Don’t miss Big Boys, one of the most acclaimed gay films of the year so far!

“AN ACHINGLY BRILLIANT COMING-OF-AGE CLASSIC” – The Guardian

“SWEET AND SUBLIME” – Huffington Post

“THE PERFECT FILM” – Into More

“VISCERALLY NOSTALGIC… AN EMOTIONAL TIME MACHINE” – Beyond the Cinerama Dome

“UNUSUALLY ENDEARING” – Variety

“ENORMOUS SWEETNESS” – Hollywood Reporter

“LOVING AND SYMPATHETIC” – Edge Media Network

“OPENHEARTED, COMPASSIONATE… A CROWD-PLEASER IN THE TRUEST SENSE OF THE WORD” – Awards Daily

The critically-acclaimed Big Boys follows Jamie (Isaac Krasner), a young man who finds his dream camping trip ruined, before it begins, when he learns that his cousin is bringing her new boyfriend along. However, his initial jealousy of the competent and confident Dan (David Johnson III) quickly turns into a friendship as they bond over cooking, games and both being ‘big boys.’

As his burgeoning crush gets him into awkward scrapes and arguments, Jamie begins to come to terms with who he is, and his desires.

Director Corey Sherman takes us back to our childhood with this heartwarming coming-of-age tale.

 

Watch the trailer for Big Boys below and click here to pre-order your copy. The film will be available on DVD at TLAgay starting June 11th.

 

TLA’s Memorial Gay Sale! Get 50% OFF VOD, plus 25% OFF In-Stock DVDs and Blu-rays

This weekend you can get an EXTRA 50% OFF our massive selection of on-demand titles, plus an EXTRA 25% OFF all in-stock DVDs and Blu-rays at TLAgay! Take advantage of the discount and stock up on gay movies, adult films and more.

This offer expires Tuesday, May 28th, 2024 at 4:00pm ET. The discount is valid only on items currently in stock as well as VOD rentals and downloads. Click here to start shopping!

 

Trailer Alert: Egoist

“A STUNNING AND TRULY HAUNTING WORK” – Edge Media Network

“EXQUISITELY VISUALIZED” – Psychocinematography

“RAW AND IMMEDIATE” – Japan Times

“AN EXCELLENT DRAMA” – Asian Movie Pulse

“STRONGLY RECOMMENDED” – Bay Area Reporter

“A SATISFYINGLY TEXTURED, BITTERSWEET CHARACTER STUDY INFUSED WTH WARMTH AND ENERGY” – Screen International

“ONE OF THE TOP QUEER OFFERINGS OUT SO FAR THIS YEAR” – Brandon Judell

 

Based on Makoto Takayama‘s semi-autobiographical novel, director Daishi Matsunaga‘s Egoist is a uniquely sexy and heartfelt drama about family.

Kosuke (Ryohei Suzuki), a fashion magazine editor in his mid-thirties, revels in the blessings of his comfortable lifestyle. When he hires Ryuta (Hio Miyazawa), a personal trainer, in order to get into shape, he gets more than he bargained for. The two fall in love, but when Kosuke discovers Ryuta secretly works as an escort to provide for himself and his mother, the two men strike a financial agreement. However, when tragedy strikes, Kosuke and Ryuta’s mother grow closer and must confront a new future together.

 

Watch the trailer for Egoist below and click here to pre-order your copy. The film will be available on DVD at TLAgay starting May 28th.

 

 

Coming Soon: The Extinction of Fireflies

Set over Labor Day Weekend in coastal New England, The Extinction of Fireflies follows a writer looking for some feedback from a few close friends.

James (Drew Droege), a middle-aged playwright, invites longtime friend and legendary TV diva Charlotte (Tracie Bennett) and occasionally working actor friend Jay (Michael Urie) to read his latest dramatic effort – a tricky piece of work based on the epic romance of Roman Emperor Hadrian and his young lover Antinous.

When Jay ends up bringing along his new – and much younger – lover Callisto (Kario Marcel), the feedback proves spectacular and the fireworks begin to fly.

Written and directed by James Andrew Walsh, based on his stage play of the same title, The Extinction of Fireflies is a thoughtful, funny and layered passion project about art, creativity and aging as gracefully as possible.

 

Watch the trailer for The Extinction of Fireflies below and click here to pre-order your copy. The film will be available on DVD at TLAgay starting May 28th.

 

An aspiring drag queen discovers the meaning of family in the comedy-drama Queen Tut

Following the death of his mother, Egyptian teen Nabil (Ryan Ali) moves to Toronto to live with his traditionally-minded father.

Once there, he meets Malibu (Alexandra Billings), a local proprietor who is on a crusade to protect Mandy’s, her drag nightclub and queer haven, from demolition. The shy Nabil, wanting to learn how to sew like his seamstress mother, soon finds a drag mother mentor in the exuberant Malibu, who makes all her own dresses.

As the boy begins to find his true self, the fight to save the club quickly escalates, pitting Nabil against his architect father and drag queens and queer artists against the gentrification-minded establishment.

