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! Stay home, stay safe and enjoy a movie!

 

Why Not You
Mario (Thomas Prenn), a sensitive young dancer, finds difficulty in the day-to-day life of his small Italian village. At a local festival, he reunites with Lenz (Noah Saavedra), a former childhood friend who left town long ago. Mario quickly becomes fixated on Lenz, who is now living out his dreams as an actor in Rome. Inspired, Mario decides to follow his friend to the Italian capital. When they meet in a gay bar, the night takes a tragic turn. Escaping unharmed, Mario’s life will be forever altered by the incident and the loss that follows. The debut feature of writer-director Evi Romen, Why Not You is a challenging character drama, following a disoriented young man who senses that he must find a place for himself in the world.

 

Boy Undone
Two young men (Eduardo Longoria and Paul Act) spend the night together after meeting the previous evening in a notorious gay club. The next day, however, the host wakes to find the boy he picked up bewildered and confused, unable remember his name or anything about his past. Lacking any type of identification or obvious clues, the two young men begin to search for the truth among fragments of memories that may or may not prove reliable. A chilling homoerotic thriller from prolific Mexican writer-director Leopoldo Laborde (A Beautiful Secret, Sin Destino), Boy Undone is edgy, erotic, sex-and-nudity-packed queer guerrilla filmmaking at its most intense.

 

Male Shorts: International V1
Breaking Glass Pictures presents this sensational collection of sexy short films from around the world. Male Shorts: International V1 features five flicks guaranteed to get your pulse racing. Directed by Travis Mathews (Interior. Leather Bar., I Want Your Love), Just Past Noon on a Tuesday concerns two strangers who get intimate when they meet after the death of a mutual lover. The Mousetrap follows a straight dude who goes on an unexpected sexual journey. The Storm is about a guy who has the hots for his weather forecaster. In Neptune, a chance encounter at a bath house turns into an obsession. Finally, the film PD adapts Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream… with lots of staggeringly hot naked studs.

 

Brothers of the Night
Good looks can be a blessing and a curse… depending on how you use them. Sporting their leather jackets like suits of armor, a group of Bulgarian hotties pose, play and seduce “young Marlon Brando-style” on the streets of Vienna – in search of adventure and selling their bodies for a quick buck. Sucked into an inescapable nocturnal life, they call it “doing business” to make a clear distinction between work and pleasure. A cutting-edge, relentlessly stylish pseudo-documentary, Brothers of the Night is an unusual film that earned raves. According to Filmstarts “had Fassbinder made a documentary about Viennese prostitutes, it would look like this.” Les Inrockuptibles said that “it’s a film of real beauty.”

 

Screwed
A gorgeous feature-length debut from talented writer-director Nils-Erik Ekblom, Screwed takes us to the Finnish countryside for an unforgettably romantic summer. 17-year-old Miku (Mikko Kauppila) is trying to come to terms with his sexuality. After his parents find out that he threw a wild party while they were away, he is ordered to spend the summer with them at their cottage. A flirtation soon develops between he and Elias (Valtteri Lehtinen), the irresistible boy next door. As they spend the summer together, escaping the turmoil offered up by their uniquely dysfunctional families, a passionate relationship quickly blossoms. But the boys soon realize that love is not as easy as it seems… especially when it comes to first love.

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! Stay home, stay safe and enjoy a movie!

 

Dry Wind
A gloriously erotic new film from Brazilian director Daniel Nolasco, Dry Wind follows factory worker Sandro (Leandro Faria Lelo) as he escapes his rural boredom via secret trysts with his co-worker Ricardo (Allan Jacinto Santana) – and through elaborate sexual fantasies that would make Tom of Finland himself blush. Though his sex life is in full swing, Sandro shies away from any emotional attachment, preferring to imagine worlds of anonymity, leather and unbridled fetish-play – which Nolasco brings to stunning life in color-drenched widescreen glory. When a new arrival to town (Rafael Teóphilo) – a certified hunk straight out of Sandro’s dreams – sets his sights on Ricardo, Sandro finds himself brimming with jealousy and fearing exclusion from the kind of romance he never thought he wanted.

