This Weekend’s VOD Favorites

The Gay Cinema Video On Demand experience at TLAgay.com has your entertainment needs covered! We’re always working to expand 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!

 

No Hard Feelings
Parvis (Benjamin Radjaipour), the son of exiled Iranians, copes with life in his small hometown by indulging himself with pop culture, Grindr dates and raves. After being caught shoplifting, he is sentenced to community service at a refugee shelter where he meets siblings Banafshe and Amon (Banafshe Hourmazdi and Eidin Jalali), who have recently fled Iran. As a romantic attraction between Parvis and Amon grows, the fragile relationship between the three is put to the test. They find and lose each other throughout a summer of fleeting youth and intense first love. A critically-acclaimed romantic drama, No Hard Feelings won the coveted Teddy Award for Best Queer Feature Film.

 

Kept Boy
Farleigh Knock (Thure Riefenstein) is a famous interior designer and the host of a successful reality show. He has great taste and uses his money to ensure that he’s surrounded by beautiful things. One of those “things” is Dennis (Jon Paul Phillips), Farleigh’s handsome, much-younger boyfriend – who lives the high-life thanks to his youth and good looks. There’s just one problem: no one stays young forever. As his 30th birthday approaches, his benefactor whispers those six little words every “kept boy” dreads hearing: “Get a job… or get out.” Soon enough, Dennis finds himself being replaced by a sexy, younger pool boy and learns that life with a sugar daddy can be bittersweet.

 

You and I
Jonas (Eric Klotzsch) invites his best friend, Phillip (George Taylor), to come along with him on a trip through Berlin for the summer. They soon pack up their Mercedes camper and take off across uncharted territory, stopping to take photos and enjoy a laid-back road trip. The fact that Phillip is gay has never been an issue for either of them. However, when they pick up a hitchhiker named Boris (Michal Grabowski), who shows Jonas some interesting spots and starts to make moves on Phillip, the friendship between the two besties starts to fray. Maybe three is a crowd after all? By the end of the summer, things between Jonas and Phillip will never be the same again.

 

Orpheus Song
Enis and Philipp (Julien Lickert and Sascha Weingarten), two hot dudes from Berlin, become workout buddies. The two hunks fall into an intense friendship. When Philipp wins a trip to Greece, he invites Enis along. During a hike, they become lost and tempers flare, escalating to a violent scuffle. A mysterious young man named Hercules (Henry Morales), happens upon them and leads them to a magical underground cave. During the night, fueled by forbidden fruit Hercules has warned them against eating, passion ignites between Enis and Philipp. The next day, nothing between the two will ever be the same. This wildly erotic variation on Greek mythology will quickly have you falling under its sensual spell!

 

A Stormy Night
Marcos (David Moragas) arrives in New York from Barcelona only to find out his layover flight to San Francisco has been cancelled due to a storm. This leaves him without a place to stay for the night. That’s how he meets Alan (Jacob Perkins), his old college friend’s roommate, who is happy to host him for the night. The two boys have nothing in common, but they will have to spend twelve hours and a New York storm together. Throughout the night, a series of misunderstandings lead the boys to challenge each other’s approach to love, relationships and happiness. They both have secrets to hide that are difficult to hold. And yet, the biggest challenge might be having to say goodbye to each other the morning after.

 

 

Natasha Lyonne slays in the queer cult classic All About Evil – coming soon to Blu-ray!

It’s been called “a riotous experience” (Horror News), “clearly ahead of its time” (Geekscape) and “made for lovers of horror by someone who loves the genre” (Daily Dead). Now the “demented, outrageous and hysterical” (PopOptiq) can finally be experienced by audiences everywhere on Blu-ray with this new restoration!

Born from the loins of the cult-film underground, All About Evil is an over-the-top black comedy that tells the wicked story of Deborah (the incomparable Natasha Lyonne), a mousy librarian who inherits her father’s beloved but failing movie house.

In order to save the family business, Deborah discovers her inner serial killer and starts turning out a series of grisly short films. Offering them up to the unsuspecting public at increasingly popular screening, she begins to gather a legion of gore-hungry fans. What they don’t realize is that the murders in the movies are real and anyone in the audience could become Deborah’s next victim! (Or movie star, as it were).

