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.
Jakob (Michel Diercks) is a policeman in a village deep in the woods, where little happens… until the arrival of a mysterious wolf that is causing havoc. Working the night shift, Jakob is tracking the wolf, only to discover that the lupine lurker is actually a man clad only in lipstick and a ladies’ slip – and toting a samurai sword that he uses to lop off the heads of the townspeople, including Jakob’s tormentors. Jakob and the transvestite samurai seem to share a bond, and as the night gets darker, events get even weirder. Unlike any other horror film you’re likely to see, Der Samurai is a German mind-bender about shape-shifting cross-dressers, bloody decapitations, repressed sexual desires and small town life. It’s a surreal mix of dark comedy and eerie creep-out fun that recalls David Lynch and pays homage to, while often improving upon, the synth-soundtrack-packed horror classics of the 80s. Check it out and get your Halloween viewing started early!
Each day after work, Carlos (Joan Bentalle), a language school teacher, frequents the heady surroundings of his local cruising ground. One evening he encounters a teenage boy from his class named Toni (Aimar Vega), and the two engage in a brief sexual tryst. As the relationship between teacher and student begins to develop, some dark truths emerge about the young man and his mysterious group of friends. Much like Alain Guiraudie‘s Stranger by the Lake, Marcal Fores‘ follow-up to his acclaimed debut Animals (BFI Flare 2013) continues to explore the perils of illicit sexual encounters, but with an edge of youthful impudence. Characterized by meticulous long shots, Fores‘ disturbing mystery has a languid visual approach often at odds with the thrills on screen, which are guaranteed to shock and excite in equal measure.
2008, United States
Halloween Night in San Francisco’s famous Castro is a time for celebration and revelry. And that is exactly what three young friends are in search of in writer-director Gabriel Fleming‘s beautifully rendered story of reunion, desire and regret. Jasper, Mark and Lily (Ian Scott McGregor, Lucas Alifano and Lindsay Benner) were great high school mates. Now in their early twenties, they reunite on Halloween for a night of sex, drugs and good times. But simmering under the surface are pangs of what could have been – especially for the handsome, gay Mark and his straight and recently engaged pal Jasper, both of whom still long for each after a short-lived, teenage affair and who have yet to find closure. The Lost Coast tells a breathtaking and poetic tale of friendship and isolation that resonates long after the final shot. It’s a soulful, meaningful story told with artistry, intelligence and passion.
2007, United States
Liberty Hills was the most conservative village in America, till they got through with it! Sweet, sexy and naive Guy (Matthew Burnett) never dreamed he would fall in love with an unrepentant criminal (Patrick Henderson) and their passion would ignite the fire that burns down the local evangelical church in this rambunctious and controversial satire about gay men living in small town America. Featuring the hot disco music of Hedda Layne, a cast of hunky leather men, and a preacher that would put Tammy Faye Baker to shame (even in her 1980s heyday), Theft is a rollicking good time that might even make you stand up and cheer! It also doesn’t hurt that the two lead actors are positively adorable.
Set during the repressive 1970s in Brazil, Tattoo follows the lives of men who refuse to live, and love quietly. The most flamboyant of the group is unquestionably Clecio (Irandhir Santos) – a powerhouse of unapologetic energy and sexuality. When Clecio’s lover brings home his sexy brother-in-law Fininha (the captivating Jesuíta Barbosa), an 18-year-old policeman, Clecio falls in love and things quickly spiral out of control. A heady mix of sex, nudity and drugs, with a whole lot of glitter thrown in, Tattoo is bold, daring, distinctive and bound to make a lasting impression on viewers.