NSFW Trailer Alert: Adonis

Well-known for his incredibly erotic body of work (Voyage, Love Actually… Sucks, Permanent Residence, Amphetamine, City Without Baseball, Utopians), Scud pushes the envelope further than he ever has before with his brand new film Adonis (also called Thirty Years of Adonis in some circles).

 

Adonis tells the story of Yang Ke (Adonis He Fei), an actor with the Beijing Opera, whose dreams of stardom are fading now that he’s pushing thirty. When he loses his job and finds himself down on his luck, he ends up answering ads for “nude outdoor model” gigs and soon ends up participating in what will become his ticket to infamy: a gay porn flicks that becomes an underground sensation.

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Voyage © Breaking Glass Pictures

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.

 

The Boy with the Sun in His Eyes © Bangor Films

The Boy with the Sun in His Eyes © Bangor Films

The Boy with the Sun in His Eyes

2009, United States

The untimely funeral of a friend rockets John (Tim Swain) into the orbit of the flamboyant Solange (Mahogany Reynolds), a B-movie actress/one hit wonder musician best known in Europe for her roles in 80’s Italian horror movies. John soon follows her into heady whirlwind romances with cute French pop stars and deadly (but hot!) Milanese model managers. They barely survive murderous performance artists in Paris and fatal gourmet food poisonings in Italy. John begins to realize that Solange’s world is far more complex and dangerous than he could possibly have imagined. Her chosen lifestyle abounds with trips, tricks and traps. Based on the novel by James Derek Dwyer, prolific underground filmmaker Todd Verow‘s The Boy with the Sun in His Eyes is a sexy-smart absurdist comedy that doubles as an homage to 1980’s trash cinema favorites.

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Voyage © Breaking Glass Pictures

Just Came Out: Voyage

A master of controversy, Hong Kong filmmaker Scud’s movies are bold, explicit, taboo-breaking and unafraid to examine the darkest sides of romance and longing. Much of his work, in fact, has faced major censorship in Hong Kong. “Homosexuality remains taboo in conservative Asia. LGBT films cannot be screened, nor officially distributed in China, rendering any such projects financially unviable, although my films have constantly topped the sales of the underground market,” the filmmaker said during a 2013 interview.

 

Scud (real name Danny Cheng Wan-Cheung) was born in mainland China during the Great Cultural Revolution and raised by his grandmother before moving to Hong Kong at the age of 13. He worked for multi-national companies, founded a publicly listed company, and acquired a bachelors degree thru part-time study. He then moved to Australia for a permanent residence. Realizing that he had fulfilled the dreams of others but not his own, he returned to Hong Kong in 2005 to start an independent film company, Artwalker, where he wrote and directed City without BaseballPermanent ResidenceAmphetamine, Love Actually… Sucks! and, most recently, Utopians (2015).

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Voyage (c) Breaking Glass Pictures

Take a Voyage with Scud

A master of controversy, Hong Kong filmmaker Scud’s movies are bold, explicit, taboo-breaking and unafraid to examine the darkest sides of romance and longing. Much of his work, in fact, has faced major censorship in Hong Kong. “Homosexuality remains taboo in conservative Asia. LGBT films cannot be screened, nor officially distributed in China, rendering any such projects financially unviable, although my films have constantly topped the sales of the underground market,” the filmmaker said during a 2013 interview.

 

Scud (real name Danny Cheng Wan-Cheung) was born in mainland China during the Great Cultural Revolution and raised by his grandmother before moving to Hong Kong at the age of 13. He worked for multi-national companies, founded a publicly listed company, and acquired a bachelors degree thru part-time study. He then moved to Australia for a permanent residence. Realizing that he had fulfilled the dreams of others but not his own, he returned to Hong Kong in 2005 to start an independent film company, Artwalker, where he wrote and directed City without BaseballPermanent ResidenceAmphetamine, Love Actually… Sucks! and, most recently, Utopians (2015).

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