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.
2013, United States
Super-serious former L.A. cop-turned-advertising executive Steve (Eric Presnall) meets his professional match when hot-shot Brit Mark (Gregor Cosgrove) joins the ad agency. They immediately get off on the wrong foot and their initial distrust soon builds to pure mutual animosity. When a company weekend retreat in a Santa Fe desert resort brings them together it only worsens their tension, but distrust turns to passion when one night, as the two men become lost in the desert, they make furious love. But come dawn, Mark reveals that he is in fact straight and engaged to be married. With single-minded intensity bordering on obsession, blond Steve refuses to believe this, and becomes determined to win Mark at any cost. As far from a drippy gay romance as one can imagine, this testosterone-driven tale of intense attraction makes for gripping viewing.
2003, United States
It is 1972 and muscularly handsome blond Peter (Sam Levine) heads off to an exclusive Virginia university, unsure of what to expect. He joins a fraternity house where he meets William (Bryan Carroll), a classics major who has a strong attraction to him. Despite their flirting, however, the reserved Peter becomes romantically involved in a ménâge-à-trois with his roommate Joe (Trevor Lissauer) and Joe’s girlfriend Bess (Amber Taylor). When the trio’s social bliss is disrupted by a violent episode, Peter is taken in and protected by Ian (Julio Perillán), his poetry professor. Recuperating at Ian’s idyllic country house, Peter soon falls in love with his hunky professor. Of course, their hot and heavy affair – which includes skinny-dipping, passionate sex and bathing outdoors – is taboo. When jealousy rears its ugly head, Peter and Ian’s happiness is threatened.
2011, United States
Sean Paul Lockhart stars as Ricky, a 1950s teens who secretly has his eyes on Talon (Anton Troy), the high school’s greaser bad-boy! Little does Ricky know that Talon and his fellow leather jacket-clad buddies are werebears! They may look like all-American boys, but they turn into hairy beasts in the blink of an eye. With gorgeous twink flesh on display, non-stop homoerotic action, hysterically funny supporting performances from Insidious series star Lin Shaye (as a gay-friendly clairvoyant) and writer/director Tim Sullivan himself (as a randy coach with a thing for his budding young charges) and numerous over-the-top musical numbers, I Was a Teenage Werebear is a delightfully campy must-see. A short film, it runs roughly 30 minutes. (the DVD is packed with rare, completely exclusive special features – including promo spots, trailers, deleted scenes, music videos, behind-the-scenes docs and more).
2016, France & Germany
Eager to leave behind his past in Germany, teacher Antek Liebmann (Godehard Giese) rents a quaint house in the French countryside and takes a job in the town’s antique shop. The tranquil setting initially appears to be perfect for blending in and disappearing, but life in the rural enclave isn’t quite so simple. Local hunters are a little trigger-happy, and if that doesn’t make the forest dangerous enough, apparently there is a serial killer stalking victims in the woods. And then there are the neighbors: single mother Genevieve (Adeline Moreau), who is very welcoming – perhaps a little too much considering Liebmann seems more intrigued in the scruffy and sweet Sébastien (Fabien Ara), a customer at the antique shop. No one realizes that Antek has left behind a terrible secret in his own country. The discovery of a mysterious artists’ residency on the edge of town and the arrival of an unexpected visitor from Germany help Liebmann face his past and offer a way out of the darkness.
2006, Nigeria & United Kingdom
Childhood best friends, Raymond/Rag (Danny Parsons) and Tagbo/Tag (Damola Adelaja) are separated at the age of 12 – when Rag is taken to live with his grandmother in Birmingham. They reunite ten years later as young men: the handsome Rag is now a struggling high school drop-out who hopes to become a fireman, while the scholarly Tag works towards being accepted into a prestigious law firm. After a mysterious business trip to Nigeria, complex emotional and physical feelings grow between them, but outside forces – including everything from everyday racism to a disapproving, Bible-quoting father – conspire to separate them. Evoking the multicultural, working-class London of Stephen Frears’ My Beautiful Launderette, Rag Tag is a touching and earnest story of love.