The stylish short doc A Queer City is now available on-demand

From Mattioli Productions and director George Hellings, the new short documentary A Queer City focuses on three young drag artists as they navigate the rising drag scene in Norwich, a place where their actions appear to be going unnoticed by the rest of the world.

The film’s colorful subjects open up about what their drag means to them and how, by finding a welcoming group of people in Norwich with similar attitudes and camp sensibilities, they have been able to express their queerness and identity freely through performance and visual artistry. Despite sometimes finding it difficult to find their way as marginalized individuals, they have hopes for a future they plan on carving themselves as a close-knit new wave of creatives.

Check out the trailer for A Queer City below and click here to watch the film. It’s now available for rental or digital download at TLAgay.

 

A secret affair is discovered in the mystery/thriller The Gemini, the first LGBT film in the history of Burmese cinema

The first LGBTQ film from Myanmar, which openly pushed back against strict Burmese laws against depictions of homosexuality in media, The Gemini is a mystery about a secret same-sex love affair between two men in a society that won’t accept them.

 

After being pressured into an arranged marriage with rich girl Honey Pyo (Aye Myat Thu), Thit Wai (Okkar Min Maung) is suddenly killed in a plane crash. Much later, his widow is approached by a successful author named Nay Thit (Nyein Chan Kyaw), a mysterious man who claims to have been a college friend of her late husband. The film soon flashes back to a different time, when Nay Thit and Thit Way were secret lovers. Honey Pyo soon starts to suspect the truth. At the same time, another even bigger mystery begins to emerge… as evidence mounts that her husband may still be alive after all.

 

Watch an extended trailer for The Gemini below and click here to pre-order your copy. The film is coming to DVD in November.

 

 

 

 

Trailer Alert: Young Hunter

Young Hunter, an insanely tense new thriller from acclaimed writer-director Marco Berger (The Blonde One, Sexual Tension: Volatile, AbsentPlan BTaekwondoHawaii) follows Ezequiel (Juan Pablo Cestaro), a fifteen year old boy on the cusp of his sexual awakening who falls for the wrong guy.

 

While his parents are away, Ezequiel meets a handsome, slightly older, seemingly-troubled bad-boy named Mono (Lautaro Rodriguez) and quickly starts a relationship. Mono invites him to his cousin’s villa, to spend a weekend together, but while returning from the trip Mono disappears, no longer responding to any texts. Ezequiel is surprised and confused until Chino (Juan Barberini), Mono’s cousin, sends him a hidden camera video of Ezekiel and Mono having sex, blackmailing him into making his own sex tape with a minor to be sold on the dark web, in order to keep his secret hidden.

 

Stuck with an impossible choice, Ezequiel decides to try seducing Juan Ignacio (Patricio Rodriguez), an even younger teen whom he knows from school and suspects might have a crush on him. Ezequiel turns from prey to hunter – against his own will – and considers whether to put Juan Ignacio in the same incredibly dangerous situation.

 

Watch the trailer for Young Hunter below and click here to pre-order your copy. The film will be available on DVD and VOD on October 27th.

 

 

 

This Weekend’s VOD Favorites

The Gay Cinema Video On Demand experience at TLAgay.com has your entertainment needs covered! We’re always working to expand selection of new and old gay-themed movies available for your viewing pleasure. Here’s just five of our current favorites that you may have missed – ALL available to watch INSTANTLY! Stay home, stay safe and enjoy a movie!

 

The Lawyer
Life just seems to drift on by for corporate lawyer Marius (Eimutis Kvosciauskas)… until he finds an unexpected connection with the dark and handsome Ali (Dogac Yildiz), an incredibly attractive young Syrian refugee who makes his living as a sex-cam worker. After Marius’s estranged father passes away, his infatuation intensifies. It isn’t long before he’s completely obsessed. He inevitably flies to Belgrade to meet Ali with in person, in hopes of a romantic week with his sexy object of infatuation. Although, off-camera, things might not be exactly as they seemed. An intense romantic drama, The Lawyer is the newest film from prolific Lithuanian writer-director Romas Zabarauskas, the same creator behind the LGBTQ films Porno Melodrama, We Will Riot and You Can’t Escape Lithuania.

