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, 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.
Fasten your seat belts for this visually torrid tour through the streets of Barcelona and into the violently emotional world of its love-starved inhabitants. Released in 1998, director Ventura Pons proved to be a daring and original filmmaker as he wove together several seemingly unconnected stories into a complex tapestry of people trapped by their sexual desires and who find their passions both ignited and muted – all in an effort for some kind of human tenderness. The stories begin with a husband and wife’s violent style of dinner preparation. Other stories include an older woman who tries to talk to her long estranged and now homeless brother who is still angry that she and his wife became lovers. It then follows an angry teenage boy who longs for an intimate relationship with his father and looks at a scene where an older man tries to stay young through the oral sexual services of a young male hustler. The cutting is rapid, the images glossy and the issues lurid and controversial. Caresses is drama of human detachment that will excite and mesmerize the viewer.
The Famous and the Dead is an evocative drama set in southern Brazil. A 16-year-old Bob Dylan fan, known only by his online handle “Mr. Tambourine Man,” lives with his mother in the remote countryside. Devastated by the loss of his father and trapped in a village he dubs “the hole in the world,” his only contact to the outside world is via the internet. The arrival of two mysterious figures, the spirit guide “Jingle Jangle” and her companion Julian, ignites both a fear and a fascination that draws him into their seductive nether world. Adapted from the novel by Ismeal Caneppele, director Esmir Filho‘s surreal, visually sumptuous debut is a subdued, soulful and dreamily opaque tale that mines the themes of adolescent uncertainty and burgeoning queer sexual desire.
2013, United States
Luna Park is the home away from home for the stars of a popular gay porn company while they’re on location. Alexia (Laura Reilly) is an ex-actress turned producer. She has her mute younger brother Christi (Taylor Caldwell) managing her infamous apartment building. Everyday, Christi gets his own personal peep shows by hiding in the closets of the motel rooms and watching the actors in their states of both on and off-camera arousal. When Christi gets caught spying on the hunk du-jour, his sister decides to send her streetwise minion Maxwell (Michael Brent) to clean things up. But even in the hustle and bustle of porno luxury, love can blossom. When Maxwell falls for the captivating Christi, the secrets of Alexia’s past could prove toxic to the boys’ young love. In the land of skin and sin, nothing is out of bounds. Welcome to Luna Park.
Two high school outsiders meet and fall in love in this sweetly innocent, heartfelt and ultimately shocking melodrama. Mike (Tristan Barr) attends a suburban Melbourne high school. He is teased by the jocks for his looks and refusal to fight back. Life changes for the excitable boy after he meets and befriends the very handsome Wil (Lucas Linehan), the new kid in the school. Wil seems to be out of Mike’s league, but with a nearly catatonic mother in a psychiatric hospital and a violently abusive father at home, he is a similarly lonely outsider who is quick to respond to Mike’s advances. The two young men now need to navigate their nascent love through the social pressures of school and the tensions of home. With an emotional intensity befitting the hormone-crazy world of young men, Monster Pies will tug at your emotions.
2009, United States
An edgy drama about a gay young man’s tumultuous decent into drugs and anonymous sex, Wrecked is an explicit and nearly pornographic foray into the realm of plot-driven erotica. Ryan (Theo Montgomery) is an earnest 18-year-old trying to develop a career as an actor and getting his life on the right track. This course is quickly threatened with the sudden arrival of his sort-of ex, Daniel (Benji Crisnis), who arrives at Ryan’s door wanting a place to stay and offering the promise of a normal, loving relationship. But Daniel’s drug addiction and his perpetually slutty top-man horniness derail any hope for normalcy. Soon Ryan is caught in his own downward spiral of sex and drug addiction. There are solos, passionate drug-induced lovemaking scenes and even a hot threesome. Handheld cameras, a hot young cast and a boldly upfront approach to sex combine to make Wrecked a unique, boundary-pushing indie.