Out This Week: At Night All the Cats Are Black

A deliberately strange cinematic exercise, the new film At Night All the Cats Are Black was largely improvised by the cast and crew. Filmmakers Valentin Merz and Robin Mognetti, who plays versions of themselves, have described it as “dreamy, impulsive, coherently illogical, shamelessly artsy and hell bent on surprising its viewers.” Packed with bold visual delights, this film is never afraid to push the envelope – in terms of both sexuality and structure.

At Night All the Cats Are Black follows a film crew in the middle of shooting a surreal and sexually-charged costume drama in the French countryside. When Valentin, the film’s director, suddenly disappears, the local police set out to investigate. The shoot continues, but starts to take increasingly odd turns as Robin, the cameraman and director’s lover, soon follows through on a mysterious promise.

Click below to watch the NSFW trailer and click here to order your copy. At Night All the Cats Are Black is now available on DVD.





Just Came Out: The Latent Image

The new gay thriller The Latent Image follows novelist Ben (Joshua Tonks) as he retreats to an isolated rural cabin to start on his latest novel and to escape the growing tension with his boyfriend Jamie (William Tippery).

Working late into the night, he wakes to find someone else in his cabin, a wounded man (Jay Clift) claiming to be a hunter whose car had broken down nearby. Intrigued by and attracted to the mysterious and handsome intruder, Ben decides uses him as inspiration for his new book… about a savage murder believed to have taken place in the very cabin he has rented.

As the man begins to help him enact increasingly dangerous and detailed scenarios for the story’s captive protagonist, Ben becomes aroused by the prospects. Searching the man’s car, he uncovers stolen property belonging to several other young men – hinting he may be a serial killer, a perfect twist for Ben’s novel. Discovering his own car sabotaged, and unable to escape, Ben enters a lethal game of cat and mouse where his dark, erotic, fantasy becomes a stark, inescapable reality.

A tense, sexually-charged gay thriller from writer-director Alexander McGregor Birrell, The Latent Image tells a chilling story wherein the lines between reality and fiction become increasingly blurred.

Watch the trailer for The Latent Image below and click here to order your copy. The film is now available on DVD.


Coming Soon: Mutt

“A sexy, handsome, thoroughly New York film” – Vogue

“Authentic and emotionally potent” – Variety

“An exciting evolution for contemporary trans cinema” – IndieWire

“One of the very best LGBTQ movies, and just movies in general, of the year.” – Reeling Reviews

Fena (Lio Mehiel), a young trans guy bustling through life in New York City, is afflicted with an incessantly challenging day that resurrects ghosts from his past. Laundromats, subway turnstiles and airport transfers are the hectic background to this emotional drama that overlaps past, present and future.

Settling the disharmony of transitional upheaval in relationships familial, romantic and platonic is Fena’s task at hand, and his resulting juggling act is equal parts skillful, fumbling and honest. The poignant moments he finds between himself and others – as the distance between them closes – are warm, true and touching.

Vuk Lungulov-Klotz‘s critically-acclaimed directorial debut Mutt is, at once, precise and wholly relatable in its grand humanity. A visceral lead performance by Lio Mehiel embodies inbetweenness. The film earns its most difficult discussions through its tenderness towards each character’s struggle with the complexity of trans life, Latinx life in America, and of human life at large.

Watch the trailer for Mutt below and click here to pre-order your copy. The film will be available on DVD starting October 17th.


The unique work of Carlos Conceição gets spotlighted in this special edition Blu-ray

Though the work is not specifically gay-themed, there is a lot on offer in Name Above Title and Other Tales of Woe, an amazing new collection of works from director Carlos Conceição – including a wealth of hot guys and some subtly homoerotic themes.

The work of Carlos Conceição is one inhabited by handsome characters exploring the boundaries of limitless pleasure, romance, politics and even murder. Before unleashing his breakout narrative feature Tommy Guns, Conceição experimented in the realm of short and medium-length films for many years crafting work both beautiful and transgressive alike.

Collected here are six short films headlined by the medium-length (and nearly dialogue free) film Name Above Title, following the story of a handsome serial killer that unexpectedly catapults into social media fame.

Also included are the films Bad Bunny, about a wayward boy who punishes his mother’s lover; Versailles, featuring an elderly woman and a hormone-driven teenage boy at a secluded beach cabin; Turquoise Boy, a music video starring Conceição regular Joao ArraisGoodnight, Cinderella, a subversive take on the classic fairy tale; Hell, or Pool Keeping, about a suburban kid in an unusual family predicament; and The Flesh a stylish tale of a nun and her troubled relationship with Jesus Christ himself.


Watch the trailer for Name Above Title and Other Tales of Woe by Carlos Conceição below and click here to pre-order your copy. This new special edition Blu-ray will be available starting September 27th.




