The Exploding Boy: Available Now On-Demand, Coming Soon to DVD and Blu-ray!

In the queer coming-of-age comedy The Exploding Boy, misanthropic teenager Alex Silver (Parris Bates) dreams of becoming the next Jim Henson. Unfortunately, his overbearing father (Bradley Thomas Stephens) is constantly berating and belittling him for his unique pursuits.

School, where Alex finds himself bullied and ostracized, is no better. Everything changes, however, when he meets Julius (Daniel Q. Taylor), a charismatic transfer student. With upbeat optimism, Julius slowly teaches Alex how to become a better version of himself… and an endearing romance soon develops.

From co-directors Ian Southworth and Monty Wolfe, The Exploding Boy is a low-budget indie comedy made with a surplus of heart… and, of course, puppets!

Watch the trailer for The Exploding Boy below and click here to pre-order your copy. The film is available now on-demand and will be available on DVD and Blu-ray at TLAgay starting August 20th.

 

The sensual gay classic Lilies gets a gorgeous new 4K restoration from Strand Releasing

Originally released in 1996, the sensual gay classic Lilies tells an emotionally intense, suspense-laden tale of love, betrayal and revenge in which one man’s past comes back to haunt him.

 

Set in a Quebec prison in 1952, the film follows local bishop Jean Bilodeau (Marcel Sabourin), who has been brought to the prison to hear the confession of Simon Doucet (Aubert Pallascio), a dying inmate. But Doucet, in fact, has a very different revelation for Bilodeau: he has enlisted his fellow inmates to stage a play set in 1912, when Bilodeau and Doucet were childhood friends.

 

For the majority of the film, we watch as the play is presented by the inmates. What we see is a recreation of events from forty years earlier, when Bilodeau and Doucet (played as young men by Matthew Ferguson and Jason Cadieux) were both coming to terms with their homosexuality and found themselves locked in a love triangle with another boy, the beautiful Vallier (Danny Gilmore).

 

Described by director John Greyson as an homage to both Jean Genet and Federico Fellini, Lilies screened at numerous festivals during the mid-90s, including Sundance, and received major critical acclaim. It was nominated for 14 Genie Awards (Canada’s version of the Oscars), winning four of them, including Best Picture.

Long unavailable on home media, this fascinating gay classic has been recently restored in 4K for a special edition new Blu-ray release from Strand Releasing. This brand-new collector’s item also includes a new interview with the director about the film and its restoration.

 

Watch the trailer for Lilies below and click here to pre-order your copy. The new Blu-ray will be available starting July 23rd at TLAgay.

 

Brace yourself for the intense and acclaimed gay drama I Don’t Know Who You Are

“A POWERHOUSE DEBUT” – CBC Arts

“DEEPLY AFFECTING… A PRESSURIZED CITY SYMPHONY” – Toronto Star

“TOP 10 OF THE YEAR! A TREMENDOUSLY TENSE PORTRAIT” – The Globe and Mail

“MASTERFULLY EXECUTED! MARK CLENNON IS A REVALATION” – IN Magazine

“AN ENGROSSING, HONEST AND TENDER EMOTIONAL JOURNEY” – NYC Movie Guru

“TOUGH AND LEAN, ARTFUL YET RAW – A FRENZIED WHIRLWIND OF ANXIETY AND ADRENALINE” – That Shelf

With I Don’t Know Who You Are, writer-director M. H. Murray has turned a harrowing real-life experience into a tense and eye-opening feature-length film debut.

After a traumatic encounter with a stranger, Toronto musician Benjamin (Mark Clennon) must pull together the money for HIV-preventive treatment, in the event that he’s been exposed to the virus, while also avoiding the man (Anthony Diaz) he’s just started dating.

With inner conflicts bubbling to the surface, I Don’t Know Who You Are examines how hard it is to exist in Toronto without money or status. Benjamin’s increasingly fraught visits to his friends serve as a tour through the city’s unspoken class system, shading in further aspects of his mounting anxiety.

Featuring a revelatory debut performance by Clennon, a Toronto-based artist and poet who also served as the film’s producer and story editor – and wrote and performed Benjamin’s songs – I Don’t Know Who You Are is one of the year’s most bracing and unforgettable gay films.

Watch the trailer for I Don’t Know Who You Are below and click here to pre-order your copy. The film will be available on DVD starting July 23rd at TLAgay.

 

Single, Out: Season Two is now available at TLAgay!

An infectiously fun and totally queer TV series from Australian filmmaker Lee Galea (the director of Monster Pies), Single, Out follows the romantic adventures of cute-as-a-button twink Adam (Will Hutchins), a teen exploring his love life and new gay world along with his semi-helpful family and friends.

In Single, Out: Season Two, Adam finds his relationship with Gabe (Jake Hyde) progressing to the next level – but there may be some unresolved issues still lingering. Adam also explores his passion for photography. It soon takes him into the world of adulthood and introduces a whirlwind of fresh faces and experiences.

Now out and proud, Adam is well on his way to becoming a man… but will he like the man he’s becoming?

Watch the trailer for Single, Out: Season Two below and click here to order your copy. Both seasons are now available on DVD at TLAgay!

 

Happy 4th of July Weekend! Get an Extra 30% to 45% OFF Gay Movies and More!

Our 4th of July Sale is back! This weekend, you can take an EXTRA 30% OFF all of our regularly-priced, in-stock DVDs and Blu-rays. You can also take a whopping EXTRA 45% OFF our massive selection of titles available on-demand! Just click the banner below to start shopping and saving.

Prices on our site are already marked down. This special offer expires Monday, July 8th at 4 PM (ET). Start shopping now!

 

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.