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!

 

Isaac
The debut film from directing duo David Matamoros and Angeles HernandezIsaac employs two different timelines to tell the story of two couples who clash together. Former childhood friends Denis and Nacho (Ivan Sanchez and Pepe Ocio) had an intense relationship as teenagers. After years apart, they meet in a café and seemingly regain those distant ties of trust, affection and complicity. Denis, who needs money for a business venture, doesn’t hesitate in asking Nacho for a loan. From there begins a game of mutual dependencies in which the two men’s partners – Marta (Maria Ribera) and Carmen (Erika Bleda) – are both implicated. And if this four-way collaboration was not complex enough, loose ends, social pressures, ambition, repressed desires and the guilt that has been weighing on the two men for many years further complicate this intense story of polyamory.

 

Here Comes Your Man
What begins as a simple hookup blossoms into an unlikely romance between two young men in this charming and deeply sexy gay romantic comedy. When Jordan (Calvin Picou) and Aaron (Jason Alan Clark) meet in person after exchanging pics through a hook-up app, their initial tryst is fraught with the kind awkward tension that suggests they might not be a perfect match. On top of that, Aaron is unaware that Jordan is, for all intents and purposes, “straight” and in a hetero relationship. The two go their separate ways and, confused about his sexuality, Jordan impulsively blocks Aaron’s number. When they run into each other again weeks later, the full truth comes out… and they find something undeniable about their strange romantic chemistry. But turning a one-night stand into “happily ever after” is not quite as easy as it seems.

 

The Third One
In the extended pre-title opening to The Third One, we’re treated to raunchy online conversations and video chats between Fede (Emiliano Dionisi), a college student, and an attractive gay couple in their early 40s (played by Carlos Echevarría and Nicolás Armengol). After a few heated internet encounters, the three of them decide to meet in person. Unfolding largely in real time over the course of one night, this deceptively simple from director Rodrigo Guerrero concerns a ménage à trois – the planning stage, the main event and the aftermath. Light on conflict, but heavy on tension, the film aims to simulate a modern gay threesome as believably as possible – and it succeeds. This is a sex positive movie that looks at taboos – open relationships, intergenerational affairs – with a fair eye and celebrates the enchanting effect that one night of honest, uninhibited passion can leave you with in the morning.

 

Death in Buenos Aires
Death in Buenos Aires is a gripping police thriller about corruption, paranoia and the secret gay lives of the wealthy elite of Buenos Aires during the politically tumultuous 1980s. At the scene of a murder of one of the city’s high society figures, veteran police inspector Chavez (Demian Bichir), runs into Gomez (Chino Darin), a.k.a. “El Ganso” (“The Goose”), a handsome rookie cop with dreams of advancement. When Chavez uncovers that the murder may be linked to a small-time hustler and the gay nightclub La Manila, the detective sends the rookie undercover to pose as a young hottie on the prowl for an older benefactor. As they come close to luring out the killer, the erotic charge of their new surroundings triggers changes in both Chavez and Gomez. Director Natalia Meta‘s deeply involving debut film delivers rich, multi-faceted characters that match the complexity of its riveting story.

 

Retake
Tuc Watkins stars in writer-director Nick Corporon‘s romantic road film as Jonathan, a lonely, middle-aged man who hires a male sex-worker (Devon Graye) in San Francisco to join him on a trip to the Grand Canyon. Jonathan insists on calling his hunky companion “Brandon” and lays out specific rules for their role-playing – he wants to play daddy and expects “Brandon” to be his submissive boy toy in bed and in public. A feeling of menace and allure underscores Jonathan’s actions as the trip commences between the two strangers. But as “Brandon” digs deeper for clues and begins to ferret out the truth, he also realizes that his feelings for Jonathan go far beyond the usual client/hustler relationship. As the duo draws nearer to their geographical destination, the emotions of both men spill out and threaten to expose the carefully constructed world Jonathan has paid to create.

Out This Week: Down in Paris

Down in Paris follows Richard (played writer-director Antony Hickling), a gay filmmaker in his forties who finds himself suddenly overwhelmed with crippling anxiety in the middle of a night shoot for his latest movie.

Without a word to his cast and crew, he walks off the set and wanders through the Paris streets in search of answers – and hopefully, the inspiration to continue. During his long dark night of the soul, Richard bonds with a British woman he meets in a bar, runs into an old boyfriend, visits an eerily profound fortuneteller and has a myriad of other random encounters – including a steamy visit to a gay sex club.

Some of the encounters are warm, some disturbing, others life affirming. However, none of them quite provide what Richard is seeking. As dawn approaches, Richard has to confront his fears and start question his deepest desires in order to find renewal to continue his life journey.

