Now Available On-Demand: Body Shop

“Dust to dust. Dirt to dirt. Everything is fine. All taboos are off. Welcome to the body shop.”

Hong Kong-based artist Scud (Voyage, Adonis, Amphetamine) had previously announced that he would be retiring from filmmaking… but not before releasing one more unusual artistic triumph.

In Body Shop, Scud’s newest (and purportedly final) film, we follow the ghost of a young soldier who bids farewell to his mother and travels the world to see his transgender sister.

By possessing living bodies, he meddles with the romances of unfaithful lovers along the way in Taiwan, Japan, Spain and Thailand. In Hong Kong, however, everything changes when he meets a male soulmate amid massive protests. The pair take shelter in a garage whose real purpose is sinister and unthinkable – a place where human bodies are treated in a way beyond moral limits.

Renowned for his visually stunning and sexually frank movies, Body Shop fuses the physical and the spiritual – and once again finds writer-director Scud pushing the boundaries of erotic gay filmmaking.

Watch the trailer for Body Shop below and click here to order your copy. The film is now available on DVD at TLAgay. Most of Scud’s other films, including the similarly erotically-charged recent release Apostles, are also available now on DVD and VOD.

 

 

 

 

 

Now Available On-Demand: Fireworks

Set in Sicily during the summer of 1982, this moving film from Italian director Giuseppe Fiorello follows two young men who find themselves challenging everything and everyone around them, convinced their love can defeat death.

While Italians dream of winning the World Cup, two teenage boys fall in love. Gianni (Samuele Segreto) is bullied because of his homosexuality, but his life changes when he meets, by accident, Nino (Gabriele Pizzurro), a captivating and innocent boy.

The profound friendship they develop soon turns into love, as they start working together for Nino’s father, shooting fireworks. When their bond is discovered by their families, the consequences are as violent as the times and mores are conservative.

Inspired by a true story, Fireworks tells a profoundly emotionally love story. Watch the trailer below and click here to order your copy. The film is available on DVD and VOD at TLAgay.

 

Coming Soon: Liuben

Set in a Bulgarian mountain village where prejudice simmers, Liuben follows a summer romance that develops between two young men from very different worlds.

When Victor (Dimitar Nikolov) returns to his childhood home in Bulgaria for his grandfather’s funeral, he decides to stay for the summer.

While reconnecting with his father and their village’s way of life, he forms an unexpected connection with Liuben (Bojidar Iankov Asenov), a slightly younger Roma boy. Despite their differences, and the conflicts around them, Victor and Liuben find refuge in each other.

The first openly gay film from Bulgaria, Liuben is a poetic romance, telling the heartfelt story of two lovers who are condemned to be strangers in their own land.

Watch the trailer for Liuben below and click here to pre-order your copy. The film will be available on DVD and VOD at TLAgay starting February 27th.

 

 

 

Boy Culture is back – older and wiser – with a brand-new installment!

From creators Q. Allan Brocka and Matthew RettenmundBoy Culture: Generation X is the long-awaited sequel to the 2006 gay indie hit.

This new installment picks up many years after the first film, following hard-working male escort X (Derek Magyar) as he finds himself up against a much younger generation – who have gained a competitive edge on the market.

He’s soon taken under the wing of Chayce (Jason Caceres), a barely-legal twink who is ruthlessly up to speed on how to sell himself to clients in the digital age.

As X struggles to keep his aging body fit and his unusual roster of kinky clients happy, he is also dealing with the realities of living with his ex-boyfriend Andrew (Darryl Stephens), who is aiming to move on from their former romantic entanglement.

Magyar and Stephens, the stars of the original film, are back for this brand-new story, surrounded by many new faces.

Older, wiser and more incisive than ever, Boy Culture: Generation X has a lot to say about love, sex, relationships and aging gracefully in a culture that often values youthful good looks above all else.

 

Watch the trailer for Boy Culture: Generation X below and click here to order your copy. The film is now available on DVD at TLAgay!

 

Now Available: Barrio Boy

A Latino barber in a macho world faces a tough road ahead when he develops an attraction for a handsome stranger during a hot and sweaty New York City summer.

From director Dennis Shinners, Barrio Boy tells the story of Quique (Dennis Garcia), a Nuyorican barber living in a rapidly changing Brooklyn neighborhood who embarks on an erotically charged odyssey of self-discovery.

A chance encounter on a basketball court sparks an instant attraction with a handsome Irish stranger named Kevin (James Physick), who is passing through town to settle his late father’s affairs.

As their friendship blossoms, so do suspicions about the nature of their relationship, especially to the jealous eye of Cuz (Keet Davis), Quique’s childhood friend turned local bully.

Quique’s quest for love and self-acceptance is further realized as he navigates his way through the complex and often messy layers of sexuality, family, friends, race and class.

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

 

Now Available On-Demand: Male Shorts: International V4

The fourth volume of an amazing series, Male Shorts: International V4 features six brand-new hot and heavy short films focusing on men. Included are the titles It Is Not the Brazilian Homosexuals Who Are Perverse But The Situation In Which They Live, It’s Just in My Head, Playtime, Ten Times Love, The Red Trinket and Venus in Nykes. The films are presented in their original language (Spanish, French, German, Portuguese and Italian) with English subtitles for all.

 

We’re including a short synopsis of each film below along with an exclusive photo gallery. Click here to watch of Male Shorts: International V4 on-demand at TLAgay!

