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.
Mind-altering and terrorizing, the new twelve-minute short film Class A is set in modern-day New York City… but the ultimate setting is another world in which our LGBTQ addicts, Jenny (Krystal Joy Brown), Dan (Kieran Mulcare) and Brad (played by writer/director Cameron Moir), enter when interacting with their drug of choice. The film focuses on three drugs in particular, each personified by an actor: Cocaine (Alexander Quiroga), Heroin (Pooya Mohseni) and Crystal Meth (Michael Cavadias). Each drug has its own landscape in which the addict enters and cannot escape until the drug leaves them. Heroin, being a vast black eternal comb, Coke, a stark, white, fast moving space and Crystal Meth, a red, steamy dungeon. Clever and thought-provoking, we can’t wait to see what this director does next.
After learning that she only has three more months left to live, Morgan (Adriana Mather) turns her protected middle class life upside down. That’s when she meets Jordan (Zach Villa), a rebellious, gender-defying artist. Together they embark on an adventure of a lifetime. With a hand-held camera, the pair document their time together, creating a lasting record of what – and who – really matters in life. With superb and fearless performances by the leading newcomers, and a stellar supporting cast that includes Booboo Stewart and Amanda Plummer, Honeyglue is a thoroughly modern love story without labels. Writer/director James Bird takes a raw look at mortality, but the result is a celebration of life, leaving the viewer with a finer appreciation of the excitement, compassion and powerful love that are available to those brave enough to claim them.
Set in Santiago, Chile and based on a true story, Jesus follows an eighteen-year-old named Jess (Nicolas Duran) who is trapped in a dead-end cycle of drugs, sex, apathy and violence. Living with his widower father, Hector (Alejandro Goic), where the TV covers up their inability to communicate, doesn’t help matters. After his band loses a competition, he and his friends get drunk and head out looking for a thrill. They finally find it in a cemetery: a young defenseless boy crosses their path, and violence ensues. Soon, the attack is national news, and the police are searching for those responsible. Desperate to avoid the authorities, as well as his friends, Jess has no choice but to turn to his father for help. But, when the flesh of of your flesh is rotten, will you go to any extent to protect it, or will you cut it loose? If this event brings Jess and Hector closer than ever, it will also tear them apart forever.
From Niels Arden Oplev, the director of the original 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.
Evan (Harry Hains) is a disaffected college student living with his wealthy boyfriend, Chris (Nicholas McDonald). Their social and financial disparities have made their relationship increasingly volatile. While sifting through old relics at an elderly man’s yard sale, Evan finds an 8mm movie camera. The man offers to teach Evan how to use it if he comes back the following week. Upon returning, Evan meets the man’s 43-year-old son, Peter (Michael Redford). They strike up a conversation and Peter gives him reels of old movies – featuring a young Peter and his boyhood friend. These films touch a nerve with Evan. Their youthful flirtations and tenderness are uncomplicated and pure. Evan begins to live vicariously through the home movies and his friendship with Peter soon turns romantic. Evan’s relationship with Chris splinters as he pushes for greater understanding of himself and the notions of family, love and fulfillment.