Funny, inspiring and packed with memorable performances, director Reem Morsi‘s Queen Tut is a rousingly entertaining and insightful coming out drag tale.

 

Watch the trailer for Queen Tut below and click here to pre-order your copy. The film is coming to DVD and VOD at TLAgay starting May 14th.

 

Two boys find love inside a youth detention center in the riveting drama The Lost Boys

Is it possible to discover freedom within the confines of prison walls? That’s the question at the heart of the riveting new French drama The Lost Boys.

Stuck inside a youth detention center, Joe (Peter von Kant star Khalil Ben Gharbia) has spent the last few years lonely and reclusive as he prepares his return to a society that will most likely shun him. The arrival of brooding William (Lie with Me star Julien De Saint Jean), a new inmate, will reshape his concept of what freedom truly means.

As the boys discover a mutual attraction and empathy toward each other, and a romance begins, the reality of losing each other becomes all too real as Joe’s release date approaches.

Director Zeno Graton captures a love of rare strength and sensitivity while also examining notions of masculinity, sexuality and power.

 

Watch the trailer for The Lost Boys below and click here to pre-order your copy. The film will be available on DVD at TLAgay starting May 7th.

 

Desire becomes a literal monster in the sexually-charged gay thriller Carnal Sins

A stylish new queer horror-thriller, Carnal Sins follows Nino (Nicolas Diaz), a curious teen who has been enduring homophobic attacks on the streets. After being deemed a bad influence to the other boys in his neighborhood, his parents temporarily move the family to the countryside.

Away from the city, Nino wanders in a forest supposedly haunted by The Almamula, a monster that takes those who commit carnal sins and impure acts.

In the middle of summer, with sweaty bodies all around, the line between dream and reality becomes blurry. In a world surrounded by whispers, unspoken desires and prayers, Nino’s curiosity and impulses surface. As an escape from a reality flooded with toxicity, repressions, interdictions and imminent threat, the hidden and sensuous mysteries of the forest become increasingly attractive to Nino.

 

With gorgeous cinematography, gripping performances and a strong sense of place, this atmospheric, sexually-charged horror-thriller from writer-director Juan Sebastian Torales will linger with you long after the credits roll.

 

Watch the trailer for Carnal Sins below and click here to pre-order your copy. The film will be available on DVD and VOD starting March 26th.

 

Two men get a second chance at first love in the gay romance Since the Last Time We Met

From writer-director Matías De Leis Correa, Since the Last Time We Met follows Victor and David (played by Patricio Arellano and Esteban Recagno), two former lovers who find themselves unexpectedly reunited fifteen years after they last saw each other.

During this reunion, they find the love story of their younger years suddenly revives. Victor finds himself passionately drawn to David, who is now married to a woman. As their lives intertwine, the two men struggle with their feelings, knowing that every time they meet might well be the last.

Reminiscent of beloved gay films like Moonlight and WeekendSince the Last Time We Met tells a heartfelt and very sexy story about modern relationships, rekindled passions and reconnecting with a lost love.

 

Watch the trailer for Since the Last Time We Met below and click here to pre-order your copy. The film will be available on DVD starting April 30th at TLAgay.

 

Now Available: Drifter

In Drifter, twenty-two-year-old Moritz (Lorenz Hochhuth) follows his boyfriend Jonas (Gustav Schmidt) to Berlin – only to be abandoned within a few weeks. Alone in a new city with little more than a clarinet to his name, he is pushed to reimagine his life as a single gay man in the party capital of Europe.

Trading his small town appearance for a more gender-fluid/classic punk aesthetic, Moritz dives into the city’s vibrating techno world and learns to express his repressed desires, but also starts to lose himself in emotional alienation. With the help of his new queer friends, he soon develops his own ideas of sexuality and masculinity, leading him a little closer to finding himself.

From first-time feature director Hannes Hirsch, Drifter is a riveting and thoughtful film that looks beneath the seductive surface of a hedonistic culture, revealing the depth of the people who live and thrive within.

Watch the trailer for Drifter below and click here to order your copy. The film is now available on DVD and VOD at TLAgay!

 

Now Available On-Demand: Lie with Me

A powerful and emotional romantic drama from director Olivier Peyon, Lie with Me centers on a middle-aged man who, when visiting his childhood town, is flooded with memories of his first gay love.

Celebrated novelist Stephane Belcourt (Guillaume de Tonquedec) travels to his hometown after over thirty years. There, he meets Lucas (Victor Belmondo), the son of Thomas, his secret teenage love.

Lucas, inquisitive for information on his now deceased father, sets off turbulent emotions in the writer. His mind is soon flooded with memories of Thomas and their summer of love.

The film contrasts the wintry present with the sun-splashed summer past when the shy, bespectacled Stephane (played as a younger man by Jeremy Gillet) meets and falls for the rough and tumble Thomas (Julien De Saint Jean).

Gorgeously crafted and critically lauded, Lie with Me is an erotic, tender, romantic and heartbreaking tale of a lost love that lingers.

 

Watch the trailer for Lie with Me below and click here for more information. The film will be now available on-demand at TLAgay.