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.
It’s 1975 and the winds of change are blowing over post-revolutionary Portugal. Al Berto (Ricardo Teixera) returns to his small village after spending several years away in Brussels, where he trained as a painter. Settling illegally in a mansion that had been expropriated from his family during the revolution, young Al Berto begins to hang out with locals – who seem to share his interest in the arts and his dream of a different life. Among them is the handsome Joao Maria (Jose Pimentao), who quickly finds himself falling for Al Berto’s charm. Soon the young man begins forming his own counter-culture revolution – one that bewitches the town’s youth, but proves deeply threatening to the ideals of the conservative locals. Colorful, sexy, provocative and deeply political, Al Berto is an expertly-made period piece.
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.
2009, United States
Fruit Fly follows Bethesda (L.A. Renigen), a young performance artist in search of a career – and her birth mother. Bethesda loves to hang out with her gay buddies. She goes to the gay clubs, dances until the wee hours and sends her friends off to their tricks with a kiss on the cheek. But don’t call her a “fag hag” – Bethesda is a “Fruit Fly”. Interspersed with songs that become conversations and solo musical journeys, this is not your typical musical (where people dance on cruise ship ceilings). These songs are firmly rooted in reality. Some of our favorites include “Fag Hag,” “Gay, Gay, Gay, Gay, Gay,” “Enough about Me,” “We Are the Hag” and “Work in Progress.” Though it’s tremendous fun, writer/director H.P. Mendoza‘s film is not without its serious moments. Do not mistake this movie as frivolous; the director has hidden some underlying messages in the music (which you’re sure to be humming for days).
2011, United States
Filmmaker Everett Lewis helms this ambitious drama set in the war-torn Middle East. Acting as a travel photographer, handsome young Price travels to Pakistan, near the dangerous boarder with Afghanistan, in search of his Marine Captain boyfriend who has disappeared under mysterious circumstances. But the young man gets more than he bargained for as danger and intrigue lurk in all directions. There is Combs, a creepy and duplicitous CIA agent; Marwan, his strangely friendly tour guide; and a variety of homophobic military nationals. In short time, Price grows from a naive American to a coldly calculating man who will do anything to find the man he loves. With stunning cinematography of the sun-burnt beauty of the villages, desert and historic ruins, this taut thriller features a very attractive cast and a story that will have you guessing until the end.
2013, France, Hong Kong, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States
Straight Men and the Men Who Love Them 3 is a stunning collection of international short films chronicling the pitfalls and pleasures of fluid sexuality and men exposing the complex, dynamic and at times volatile relationships and situations surrounding friendships and hidden attractions. In Quarters, a bachelor party gets intense when the groom and his childhood best friend take their relationship to a new level. In Rubber Duckie, two buddies make the most of their time in a post apocalyptic world. Boy Game follows two straight buddies who decide to “practice” with one another to improve their prowess with girls. Early One Summer concerns a curious student on a camping trip with his gym teacher. Finally, From Here to There focuses on two college friends who meet again at a wedding banquet ten years after graduation and reassess their relationship.