 

The Acrobat
Montreal is snowed under. While the downtown cranes dance their ballet, two strangers (Yury Paulau and Sébastien Ricard) meet randomly in an unfinished apartment. Their chance encounter leads to a violent attraction and a dependency beyond reason. One man is a Russian-born professional acrobat whose future is jeopardized by a broken leg. The other is a buttoned-down, well-groomed man of few words. Which one dominates? Which one manipulates? As it turns out, love is painful and human relations are complex. Staggeringly sexy, this new film from French-Canadian provocateur Rodrigue Jean (Love in the Time of Civil War) features real, completely unsimulated and incredibly explicit gay sex scenes. Viewer discretion is strongly advised. This one is for adult viewers only.

 

The Prince
From writer-director Sebastián Muñoz, The Prince is an explosive new homoerotic drama set in a repressive 1970s Chilean prison. During a night of heavy drinking, Jaime (Juan Carlos Maldonado), a hot-tempered narcissist, suddenly stabs his best friend. He is sent to jail for murder. There, alone and afraid, he comes under the protection of a tough older inmate known as “The Stallion” (Alfredo Castro) The unlikely pair begin a clandestine romance, but violent power struggles soon threaten their bond. Easily one of the past year’s hottest and most sexually explicit gay movies, this searing story of “survival at all costs” takes its inspiration from Jean Genet’s Un Chant d’amour and Fassbinder’s Querelle. The film offers a deeply affecting exploration of masculine aggression, conflicting loyalties and pent-up sexual desires.

 

Equation to an Unknown
Recently unearthed by the cult/indie queer cinema label Altered Innocence, this long-lost masterpiece of gay erotic cinema centers on a handsome young stud who rides his motorcycle through myriad sexual encounters – from a soccer game’s locker room to a dreamy and unsettling orgy where the film reaches its melancholic peak. Newly scanned in 2K from the original camera negative and directed with absolute grace, Equation to an Unknown is a strange little hidden classic – easily one of the best French gay adult films ever made. The film itself is available on-demand. The special edition DVD and Blu-ray also includes a video essay about the film by Knife+Heart director Yann Gonzalez; a short film narrated by Alain Delon featuring director Francis Savel; the original 1980 film trailer; a brand-new theatrical trailer and more!

 

Knife+Heart
Speaking of director Yann Gonzalez, his sexually explicit throwback thriller Knife+Heart is an absolute must-see. Vanessa Paradis delivers an incredible performance as Anne, a savvy French woman who produces third-rate gay porn. After her editor and lover, Lois (played by Kate Moran) leaves her, she tries to win her back by shooting her most ambitious film yet – with the help of her trusted, flaming sidekick Archibald (Nicolas Maury). But when one of her actors is brutally murdered, Anne gets caught up in a strange investigation that turns her life upside-down. Shot on 35mm and featuring a killer retro score from the band M83, Knife+Heart is an erotic, ultra-stylish and blood-soaked ode to 1970s-era giallo films, as well as the work of filmmakers like Brian De Palma, Dario Argento and William Friedkin.

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! Stay home, stay safe and enjoy a movie!

 

Everything I Like
Daniel (Milton Roses), is an editor at a production company. When Javier (Esteban Masturini), a new cameraman, joins the crew, it upends Daniel’s life in ways he never expected. Though he’s always considered himself straight, Daniel begins to develop feelings for the alluring Javier. Though he’s encouraged by his closest friends to finally come out of the closet, Daniel isn’t sure he’s ready. Once he admits to his bisexuality, he enters the world of online dating, embarking on an uncomfortable, often embarrassing and deeply funny journey through a new world of potential partners. All the while, however, he’s looking to work up the courage to tell Javier how he really feels… and to finally get over his fear of being naked in front of another person. This sexy new 8-episode romantic comedy series from Argentina is now available on-demand!

 

Cousins
From writer-director-star Thiago Cazado, the creator behind the 2017 gay romance About Us, comes a controversial and supremely sexy new coming-of-age love story. Young Lucas (Paulo Sousa) lives with his religious Aunt Lourdes (Juliana Zancanaro) in a quiet country town, where he dutifully helps her proselytize by playing biblical songs on his keyboard. His quiet life is soon agitated, however, when his aunt announces the arrival of another nephew named Mario (played by writer-directed Thiago Cazado himself), who has just been released from jail. Forced to share a bedroom, these two cousins find their personalities clashing… until an unexpected attraction starts to bond them together. Packed with male nudity and ultra-naughty “cousin-to-cousin” sexual tension, this new film is not afraid to push boundaries.