 

IT’S JUST IN MY HEAD (2020; Director: Marius Gabriel Stancu)
Andreas and Alessandro have been friends since childhood. Now grown men with lives of their own, they both return to their hometown for a summer that will change their relationship forever.

IT IS NOT THE BRAZILIAN HOMOSEXUALS WHO ARE PERVERSE BUT THE SITUATION IN WHICH THEY LIVE (2020; Directors: Leandro Goddinho, Paulo Menezes, Eduardo Mamede)
Two gay Brazilians go skinny dipping in a lake, where they talk about love, sex, colonialism and migration on a pandemic summer afternoon in Berlin.

PLAYTIME (2021; Director: Simone Bozzelli)
A mother wants to play with her son who won’t speak to her. A boy wants to find out what his friend is giving to a girl who is more slender than him. A cat has disappeared. But these are only games.

THE RED TRINKET (2021; Director: André Murraças)
A man receives a heart-shaped charm from a friend to put around his neck. When the jewel disappears, the man panics and cannot deal with the feelings that the gesture and the loss of the trinket arouse in him. In a crazy and bloody act, he will do the unthinkable.

TEN TIMES LOVE (2020; Directors: Manuel Billi, Benjamin Bodi)
This short film offers up ten fragments of ephemeral love in the life of Numa, an anti-romantic hero of our liquid time.

VENUS IN NYKES (2021; Director: André Antônio)
A therapist becomes more and more intrigued by his newest patient’s sexual fantasies and flights from reality. Could he be some kind of prophet? Or is he part of a cult?

 

 

Now Available On-Demand: The Trace of Your Lips

A gorgeously crafted and relentlessly sexy new erotic drama from acclaimed director Julián Hernández (Raging Sun, Raging Sky, I Am Happiness on Earth), The Trace of Your Lips follows Roman, a B-movie actor who finds himself isolated in his apartment while the pandemic keeps the world on edge.

Aldo, an indigenous young man, is an essential worker who is allowed by the authorities to come and go as necessary. Although they live in the same apartment complex, they are unable to meet. Instead, they talk online or via video calls – which increases the simmering erotic tension. Finally, the temptation to meet becomes too much to bear, culminating in a reality that proves even more combustible.

Packed to the brim with sexual tension, this wildly erotic drama explores the lockdown state of mind, wherein even one individual’s pleasure becomes taboo.

Watch the trailer for The Trace of Your Lips below and click here to order your copy. The film is now available on DVD and VOD at TLAgay.

 

The queer cult classic Fogi is a Bastard has a brand-new special edition restoration

Set in Zurich during the early seventies and boasting a killer soundtrack that includes the likes of punk legends The Stooges and The Velvet Underground, Fogi is a Bastard is director Marcel Gisler‘s honest depiction of teenage infatuation and obsession.

Beni (Vincent Branchet) is a 15-year old sensitive romantic completely besotted by the super sexy Fogi (Frédéric Andrau), the front man to local punk outfit The Minks. The wide-eyed seemingly innocent Beni – who begins his courting of Fogi with lovingly penned letters – is welcomed into the out gay punk musician’s world of partying and playing gigs. However, as Fogi slowly drifts from an ambitious music career to the addictive world of mind-altering substances, a wedge slowly forms in their relationship which leads to Beni becoming a submissive “dog” in their relationship and supporting his lover with sex work.

With its raw depiction of urban life, ghettoized youth, working class angst and gay male sex without any compromise, Fogi is a Bastard is a must see for fans of coming-of-age cinema and alternative queer sensibilities and aesthetics.

Originally released in 1998, Fogi is a Bastard has been unavailable for many years, but has recently been restored by the cult/indie distribution label Altered Innocence for this special edition release.

Watch a new trailer for the restoration of Fogi is a Bastard below and click here to order your copy. The film is now available on DVD, Blu-ray and VOD at TLAgay.

 

Make Your Yuletide Gay! Get anywhere from 30% to 45% this weekend at TLAgay!

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This weekend, you can take an EXTRA 30% OFF DVDs and Blu-rays! You can also get an EXTRA 45% OFF our massive selection of titles available On-Demand!

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Prices on our site are already marked down. This special offer expires Tuesday, December 26th at 4 PM (ET).

 

Zachary Quinto and Lukas Gage get dirty in the wild, sex-positive gay comedy Down Low

From actor and first-time feature director Rightor Doyle, Down Low is an outrageous, sex-positive gay comedy starring Zachary Quinto and “Euphoria” and “The White Lotus” star Lukas Gage (who co-wrote the screenplay) about two men, one wild night and it’s hysterical outcomes.

Gary (Quinto) is a repressed, recently divorced man who hires Cameron (Gage), a spirited and boundary-free sex worker, to give him an erotic massage. When Cameron learns how inexperienced middle-aged Gary is, he becomes determined to deliver a crash course in unapologetic queer life. Cameron’s agenda of hookup apps and gay nomenclature quickly causes the day to take several riotously obscure turns as the pair endure a nosy, pill-popping neighbor, a dark web intruder and more in a hilarious evening of consequences and confrontation.

Judith Light, Audra McDonald and Simon Rex co-star in this wildly funny new queer comedy.

Click the link below to watch the restricted trailer for Down Low below and click here to pre-order your copy. The film will be available on DVD starting December 26th at TLAgay!