All About Evil marked the directorial debut of award-winning “Midnight Mass” movie impresario Joshua Grannell. Perhaps better known by the alter ego Peaches Christ, Grannell is a San Francisco drag legend – an expert in all things horror and camp who has turned a love of midnight movies into an exciting career celebrating the genre. The film’s cast is also phenomenal. Natasha Lyonne is joined by gay icons Mink Stole and Cassandra Peterson (Elvira herself!) and cutie-pies Thomas Dekker and Noah Segan.

This movie slayed audiences back in 2010 when it screened (very slowly, drive-in style) over 20 cities in North America with its delirious fusion of vaudeville extravagance and midnight movie magic, selling out shows in many cities. As you might imagine, John Waters loved it. We’re thrilled that is will soon be available to enjoy over and over again on Blu-ray thanks to Severin Films!

 

Watch the trailer for All About Evil below and click here to pre-order your copy. The film will be available on Blu-ray only starting August 30th.

 

The beloved gay series Here Comes Your Man returns to take another shot at romance!

A charming, funny, sexy and refreshingly realistic gay series from director Omar Salas ZamoraHere Comes Your Man follows the relationship of two very different young men who tried to make love work, but hit many roadblocks along the way.

Here Comes Your Man: Season Two follows Aaron (Jason Alan Clark), living his own version of the 21st century gay experience. After his breakup, Aaron tries to navigate his new causal relationship with Julio (Alessandro De Gennaro) into somewhere more serious. Meanwhile, Jordan (Calvin Picou) settles into Omaha to record his album. Dustin (Matthew Namik) becomes entangled in an online romance while Cassie (Noelle Miller) reignites her romance with Malcolm (Clay von Carlowitz).

A continuation in the thoughtful and ultimately heartwarming story of four friends who are all exploring their own ambitions, relationships and dreams in modern day Los Angeles, Here Comes Your Man is back and better than ever!

Watch a short teaser trailer for Here Comes Your Man: Season Two below and click here to pre-order your copy. It will be available on DVD and VOD in mid-September. The first season of Here Comes Your Man is also available now at TLAgay!

 

Coming Soon: Nothing But Flowers

Ash (Hayden Vaughn) and Max (August Medina) suddenly find their loving relationship in jeopardy. When Max gets accepted into an elite East Coast graduate school program, it puts all of their plans on hold. Now they must question whether or not they have a future together. On their final night as a couple, they begin to relive pivotal moments from their past, until their interrupted by a surprise going-away party.

From writer-director Nicolas Merrias and co-writer Omar Salas Zamora (the creator behind the beloved gay series Here Comes Your Man), Nothing But Flowers is a tender and heartfelt gay romantic drama.

 

Watch the trailer for Nothing But Flowers below and click here to pre-order your copy. The film is coming to DVD and VOD August 9th.

 

This Weekend’s VOD Favorites

The Gay Cinema Video On Demand experience at TLAgay.com has your entertainment needs covered! We’re always working to expand 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!

 

Fireflies
Ramin (Arash Marandi), an Iranian refugee living in Mexico, is trying to come to terms with his past – one that has left permanent scars on his body and soul. As he strolls through the port of Veracruz – a place where transient souls collide in search of a better life – the haunting memories of his long-distance lover begin to fill his heart with a profound sense of loneliness and repentance. Ramin’s friendship with Leti (Flor Eduarda Gurrola), the young woman who runs his hotel and teaches him Spanish, and an attraction to ex-con Guillermo (Luis Alberti) help him find himself as a gay man in a new home. Written and directed by Iranian-born Mexico City resident Bani Khoshnoudi, Fireflies is beautifully shot and strikingly naturalistic.

 

Hawaii
Sexual tension almost spills off the screen in this sweaty, titillating romance from award-winning director Marco Berger (Young Hunter, The Blonde One). Hawaii follows Martin and Eugenio (Manuel Vignau and Mateo Chiarino), two former childhood friends who reunite during a hot summer in the Argentinean countryside. As they work together to restore Eugenio’s summer home, a game of power and desire ensues – and soon the two buddies must grapple with their sexual attraction and reconsider their relationship. With gorgeous cinematography, a lush setting and compelling lead performances, Hawaii is an intimate character study and a slow-burn romance that sizzles from start to finish.