 

Luster
Jackson (Justin Herwick) is a lanky, blue-haired record store employee and poet who wakes up one post-orgy morning groggy from the excesses of the night before. He finds himself in a real romantic mess. He’s fallen in love with Billy (Jonah Blechman), who he met at the orgy. The only problem is Billy just wants to be friends and is, himself, punch-drunk in love with Sonny (Willie Garson), a seriously masochistic musician. So where is a hot gay boy who wants to be in love to turn? With raging hormones and a confused sense of romanticism, the skate-boarding Jackson finds that getting fucked while in love (with the one who’s fucking you) is not such a simple matter! Released on 2002 (almost 20 years old now!), Luster is a romantic and sexually-frank underground gay classic that takes you on wildly entertaining ride through the clashing worlds of the heart and libido.

 

Holiday
In a time of turmoil for Ecuador, sixteen-year-old Juan Pablo (Juan Manuel Arregui) travels to his family’s hacienda in the Andes, where his uncle (Peky Andino), facing a corruption scandal, has taken refuge with his wife and teenage children. There he meets Juano (Diego Andrés Paredes), an enigmatic and self-assured seventeen-year-old black-metal fan from the nearby pueblo. Soon Juano opens Juan Pablo’s eyes to a new, liberating universe. As his country and family is heading for the abyss, the two boys’ budding friendship develops into a fragile romance and Juan Pablo is finds that he will have to define himself against his chaotic surroundings. From writer-director Diego Araujo, Holiday is a sweet, romantic fable about young love thriving against the odds.

 

Sodom
It’s the beginning of a beautiful friendship when former pianist Michael (Pip Brignall) happens upon twenty-year-old soccer player Will (Jo Weil). It’s Will’s bachelor party – and his friends have left him naked and handcuffed to a lamppost! After rescuing him from this compromising situation, Michael takes Will home and an immediate attraction blossoms. But does Will, about to be married, have the courage to pursue his obvious interest in this elegant, attractive older man? Or will these guys merely pass in the night? Sexy and intimate, the British import Sodom features a pair of powerhouse performances from Jo Weil and newcomer Pip Brignall. Their connection is palpable from the second they share the screen together in this intimate and quietly emotional must-see romance.

The Films of Marco Berger

“I let others talk about doing controversial projects that they think will end up at Cannes. Whereas I think my work is always talking about love. Love between men. And I’m going to keep doing it until I die.”Marco Berger

 

Since his first feature film, Plan B, debuted on the international film festival circuit back in 2009, Argentina-based writer-director Marco Berger has been one of our favorite filmmakers. Mixing homoerotic desire, suspense and dramatic tension, he’s created an impressive collection of slow-burn gay indie gems that reward patient and attentive viewers. With the recent release of his film Young Hunter – available now on DVD and VOD at TLAgay – we wanted to take a look back through his resume and spotlight some of our top picks. Though not all of his work is currently available, we linked the titles below so that you can check them out on our website, place your order and take a deep dive into his alluring cinematic world.

 

Click here to check out the full selection of available films.

 

Absent
Knowingly, even aggressively sexual, 16-year-old Martin (Javier De Pietro) locks his seductive sights on Sebastian (Carlos Echevarria), his recently engaged, 30-something swimming instructor. Faking an injury, Martin eventually tricks his teacher into letting him spend the night at his apartment. As Sebastian begins to realize the possible sexual interest on the part of his student, he is conflicted. He is dismissive, but his curiosity is piqued by the boy’s overt advances. An extraordinary event soon forces the increasingly troubled Sebastian to question his own feelings for young Martin. Absent is not a simple boy-meets-boy drama. It’s a taut drama of repressed passion, guilt and regret. The film won the coveted Teddy Award for Best Feature Film at the Berlin Film Festival when it debuted in 2011.

