Two boys find love inside a youth detention center in the riveting drama The Lost Boys

Is it possible to discover freedom within the confines of prison walls? That’s the question at the heart of the riveting new French drama The Lost Boys.

Stuck inside a youth detention center, Joe (Peter von Kant star Khalil Ben Gharbia) has spent the last few years lonely and reclusive as he prepares his return to a society that will most likely shun him. The arrival of brooding William (Lie with Me star Julien De Saint Jean), a new inmate, will reshape his concept of what freedom truly means.

As the boys discover a mutual attraction and empathy toward each other, and a romance begins, the reality of losing each other becomes all too real as Joe’s release date approaches.

Director Zeno Graton captures a love of rare strength and sensitivity while also examining notions of masculinity, sexuality and power.

 

Watch the trailer for The Lost Boys below and click here to pre-order your copy. The film will be available on DVD at TLAgay starting May 7th.

 

Desire becomes a literal monster in the sexually-charged gay thriller Carnal Sins

A stylish new queer horror-thriller, Carnal Sins follows Nino (Nicolas Diaz), a curious teen who has been enduring homophobic attacks on the streets. After being deemed a bad influence to the other boys in his neighborhood, his parents temporarily move the family to the countryside.

Away from the city, Nino wanders in a forest supposedly haunted by The Almamula, a monster that takes those who commit carnal sins and impure acts.

In the middle of summer, with sweaty bodies all around, the line between dream and reality becomes blurry. In a world surrounded by whispers, unspoken desires and prayers, Nino’s curiosity and impulses surface. As an escape from a reality flooded with toxicity, repressions, interdictions and imminent threat, the hidden and sensuous mysteries of the forest become increasingly attractive to Nino.

 

With gorgeous cinematography, gripping performances and a strong sense of place, this atmospheric, sexually-charged horror-thriller from writer-director Juan Sebastian Torales will linger with you long after the credits roll.

 

Watch the trailer for Carnal Sins below and click here to pre-order your copy. The film will be available on DVD and VOD starting March 26th.

 

Two men get a second chance at first love in the gay romance Since the Last Time We Met

From writer-director Matías De Leis Correa, Since the Last Time We Met follows Victor and David (played by Patricio Arellano and Esteban Recagno), two former lovers who find themselves unexpectedly reunited fifteen years after they last saw each other.

During this reunion, they find the love story of their younger years suddenly revives. Victor finds himself passionately drawn to David, who is now married to a woman. As their lives intertwine, the two men struggle with their feelings, knowing that every time they meet might well be the last.

Reminiscent of beloved gay films like Moonlight and WeekendSince the Last Time We Met tells a heartfelt and very sexy story about modern relationships, rekindled passions and reconnecting with a lost love.

 

Watch the trailer for Since the Last Time We Met below and click here to pre-order your copy. The film will be available on DVD starting April 30th at TLAgay.

 

Now Available: Drifter

In Drifter, twenty-two-year-old Moritz (Lorenz Hochhuth) follows his boyfriend Jonas (Gustav Schmidt) to Berlin – only to be abandoned within a few weeks. Alone in a new city with little more than a clarinet to his name, he is pushed to reimagine his life as a single gay man in the party capital of Europe.

Trading his small town appearance for a more gender-fluid/classic punk aesthetic, Moritz dives into the city’s vibrating techno world and learns to express his repressed desires, but also starts to lose himself in emotional alienation. With the help of his new queer friends, he soon develops his own ideas of sexuality and masculinity, leading him a little closer to finding himself.

From first-time feature director Hannes Hirsch, Drifter is a riveting and thoughtful film that looks beneath the seductive surface of a hedonistic culture, revealing the depth of the people who live and thrive within.

Watch the trailer for Drifter below and click here to order your copy. The film is now available on DVD and VOD at TLAgay!

 

Now Available On-Demand: Lie with Me

A powerful and emotional romantic drama from director Olivier Peyon, Lie with Me centers on a middle-aged man who, when visiting his childhood town, is flooded with memories of his first gay love.

Celebrated novelist Stephane Belcourt (Guillaume de Tonquedec) travels to his hometown after over thirty years. There, he meets Lucas (Victor Belmondo), the son of Thomas, his secret teenage love.

Lucas, inquisitive for information on his now deceased father, sets off turbulent emotions in the writer. His mind is soon flooded with memories of Thomas and their summer of love.

The film contrasts the wintry present with the sun-splashed summer past when the shy, bespectacled Stephane (played as a younger man by Jeremy Gillet) meets and falls for the rough and tumble Thomas (Julien De Saint Jean).

Gorgeously crafted and critically lauded, Lie with Me is an erotic, tender, romantic and heartbreaking tale of a lost love that lingers.

 

Watch the trailer for Lie with Me below and click here for more information. The film will be now available on-demand at TLAgay.

 

 

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Trailer Alert: Borrowed

The intriguing new gay drama Borrowed stars Jonathan Del Arco as David, a middle aged painter and former Navy officer living in a secluded but beautiful shoreline house in the Florida Keys.