 

Last Summer
Last Summer tells the story of two high school sweethearts, Luke and Jonah (Samuel Pettit and Sean Rose), who spend their final months together over the course of a long, quiet summer in the rural South. Jonah, sensitive, quiet and artistic, prepares to leave his small town for college, leaving Luke behind, but all he wants is for Luke to ask him to stay. But Luke, an athlete struggling through summer school, knows that his boyfriend needs to experience the world beyond their home. A beautiful melancholy romance, Last Summer takes on an almost hypnotic vibe. It’s set in an idealistic American South where Luke and Jonah’s relationship is never questioned or taken as anything other than a normal high school romance.

 

The Prince
The Prince is an explosive homoerotic drama set in a repressive 1970s Chilean prison. During a night of heavy drinking, Jaime (Juan Carlos Maldonado), a hot-tempered narcissist, suddenly stabs his best friend. He is sent to jail for murder. There, alone and afraid, he comes under the protection of a tough older inmate known as “The Stallion” (Alfredo Castro) The unlikely pair begin a clandestine romance, but violent power struggles soon threaten their bond. Easily one of the most sexually explicit recent gay movies, this searing story of survival takes inspiration from Jean Genet’s Un Chant d’amour and Fassbinder’s Querelle. It’s an exploration of masculine aggression, conflicting loyalties and pent-up sexual desires.

 

These Peculiar Days
These Peculiar Days tells the story of eight friends who graduate high school and celebrate by staying in a cabin in the woods. Just before the trip, Isabel (Sofia Sylwin) breaks up with Roman (Gerardo Del Razo) when she finds out he’s been cheating on her with Oscar (Carlos Hendrick Huber). When Roman tags along to try to win her back, it turns this pleasant weekend into a ticking time bomb that will be set off by their unstoppable sexual impulses. Soon, the lines between their sexuality begin to blur as allegiances and love affairs are quickly made and broken. An unabashedly erotic look at modern sexual fluidity between young adults from acclaimed writer-director Chucho E. Quintero.

Coming Soon: As Long as I’m Famous

Inspired by true events, writer-director Bruce Reisman‘s new drama As Long as I’m Famous is set during the summer of 1948 and follows the private, often forbidden romances of legends Montgomery Clift (Gavin Adams) and Richard Rodgers (Eric Lutes), told through the perspective or a then-unknown 24-year-old writer named Sidney Lumet (Aaron Fors).

With committed performances, this edgy romance, set during the Golden Age of both Broadway and Hollywood, shows how privacy at the time was not just implied, it was expected.

Watch the trailer for As Long as I’m Famous below and click here to pre-order your copy. The film will be available on DVD and VOD August 16th.

 

The Nostalgia Collection offers up a six-disc compilation of underground gay cult classics

Fans of underground gay erotica won’t want to miss this amazing new collector’s set from cult filmmaker Toby Ross.

The Nostalgia Collection includes six sexually-explicit films which take a look back at bygone eras while celebrating male beauty. This new six-disc set includes the films Bill Eld: American Pop Culture IconCruisin’ 57Rock n Roll Dreams, Paper DreamsToby Ross and the ’70s and Once in a Blue Moon.

Originally released in 1975, Cruisin’ 57 is the only adult film to have played in the Pop Montreal Festival to a packed house with a full live band. Michael Muni tells of his crushes and flings as he finds his school a bedrock of erotic fantasies. We get the car hops, the cloths, the one-liners and those clean-cut, baby-faced, all-American boys.

Paper Dreams depicts the golden age of the gay adult magazine industry between 1966 and 1973. In that window of time, thousands of men posed for photographers to make some quick cash. They shined brightly and briefly before fading away, but some of their stories are told here.

In the documentary Toby Ross and the ’70s, the director himself tells the real story behind casting and producing his theatrical features from the 1970’s against the backdrop of a jubilant San Francisco. In Bill Eld: American Pop Culture Icon, he focuses on his muse for an emotional docudrama that tells the life story of one of the industry’s sexiest men.

Rock’n’roll Dreams is an erotic time travel story that follows a young guitar player auditioning for a very lascivious Phil Spector and a Berkley teacher preaching love not war. Finally, in Once in a Blue Moon, offers up a series of thoughtful, erotic and often deeply romantic vignettes.

The Nostalgia Collection will be available on DVD starting September 27th. Check out the cover below and click here to pre-order your copy.

 

Watch the trailer for the award-winning queer indie horror flick Night at the Eagle Inn

Night at the Eagle Inn follows fraternal twins Spencer and Sarah Moss (Taylor Turner and Amelia Dudley). The pair embark on a pilgrimage to a remote Vermont inn to investigate the last known whereabouts of their father… who mysteriously disappeared the night they were born.