The Blonde One
In the suburbs of Buenos Aires, Gabriel (Gaston Re) has just moved in with his colleague, Juan (Alfonso Barón). Shy and reserved, Gabriel is reluctant to follow Juan’s wandering hands and meaningful looks. With a revolving door of beauties streaming out of Juan’s bedroom, his machismo seems firmly in place. However, the attraction between the two men is undeniable. What starts out as a sexual relationship based on convenience of location soon develops into the engrossing evolution of a tender and intimate relationship, which is as sweet as it is heartbreaking. But, as reality begins to set in on their homemaking fantasy, something needs to give… or does it? Poignant, beautifully-crafted and incredibly sexy, The Blonde One is one of the hottest gay movies of the past few years.

 

Hawaii
Sexual tension practically spills off the screen in this sweaty, titillating romance originally released in 2013. Berger’s Hawaii follows Martin and Eugenio (Manuel Vignau and Mateo Chiarino), two former childhood friends who reunite during a hot summer in the Argentinean countryside. As they work together to restore Eugenio’s summer home, a game of power and desire ensues – compelling the two buddies to grapple with their sexual attraction and reconsider their relationship. With gorgeous cinematography, a lush setting and compelling lead performances, Hawaii is an intimate and unique slow-moving character study that pushes past social boundaries. Lead actors Vignau and Chiarino make the underlying sexual tension palpable from start to finish.

 

Sexual Tension: Volatile
Berger’s pulsating collection of short films weaves together six scintillating experiences of men in various forms of erotic bonding. A young man feels the adrenaline rush of his sexy tattoo artist’s needle in Ari while in The Cousin, a cute boy has a taboo attraction for a family member. Two “straight” buddies literally show each other how to make love to a woman in The Other One, while a man with Broken Arms receives a sensual sponge bath from a male nurse. Love is questionable when a broken shower brings a married man and an innkeeper together and in Workout two muscular men begin to explore each other’s chiseled bodies. Voyeuristic pleasures await you as the camera penetrates and caresses the men’s bodies while exploring the mysterious and electrifying nature of male intimacy.

 

Sexual Tension: Violetas
Berger and co-writer/director Marcelo Mónaco followed up Sexual Tension: Volatile with another collection of shorts, this time for the ladies. Exploring the art of seduction between two women – through six very different, incredibly sexy stories – Sexual Tension: Violetas is an assured underground lesbian classic. Two guests of a hostel become roommates (and more), a keen shop assistant helps a woman uncertain about what dress to buy, great passion starts to develop between girls during a picnic, a few women get a little carried away whilst discussing films at a restaurant, and two high-class escorts discover that they are attracted to each other when they are in bed with a client. Never less than exciting and passionate, this effortlessly cool collection offers up  six unforgettable stories of lesbian attraction.

 

Taekwondo
In a gorgeous country house in Buenos Aires, Fernando (Lucas Papa) gathers his buddies for a boys-only vacation. Free from work, responsibilities and their girlfriends, this close-knit gang of bros kick back by the pool, sunning their impeccably toned bodies and sharing drug-fueled stories of sexual conquests. Fernando has also invited a newcomer named Germán (Gabriel Epstein), a friend from his taekwondo class, who neglects to tell the group that he’s gay. As the lazy summer days disappear, the connection between Fernando and Germán grows and slowly the boundaries of their relationship begin to blur. A veritable masterclass in will-they-won’t-they suspense, this gloriously protracted, beautifully nuanced tease is both wantonly titillating and disarmingly sweet – luxuriating in the eroticism and lingering over the semi-clad bodies with unapologetic gay abandon.

 

Young Hunter
Berger’s most recently released film is a tense and thought-provoking thriller. Young Hunter follows Ezequiel (Juan Pablo Cestaro), 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 (Lautaro Rodríguez) 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 (Juan Barberini), 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.

 

Once again, click here to explore the exciting work of Marco Berger.

 

 

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! Stay home, stay safe and enjoy a movie!

