This Weekend’s VOD Favorites!

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

 

Bromance (c) TLA Releasing

Bromance (c) TLA Releasing

Bromance

2016, Argentina

Welcome back to the fall of 1996. When four friends go on a camping trip in a remote part of Argentina, sexual tensions quickly bubble to the surface. Once in virtual seclusion by the beach, Juli, the only girl of the group, quickly recognizes that the boys seem to have a closer relationship than what she would consider “normal” (it’s only ’96, after all). The line between friendship and love fade further for two of the boys in particular as their desire becomes too much to bear. When what started as a simple getaway quickly becomes tinged with sex, romance and conflict, everyone is forced to confront who they really are for the very first time. Starring Javier De Pietro, the scrumptious star of Absent and Sexual Tension: Volatile, Bromance uses a clever found-footage aesthetic to deliver a thoughtful and supremely sexy meditation on young, burgeoning gay love.

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Even Lovers Get the Blues (c) TLA Releasing

Coming Soon: Even Lovers Get the Blues

Parties and love affairs lead to heart searching, deep desires and a craving to live life to the fullest as a group of good friends come to terms with the unexpected death of beloved group member, Hugo. Ana, Hugo’s partner, attempts to overcome her loss by going to sex clubs, while Hugo’s brother, Arthur finds comfort in Grindr hook-ups. One night Arthur begins an affair with sexy Graciano, who has yet to come to terms with his bisexuality, adding fuel to an already raging fire. Even Lovers Get the Blues is an explicit portrait of the love and the fluid sexual lives of disenchanted and passionate young people.

 

A contemporary pan-sexual drama that can best described as the darker, equally sexy Belgian versions of John Cameron Mitchell’s Shortbus, this film features a ton of nudity and some truly explicit sex scenes. It’s an adult-only exploration of the love and sexual lives of a group of fascinating young lovers. And though there is lots of explicit sex, as we mentioned, this isn’t some debauched affair. There are deeply emotional characters that you will come to care about – and romance and discovery a-plenty!

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Feral: Season One (c) Dekkoo Films

This Weekend’s VOD Favorites!

 

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

 

Feral: Season One (c) Dekkoo Films

Feral: Season One (c) Dekkoo Films

Feral: Season One

2016, United States

Best friends Billy and Daniel live together in a Midtown Memphis bungalow. While trying to live together in harmony, pay the rent and become part of an artistic queer community, the pair find themselves dealing with difficult emotional issues – especially when it comes to finding and losing love. Created by Morgan Jon Fox, the writer-director behind the acclaimed low-budget romance Blue Citrus Hearts and the riveting doc This is What Love in Action Looks Like, this positively gorgeous new series is an absolute must-see! Featuring beautiful cinematography and fluid editing, the show offers a passionate portrayal of young, gay people struggling to find love and meaning in a confusing world. An original series created for Dekkoo.com, the entire first season is now available at TLAgay.com as well.

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Bite Marks (c) Breaking Glass Pictures

Halloween Highlights: 50 Queer Horror Flicks We Think Are Worth a Look – Part 1

If you’re the same kind of scare-seeking movie geek that I am, you’ll know that October is a time to light a few candles, turn down the lights, open up the windows to let in that fresh autumn breeze… before really setting the mood with some seasonally-appropriate scary movies! This month, I’m sure we’ll revisit some tried and true classics (think The Exorcist, The Shining, Rosemary’s Baby, the original Halloween). I have plans to finally bust open the Criterion Collection edition of Don’t Look Now I bought forever ago. Being authorities on all things gay-cinema, though, we at TLAgay.com wanted to put in a good word for some queer movies that don’t make the usual ranked horror lists. We came up with a selection of 50 different gay titles that are either direct horror movies or horror adjacent (suspense, mysteries, thrillers). Below, you’ll find the first ten movies – in alphabetical order – with new lists appearing each Monday in October. Keep checking back each week for the latest additions!

 

We tried to limit these to films that are currently available on our site – either on DVD or Blu-ray, or available via our On-Demand service. If a movie is missing from this list, chances are good it’s just out of print or otherwise currently unavailable/hard to access. This isn’t, as you’ll see, a definitive list of the greatest gay horror – that’s not what we were going for. This is just a sampling of some offerings that usually fly under the radar. Some are good, some are great, some are delightfully campy and ridiculous, some might be downright terrible, but they’re all available to help get your into the Halloween spirit!

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This Weekend’s VOD Favorites!

