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 that you may have missed – ALL available to watch INSTANTLY!
Desire: The Short Films of Ohm
An award-winning international photographer, filmmaker and educator, Ohm Phanphiroj uses his heady artwork to deal with controversial issues – social injustice, human rights, sexual exploitation, sex positivity, identity and desire. Now, for the first time ever, you can see four of his most stunning (and sexually explicit) films in one place. The collection Desire: The Short Films of Ohm includes his infamous Desire Trilogy, The Meaning of It All, Journey and The First Conversation Between Frank & I. Each of these works explores male desire in a singularly artful, erotic and forthcoming way. In Ohm’s own words: “If my work touches you, moves you or makes you feel uncomfortable, then I have done what I came here for.”
A sexy, funny and disturbing experimental feature by filmmaker Todd Verow (the same prolific director behind Anonymous, Vacationland, Goodbye Seventies and many more), Available Light follows several 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. 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.
From director Charlie David, Shadowlands is an anthology film that explores love in three separate stories – a couple renegotiating a relationship, a narcissist grasping to comprehend it, and star-crossed lovers mourning its loss. The collection begins in 1928 with Alex, a self-obsessed plastic surgeon hell-bent on perfection who is hosting a house party with an assortment of colorful guests. Fast forward to 1951 and we meet a gay military couple exploring the idea of opening up their relationship while on a remote camping trip – where they encounter a mysterious stranger. The stories conclude in 2018 when a painter, mourning the loss of his lover, becomes obsessed with creating a realistic painting of him.
Get seduced by a collection of incredible gay shorts from France. In Apollo, we follow a teen, riddled with insecurities, who fantasizes about an ever more muscular body – and an even bigger banana. Herculaneum concerns two men and a volcano that growls. In The Body of Angels, Remi listens to the birds and falls asleep in the hedges while, Gabriel does something far more sinister. In En Retour, Jean-Marc meets Simon, a younger man, for dinner. After a promising start, the evening plunges into extreme drama. Ruptures follows Gabriel and Andre, ex-boyfriends who cross paths for the first time in ten years. Finally, in Electric July, Thomas and Victor visit an abandoned bridge and face their most secret fears and desires.