 

Stone Fruit
When long-term couple Manny and Russ (Matt Palazzolo and Rob Warner) decide to call their marriage quits and get a divorce, they also – quite strangely – decide to celebrate the occasion together. The pair head to the Central Coast of California for some wine, sun… and more wine! When Byron (Thomas Hobson), their close friend, joins up with them, an unexpected threesome ensues and the trip becomes the post-divorce party to end all post-divorce parties. This witty, sharply-written new film gives freshness to the classic break-up movie by bringing in a queer perspective and exploring the complicated similarities that many couples, both queer and straight, face throughout their love stories. Stone Fruit is a charming, sexy and very funny new “anti-romantic comedy” for anyone who has ever fallen OUT of love.

 

Mass
The new twelve-minute short film Mass follows Trey (played by writer-director-star Linus Ignatius), a man who finds his usual body dysmorphia compounded by the fact that he is HIV-positive – and pretty freshly diagnosed. He’s soon stuck in the middle of a perfect storm of “I am not enough” feelings. At night, he invites a macho, joyless man over to take advantage of him in the bedroom, and we see how Trey, in his self-loathing, brings people into his life who abuse him – reinforcing his role as the victim. But there is a happy ending to all of this, starting as the next day dawns. Trey, continuing on with his bulking progress, he becomes one pound heavier than the day before. A sexy, stylish and thought-provoking short film, Mass is now available to rent or download on-demand at TLAgay.

 

Testosterone: Volume One
Get ready for the first volume in a thrilling series of gay short film collections – featuring some of the hottest flicks from four corners of the world! Testosterone: Volume One is guaranteed to get your pulse racing. From the intense effects of first love to a deliciously campy tale of a camping trip gone horribly wrong, this compilation of four brilliant shorts is sure to stir. The End of My World follows an attractive young man who, after a break-up, becomes convinced that the world is ending. The Surf Report tells a ghostly beach-side love story. It Gets Better? follows an older man who decides to start telling secrets online. Finally, the hilarious Killer Friends is a quirky horror comedy that follows four friends on a camping trip gone terribly wrong. Make sure to look for the rest of the Testosterone short film collections as well. There are four in total so far!

 

Even Lovers Get the Blues
A contemporary pansexual drama, Even Lovers Get the Blues follows a group of close, sexually-liberated friends who are coming to grips with a tragedy. Ana (Marie Denys) is sleeping with Hugo (Gaël Maleux), Dalhia (Adriana da Fonseca) with Graciano (Gabriel Da Costa), Leo (Séverine Porzio) with Louis (Arnaud Bronsart), and Arthur (Tristan Schotte) with just about anyone who will have him. All of the wild parties and one-night-stands satisfy their individual desire to live life to the fullest… until one of them passes away quite unexpectedly. In the cold light of day, each member of this tight-knit group begins questioning the path they find themselves on. Featuring a ton of nudity and some truly explicit sex scenes, Even Lovers Get the Blues is an adults-only exploration of the love and sexual lives of a group of fascinating young lovers.

 

Perfect Cowboy
Perfect Cowboy is a unique “alternative family film” about the two gay fathers of a straight country western singer, all living in a rural community and playing music together. When hard-drinking singer/songwriter Jimmy Poole (Ken Roht) returns home after a stint in prison, he finds that things have changed. His longtime partner Ty (Jeffrey Watkins) seems to be doing just fine without him, and the son they raised together has taken over his place as the lead singer in his country-western band. As Jimmy struggles to retake center stage in his own life, he ends up alienating those he loves the most. And when he reveals what happened to him in prison, it threatens to break up his relationship with Ty for good. Will their family’s collective love for making music be enough to keep them together? Don’t miss this award-winning musical family drama.

Don’t miss the sexy, stylish and deeply provocative new gay short film Mass

In the new 12-minute short film Mass, Trey (writer-director-star Linus Ignatius) finds his usual body dysmorphia is compounded by the fact that he is HIV-positive, and pretty freshly diagnosed. He’s soon stuck in the middle of a perfect storm of “I am not enough” feelings.

At night, he invites a macho, joyless man over to take advantage of him in the bedroom, and we see how Trey, in his self-loathing, brings people into his life who abuse him – reinforcing his role as the victim. But there is a happy ending – as the next day dawns, and Trey continues on with his bulking progress, he becomes one pound heavier than the day before.

A sexy, stylish and thought-provoking short film, Mass is now available to rent or download at TLAgay. Check out the trailer below along with an exclusive new photo gallery!

