This Weekend’s VOD Favorites
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.
Land of Storms
Szabi (Andras Suto) is a young Hungarian on a German soccer team. After a fight with his best friend Bernard (Sebastian Urzendowsky), Szabi decides to return to Hungary to fix up a countryside home he inherited. There, he meets Aron (Adam Varga) and a mutual attraction ensues. But when news of their love affair spreads around their homophobic small town, the boys find themselves in great danger. To make matters worse, Bernard also shows up and a turbulent love triangle develops. With exceptional performances and evocative visuals, Land of Storms is a deeply affecting drama. It’s also positively dripping with homoeroticism. Those soccer uniforms alone made us break a sweat!
How to Get from Here to There
Upon the death of his mother, a gay man in blue collar America returns to his childhood home, where he discovers a cardboard time machine that he made when he was a boy. As he uses it to get glimpses of his future, he begins to ponder the weight of his life’s choices. With this ultra-low-budget gay romantic drama, first-time writer-director Kevin James Thornton shows that you can make a thoughtful, complex, heady and moving film with just a little bit of money. Though it may not be for all tastes, How to Get from Here to There is an indie passion project, and the dedication shows.
I Miss You When I See You
When a spark from the past shakes up Jamie’s present, will he follow his heart or society’s expectations? Best friends in high school, Kevin and Jamie’s emotional attachment and feeling for one other were cut abruptly short by Kevin’s departure to Australia with his mother. Flash forward a dozen years later. Jamie tracks down Kevin in Australia. The reunion with his best friend reminds Kevin – suffering from depression – of his youthful ambitions. He soon decides to return to Hong Kong. Jamie, though, is in a steady relationship with his girlfriend. When he finds his feelings for Kevin reawakened and growing stronger, he’s forced to make an important choice about their shared future.
The Lost Coast
Halloween Night in San Francisco’s famous Castro is a time for celebration and revelry. And that is exactly what three young friends are in search of in writer-director Gabriel Fleming‘s beautifully rendered story of reunion, desire and regret. Jasper, Mark and Lily were great high school friends. Now in their early twenties, they reunite on Halloween for a night of sex, drugs and good times. But simmering under the surface are pangs of what could have been – especially for the handsome, gay Mark and his straight and recently engaged pal Jasper, both of whom still long for each after a short-lived affair and who have yet to find closure. The Lost Coast tells a breathtaking and poetic tale of friendship and isolation that resonates long after the final shot. It’s a soulful, meaningful story told with artistry, intelligence and passion.
Available Light is a sexy, funny and even sometimes disturbing experimental feature film by prolific writer/director/actor/artist Todd Verow – the same guy behind Frisk, Anonymous, Vacationland and Bad Boy Street. The film follows numerous unconnected people in different cities as they try to escape their loneliness through love, lust or some combination of both. The film was shot in real locations using only available light (hence the title). The viewer is both a voyeur, watching the characters in intimate situations that are not meant to be seen, and an active participant, imagining what the characters are going through and making connections between them that may or may not be real. And, as anyone who is familiar with Verow’s previous work could probably guess, there is plenty of hot male flesh on display.