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!
A deeply erotic paean to modern sexuality, director Marco Antonio Nunez’s The Sea tells the story of Lorena and Diego (played by Ana Burgos and Marcelo Gutierrez), a seemingly “straight” couple who, upon moving to the coast of Chile, find their relationship tested. After meeting a handsome young local man named Vicente (Francisco Danobeitia), Diego beings to develop feelings he’s never had before. Soon, these two attractive men begin a passionate clandestine affair. Their newfound love triangle comes to a dramatic, inevitable head when all three go on a camping trip together and the truth becomes too difficult to hide. Ana must soon decide whether she’s willing to open up their relationship… to all sorts of new possibilities.
After making an impulsive decision to change his life, Cole (Kyle Cabral) moves to San Francisco, using his straight best friend’s engagement party as an excuse to escape a dead-end career and memories of a passionate summer fling with a boy from New York. But when he arrives, he runs into that very former fling… and old feelings soon begin to resurface. And after his friend, Daren (Nathan Brown), reveals that his recent engagement only happened by accident, Cole decides to use the mysterious powers of a re-discovered sketchbook to try to put all of their lives back on track. A short six-episode series that plays a little more like a feature, Paper Boys is a charming and thoughtful romance that is sure to leave you swooning.
Malila: The Farewell Flower
A sensual drama about desire, grief and spirituality from Thai writer-director Anucha Boonyawatana, Malila: The Farewell Flower fuses gay romance with Buddhist healing. Former lovers Shane and Pich (Sukollawat Kanarot and Anuchit Sapanpong) are both grappling with death in different ways. Shane is haunted by the tragic death of his daughter while Pich is suffering from a terminal illness. As death approaches, Pich dedicates his remaining time to making Bai Sri, a ceremonial ornament while Shane decides to become a Buddhist monk. When the two end up coming back together, their shared history and emotional trauma begin to co-mingle. Soon, the pair begin to sort through the wounds of their past together.
Sexy and heartfelt, Esteros follows two former childhood friends who reunite as adults in their hometown on the banks of the Uruguay River. The summer before high school, Matias and Jeronimo (Ignacio Rogers and Esteban Masturini) found their friendship growing into a mutual attraction, but they soon parted ways. More than a decade later they meet again, and the chemistry between them is palpable, but now Matias has a girlfriend who has traveled home with him for carnival. Seeing his old friend, now so comfortable and confident, reawakens Matias’ feelings. This unexpected opportunity forces him to reassess his choices and to figure out whether he can turn his back on marriage in favor of the man he’s always loved.