 

 

 

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! Stay home, stay safe and enjoy a movie!

 

Taekwondo
In a beautiful country house in a chic suburb of Buenos Aires, Fernando (Lucas Papa) and his buddies are having a “boys only” weekend. Disconnected from the outside world, they bask in the sun, play in the pool, smoke pot and drink – naked or half-naked pretty much the entire time. Fernando decides to invite a newcomer, Germán (Gabriel Epstein), a close friend from his taekwondo class. Germán is quickly welcomed into the group. Fernando doesn’t realize, though, that Germán is attracted to men. Little by little, the two dudes get more intimate and the simmering sexual tension hits a boiling point. Assembling one of the hottest casts in gay movie history, prolific director Marco Berger has outdone himself with Taekwondo.

 

French Kisses
Get seduced by a collection of incredible gay shorts from France. In Apollo, we follow a teen, riddled with insecurities, who fantasizes about an ever more muscular body – and an even bigger banana. Herculaneum concerns two men and a volcano that growls. In The Body of Angels, Remi listens to the birds and falls asleep in the hedges while, Gabriel does something far more sinister. In En Retour, Jean-Marc meets Simon, a younger man, for dinner. After a promising start, the evening plunges into extreme drama. Ruptures follows Gabriel and Andre, ex-boyfriends who cross paths for the first time in ten years. Finally, in Electric July, Thomas and Victor visit an abandoned bridge and face their most secret fears and desires.

 

Paper Boys
After making an impulsive decision to change the course of 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 the 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. 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, Paper Boys is a charming and thoughtful romance that is sure to leave you swooning.

 

1:54
Tim (Antoine-Olivier Pilon) is a shy sixteen-year-old student, dealing with the loss of his mother as well as his sexuality. The last four years of high school have been tough on him because of school bully Jeff (Lou-Pascal Tremblay). In his last year of school, Tim decides that wants to shine for once. He decides to stand up to Jeff by dethroning him in the 800m championship, the event Jeff is known for in school. But behind the competition and rivalry, a secret is wreaking havoc. After a personal video is shared on social media, Tim’s private life is about to explode into the public eye. Soon Tim finds himself pushed to the edge because of the pressure he endures, the edge where human limits reach the point of no return.

 

Sacrifice
The new 18-minute short film Sacrifice follows two protagonists as they enter a new phase in their relationship. James (Leigh Smith), a humanitarian rights lawyer, and Blake (Jesse Everett), a military officer, are continually torn apart by their overwhelming sense of duty – and their struggle to lead a “normal and quiet life.” They love each other, but their sense of duty is equally as important, especially due to Blake’s military background. Sacrifice aims to show that love is the greatest sacrifice of all, regardless of race, gender and everything in between. The film also pays tribute to those in the military history of Australia who were unrecognized in their service due to their sexuality.

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! Stay home, stay safe and enjoy a movie!

 

Boys
Following one man through two timelines decades apart, Boys is a gripping and compassionate study of first love and the lingering sting of loss. We first meet Jonas (BPM, Sauvage/Wild and Knife+Heart star Felix Maritaud) in the present where he’s having a rough go of it. He’s prone to starting fights at the local gay bar and his boyfriend has had enough of his infidelity and alcohol-soaked antics. His volatile behavior may stem from his past. The film flashes back to 1997, where Jonas meets a rebellious new student who will become his crush. The pair venture out on their first proper date, unaware that a traumatic incident is about to change their lives forever. Charrier teases out the details in this searing mystery/thriller/drama.

 

Sexual Tension: Volatile
A pulsating collection from acclaimed director Marco Berger, Sexual Tension: Volatile weaves together six sexually-charged short stories of erotic male bonding! A young man feels the adrenaline rush of his sexy tattooist’s needle in Ari while in The Cousin, a cute boy has a taboo attraction for a family member. Two straight buddies show each other how to make love to a woman in The Other One, while a man with Broken Arms receives a sensual sponge bath from a male nurse. Love is questionable when a broken shower brings a married man and an innkeeper together and in Workout two muscular men begin to explore each other chiseled bodies. So many voyeuristic pleasures await you in this stunning anthology film!