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

 

Lose Your Head (c) Canteen Outlaws

Lose Your Head (c) Canteen Outlaws

Lose Your Head

2013, Germany

Lured by Berlin’s reputation as city with a pulsating night life, young Luis (Fernando Tielve) leaves his boyfriend behind to travel there – eager to indulge in drugs, sex, partying, music and mindless fun. Somewhat innocent and certainly naïve, wide-eyed Luis is quickly sucked into the dizzying whirlwind of the club scene where he meets up with a strange bohemian crowd, does coke and hooks up with Viktor (Marko Mandic), a domineering Ukrainian with his own set of hidden problems. After he meets a couple looking for a missing man who bears a striking resemblance to him, and after Viktor becomes more menacing, Luis gives in to paranoia as a sense of deteriorating reality begins to overcome him. Lose Your Head is a complex, “Alice in Wonderland”-like tale of a young man methodically driven out of control.

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Furious Desires

Just Came Out: Furious Desires

A brand-new compilation of stellar short films is out this week from TLA Releasing! Gay themed short films are often hard to find outside of the festival circuit, but this collection bring you five of them for one low price!

 

Desire is mysterious. Desire is overwhelming. Desire is tragic. Desire is FURIOUS. The many permutations of that strange thing called desire are on full display in this stunning collection of short films: <i>Daytime Doorman</i> tracks the burgeoning desire between Marcelo and his sexy doorman Marcio. <i>Xavier</i> charts the beginnings of desire when Nicholas begins to notice his son, Xavier, only pays attention to certain types of boys. <i>The Other Side</i> is about the frustrations of unfulfilled desire when the object of your lust is beyond your reach – literally. <i>The Tiger’s Fight</i> explores what happens when one man, unbound by the ancient traditions, decides to subvert what’s expected of him to declare his desire for his best friend. Finally, in <i>Loris Is Fine</i>, we learn about the lengths two young lovers will go to prove that their love is beyond desire altogether.

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Downriver

Our favorite VOD picks… this week at least

With the launch of brand-new TLAgay.com earlier this summer, the Gay Cinema Video On Demand experience we have been offering for a long, long time was upgraded and improved. We have (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 that you may have missed – ALL available to watch INSTANTLY!

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Palace of Fun

You’re Invited to the Palace of Fun

In a world of sun and sea, three young people on the brink of adulthood navigate the complexities of love, sex and secrecy with disastrous consequences. Coming out in October, Palace of Fun is a smart, stylish thriller that is going to keep the sizzle of summer lingering well into the fall.

 

Producer David Stocks, writer/director Eadward Stocks and actor/writer George Stocks (real-life brothers, if you hadn’t already guessed) are the masterminds behind the project and their gorgeous craftsmanship reveals their movie-loving roots. Seemingly inspired by art house thrillers of the 1960s and 70s (Purple Noon and Knife in the Water certainly come to mind), the siblings have done their cinematic homework and prove themselves talented filmmakers worth keeping an eye on.

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4 Days

Fall In Love Over 4 Days

Taking place over the course of four years (or, more specifically, four consecutive Valentine’s Days) this achingly romantic new indie film from Filipino auteur Adolfo Alix Jr. takes an intimate look at the complicated relationship between two college buddies who slowly realize they mean more to each other than either had initially realized.

 

4 Days joins Derek and Mark in the days leading up to Valentine’s Day – over the course of a few years – charting the blossoming of a friendship in to something much more enduring as time goes on and challenging both to question who they thought they were and who they truly want to be.

 

Painting a moving picture of how an abiding friendship can sometimes lead to love – and how we sometimes have to wrestle with our own demons to find their true self – 4 Days is achingly romantic and delicate. Through intrusive, carefully selected long takes, we’re invited to observe the pair year after year and witness as the tension between them escalates. Lead actors Mikoy Morales and Sebastian Castro give exceptional, often heartbreaking performances in this thoughtful and patient romance (wherein the awkward silences and furtive glances speak volumes).

 

Check out the trailer and image gallery below and make sure to pre-order your copy – coming to DVD September 12.

 

 

 

 

Furious Desires

Indulge Your Most Furious Desires

Gay themed short films are often hard to find outside of the festival circuit, but this collection brings you five of them for one low price! Don’t miss this romantic, profoundly entertaining (and often arousing) collection of stellar short films from an array of staggeringly talented international filmmakers – up-and-comers Simone Bozzelli, Denisse Quintero, Ricky Mastro, Rodrigo Alvarez Flores and Fabio Leal.

 

Desire is mysterious. Desire is overwhelming. Desire is tragic. Desire is FURIOUS. The many permutations of that strange thing called desire are on full display in this stunning collection of short films.

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