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!
The Perfect David
Sixteen-year-old David (Mauricio Di Yorio) is much like any teen, but his boyish good looks rest upon a hulking, muscular body. His weightlifting obsession is driven by his mother (Umbra Colombo), a troubled artist whose only goal is to have her son reach physical perfection by his next birthday. With countless hours spent at the gym, David desperately searches for what it means to be a man while also navigating his burgeoning sexual desires. Soon his buddies offer him some performance-enhancing shortcuts, sending David into a dangerous spiral. The Perfect David is at once a delicious ode to the beauty of the male form, a warning of the dangers of seeking absolute perfection and a striking character study of a young man in trouble.
For Hassane (Hamza Mekdad), a young man from an impoverished neighborhood, life has stopped making sense. All he has left is a close group of friends, brought together by a shared sense of marginalization and hopelessness. Hassane’s strange sudden drowning at Beirut’s rocky shore sparks a mob procession and soon strips apart the bond of youth and friendship. His closest friends find themselves grappling with a sense of loss and powerlessness – and with the cold heavy truth of their friend’s dead body. The funeral is transformed into a heartfelt farewell to the beauty and sensuality of life, youth, friendship and love. The second feature film by Lebanese writer-director Mazen Khaled, Martyr is masterful, visceral study of grief.
Montreal is snowed under. While the downtown cranes dance their ballet, two strangers meet randomly in an unfinished apartment. Their chance encounter leads to a violent attraction and a dependency beyond reason. One man is a Russian-born professional acrobat whose future is jeopardized by a broken leg. The other is a buttoned-down, well-groomed man of few words. Which one dominates? Which one manipulates? As it turns out, love is painful and human relations are complex. Staggeringly sexy, this new film from French-Canadian provocateur Rodrigue Jean (Love in the Time of Civil War) features real, completely unsimulated and incredibly explicit gay sex scenes. Viewer discretion is strongly advised.
Lose Your Head
Luis (Fernando Tielve) leaves his partner and flies to Berlin from Spain for a weekend of partying, experimenting with drugs and casual physical encounters. When he meets Viktor (Marko Mandic), a mysterious man, he allows himself to be overpowered, submitting to him with a trusting passion. Shortly afterwards, Luis is confused with a missing Greek student named Dimitri, who happens to be Viktor’s ex-partner. Viktor has no explanation for his disappearance. Plagued by nagging suspicions, Luis nonetheless becomes further entangled in Viktor’s capricious and powerful aura of control and submission. This draws him into a quagmire of mysterious signs and dangers where soon even reality itself begins to seem like an illusion.
In the final moments of his seventeenth year, Miklos (Miles Szanto) finds his entire world crumbling. His plans to run away and escape the hold of his migrant family are brutally undone by the accidental death of his older brother… and only Mik knows what led to this tragedy. As far as he can see, there is only one person to blame: himself. Mik wants nothing more than to head north with his best friend Dan (Daniel Webber), with whom he’s entangled in a particularly confusing homoerotic relationship. However, he feels an obligation and a major sense of guilt that suggest he should stick around to mend his broken family. Can he fill the shoes of his adored brother, or is he destined to bring ruin upon everyone he loves?