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.
In April of 2018, São Paulo played host to the second annual Brazilian Mr. Leather competition… and things got heated, to say the least. The new film Mr. Leather offers you a front-row seat – and takes you deep behind the scenes – as five individual contestants vie for full leather dominance. The winner will be crowned by Dom Barbudo, the first official Mr. Leather of Brazil. Along with victory comes a year-long commitment to promoting the leather community throughout the country, even in the face of increasingly conservative values and political unrest. Making his feature film debut, writer-director Daniel Nolasco follows all the action, creating gorgeous and intensely provocative compositions that celebrate the unique power of this thriving subculture.
All Male, All Nude: Johnsons
Journey into the unique world of male stripping in this follow-up to the popular doc All Male, All Nude. This brand-new sequel is set in Florida’s newest gay strip club, Johnsons, located in Florida – home to the creator and owner Matt Colunga, an award-winning body builder who has been in the male entertainment industry for over twenty-three years. From 42-year-old Matt, to 26-year-old Alexander, who spends his days dressed as Spider-Man creating early memories for children at kid parties and spends his nights stripping down to his G-String for gay men, to single fathers and young men putting themselves through college with their stripping income, to entertainers in the adult film world – the men who compose the heart of Johnsons are diverse, unique, captivating and super sexy!
Matthew (Antoine Lahaie) is a young Canadian trying to make a fresh start in Berlin, but he feels the isolation of living in a strange, new city. When he meets the beautiful and charismatic Matthias (Nicolas Maxim Endlicher), he is immediately entranced. Soon Matthew’s interest escalates, becoming an obsession. He begins to transform himself to embody the object of his desire, cutting his hair, and getting new clothes. When Matthias gets into a motorcycle accident, the opportunity is too perfect. Matthew can now become Matthias. In a coma in the hospital, Matthias’ waking life, dreams and memories blur. Where the real ends, the artificial begins.
As much of an anti-Bollywood film as one could imagine, revolutionary filmmaker Q’s Gandu (Hindi slang for Asshole) is a deliriously frantic, music-infused look at one poor young man and his dreams of becoming a rap star. Excitable Gandu (Anubrata Basu) lives in Kolkata. Poor, he survives by stealing spare change from the trousers of a man his prostitute mother services. Gandu wants to become a successful rapper, and finds a comrade-in-song with another young man, the Bruce Lee-loving Rickshaw (Joyraj Bhattacharya). Together they sing, drink, do drugs, wander the city and collectively dream of success. When Gandu wins big in the lottery, all his dreams seem to come true. Or do they? Told in fragmented scenes with pulsating music, the film is surreal, wild, weird, unpredictable, and sexually graphic. Though it’s not exactly a gay-themed movie, Gandu is a startlingly bold and wildly entertaining example of new Indian filmmaking (and which, ironically, is banned in India). There’s also plenty of nudity and subtle homoeroticism.
Through hidden basements, bedrooms and bars across London, the startling new documentary Chemsex from directors William Fairman and Max Gogarty frankly and intimately exposes a dark side to modern gay life. Traversing an underworld of intravenous drug use and weekend-long sex parties, this stunning documentary tells the story of several men struggling to make it out of “the scene” alive – and one health worker who has made it his mission to save them. While society looks the other way, this powerful and unflinching film uncovers a group of men battling HIV and drug addiction while trying to find acceptance in a changing world.