Stylish and contemplative, Down in Paris is a uniquely insightful portrait of a gay man at a creative and personal crossroad.

Watch the trailer for Down in Paris below and click here to order your copy. The film is coming to DVD this week.

 

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Trailer Alert: Moon Manor

Today is Jimmy’s last day alive. He has advancing Alzheimer’s, so he’s decided to die like he has lived – with intention, humor, and zest.

In his last day on Earth, he’ll show an obituary writer, his death doula, his estranged brother, his caretaker, a surreal being and the rest of the guests at his fabulous FUN-eral, that perhaps the art of living is actually the art of dying.

Based on a true-ish story, co-filmmakers Machete Bang Bang and Erin Granat (known jointly as KnifeRock) have crafted a moving and wildly entertaining indie film about aging – and dying – with grace, dignity and style.

 

Watch the trailer for Moon Manor below and click here to pre-order your copy. The film will be available on Blu-ray starting April 26th.

 

The late, great Cloris Leachman shines in the award-winning family drama Jump, Darling

“AN ESSENTIAL WATCH” – RogerEbert.com

“SO DAMN GOOD” – The Underscene

“SERIOUS AND FUNNY. LIVELY AND POETIC.” – That Shelf

“VERY REAL AND VERY MOVING” – Screen International

“AN ADORABLE HEARTBREAKER” – London Evening Standard

“JUMP, DARLING SENDS CLORIS LEACHMAN OFF IN STYLE” – The Spool

“THE POIGNANCY IS INESCAPABLE” – Edge Media Network

“DUPLESSIE BLOWS THE ROOF OFF” – Original Cin

“LEACHMAN SHINES” – National Post

“JUMP, DARLING SOARS” – Radio Times

“LEACHMAN DELIVERS A LUMINOUS PERFORMANCE” – San Francisco Chronicle

 

The late, great Cloris Leachman delivers one of her finest film roles in this moving, critically-acclaimed comedy-drama from director Phil Connell.

Jump, Darling follows Russell (Thomas Duplessie), an up-and-coming drag performer who, on the run from his boyfriend and a stressful life in the city, escapes to the country and into the arms of Margaret, his aging grandmother (Leachman). As Margaret fights to retain her independence and avoid being put in a home, Russell decides to move in and help. He also takes to the stage once more, using a local bar to showcase his glamorous skills and strike up a new romance with an attractive bartender.

An award-winning film festival hit with humor and heart to spare, Jump, Darling is a true must-see about love, family and maintaining your dignity – no matter what your age is.

 

Watch the trailer for Jump, Darling below and click here to pre-order your copy. The film is coming to DVD and VOD in April.

 

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!

 

Don’t Look Down
In a high-rise apartment in Paris, four gay men and one woman gather to share their experiences of a man with whom they have all been either romantically or sexually involved. All five of them fell in love, but were ultimately betrayed. In the main room, they talk, drink and dance. One by one, each of them goes into another room to confront this man – and share in a private moment of truth and revelation. But what happens between the monster and the individual characters remains their secret. From Olivier Ducastel and Jacques Martineau, the acclaimed filmmakers behind Paris 05:59: Theo and Hugo, Don’t Look Down is a new mystery about secret desires and the ways we change when we’re falling in love.

 

Young Hunter
A tense new thriller from acclaimed writer-director Marco Berger, Young Hunter follows Ezequiel, a fifteen year old boy on the cusp of his sexual awakening. While his parents are away, he meets a handsome, slightly older guy named Mono and quickly starts a relationship. Mono invites him to his cousin’s villa to spend a weekend together, but while returning from the trip Mono seemingly disappears, no longer responding to texts. Ezequiel is surprised and confused until Chino, Mono’s cousin, sends him a hidden camera video of their sexual encounter, blackmailing him into participating in an increasingly dangerous criminal conspiracy. Against his own will, Ezequiel must decide whether to come clean or turn from prey to hunter.

 

The Lawyer
Life just drifts by for corporate lawyer Marius… until he finds an unexpected connection with the dark and handsome Ali, an incredibly attractive young Syrian refugee who makes his living as a sex-cam worker. After Marius’s estranged father passes away, his infatuation intensifies. It isn’t long before he’s completely obsessed. He inevitably flies to Belgrade to meet Ali with in person, in hopes of a romantic week with his sexy Arab prince. Although, off-camera, things might not be exactly as they seemed. An intense romantic drama, The Lawyer is the newest film from prolific filmmaker Romas Zabarauskas, the same writer-director behind Porno Melodrama and You Can’t Escape Lithuania.

