Now Available On-Demand: 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 available on-demand starting this week. Watch the trailer below and click here to rent or download the film – or to order your copy on DVD.

 

Out This Week: Stone Fruit

Stone Fruit follows a gay couple (played by Matt Palazzolo and Rob Warner) who have decided to call their marriage quits and get a divorce.

What better way is there for two former lovers to celebrate such a momentous, life-changing occasion than to head off to the Central Coast of California together for wine, sun, a threesome… and more wine? The pair wish to remain friends and this seems like a good way to do it. Enter Byron (Thomas Hobson), their close friend, and the trip soon becomes the post-divorce party to end all (admittedly rare) post-divorce parties.

This witty, sexy and sharply-written “anti-romantic comedy” gives freshness to the classic break-up movie by bringing in a queer perspective and explores the complicated similarities that many couples, both queer and straight, face throughout their love stories.

Stone Fruit also explores, with great charm and humor, the recent advent of same-sex divorce and provides a quiet nuanced exploration of the dynamics of interracial relationships and the distinct issues facing a generation of gay men post-AIDS, post-marriage equality and post-recession.

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

 

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!

 

 

 

Coming Soon: Cowboys

Steve Zahn stars in the heartfelt new family drama Cowboys as Troy, a troubled but well-intentioned father who has recently separated from his wife Sally (Jillian Bell). Aghast at Sally’s refusal to let their trans son Joe (Sasha Knight) live as his authentic self, Troy runs off with Joe into the Montana wilderness. Meanwhile police detective (Ann Dowd) pursues them, but her resolve about the case is tested the more she learns about Joe’s family.

Cowboys, a modern day Western from director Anna Kerrigan, is a moving tale of rescue, family betrayal and a father and son on the run. Watch the trailer for Cowboys below and click here to pre-order your copy. The film is coming to DVD April 20th.

 

Trailer Alert: Why Not You

The emotional new gay drama Why Not You follows Mario (Thomas Prenn), a sensitive and somewhat self-destructive young dancer, who finds difficulty in the day-to-day life of his small Italian village.

At a local festival, Mario he reunites with Lenz (Noah Saavedra), a former childhood friend who left town long ago. Instantly, old memories and suppressed feelings rise to the surface. 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, it becomes painfully clear that Lenz does not reciprocate his feelings. The night takes a far more tragic turn when armed men rush in and Lenz falls victim to their attack. 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.

Watch the trailer for Why Not You below and click here to pre-order your copy. The film will be available on DVD and VOD starting May 11th.

 

Out This Week: My Little Sister

“Superb performances by Nina Hoss and Lars Eidinger ground this moving, unfussy Swiss drama of twin siblings whose bond is tested by leukemia. This is bright, unaffected naturalism with a fluidly roving camera, but also a generous regard for its ensemble, as befits a film affectionately embedded in the Berlin theater scene. Chuat and Reymond’s direction is delicate and unobtrusive, in tune with their calmly deep-digging actors.” – Guy Lodge, Variety

“My Little Sister is an affecting, emotionally truthful experience. Nina Hoss delivers a raw, compelling, performance.” – Lee Marshall, Screen Daily

“This is a quietly stunning film that strikes chords of emotional truth, lingering long after viewing.” – Josephina A., One Room with a View

“CRITIC’S PICK! Tender. Faces terminal illness with a refreshing emotional candor. Distinguished by a modestly discreet directing style that allows the actors to shine, My Little Sister offers neither false uplift nor dreary realism. The photography is bright and lustrous, the tone vital and purposeful.” – Jeannette Catsoulis, The New York Times

“With sophistication and restraint, My Little Sister tells an engrossing tale of sibling love. Written and directed by Stéphanie Chuat and Véronique Reymond with superb control and insight.” – Ann Hornaday, The Washington Post

“One of Europe’s greatest leading female stars, Nina Hoss has a strong, enigmatic presence like no one else. When she’s in a scene nothing else really matters, attentions are all on her, as she takes total dominion of the screen, the situation, penetrating into the viewer’s her deepest emotions. A powerful study on compassion and unconditional love.” – Roger Costa, Brazilian Press

“Eidinger will remind some of Tom Hanks’ Academy Award-wining turn in Philadelphia. Hoss is a completely riveting screen presence, who brings tremendous humanity to Lisa. What Hoss is asked to do here is show us how a creative mind operates even under great duress, and she does it brilliantly.” – James Verniere, Boston Herald

 

Switzerland’s Official Submission to the Academy Awards, My Little Sister is a deeply moving, critically-acclaimed drama following a creative brother and sister pair in an unusually close relationship tested by illness.

