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.
Brothers of the Night
Good looks can be a blessing and a curse. In an underworld, against the backdrop of Vienna’s skyline, live the underdogs of respectable society. Sporting their leather jackets like suits of armor, these Bulgarian hotties pose, play and seduce “young Marlon Brando-style.” They moved to Vienna in search of adventure and a quick buck, but poverty has drawn them to sell their bodies instead. Sucked into an inescapable nocturnal life, they spend their nights servicing lonely male admirers. They call it ‘doing business’ to make a clear distinction between work and pleasure. A cutting-edge, relentlessly stylish pseudo-documentary, Brothers of the Night has earned considerable raves. According to Filmstarts “had Fassbinder made a documentary about Viennese prostitutes, it would look like this.” Les Inrockuptibles said that “it’s a film of real beauty.”
Permanent Green Light
Roman (Benjamin Sulpice) seems like a normal teenager. He plays video games, draws, hangs out with his friends. All the normal stuff. But under the surface he’s made a decision… a decision to explode. Literally. He wants to do it in public. He’s not suicidal. He has no ideology. He’s not interested in “heaven” or in going there. He doesn’t want people to misinterpret his explosion as a suicide. He doesn’t want people to misinterpret the explosion as his death. This second collaboration between cult novelist Dennis Cooper and filmmaker Zac Farley is, in the words of Paper Magazine, “a brilliant, disturbing, but darkly rewarding experience.” Anyone familiar with their previous film, Like Cattle Towards Glow, will have an idea of the deeply subversive piece of work on offer with Permanent Green Light.
Crazy All These Years
A poignant yet humorous look at life, death and the damage caused by running away, this new drama focuses on Ben (Christopher Howell), a gay man who returns home to his small Tennessee town to care for his ailing, cantankerous mother (Cinda McCain). As mother and son struggle to find common ground, Ben is forced to examine his previous romantic relationships – and the many broken hearts left in his wake. The most broken of those hearts belongs to Joe (James Fuertes), an ex-lover who is equally troubled and excited to reunite with Ben. Written and directed by Jeff Swafford, the creator behind the gay series Three, Crazy All These Years began life as a stage play, but the emotional impact lends itself well to the cinematic world. Don’t miss this thoughtful family drama.
Drive Me Home
Antonio and Agostino (Vinicio Marchioni and Marco D’Amore) grew up together in a small town in Sicily. All throughout that time, they dreamt of living a different life, somewhere else. Now thirty-year-olds, both men are living abroad, as they had wished. However, they lost touch with one another years ago. When Antonio discovers that the house he grew up in, which had been empty for a long time, is about to be sold at auction, he decides to leave and reconnect with his childhood friend. But in the intervening time, their lives have changed a lot. When these two old buddies come back together, long forgotten conflicts and new revelations bubble back up to the surface. The two end up in a truck, travelling through Europe while confronting the realities of their relationship. Don’t miss this thoughtful and sexy new Italian drama.
Queercore: How to Punk a Revolution
Started in the 1980s as a fabricated movement intended to punk the punk scene, “Queercore” quickly became a real-life cultural community of LGBTQ music and movie-making revolutionaries. From the start of the pseudo-movement to the widespread rise of pop artists who used queer identity to push back against gay assimilation and homophobic punk culture, Queercore: How to Punk a Revolution is just that: a how-to-do-it guide for the next generation of queer radicals. The extensive participant list includes Bruce LaBruce, G.B. Jones, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, John Waters, Justin Vivian Bond, Lynn Breedlove, Silas Howard, Pansy Division, Penny Arcade, Kathleen Hanna, Kim Gordon, Deke Elash, Tom Jennings, Team Dresch, and many more.