Gregg Araki’s wild queer classic The Doom Generation gets a new 4K upgrade on Blu-ray!

Headed home after a wild night at a Los Angeles club, young lovers Jordan White (James Duval) and Amy Blue (Rose McGowan) pick up a dangerously handsome drifter named Xavier Red (Johnathon Schaech).

Jordan doesn’t see a problem with offering Xavier a quick ride, but his acid-tongued girlfriend thinks he’s a creep. When Xavier inadvertently kills a convenience store clerk, they are forced to go on the run, traversing a bizarre and ultra-violent America.

Somehow, every random thug, drive-thru operator and neo-Nazi they encounter seem to recognize Amy as a past fling or alter ego, adding to the already explosive sexual tension brimming among the renegade trio.

Restored in 4K with scenes edited for its theatrical release in 1995, this version of the controversial queer classic The Doom Generation reflects the director’s cut, intended by Gregg Araki. The film has been completely retimed and reedited for today’s technological standards. The sound is remastered to compliment today’s new audio standards in a new 5.1 mix.

This brand-new special edition includes an audio commentary track featuring director Gregg Araki and stars James Duval, Rose McGowan and Jonathon Schaech.


Watch the new trailer for The Doom Generation below and click here to pre-order your copy. This special edition Blu-ray will be available starting September 26th!


Just Came Out: Patterns

There’s something for everyone in the new British anthology series Patterns. Like a cross between Sex Education and Black Mirror, each episode tells a full self-contained story, but they all take place in the same universe. A minor character in one episode may reappear as the lead in another and vice-versa.

In Reverse Catfish, a hot young rugby player who finds that people only date him for his good looks and sets about trying to change their perception. SuperBen follows an imaginative boy who gets up close and personal with his superhero crush. Delivered is about a hungry young man on an oppressive diet who becomes unusually obsessed with his pizza delivery guy. And there are many more episodes where those came from.


Smart, sexy and deeply funny, this series touches on a range of topical issues, including LGBTQ matters, family problems, conspiracy theories and reality television. Moreover, each of the eight episodes draws from a different comedic style, such as pantomime, sitcom and slapstick.

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




Sydney drag icon Maxi Shield stars in the wild new crime comedy The Winner Takes It All

Sydney drag icon and “RuPaul’s Drag Race: Down Under” alum Maxi Shield stars in this wild, sexually-charged new queer comedy which pays loving homage to the early films of John Waters.

Wealthy socialite Kiki (Jessica Marchi) confides in her best friend Maxine (Shield) that she believes her smoking-hot, ex-gigolo husband (singer and underwear model Manuel Kornisiuk) may be cheating. In danger of losing her rather large fortune, Kiki elicits Maxi’s help to uncover the truth about her husband’s adultery.

The ladies soon learn, however, that not all is as it seems. Throw in a sexy gay porn star (Jack Stratton-Smith) and non-stop lashings of camp and you are in for one of the funniest, filthiest and joyously stupid rides of your life.

From first-time director James Demitri, this transgressive new comedy has all the makings of a campy LGBTQ+ classic. DNA Magazine said “The Winner Takes It All is MAXI-mum fun!” The Queer Review called it “A deliberately, deliciously trashy comedy caper… gonzo, low-fi, colorful and incredibly stupid.”

Watch the trailer for The Winner Takes It All below and click here to pre-order your copy. The film is coming to DVD and VOD August 29th.


Altered Innocence presents a new volume of short queer cinema from around the world

The newest edition of Altered Innocence‘s collection of short films is finally here with nearly four hours of LGBTQ and coming-of-age short films in two separately curated programs!

The Altered program is a wild blast of strange and transgressive visions with films about virtual love dolls on a revenge tear, twinks eager to be annihilated and a lesbian director obsessed with big boobs. The Innocence program is a more tender and subtle compilation of loveliness with tales about brotherly love, modern transgender life, intergenerational relationships and boys testing the limits of traditional masculinity.

The Altered program includes Young Diego directed by Osama Chami and Enrique GimenoYandere directed by William LabouryAmphi directed by Mathias BroeThe Demons of Dorothy directed by Alexis LangloisTrade Center directed by Adam Baran; and Chaperone directed by Sam Max.

The Innocence program includes Awakening directed by Christian TafdrupA Wild Patience Has Taken Me Here directed by Erica SarmetShower Boys directed by Christian ZetterbergDustin directed by Naila Guiguet; and Kiem Holijanda directed by Sarah Veltmeyer.

Watch the trailer for Altered Innocence: Vol. 2 below and click here to order your copy. The full collection is now available on DVD and Blu-ray at TLAgay.