Though he spends most of his time alone, David breaks his willful isolation to do a portrait of a very special guest: young, edgy and openly gay Justin (Hector Medina). As their date takes an unexpected turn, David must do everything in his power to keep control of the situation… while discovering Justin’s true intentions.

From co-directors Carlos Rafael Betancourt and Oscar Ernesto Ortega, Borrowed is an engaging, sexy and thought-provoking gay thriller that will keep you guessing.

 

Watch the trailer for Borrowed below and click here to pre-order your copy. The film will be available on DVD at TLAgay starting March 5th.

 

Coming Soon: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

“A SWEET COMING-OF-AGE STORY GROUNDED BY ITS STRONG LEADING PERFORMANCES” – Film Inquiry

“A BEAUTIFUL, HEARTWARMING FILM” – One Room with a View

“A NUANCED, POWERFUL COMING-OF-AGE TALE THAT’S AS UNSETTLING AS IT IS UPLIFTING” – The Queer Review

“JOYOUS AND HEARTFELT, IT’S A MAGICAL GEM” – Pay or Wait

“FEELS LIKE A BREATH OF FRESH AIR – OR A CLEAR SKY FULL OF STARS” – Smash Cut Reviews

“THIS IS THE KIND OF Y.A. CINEMA KIDS DESERVE” – Autostraddle

“TENDER AND SHARPLY OBSERVED” – Cinemalogue

“HEARTBREAKING IN ALL THE RIGHT WAYS” – Gay City News

“A SWEET LOVE STORY… TERRIFIC PERFORMANCES, GORGEOUS CINEMATOGRAPHY AND IMPORTANT MESSAGES” – Edge Media Network

“ONE OF THE MOST WELL-ROUNDED TEEN MOVIES AROUND” – Variety

 

Produced by Lin-Manuel Miranda and adapted from the celebrated young adult novel by Benjamin Alire Sáenz, this joyful romance follows two boys on the cusp of manhood and their blossoming relationship in late 1980s Texas.

A once-in-a-lifetime connection develops when teenage loner Aristotle (Max Pelayo) meets artist Dante (Reese Gonzales) poolside in the summer of 1987. They become one another’s closest friend, bonding over their shared background and unique names. But after a magical summer, Dante has to move away – and his letters to Ari will complicate the dynamic between them.

With tender performances, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe is a beautiful, multilayered exploration of first love and self-acceptance that casts a beguiling spell.

 

Watch the trailer for Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe below and click here to pre-order your copy. The film will be available on DVD and VOD at TLAgay starting March 12th.

 

Trailer Alert: I Love You More

After a year of online pillow-talk, Ben (Don Shala), a shy Kosovar teen, is exhilarated to finally meet Leo (Leonik Sahiti), his first – but still secret – lover.

Consumed with passion, Ben carefully weaves the plans and cover-story for his much desired romantic tryst with Leo, who is arriving from Germany in just one month. Everything must be perfect. But when his mother surprises Ben with the news of the family relocating to a new area, he finds that he can’t take the opportunity to leave with them.

Soon, he starts putting the needs of his family on hold for the love of a mysterious boy he’s never met.

The feature-length debut of prolific short film director Erblin Nushi, I Love You More is a tender, resonant and gorgeously crafted queer coming-of-age drama.

 

Watch the trailer for I Love You More below and click here to pre-order your copy. The film will be available on DVD at TLAgay starting March 5th.

 

Pedro Pascal and Ethan Hawke star in Pedro Almodóvar’s Gay Western Strange Way of Life

“An exploration of traditional American cowboy machismo imbued with taboos of male-on-male lust.” – Awards Daily

“Atmospheric, cinematic and beautiful, the plot is simple but the characters complex.” – The Pink Lens

“A sweet, mournful, exquisitely acted story.” – Daily Mail

“A provocative movie that brings out the best in both of its leads.” – Rolling Stone

“Almodóvar crafts a Western of forlorn stares and longing glances, where desire and passion cut deeper than any six-shooter.” – Exclaim!

“Ethan Hawke and Pedro Pascal, turn up the heat in a visual and aural delight that holds a whole bunch of aces.” – NDTV

Silva (Pedro Pascal) rides a horse across the desert that separates him from the town of Bitter Creek… and Sheriff Jake (Ethan Hawke).

Twenty-five years earlier, both men worked together as hired gunmen and shared a passionate love affair. The spark is still present when the pair reunite, share dinner and make love. But Silva has other reasons for his visit… and they may be the breaking point for their secret relationship.

Directed with incredible visual flair by maverick auteur Pedro Almodóvar, this 31-minute short film (only his second in the English language) captivated audiences at the Cannes Film Festival.

A stylish revisionist western with a decidedly queer twist, featuring two prolific A-list actors in the lead roles, Strange Way of Life is a bold cinematic treat about two men who have turned their backs on their own desires.

 

Watch the trailer for Strange Way of Life below and click here to pre-order your copy. The film will be available on DVD starting February 27th at TLAgay.