We’re thrilled to welcome Mattioli Productions to our streaming selection!
Mattioli Productions is a trans-owned full service production company that serves the LGBTQ community by telling their stories through groundbreaking, globally distributed work. Their creative and ambitious works span several genres including comedy, drama, horror, documentary, music videos and reality TV audition reels. Their goal is “to produce content that genuinely represents the LGBTQ community while keeping our stories our own, and increasing our visibility in mainstream media.”
The company is headed by namesake AJ Mattioli, a Queens-born, NYC based, trans producer/director with 16+ years in the entertainment industry. His work has been celebrated at the Queens Museum, The United Nations, The NY Times, The Advocate, Huffington Post, Gay Star News and many others! As a go-to trans producer for queer filmmaking, he’s worked with some of the hottest LGBTQ+ celebs, including Sasha Velour, Shakina Nayfack, Bob The Drag Queen, Cory Wade, Rain Dove, Vincent DePaul, Carmen Carerra, Miss Fame and many more.
AJ’s 2019 credits included the queer slasher horror-comedy Killer Unicorn, and the short films Hopelessly, How to Fold a Fitted Sheet and Neon Boys. 2020 will bring a #MeToo-focused thriller called Guys at Parties Like It and the short films S&M Records, A Single Evening and Role of a Lifetime. Keep an eye out for those and check out the selection of titles below – all available now at TLAgay!
The Coffee Shop
The Coffee Shop is a quirky queer comedy that takes place in a gay owned, rainbow-friendly New York restaurant and coffee house where love is constantly tossed into the blender. At this place the coffee is often cold but the Sass is always served hot. This film combines seven vignettes that stand alone but together make one hilarious film.
All Darren wants is a connection. When his girlfriend and his boyfriend don’t have time for him, Darren goes on an adventure to find love, again and again and again. Welcome to polyamory!
How to Fold a Fitted Sheet
Bellamy’s having a bad day: she’s being deported from the country, her girlfriend dumped her, she can’t access her bank account, and her fitted sheet just won’t fold. Now watch her make it worse.
Danny and his friends couldn’t be more excited about the upcoming “Brooklyn’s Annual Enema Party: Where you come to get douched and dance.” While the night starts out fun, it quickly takes a turn for the worst when Danny is attacked by a stranger. A year later, Danny gets talked into going back to the party. It isn’t until his friends start to disappear and get killed in gruesome ways that Danny realizes that his life, and everyone else who helped him that night, are in danger. A man wearing a unicorn mask is killing off Brooklyn nightlife, one queen at a time, and he won’t stop until he has his revenge!
When Conner first meets Devin, he feels an instant attraction to him. However, soon Conner’s nemesis, the Puerto Rican drag queen Adora wants Devin all to herself. Conner soon realizes the only way to compete with a drag queen is to become a drag queen. With the help of his club friends, Conner must make it his mission to destroy Adora if he wants to win back Devin.
Unable to find a job; Shawn works as an erotic dancer to support his daughter. Life takes a strange turn when he falls for a go-go boy!
Words is an exploration of identity and being oneself against the everchanging backdrop of NYC. Exploring the beautiful, historic and ever evolving landscape of America’s busiest city, eight-teen diverse nationalities, backgrounds and personalities share how their stories break down the labels placed upon them. These New Yorker’s are contextualized in a range of environments from the world of the arts to the NYPD; the legal field to the fashion industry. Words investigates the dissonance between self and socially constructed identities. This film features exclusive interviews from a variety of artists, activists, icons, and innovators, whom all are living their truth. Words dissects, deconstructs and pays powerful tribute to the language we use to shape the many facets of our identities as men, women, artists, New Yorkers and most importantly humans.