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.
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 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 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 Arrais; Goodnight, 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.
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.
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.
Right now you can take advantage of our Gay Cinema Triple Feature Sale at TLAgay.com! Choose three or more titles from our list of eligible selections and you’ll get an automatic EXTRA 30% OFF those movies. We’re highlighting a few of the hottest offerings below, but don’t stop there!
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.”
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.