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.
Two young men find their seemingly solid relationship threatened when temptations and unease begin to pull them apart. During one hot summer, blond, pot-smoking and dealing Kurt (Kyle Wigent) and cute, but moody grocery store clerk Paul (Tanner Rittenhouse) begin a committed relationship. Best pals, roommates and lovers, they have an amazing rapport. But when rich-kid Kevin (Adam Fane) enters the picture with romantic designs on Kurt, an unsatisfied longing is exposed – threatening their love in the process. A richly textured examination of gay male relationships, In Bloom is a warm, funny, intelligent, sharply-written, painfully honest, well-acted drama.
Director Everett Lewis returns in fine form with this sexy dark thriller about a young man who finds his stable world threatened when he meets and falls in love with hot drug-addicted hustler. After some risky decisions cause his home-design business to falter, handsome young Rusty (Patrick Tatten) blows off steam with Denny (Dale Dymkoski), a blond bit of rough trade he meets at a convenience store. But what begins as a carefree fling lights a fire inside the buttoned-up architect, and before long Rusty follows Denny into an unpredictable world of drugs, sex and seedy characters. Fueled by the palpable chemistry between the two leads, Lucky Bastard details a somewhat grim reality full of dashed hopes and damaged goods, while also highlighting the enduring spiritual bond that forms between lovers. As Denny’s moods swing out of Rusty’s control, Rusty finds himself at a crossroads, to stake out his future against the messy backdrop of real life.
After a drunken night, Gavin (Jack Falahee of “How to Get Away with Murder” and “Mercy Street”) and Amy (Ella Hatamian) return home to their East Village apartment to find a young man (adorable “True Blood,” “Once Upon a Time” and “24” star Giles Matthey) passed out on the front steps. The straight couple reluctantly agree to let him into their home. Over the course of the weekend they both vie for the attention of this mysterious and attractive young man. Their intrigue grows with everything they learn about him and Gavin quickly longs to become more intimate with the drifter, confronting his hidden desires and sexuality in the process. From writer-director Ian Samplin, Hunter is a smart, character-driven NYC indie.
We Were One Man
A classic in the genre, We Were One Man tells a story of gay love between two WWII soldiers. Guy (Serge Avedikian), a peasant French farmer, is trying to live a simple life during World War II. He lives in a small farmhouse outside a village in France. He has almost no friends, that is until one day when he stumbles across Rolf (Piotr Stanislas), an injured German soldier. The simple, naive Guy brings Rolf home and nurses him back to health. While convalescing, a relationship slowly builds between the two men. They frolic naked in the woods and swim in the stream. Thin, boyish Guy is a contrast to the blond, hard bodied Rolf. A passion stirs between to the two young men. As their playful camaraderie grows, two young men who should be enemies begin to bond in ways neither thought possible. They end up intertwined, each happy to be sheltered and loved, that is until the war asserts itself back into their lives.
Like You Mean It
In the remarkable relationship drama Like You Mean It, first-time writer-director Philipp Karner (who also stars in the film) deftly captures the challenges of life in Los Angeles through the eyes of a disillusioned actor named Mark. Having spent years auditioning for bit parts, Mark questions whether he’s masculine enough for Hollywood’s leading-man criteria. His relationship with Jonah (Denver Milord), a sweet-natured musician and unfailingly supportive boyfriend, is on the verge of collapse, and nostalgia for happier times only makes their current troubles worse. As they attempt to reignite their intimacy through sex, drugs and therapy, Mark is forced to confront his own self-worth within the vast and notoriously isolating City of Angels.