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.
Following one man through two timelines, Boys, the newest feature from director Christophe Charrier, is a gripping and compassionate study of first love and the lingering sting of loss. We first meet Jonas (BPM: Beats Per Minute star Felix Maritaud) in the present, where he’s having a rough go of it. He’s prone to starting fights at the local gay bar, and his boyfriend has had enough of his infidelity and alcohol-soaked antics. His volatile behavior may stem from a traumatic incident in his past. The film flashes back to 1997, where Jonas (played as a high school kid by Nicolas Bauwens) meets Nathan (Tommy Lee Baik), the rebellious new student who will become his crush. The boys venture into the night on their first date unaware that it’s about to change their lives forever. Don’t miss this searing mystery.
Drag Heals is a documentary series that follows men who have never worn heels or make-up but have always dreamed of letting their inner drag queen out! Thanks to RuPaul, drag performance is having a renaissance that has inspired a new generation to explore the art and challenge the constructs of gender. As performance time draws near, our Queens to face down their nerves and personal demons in order to deliver a quality show for people who have shelled out money to see just that. Deeply personal and raw, these Queens tackle prickly issues like gender identity, mental illness, heartbreak and feminism to better understand themselves and their queer experience in an otherwise straight world. Catch all five episodes of the first season of Drag Heals now at TLA!
With bright red hair, a smart mouth and a penchant for sexually-ambiguous pop music, Ned (Fionn O’Shea) has always been bait for the bullies at his rugby-obsessed Irish boarding school. Determined to keep a low profile and weather another year with minimal abuse, Ned is pleasantly surprised when he develops a special friendship with his dashing new roommate Conor (Nicholas Galitzine), a rugby virtuoso who shouldn’t have trouble fitting in, but harbors a few big secrets. Ned encourages Conor’s passion for music, but when their pursuits start to take Conor’s focus away from rugby, their friendship is discouraged by the administration. A funny and observant coming-of-age tale from Irish novelist and filmmaker John Butler, Handsome Devil offers a touching reminder about the importance of loyalty, bravery and making sure that your voice, no matter how different, is heard.
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.
2016, United States
A Young Man’s Future, a feature film from director Edgar Michael Bravo about putting your love on the line for someone when the unexpected occurs, follows two college students, Jeremy and Scott (Jordan Becker and Taylor Clift), who meet one year before graduation, both with bright futures in front of them. All is going well until Scott begins hearing voices that tell him he is going to die and must protect himself from his friends and family. Jeremy along with Scott’s father, Bill (Derek S. Orr), attempt to do whatever they can to help Scott recover from his illness, learning about schizophrenia while seeking treatment to mitigate the effects with the hope Scott can return to school and finish his engineering degree. To help Scott, Jeremy and Bill must use their imagination in ways they never expected to take action to care of the person they love.