 

The Year I Lost My Mind
From German director Tor Iben (Orpheus Song, Love Kills, The Passenger, The Visitor) comes a new thriller about a lonely young man who becomes dangerously obsessed with a perfect stranger. After encountering him during a burglary, Tom (Alexander Tsypilev), a disturbed young man prone to wearing creepy masks that obscure his quite handsome features, begins stalking and antagonizing the attractive young Lars (Julien Lickert). When Lars finally discovers that Tom is on his tail, and that his intentions may be somewhat sinister, he manages to turn the tables on him, leading to a unexpected game of cat-and-mouse and a shocking confrontation. Sexy and unsettling in equal measure, the tension is palpable in this stylish drama with shades of Alfred Hitchcock.

 

Teenage Kicks
The scars of our youth shape the adults we become. In this riveting Australian drama, angst-ridden seventeen-year-old Miklos (Miles Szanto) makes plans to escape his migrant family and run away with his best friend and secret crush Dan (cutie-pie Daniel Webber of The Punisher, The Dirt and 11.22.63). Miklos’s dreams are dashed after the accidental death of his older brother Tomi (Nadim Kobeissi). Only he knows the events that led to this tragedy. Suddenly, he is forced to navigate his guilt, as well as his explosive sexuality, in order to find the man he will become. Written and directed by Craig Boreham, who made MTV’s list of “hot filmmakers to watch” as a result of his work here, Teenage Kicks is a smart and sexy drama that has earned rave reviews around the globe. Empire magazine labeled it “a debut not to be missed.”

 

Downriver
Sometimes the path to redemption is paved in sin. Eighteen-year-old James (Reef Ireland) has just been released from juvenile detention after serving time for his involvement in the suspected drowning of a young boy in a river years earlier. Ravaged with uncertainty, dealing with an estranged family and expecting to face the dead boy’s mother, James is set upon a journey of self discovery, shocking revelations and danger as questions surrounding the boy’s death brim to the surface. Old friendships are questioned, family ties are tested and lives are put on the line as James must find his path to the truth. Its a path that will lead him downriver… or toward the truth.

 

Even Lovers Get the Blues
A contemporary pansexual drama that can best be described as the darker, equally sexy Belgian version of John Cameron Mitchell’s Shortbus, Even Lovers Get the Blues follows a group of close, sexually-liberated friends who are coming to grips with a tragedy. Ana is sleeping with Hugo, Dalhia with Graciano, Leo with Louis, and Arthur with just about anyone who will have him. All of the wild parties and one-night-stands satisfy their individual desire to live life to the fullest… until one of them passes away quite unexpectedly. In the cold light of day, each member of this tight-knit group begins questioning the path they find themselves on. Featuring a ton of nudity and some truly explicit sex scenes, Even Lovers Get the Blues is an adults-only exploration of the love and sexual lives of a group of fascinating young lovers. Viewer discretion is advised.

 

Now Available On-Demand: Benjamin

British comedian Simon Amstell wrote and directed this charmingly offbeat romantic comedy about a mess-of-a-filmmaker juggling the anxieties and excitement of his upcoming film premiere with the fear and awkwardness of a burgeoning romance.

Gangly and neurotic, and always ready with a self-defensive quip, indie film director Benjamin (Colin Morgan) nervously prepares for the premiere of his sophomore feature when he meets and falls for hard for Noah (Phénix Brossard), a young French musician. Will Benjamin’s insecurities and anxieties get in the way of success and happiness? Will his film be a critics-savaging disaster and he, a one-hit wonder? Amstell peppers this entertaining tale with hilariously deadpan one-liners and a scene-stealing cast of supporting characters including Joel Fry as Stephen, Benjamin’s manic-depressive stand-up comedian best friend; Jessica Raine as Billie, his unbearable publicist, Harry (Jack Rowan), his egocentric, bi lead actor; and Anna Chancellor as his patient producer.

Benjamin is a charming, laugh-out-loud look at one man’s land mined road to success and love.

Watch the trailer for Benjamin below and click here to see the film. It’s available to rent or download at TLAgay starting this week!

 

Trailer Alert: The Acrobat

Montreal is snowed under. While the downtown cranes dance their ballet, two strangers meet randomly in an unfinished apartment. Their chance encounter leads to a violent attraction and a dependency beyond reason. One man is a Russian-born professional acrobat whose future is jeopardized by a broken leg. The other is a buttoned-down, well-groomed man of few words. Which one dominates? Which one manipulates? As it turns out, love is painful and human relations are complex.