Lisa (Nina Hoss), once a brilliant playwright, no longer writes. She lives with her family in Switzerland, but her heart remains in Berlin, beating in time with that of her twin brother Sven (Lars Eidinger), a famous theatre actor.

Since Sven has been suffering from an aggressive type of leukemia, the relationship between them has become even closer. Lisa does not want to accept this blow of fate. She does everything in her power to bring Sven back on stage. For her soulmate, she neglects everything else and even risks losing her husband. Her marriage goes awry, but Lisa only has eyes for her brother, who reflects her deepest longings and awakens in her the desire to be creative, to feel alive again.

 

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

 

Out This Week: Same-Sex Attracted

Same-Sex Attracted is a groundbreaking documentary that follows a handful of LGBTQ students over an academic school year at the LDS-owned Brigham Young University (BYU). These lovable kids experience not only the regular day-to-day of being a college kid but also the unique trials that come with being queer at a Mormon institution, grappling with questions of faith, sexuality, gender, family, love and happiness.

As the film progresses, the students and their off-campus group Understanding Sexuality, Gender and Allyship (USGA) also realize that BYU’s administration has plans to create a new, church-sanctioned GSA – without the influence of other queer-led organizations already in play. After years in the making, Same-Sex Attracted presents the real experience of being queer at “the Lord’s University” from the perspective of real LGBTQ students struggling to make a positive change.

Watch the trailer for Same-Sex Attracted below and click here to order your copy. The film is available on DVD and Blu-ray starting this week.

 

Coming Soon: Wojnarowicz

Wojnarowicz (also know as Wojnarowicz: F**k You F*ggot F**ker) is a fiery and urgent documentary portrait of downtown New York City artist, writer, photographer and activist David Wojnarowicz.

As New York City became the epicenter of the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s, Wojnarowicz weaponized his work and waged war against the establishment’s indifference to the plague until his death from it in 1992 at the age of 37.

Exclusive access to his breathtaking body of work – including paintings, journals, and films – reveals how Wojnarowicz emptied his life into his art and activism. Rediscovered answering machine tape recordings and intimate recollections from Fran Lebowitz, Gracie Mansion, Peter Hujar and other friends and family help present a stirring portrait of this fiercely political, unapologetically queer artist.

 

Watch the trailer for Wojnarowicz below and click here to pre-order your copy. The film is coming to DVD May 18th.

 

Trailer Alert: The World to Come

“HYPNOTIC. A SWOON-WORTHY FRONTIER ROMANCE.” – IndieWire

“A RAVISHINGLY BEAUTIFUL LOVE STORY.” – The Guardian

“EXQUISITE. A LYRICAL EXPLORATION OF FEMALE DESIRE.” – Variety

From actor/director Mona Fastvold, The World to Come is a powerful and gorgeous new 19th century romance set in the American Northeast.

Abigail (Katherine Waterston), a farmer’s wife, and her new neighbor Tallie (current Best Actress-nominee Vanessa Kirby) find themselves irrevocably drawn to each other. A grieving Abigail tends to her withdrawn husband Dyer (Casey Affleck) as free spirit Tallie bristles at the jealous control of her husband Finney (Christopher Abbott). Together, their intimacy begins to fill a void in each other’s lives they never knew existed.

 

Watch the emotional trailer for The World to Come below and click here to pre-order your copy. The film will be available on DVD and Blu-ray starting June 1st.

 

The gay romance Twilight’s Kiss follows two closeted married men in their twilight years

From acclaimed director Ray Yeung (Front Cover, Cut Sleeve Boys), Twilight’s Kiss (originally titled Suk Suk) presents the story of two closeted married men in their twilight years.

One day 70-year old Pak (Tai-Bo), a taxi driver who refuses to retire, meets 65-year old Hoi (Ben Yuen), a retired single father, in a park. Despite years of societal and personal pressure, they are proud of the families they have created through hard work and determination. Yet in that brief initial encounter, something is unleashed in them which had been suppressed for so many years. As both men recount and recall their personal histories, they also contemplate a possible future together.

Watch the trailer for Twilight’s Kiss below and click here to pre-order your copy. The film is coming to DVD May 11th.