 

Atomic Age
An exploration of the underlying sexual tension between two close male friends, Atomic Age charts the evolution of burgeoning youthful sexuality over the course of one night in Paris. Victor and Rainer (Eliott Paquet and Dominik Wojcik) are typical young French hipsters on their way to Paris, swigging Red Bull, bantering about the Stone Roses, and musing about what awaits them. Checking into a club, Victor hits on the girls, while Rainer spikily rebuffs the advances of a male admirer. Testosterone surges, bravado leads to a face-off… just another night on the town. Until it’s not. This character study captures what it’s like to be young and fumbling through a sexual awakening while negotiating the delicate bonds of friendship.

 

Rapture in Blue
Like a David Lynch thriller filmed through a queer lens, writer-director Ryder Houston‘s Rapture in Blue follows a young man’s quest through flickering neon and hazy shadows to find his true self. After Jason (Bryce Lederer) tries to use his childhood home for a steamy rendezvous with his girlfriend, they discover it’s been newly occupied by the smoldering Sebastian (Tanner Garmon), who eagerly warms up to anxious Jason. Wracked with desires he’s long ignored while also being pressured by his girlfriend’s sensual advances, a growing sense of unease and dread permeates his life. After receiving an “impossible” photo of him embracing Sebastian, Jason realizes he needs to confront the madness consuming him from all sides.

 

Utopians
From provocative Hong Kong-based filmmaker Scud, Utopians follows Hins (Adonis He), a dreamy young student of literature and philosophy who finds himself in thrall of his charismatic teacher Antonio (Jackie Chow). Antonio soon drags Hins and his religious girlfriend Joey (Fiona Wang) into uncharted erotic territories. The intriguing appearance of Swan (Moe Chin), a beautiful intellectual woman, only adds to their entanglement of sensuality and lust. What once seemed like a path towards a surreal and unrestrained utopia is now barred by a lifetime secret and a lie of the heart. Will Hins lose himself amid the chaos of eroticism? Packed with nudity and graphic sex scenes, Utopians is a heady pansexual drama.

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! Stay home, stay safe and enjoy a movie!

 

Furious Desires
Desire can mysterious, overwhelming, tragic… and FURIOUS. The many permutations of desire are on display in this stunning collection of short films. Daytime Doorman tracks the burgeoning desire between a tenant and his sexy doorman. Xavier charts the beginnings of desire when a father notices his son only pays attention to certain types of boys. The Other Side is about the frustrations of unfulfilled desire when the object of your lust is beyond reach – literally. The Tigers Fight explores what happens when one man decides to subvert what’s expected and declare his desire for his best friend. Finally, in Loris Is Fine, we learn about the lengths two young lovers will go to prove that their love is beyond desire altogether.

 

Palace of Fun
A chance meeting in a nightclub begins a summer romance for Lily and Finn (Phoebe Naughton and Andrew Mullan). Instantly smitten with one another, Lily invites Finn is to spend the week with her at her family’s opulent home in Sussex. Conveniently, her parents are away on vacation in Italy. But their romantic break is disrupted when Lily’s seductive brother Jamie (George Stocks) discovers a revealing secret about Finn, and uses it to play a dangerous and sinister game with his sister’s new flame. Written, directed and produced by brothers Eadward, David and George StocksPalace of Fun is a compelling psychological drama that wears the influence of Patricia Highsmith’s “Ripley” novels on its sleeve.

 

Confessions
Take a peak under the surface of any gay man… and who knows what you’ll find? Originally conceived as a web-series, but collected into an anthology film by writer-director Mark Bessenger (The Last Straight Man, Bite Marks), the unique and wildly entertaining Confessions features ten individual segments, each four-to-fifteen minutes in length, in which numerous gay male characters disclose various secrets from the recesses of their psyches. Each segment utilizes a different storytelling genre – there’s something here for fans of comedy, horror, drama, romance, musicals and more. The cast also includes many faces that will be familiar to gay movie fans like Peter Stickles, Mark Cirillo and Dylan Vox.

