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.
In the city of Calicut in the Indian state of Kerala, three young people grapple with entrenched structures of patriarchy – the free-spirited painter Haris (Jason Chacko), his love interest and friend, the athletic, mild-mannered Vishnu (Rajesh Kannan), and a fiery young woman, Sia (Naseera). The air is filled with protests and challenges to the rising religious and economic right wing. Ka Bodyscapes cuts out a slice of the contemporary Indian region, recreating in fiction the struggles of the young to gain space in the face of Hindu right-wing aggression and class oppression in their community. The film was originally banned in India by the Indian ratings board for “glorifying gay relationships”.
Play the Devil
2016, Trinidad & Tobago
Gregory (Petrice Jones) is a gifted working-class teenager from Paramin, a village located on one of the highest points of western area of the Northern Range in Trinidad and Tobago. Starring in a stage play, he soon catches the attention of James (Gareth Jenkins), an affluent businessman. The two men strike up an uncanny friendship as James takes Greg under his wing, pushing him to discover himself professionally, creatively… and intimately. Confused, Greg must at once deal with the return of his drug-addicted father, and navigate through the early days of adulthood. As Carnival Monday approaches and the locals prepare for the annual male initiation parade, Greg must confront James – an act which will prove life-changing.
From Niels Arden Oplev, the director of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, comes a pitch-perfect coming-of-age period piece. In a quirky small town in Denmark, situated on the outskirts of just about everything, 14-year-old Martin (Villads Boyd) is getting ready for one of the most formal transitions from boy to man: the communion. The year is 1976, music is in the air and hormones are blossoming. But in the midst of it all, Martin’s mother suddenly passes away – and her tragic death triggers a series of events that not only change Martin’s life forever, but also affect everyone else in the community. On top of everything else, Martin is also experiencing a sexual awakening with his buddy. Speedwalking is an intense, humorous, and evocative story about how life and death demand a transition in us all.
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.
Writer/director/performer Claude Peres takes viewers on a haunting and intimate journey with this groundbreaking erotic drama. The premise is simple: Peres and a man he’s never met (Men to Kiss and Alex & Leo star Marcel Schlutt) will make love while the cameras roll. No contract, no film crew, no boundaries. The end result is a film that challenges viewers to look into the heart of human desire. There’s palpable tension as “the director” and “the actor” engage in conversation and gradually give in to the film’s unusual and unpredictable scenario. Peres loosely structures the encounter as an interview in which he poses piercing questions to his onscreen lover, himself, and the audience. It’s is the kind of film that seeps into the viewers’ subconscious and rattles their comfort levels. Warning: Unfaithful is SUPER DUPER SEXUALLY EXPLICIT!