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.
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.
A subversive 18-minute short film, Doors Cut Down made a big splash when it debuted on the LGBT film festival circuit back in the year 2000. The film follows Guillermo (Israel Rodriguez), a 16-year old who seems like an average high school student, but hides a grown-up secret. He’s becomes a suave expert at cruising his local shopping malls for gay sex. Always looking for a new trick, he even resorts to seducing his much older English tutor. When he finally meets the hottest guy he’s ever seen, a man who may mean more to him than just a hot fuck, Guillermo finds himself suddenly conflicted.
Directed by Antonio Hens, who went on to make feature films like the TLA Releasing titles Clandestinos and The Last Match, Doors Cut Down made a bit of a comeback last year when it became available again as a streaming option on Dekkoo. Now it’s been given the royal treatment by the brand-new label Anus Films (a spirited play on Janus Films, revered distributor of world cinema masterpieces like Fox & His Friends and Ali: Fear Eats the Soul). Newly restored in High Definition, the short is getting a Special Edition Blu-ray release on September 20th.