The romantic 18-minute gay short film Sacrifice is now available on-demand!

Created and written by lead actor Leigh Smith, the new 18-minute short film Sacrifice follows two protagonists as they enter a new phase in their relationship. James (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 unconditionally, but their sense of duty is equally as important to both them, 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 prior to the fundamental mind-shift in regulations. Director Anna Maguire brings an incredible sense of vision and understanding to the poignant issues outlined in the story of James and Blake.

Check out the trailer for Sacrifice below and click here to watch the film. It’s available now to rent or download at TLAgay!

 

Now Available On-Demand: Goodbye Seventies

From prolific indie filmmaker Todd Verow, the wildly sexy and heartfelt new period piece Goodbye Seventies follows a dancer who learns he will never perform again and starts making his own popular gay adult films with his friends.

 

In the 1970s, the golden age of gay pornography in New York City, a promising chorus boy is injured and told he will never dance again. Distraught and unimpressed with the “art” films playing seedy Times Square theaters, he gets his friends and lovers together and they start making their own hardcore movies. Against all odds, the films are wildly successful until drugs, AIDS and cheap video technology bring it all crashing down.

 

Check out some amazing photos from Goodbye Seventies below, along with the trailer, and click here to watch the film. It’s now available on-demand at TLAgay!

 

 

 

Just Came Out: Nowhere

Adrian and Sebastian (Miguel González and Juan Pablo Castiblanco) live an openly gay life in New York as immigrants. When Sebastian’s visa is rejected, the two must decide whether to return to Colombia – where they face rejection and persecution for their sexual orientation – or do whatever is necessary to stay in the United States. Either way, the thoughts and discussions associated with the decision will have a profound effect on the couple.

 

Hitting upon hot button issues, Nowhere is a riveting new romantic drama from writer-directors David and Francisco Salazar. The film places its characters within the context of the difficult immigration situation in the US – as well as a furthering sense of homelessness and lack of belonging, which consistently haunts out main protagonists.

 

Watch the trailer for Nowhere below and click here to order your copy. The film is available on DVD starting this week.

 

Out This Week: Breaking Fast

Set against the twinkling lights of West Hollywood, Breaking Fast is a delightful new culture-clash romantic comedy that follows Mo (Haaz Sleiman), a practicing Muslim still reeling from heartbreak.

When an All-American guy named Kal (Michael Cassidy) offers to join him in his nightly Iftars – the traditional meal eaten by Muslims during Ramadan – meal after meal, the two start to discover they have more in common than meets the eye. The two soon start to fall in love over all the things that they have in common and – more importantly – the things they don’t.

 

The genesis of this new feature film came about from overwhelming positive response to the short film of the same name from writer/director Mike Mosallam. The short screened at renowned film festivals such as Cannes, Inside Out, Newport, Boston and many more. The full-length feature is one of the first of its kind to feature a practicing Muslim character who is gay and not dealing with those two things in conflict, but rather, in harmony. “My intention is to tell a story that speaks to the nuances of daily life and treats identity: religious, sexual, gender and otherwise, as harmonious lenses by which individuals interact with the world,” said Mosallam.

 

Watch the trailer for Breaking Fast below and click here to order your copy. The film will be available on DVD starting this week.

 

Check out some stills from the sexy new romantic comedy series 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.

 

A sexy new 8-episode romantic comedy series from Argentina, Everything I Like is coming to DVD March 23rd. Check out some exclusive images from the series below and click here to pre-order your copy.

 

Coming Soon: Neon Boys

“GRITTY AND POIGNANT” – Jim Silvestri, Thotyssey

“A SENSUAL AND POWERFUL GAY LOVE STORY.” -TM Gay Movies

“IT’S CHARACTERS ARE SO UNIVERSAL THAT I DEFY ANYONE NOT TO FEEL FOR THEM AS THE SITUATION SNOWBALLS.” – The Pink Lens

 

To be a father, you have to make difficult choices. Having a hard time landing a job after spending time in prison, Shawn (Matty Gliteratti) decides to try his hand at making ends meet by working as an erotic dancer. It’s all in an effort, ultimately, to support his daughter. While he’s there, though, stripping down to make some cash, he finds that he’s beginning to fall in love with a man… for the first time in his life.