 

Jesus
18-year-old Jess is trapped in a dead-end cycle of drugs, sex, apathy and an obsession with violence. Living with his father, Hector, where TV covers for their inability to communicate, doesn’t help matters. After his band loses a competition, he and his friends get drunk and head out looking for a thrill. They find it in a cemetery: a young defenseless boy crosses their path and violence ensues. Soon, the attack becomes national news – and the police are searching for those responsible. Desperate to avoid the authorities, as well as his friends, Jess has no choice but to turn to his father for help. But will he go to any extent to protect his son, or cut him loose? The event brings them closer than ever, but also tears them apart.

 

The Visitor
Cibrail is a young Turkish policeman living happily with his girlfriend in Berlin. He has integrated seamlessly into local culture, is socially active and financially stable. On the surface, his life looks perfect but something is causing him to have sleepless nights. When his girlfriend’s attractive male cousin arrives from Rome, Cibrail is instantly drawn to the handsome, charming visitor. The restless feelings and longing he has suppressed for years begin to bubble to the surface, setting off a chain of events that will turn everyone’s lives upside down. The Visitor is a sensual drama, exploring the dramatic consequences and rewarding journey of a man triggered into embracing who he really is.

 

 

Coming Soon: Servants

“A brilliantly crafted, atmospherically enveloping seminary drama.”
– Variety

“A sharp portrait of restrained, stylish and brooding power.”
– The Hollywood Reporter

“Supremely assured and chillingly stylish.”
– Screen Daily

“An impressionistic work of sharp beauty and cutting political insight.”
– Cultured Vultures

“Poetically photographed and tinged by dueling metaphors of the sacred and profane.”
– Ion Cinema

 

In 1980 Czechoslovakia, the totalitarian Communist regime demands allegiance from all its subjects, including the clergy.

Writer-director Ivan Ostrochovsky‘s stunning new drama Servants follows best buddies Michal and Juraj (Samuel Skyva and Samuel Polakovic), two conflicted novitiates whose seminary is under increasing pressure by the Communist Party to mold its students into satisfactory citizens. With the school on the brink of dissolution and its head priest a target for blackmail, Michal and Juraj will have to choose between collaborating with the government as informants or becoming targets of the secret police.

Shot in striking, atmospheric black-and-white, Servants is a brooding morality tale, a taut political thriller and a tense homoerotic art film all at once.

 

Watch the trailer for Servants below and click here to pre-order your copy. The film will be available on DVD starting April 12th.

 

French actor Nicolas Maury directed and stars in the touching comedy-drama My Best Part

“WITTY, WISE AND POIGNANT” – NYC Movie Guru

“INCREDIBLY RAW AND REVEALING” – Variety

“QUIETLY POWERFUL” – Ion Cinema

“SOPHISTICATED AND INTELLIGENT” – Film Authority

“UTTERLY FASCINATING” – The Wrap

“EXTREMELY TOUCHING” – The Hollywood Reporter

“HILARIOUS AND HEARTWARMING” – Screen Rant

French superstar Nicolas Maury (Call My Agent!, Knife+Heart) directed and stars in My Best Part, a tender new coming-of-age dramedy. He plays Jérémie, a hypersensitive struggling actor with uncontrollable jealousy. Grappling with personal loss, a love life in shambles and a faltering career, he returns home to the loving arms of his clear-headed mother (played by 10-time César Award nominee Nathalie Baye) for support – all while scoping out some potential new companions and preparing for his next big audition.

Don’t miss this auspicious and touching directorial debut, an official selection at the 2020 Cannes Film Festival.

 

Watch the trailer for My Best Part below and click here to pre-order your copy. The film will be available on DVD, Blu-ray and VOD starting April 26th.

 

Pedro Almodóvar’s Parallel Mothers is coming to DVD and Blu-ray in April

Nominated for two Academy Awards, including a Best Actress nomination for Penelope Cruz, Parallel Mothers, the newest film from maverick gay director Pedro Almodóvar, is a true must-see.

The film follows two women, Janis and Ana (played by Cruz and Milena Smit), who meet in a hospital room while they are both about to give birth. Both are single and became pregnant by accident. Janis, middle-aged, doesn’t regret it and she is exultant. Ana, an adolescent, is scared, repentant and traumatized. Janis tries to encourage her while they move like sleepwalkers along the hospital corridors.

The few words they exchange in these hours will create a very close link between the two, which by chance develops, complicates and changes their lives in decisive ways.

Watch the trailer for Parallel Mothers below and click here to pre-order your copy. The film will be available on DVD and Blu-ray starting April 5th.