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.
2017, United States
Award-winning filmmaker Gerald McCullouch (BearCity, Daddy) dives into the lives of men who work at America’s only all-nude, all-male gay strip club – located, oddly enough, in the heart of The Bible Belt! All Male, All Nude is a cutting-edge journey into the taboo world of male stripping. The men living this life can’t be boxed in, nor can those who pay to watch them shed their clothes. An unprecedented expedition, the film introduces staggeringly attractive array of gents (ranging in age from their 20s to their 40s) who expose themselves for the camera in more ways than one. Not only is there plenty of jaw-dropping nudity on display, but the men discuss the events that brought them to this controversial line of work: acting as delicious eye candy for gay men, straight women, business men in town for work, married couples and everyone in between.
Inspired by true events, this shocking story unfurls as a young American (Dusan Dukic) wakes up stark naked in a parking lot one frigid morning in Montreal. The only thing he remembers is that his name is James Brighton… and he is gay. After the police efforts produce no results, James desperately turns to a local gay hotline for help. A volunteer come forward to house him. As time goes on, he develops his own gay family in Montreal, still holding out hope that he’ll remember who he is. After appearing on a “Real News” show, his family contacts him – but are they truly his family? As the pieces of his actual identity unfold, a bizarre twist lands James in jail. Soon everyone begins questioning the real identity of this potential impostor. Opening up doors of memory, consciousness and morality, Amnesia is a remarkable film that will keep you guessing.
2009, United States
Hot former porn star Dylan Vox (also known as Brad Benton) stars as a disturbed young ex-con – think Eve Harrington and Norma Desmond’s love child – who prowls gay West Hollywood for his big break in this hilarious tale of unchecked ambitions. Hunky Boyd (Vox), a recent ex-con and seriously delusional aspiring actor, returns to the streets with only one goal: to become the reality series superstar he believes himself destined to be. Through a case of mistaken identity, the newly blonde and newly named “Shawn” ingratiates his way into the home of successful producers and lovers Derek and Collin (Peter Szeliga and co-writer Bruce L. Hart), where the scheming young man lies, cheats, and seduces his way to the top… or does he? Rebekah Kochan (star of the wildly popular Eating Out series) is absolutely hysterical as Boyd’s “girlfriend”. Homewrecker is an entertaining, campy and intentionally off-kilter low-budget comedy.
The year is 1984 and 18-year-old student, Frank (Layken Anderson), taunted after coming out in his little town, decides to move to Amsterdam. Young and handsome but penniless, he soon finds himself on the doorstep of The House of Boys, a cabaret/men’s strip club/brothel where he is accepted into the protective arms of Madame (Udo Kier), the drag-performing owner. Finally within his new family, Frank soon samples what the city has to offer; booze, drugs, and most of all, sex. His bacchanalian ways are soon curtailed when he discovers he may have a new disease – AIDS. But out of calamity comes hope when Frank finally thinks he has fallen in love. Made in English, this European production features a vivid assortment of characters; from the eager call boys to the drag performers to the sleazy customers. House of Boys is a sweeping coming-of-age tale of sex, innocence lost, illness and love.
The debut feature from Scottish artist/filmmaker Henry Coombes, Seat in Shadow is a witty, perceptive study of social mores, sexual excess and bizarre symbiotic relationships. Albert, an eccentric, aging painter doubling as an unconventional, Jung-inspired psychotherapist, is asked to counsel his friend’s lethargic grandson Ben, whose ongoing boyfriend problems are rapidly fueling an already deep depression. Soon, a deeply unusual bond is formed. Seat in Shadow had its world premiere at Edinburgh International Film Festival where it was in competition for the Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature, and Best Actor in a British Feature. Lead actor David Sillars gives a bravura, tour de force performance and director Henry Coombes offers a wildly unhinged view of gay life in Scotland – one with an equal mix of humor, poignancy and delicious eroticism.