A stylish, candy-colored and deeply heartfelt short film from prolific indie director AJ Mattioli and co-director/star Jonathan Salazar, Neon Boys has charm and sex appeal to spare. This thirty-minute short also co-stars accomplished character actor and multiple award-winner Vincent De Paul.

 

You can watch the trailer for Neon Boys below. Click here to pre-order your copy. The film is coming to DVD and Blu-ray on March 30th. It’s also available to rent or download now at TLAgay.

 

Photo Gallery: Goodbye Seventies

From prolific indie filmmaker Todd Verow, the wildly sexy and heartfelt new period piece Goodbye Seventies follows a dancer who learns he will never perform again and starts making his own popular gay adult films with his friends.

 

In the 1970s, the golden age of gay pornography in New York City, a promising chorus boy is injured and told he will never dance again. Distraught and unimpressed with the “art” films playing seedy Times Square theaters, he gets his friends and lovers together and they start making their own hardcore movies. Against all odds, the films are wildly successful until drugs, AIDS and cheap video technology bring it all crashing down.

 

Check out some amazing photos from Goodbye Seventies below, along with the trailer, and click here to pre-order your copy of the film. It’s coming to DVD and VOD February 26th.

 

 

Out This Week: Deep in Vogue

Deep in Vogue celebrates the colorful, queer, emotional and political stories of Northern Vogue in Manchester, UK and the black, gay ballrooms of 1980s New York City.

The documentary had its premiere in the United Kingdom at BFI Flare and its United States premiere at NewFest NYC. Over the course of a year, filmmakers Dennis Keighron-Foster and Amy Watson charted the buildup to the Manchester ICONS Vogue Ball and explored universal themes and the unique styles from both sides of the Atlantic including the (sometimes dramatic) internal politics of vogue to external politics including the disenfranchisement of black youth, LGBT issues, the dearth of art spaces and modes of expression, the over-commercialized gay scene, and the lack of safe spaces for the truly different.

This new film is an electric, informative, and entertaining celebration of people coming to love and accept themselves, finding a new family through vogue.

Watch the trailer for Deep in Vogue below and click here to order your copy. The film is now available on DVD and Blu-ray at TLAgay.

 

Now Available On-Demand: Song Lang

Set in a richly imagined 1980s Saigon, Song Lang is both a gritty underworld noir and an operatic romance.

 

An unlikely bond develops between hunky, brooding Dung (Lien Binh Phat), a tough debt collector for a ruthless loan shark, and Linh Phung (popular V-pop singer Isaac), a charismatic young opera singer. The two meet when Dung comes to forcefully collect a debt from the struggling opera troupe. But when their paths cross again, a deep friendship develops, awakening romantic feelings in both men. Making his feature-length debut, Vietnamese director Leon Le serves up a uniquely lush melodrama, teasing a smoldering relationship between two apparent opposites set against the backdrop of a gorgeous art form as it fades out of fashion.

 

Song Lang has earned major critical acclaim, and for his breakout performance, Lien Binh Phat has picked up rising star awards at festivals all across Asia.

 

Watch the trailer for Song Lang below and click here to watch the film. It’s available now to rent or download at TLAgay!

 

David Tennant gives a chilling performance in the three-part British miniseries Des

Former Doctor Who star David Tennant delivers an absolutely bone-chilling performance in Des, a new three-part miniseries, produced for British television, which focuses on one of the most infamous cases in UK criminal history – that of serial killer Dennis Nilsen.

 

Told through the prism of three men – Nilsen himself, played by Tennant, Detective Chief Inspector Peter Jay played by Daniel Mays and biographer Brian Masters played by Jason Watkins – this gripping thriller explores how a man like Nilsen was able to prey on vulnerable young men in 1980s Britain. The series not only highlights the police investigation and trial, but also the effect of the media coverage on public perceptions of the victims at the time – many of whom were gay – raising questions some thought-provoking questions about how crimes against the LGBTQ+ community are handled (both then and now).

 

Watch the trailer for Des below and click here to pre-order your copy. The film will be available on DVD and Blu-ray starting March 16th.