. Is this just a vacation fling, or is it a chance for both men to find true happiness?

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Aya Arcos © TLA Releasing

This Weekend’s VOD Favorites

With the launch of the brand-new TLAgay.com, 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.

 

Aya Arcos © TLA Releasing

Aya Arcos © TLA Releasing

Aya Arcos

2014, Brazil

Writer-director Maximilian Moll’s first feature film, Aya Arcos, roams with its two unequal heroes around a never-cooling Rio de Janeiro, a city in which beauty and melancholy, life’s ease and its difficulty, often go side by side. Fabio (Daniel Passi) is a 21-year-old hustler working the heady streets of Rio when he meets Edu (Cesar Augusto), a successful author. They soon embark on a passionate and wild relationship. But whilse Fabio is sexually adventurous and carefree, Edu is far more protective. With several demons from his past that he has yet to face, Edu finds emotional connections difficult to maintain. The pair must try to navigate a path together – can they really live for the moment, or will the realities of life crush them completely? An official selection at the Montreal World Film Festival and the Torino Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Aya Arcos infuses its troubled May-December relationship with serious sexual intensity.

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Happiness Adjacent © Guest House Films

Coming Soon: Happiness Adjacent

It’s time to get excited for Happiness Adjacent, the ninth feature film produced by Guest House Films and directed by award-winning filmmaker Rob Williams, the same highly prolific indie writer-director behind Long-Term Relationship, Back Soon, 3-Day Weekend, Role/Play, The Men Next Door, Out to Kill, Shared Rooms and Make the Yuletide Gay!

 

Happiness Adjacent explores the romance between Hank (Adam Fried), a nice gay Jewish boy traveling alone on a tropical cruise, and Kurt (Ian Dick), a bisexual man vacationing with his wife, Kate (Rachel Alig). While Hank isn’t looking for a relationship, he can’t deny his immediate attraction to Kurt and their intense connection. As Hank struggles to get past his own issues and his past failed relationships, he can’t help but wonder if Kurt is secretly looking for a way to break up the monotony of his seemingly stale marriage. Is this just a vacation fling, or is it a chance for both men to find true happiness?

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Make the Yuletide Gay (c) TLA Releasing

Holiday Highlights: Make the Yuletide Gay

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. Welp, the big day is here. It’s Christmas – and we couldn’t think of a better movie to highlight than this one. Curl up my the fire, pour yourself a glass of egg nog and enjoy this week’s selection: Make the Yuletide Gay.

 

College senior, Olaf ‘Gunn’ Gunnunderson (Keith Jordan) is head-over-heels in love with his ultra-gay sweetheart Nathan Stanford (Adamo Ruggiero). The boyfriends part for Christmas break, each returning home to his family. Nathan’s cold parents won a trip to Israel, but somehow “forgot” to tell their son. When he hears that he’s to spend the holidays alone, he decides to make his way to Wisconsin to be with his sweetie and family.

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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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This Weekend’s VOD Favorites

With the launch of the brand-new TLAgay.com, 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.

 

Available Light (c) Bangor Films

Available Light (c) Bangor Films

Available Light

2015, United States, France and Germany

Available Light is a sexy, funny and even sometimes disturbing experimental feature film by prolific writer/director/actor/artist Todd Verow – the same guy behind Frisk, Anonymous, Vacationland and Bad Boy Street. The film follows numerous unconnected people in different cities as they try to escape their loneliness through love, lust or some combination of both. The film was shot in real locations using only available light (hence the title). The viewer is both a voyeur, watching the characters in intimate situations that are not meant to be seen, and an active participant, imagining what the characters are going through and making connections between them that may or may not be real. And, as anyone who is familiar with Verow‘s previous work could probably guess, there is plenty of hot male flesh on display.

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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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