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.
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.
A contemporary pansexual drama that can best be described as the darker, equally sexy Belgian version of John Cameron Mitchell’s Shortbus, Even Lovers Get the Blues follows a group of close, sexually-liberated friends who are coming to grips with a tragedy. Ana is sleeping with Hugo, Dalhia with Graciano, Leo with Louis, and Arthur with just about anyone who will have him. All of the wild parties and one-night-stands satisfy their individual desire to live life to the fullest… until one of them passes away quite unexpectedly. In the cold light of day, each member of this tight-knit group begins questioning the path they find themselves on. Featuring a ton of nudity and some truly explicit sex scenes, Even Lovers Get the Blues is an adults-only exploration of the love and sexual lives of a group of fascinating young friends.
2008, United States
We had to fight the temptation to make a fully Christmas-movie-oriented list – one because not everyone celebrates Christmas and two because there just aren’t enough gay-themed holiday movies to choose from. This one, though, is worthy of the list. In Ornaments, TJ, Julie P., and Art find the collegiate family they’ve created is as burdensome as the ones they left behind. In this dark comedy, after eight Christmases, six friends have gotten together for their last. Struggling Born-Again newlyweds, Art and Mattie, come into the weekend thinking they’re pregnant. Hate spewing TJ brings his young black boy-toy Anieken for shock value. And the two hosts, Julie T. and Julie P. appear the happy couple. This Christmas everyone’s irreconcilable differences will be exposed. A darkly hilarious look at a group of friends who reunite at a Christmas celebration gone wrong. As their friendship unravels, they find out that their lives are not the bliss that each of them had hoped for.
Aging prostitute Vassili (Stephane Rideau from Come Undone and Wild Reeds) stumbles upon an unconscious young trick (Dimitri Durdaine) in a notorious Parisian cruising ground and takes him home to nurse his wounds. It’s not long before the two men discover a burning connection and become lovers and accomplices who swindle clients one by one. However, when Vassilli’s violent past comes back to haunt him, the couple decide to flee the city in hope of finding a place where they can be happy and content forever. But can they truly escape their inner demons? Actor turned director Gael Morel has created a slick, steamy and endlessly captivating thriller that is not to be missed.
A classic in the genre, We Were One Man tells a story of gay love between two WWII soldiers. Guy, a peasant French farmer, is trying to live a simple life during World War II. He lives in a small farmhouse outside ay village in France. He has almost no friends, that is until one day when he stumbles across Rolf, an injured German soldier. The simple, naive Guy brings Rolf home and nurses him back to health. While convalescing, a relationship slowly builds between the two men. They frolic naked in the woods and swim in the stream. Thin, boyish Guy is a contrast to the blond, hard bodied Rolf. A passion stirs between to the two young men. Their lives intertwine, each happy to be sheltered and loved, that is until the war asserts itself back into their lives.