Once checked in, the uncanny innkeeper (Greg Schweers) and the attractive groundskeeper (Beau Minniear), who proves to be seductive for both twins, guide them through the institution’s tragic and terrifying history.

Not ones to leave any stone unturned, Spencer and Sarah go rogue and dive even deeper. Their exploration leads to shocking revelations as the property’s dark secrets ensnare them in a hellish labyrinth they must escape before dawn.

Equal parts The InnkeepersThe Shining and VacancyNight at the Eagle Inn is a fast-paced, queer-friendly horror-mystery laden with intrigue, black comedy and plenty of scares. Writer-director Erik Bloomquist is a former Top 200 Director on HBO’s Project Greenlight. The film won a Special Jury Prize at Popcorn Frights, Best Actress at ReadingFilmFEST, Best Sound Design at Sin City Horror Fest and Best Supporting Actor and Best Original Score at Terror in the Bay Film Festival.

Watch the trailer for Night at the Eagle Inn below. The film will be available on DVD and Blu-ray starting October 11th, just in time for Halloween, but you can pre-order your copy here.

 

Poppy Field is a riveting new gay thriller based on true events

“AN EXCITING MORALLY GREY FILM” – Dirty Movies

“REVEALS ASPECTS OF PREJUDICE THAT ARE RARELY SEEN ONSCREEN” – Eye for Film

“AN INTENSE AND HONEST FILM” – World Socialist Web Site

“A COMPELLING CHARACTER DRAMA WITH A SUBLIME LEADING TURN” – Culture Fix

“POWERFUL… A WORTHY ENTRY INTO THE ROMANIAN NEW WAVE” – Art House Street

“IT BUILDS LAYERS OF SUBTEXT UNTIL THEIR IMPLICATIONS ARE STAGGERING” – Spectrum Culture

“A CRISP, UNBLINKING LOOK AT THE VERY REAL DANGERS OF BOTH SELF-LOATHING AND SOCIETAL PREJUDICE” – Shadows on the Wall

“THE STORY IS IMPORTANT, THE LEAD ACTOR IS STUNNING AND THE DIRECTION IS EXCELLENT” – Film Threat

Planning to spend a romantic weekend with his long-distance boyfriend, Christi (Conrad Mericoffer) finds his tender reunion cut short when he is called in to handle a crisis at work. Christi is a member of the Bucharest police force, and his unit is sent to quell a protest at a local movie theater, where a far-right group has interrupted the screening of a queer film.

As tensions between the homophobic protesters and the audience mount, Christi, closeted to his fellow officers, begins to spiral out of control when he spots a former fling in the crowd. A violent outburst threatens to expose Christi’s secret and forces him to confront the contradictions between his personal and professional life.

Inspired by true events, Poppy Field is a tense, thoughtful and unforgettable critically-acclaimed must-see.

 

Watch the trailer for Poppy Field below and click here to order your copy. The film is now available on DVD at TLAgay.

 

John Cameron Mitchell’s controversial classic Shortbus is getting a new special edition release on DVD and Blu-ray!

John Cameron Mitchell‘s controversial queer classic Shortbus explores the lives of several emotionally challenged characters as they navigate the comic and tragic intersections between love and sex in and around a modern-day underground salon. It also features scenes of unabashed, completely unsimulated sex – which causes quite a stir when the film was first released.

A sex therapist who has never had an orgasm, a dominatrix who is unable to connect, a gay couple who are deciding whether to open up their relationship and the people who weave in and out of their lives all converge on a weekly gathering – a mad nexus of art, music, politics, and polysexual carnality. Set in a post-9/11, Bush-exhausted New York City, Shortbus tells its story with sexual frankness, suggesting new ways to reconcile questions of the mind, pleasures of the flesh and imperatives of the heart.

Finally available on both DVD and Blu-ray after a long time out of print (and, in some cases, totally banned), Oscilloscope Laboratories has rescued and restored this unprecedented gay classic. This new special edition is packed with special features, including deleted scenes, multiple audio commentaries, behind-the-scenes footage, documentaries, interviews and more.

 

Watch the trailer for Oscilliscope’s gorgeous new restoration below and click here to pre-order your copy of Shortbus. The film will be available on DVD and Blu-ray at TLAgay beginning August 2nd.