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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Our Paradise (c) 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.

 

Body Electric (c) Breaking Glass Pictures

Body Electric (c) Breaking Glass Pictures

Body Electric

2017, Brazil

Carefree Elias works at a textile factory, juggling long shifts, dreaming of the sea, and spending animated nights out which usually end in some no-strings sexual encounters. As he tries to discern where his future might lead him, Elias tries to take pleasure in the small things in life. After yet another night of working overtime, he and his coworkers decide to go out for a bit of fun, which ultimately leads to new encounters and unexpected desires. Described by Variety as “a satisfying, warmhearted film whose understated charms leave a pleasant glow,” Body Electric held its world premiere at the prestigious International Film Festival Rotterdam, and held its US premiere at Outfest where it received a Grand Jury Special Mention. The film went on to win major prizes at the Guadalajara International Film Festival and Inside Out Toronto.

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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.

 

The Happy Sad (c) Ariztical Entertainment

The Happy Sad (c) Ariztical Entertainment

The Happy Sad

2013, United States

This critically acclaimed drama from director Rodney Evans (the same filmmaker behind Brother To Brother) focuses on two young New York City couples – one black and gay, one white and straight – whose lives become intertwined. Tired of dating Stan (Cameron Scoggins), Annie (Sorel Carradine) pretends to be seeing her female coworker, Mandy (Maria Dizzia). Heartbroken, Stan finds himself hooking up with Marcus (LeRoy McClain), who just started having an open relationship with his long-term boyfriend, Aaron (Charlie Barnett). As they explore new relationships and redefine monogamy, a chance encounter on a subway platform makes each of them reevaluate their sense of who they are and what they want. The Happy Sad is a thoroughly entertaining drama about redefining one’s sexuality and the desperate search for elusive happiness.

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French Kisses (c) TLA Releasing

Pucker up for French Kisses

Get ready to be seduced by the best gay short films from France in one exquisite collection. An eclectic new compilation, French Kisses shines a spotlight on short films chock-full of sex appeal.

 

In Apollo, we follow a modern teenager, riddled with insecurities who keeps fantasizing about an ever more muscular body – and an even bigger banana. Herculaneum concerns three “appointments,” two men and a volcano that growls. In The Body of Angels, Remi listens to the birds and falls ain the hedges while, Gabriel does something far more sinister. In En Retour, Jean-Marc meets Simon, a younger man, for dinner. After a promising start, the evening plunges into extreme drama. Ruptures follows Gabriel and Andre, ex-boyfriends who cross paths for the first time in ten years. Finally, in Juliet Electrique, 14-year-olds Thomas and Victor visit an abandoned bridge and soon face their most secret fears and desires.

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Seat in Shadow (c) TLA Releasing

Coming Soon: Seat in Shadow

The debut feature film of renowned Scottish artist/filmmaker Henry CoombesSeat in Shadow is a witty, perceptive study of social mores, sexual excess and the bizarre symbiotic relationship between doctor and patient, teacher and pupil; artist and muse.

 

Albert (David Sillars), an eccentric, aging painter doubling as an unconventional, Jung-inspired psychotherapist, is asked to counsel his friend’s lethargic grandson Ben (Jonathan Leslie), whose ongoing boyfriend problems are rapidly fueling an already deep depression. Their subsequent therapy sessions, though, seem to reveal as much about Albert as they do about the troubled young Ben. Soon, a deeply unusual bond is formed.

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Even Lovers Get the Blues (c) TLA Releasing

Just Came Out: 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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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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