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.
You Can’t Escape Lithuania
After his star actress, Indre (Irina Lavrinovic), murders her mother, rich-kid filmmaker Romas (Denisas Kolomyckis) plans her escape from Lithuania. His sexy Mexican boyfriend Carlos (Adrian Escobar) helps them reluctantly. On the road, Romas begins shooting an improvised experimental film of their harrowing trip with his smartphone. As events take an unexpected turn, their secrets, memories and emotions make this journey wilder than any film Romas could have imagined. Stylish and supremely sexy, You Can’t Escape Lithuania is a gripping gay road movie from acclaimed filmmaker Romas Zabarauskas, who based it loosely on his own experiences. He funded the movie though Kickstarter… and went naked for donors to raise money (something, you’ll be happy to know, his cinematic counterpart also does in the film).
An unconventional, sometimes troubling love story, Hara Kiri follows young gay punk skateboarders August and Beto (Jesse Pimentel and Mojean Aria) during what is, for all intents and purposes, their last day on Earth. These two rebellious soul mates have made a suicide pact. They just want one more day to create chaos, say goodbye to people from their past and gorge themselves on food from every conceivable fast food chain. Attempting to break common trends in gay cinema, writer-director Henry Alberto embraces “the ugly, aggressive and raw side of queer love.” Filmed on the fly in only three days, with dialog completely improvised by the performers, Hara Kiri is a wholly unique and commendably unsettling romance which shines a spotlight on a younger subset of the gay community not often seen.
Tender and tantalizing, erotic and innocent, Mary Marie unfolds the story of lifelong devotion between two women who can neither be fully together nor apart. In the wake of her mother’s passing, Mary (co-writer Alana Kearns-Green) and Marie (writer-director Alexandra Roxo) retrace their childhood footsteps back to the country house where they grew up. Seduced by the sultry heat of the rural summer, their sisterly affection begins to overflow into unspeakable love. Their forbidden intimacy deepens until a naive farm boy troubles the waters, unleashing waves of jealousy and betrayal, and exposing cruelty that only lovers are capable of. Mary Marie caused controversy among festival audiences worldwide when it premiered, while simultaneously charming audiences with its stunning style and the breathtakingly raw performances by the two lead actors.
A young man’s entrapment in the world of male prostitution is the theme of this melancholic indie – produced, directed, written by and starring (super-sexy) Spanish actor/model Pau Masó. Aleksandr is a timid young man and recent illegal Russian émigré, now living in New York City. Needing money, he begins dancing in a seedy gay club, a job that both pays well and offers him a feeling of being wanted and desired. The dancing soon evolves into escorting as Aleksandr becomes a prostitute with a steady stream of regulars. But he soon realizes that the physical pleasure does not satisfy his desperate yearning for love. He even fools himself into believing he has found “the one” in the form of one of his customers, a married “straight” man who is actually only interested in sex. Soon his world becomes a series of sexual encounters with none of the emotional comfort he craves. He becomes increasingly troubled and reaches out for help to different men – but is their help real, or just another guy trying to get into his pants?
Brad Lunders (P.J. Boudousqué) is a teenager forcefully abducted from his home in the middle of the night by his mother’s consent to a harsh wilderness reform facility. There is no contact with the outside world and the retired war colonel in charge prides himself on breaking an inmate’s spirit in order to correct delinquent behavior. As we learn of the tragic events that led to Brad’s arrival, unforeseen circumstances threaten to tear the already eroding reform facility apart, forcing Brad to confront not only his fellow inmates and the personnel in charge, but finally his own sense of what is right and what is wrong. Though it isn’t exactly a gay-themed film, there is a lot of homoeroticism and subtext to Coldwater that we think our viewers will appreciate. You can certainly enjoy taking in the cast of exceptionally hot guys while you deal with the film’s harrowing themes.