 

Play the Devil
In Play the Devil, a smart and stylishly coming-of-age drama from writer-director Maria Govan, the prevailing poverty and lush beauty of Trinidad and the pulsating rhythms of Carnival are backdrop to a story where dreams and obsession collide. Eighteen-year-old Gregory (Petrice Jones) is caught between repressing his true creative nature and desires and surrendering to society’s dictates of what it means to be a man. An encounter with a lecherous older businessman (Gareth Jenkins) derails the plans set by his family and community. Play The Devil shatters conventions of sexuality, masculinity, morality and individuality through its unapologetic multi-layered explorations of power dynamics, religion and aspirations.

 

Copa 181
A bathhouse in Rio is the setting for the gentle and sexy human drama Copa 181. Struggling opera singer Eros (Simone Mazzer) doesn’t know that her husband Tana (Carlos Takeshi) spends his afternoons at a gay club. When she’s hired to sing there, her surprise appearance sets up a clash as the couple finally discover one another’s long-held secrets. Meanwhile, hunky “gay for pay” male escort Leo (Caetano O’Mailhlan) finds himself developing feelings for Kika (Silvero Pereira), a charismatic trans performer. Like almost everyone at the bathhouse, Kika yearns for Leo as well, but his deep-seated anger and conflicted feelings about his own sexuality threaten to ruin their romance before it even has a chance to begin.

 

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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! Stay home, stay safe and enjoy a movie!

 

Ernesto
Ernesto (Federico Russo) is a teenager who wanders, in search of himself, through the streets of Rome. Chapter after chapter, time passes – and people just seem to disappear. But he continues to live impromptu relationships, causing pain to himself and to others. Taking refuge in his happy moments and in political ideologies, he believes he can save his soul from suffering… although life will make him to grow and move forward. Directed by partners Alice De Luca and Giacomo Raffaelli under their joint creative banner Freeres, Ernesto was shot in the 4:3 aspect ratio to give viewers a sense of the fragments of the lead character’s life – as if the film you’re watching were a lengthy re-working of the protagonist’s own memories.

 

Cal
An unexpected follow-up to the hit 2009 gay indie Shank, the startling and impassioned British drama Cal follows a young gay man searching for love, respect and acceptance. Twenty-year-old Cal (Wayne Virgo, reprising his role from the original film) returns home to Britain from France after receiving news that his mother is ill. He finds his home city of Bristol facing hard economic times – with poverty and crime on the rise. While navigating his way across the new landscape, he meets Jason (Tom Payne), a young student in need of help. Unfortunately, Cal’s kindness toward Jason brings him into contact with some very dangerous locals.

 

Peyote
Pablo (Joe Diazzi), a shy teenager, meets Marco (Carlos Luque), who is a few years older than him. Together they go on a impromptu road trip to the Mexican desert. Over the course of their journey, the trip will make them face what they really mean to each other. The full experience will turn Pablo’s life around, changing his points of view, his strength… and his own sexuality. Beautifully crafted by Mexican writer-director Omar Flores Sarabia, making his feature-length film debut after a series of noteworthy short films, Peyote tells the story of two guys and a video camera that will record their friendship, struggles and the possibility of finding a brand-new destiny.

 

Mulligans
Sweet, smart, and funny, Mulligans is more than a poignant family drama and more than a coming out movie. When young Tyler Davidson (Derek James) invites his hunky college buddy Chase (Charlie David) home for the summer holidays, he never expects that it will create any simmering sexual tension. An unexpected connection is formed and a secret is soon revealed that threatens to tear his perfect family apart. When Tyler’s mother, Stacey (Thea Gill), discovers that her husband Nathan (Dan Payne) is having an affair with their son’s best buddy, the Davidson family’s world begins to collapse. The summer is ripe with adventure, revelations and betrayal as this family learns how to laugh, cry and love again.

 

From Beginning to End
Set in a sun-burnished Brazil, the controversial gay classic From Beginning to End follows Francisco (João Gabriel Vasconcellos) and Thomás (Rafael Cardoso), half-brothers who are being raised in upper class comfort. Five years apart, the boys are best friends and unusually close – so much so that their intimacy brings vocal concerns from relatives. Fast-forward several years and Francisco and Thomás are now strikingly handsome, bronzed young men… and their childhood intensity has evolved into a torrid sexual relationship. But when Thomás is offered a chance to train for the Brazilian swim team in Russia for a long period of time, the proposed separation threatens their questionable relationship.