 

The newest film from French-Canadian provocateur Rodrigue Jean (Men for Sale, Love in the Time of Civil War), The Acrobat features real and very explicit gay sex scenes. Viewer discretion is strongly advised.

 

Watch the trailer for The Acrobat below and click here to pre-order your copy. It’s coming to DVD and VOD at the end of the month.

 

The Dream Children follows a young gay couple and the complications that arise as they’re trying to become parents

The challenges of a young gay male couple who decide to have a baby are explored in The Dream Children, an Australian melodrama set in the early 2000s.

 

Hunky architect Alex (Nicholas Gunn) wants a child while his partner, TV game show host, Steven (Graeme Squires) is closeted at work and not all too keen on exposing himself to public scrutiny. Adding to the problem is the government’s policy against same-sex adoptions and their own far from settled home life. The decide to illegally hire a surrogate mother to carry the baby, but the woman, a bit homophobic, plots her own scheme to get more money from the couple.

 

Watch the trailer for The Dream Children below and click here to pre-order your copy. It’s coming to DVD in October – and it’s also available right now to rent or download on-demand!

 

Out This Week: Musical Comedy Whore!

Musical Comedy Whore! is the live filming of the stage musical written by and starring Los Angeles based actor David Pevsner.

David’s show is about sex, love…and musicals! In this completely original entertainment based on his true story, he opens up with remarkable shamelessness into some intensely intimate sexual milestones, all leading up to a life-altering choice: at age 38, while performing in high profile off-Broadway theatre, he became a male prostitute for “Maturity Escorts.” He was, literally, a “musical comedy whore,” and the double life set him off on a difficult, emotional, and hilarious road to the ultimate acceptance.

From his early innocence of sexual and emotional discovery to the extremes of monetizing his sexuality and delving into the darkness of sex, love, aging, and eroding self-esteem, David comes out the other side sadder but wiser, learning that you have to own your choices and never let anyone make you feel like crap… especially yourself.

With great candor, surprising introspection, and a lot of droll, daring, and dirty ditties, Musical Comedy Whore! is a funny, touching, relatable, and brutally honest evening of storytelling. Pevsner can sell it, on-stage and off. Filmed live at the famed Colony Theatre in Burbank, this mix of drama, humor, and musicality is an evening of terrific theater… for mature audiences ONLY!

 

The trailer for Musical Comedy Whore! is now available. Watch it below and click here to order your copy. The film available on DVD starting this week.

 

This Weekend’s VOD Favorites

The Gay Cinema Video On Demand experience at TLAgay.com has your entertainment needs covered! We’re always working to expand selection of new and old gay-themed movies available for your viewing pleasure. Here’s just five of our current favorites that you may have missed – ALL available to watch INSTANTLY! Stay home, stay safe and enjoy a movie!

 

Kill the Monsters
When young, pretty, and charmingly aloof Frankie (Jack Ball) falls mysteriously ill, his older and wiser partners – overthinking, practical Patrick (Ryan Lonergan), and impulsive, fiery Sutton (Garrett McKechnie) – agree that it’s time to head West, begin new adventures, and seek holistic treatment. From here, the highs and lows of the trio’s journey mirror key points in United States history – from hot sex in their luxurious New York City apartment through a road trip that results in a civil war and possible breakup to an all-out poker war involving scheming, sophisticated, and calculating German and Russian lesbians. Kill the Monsters is a sexy, funny, touching and expertly-crafted black and white indie gem you won’t want to miss.

 

Mr. Leather
In April of 2018, São Paulo played host to the second annual Brazilian Mr. Leather competition… and things got heated, to say the least. The new film Mr. Leather offers you a front-row seat – and takes you deep behind the scenes – as five individual contestants vie for full leather dominance. The winner will be crowned by Dom Barbudo, the first official Mr. Leather of Brazil. Along with victory comes a year-long commitment to promoting the leather community throughout the country, even in the face of increasingly conservative values and political unrest. Making his feature film debut, writer-director Daniel Nolasco follows all the action, creating gorgeous and intensely provocative compositions that celebrate the unique power of this thriving subculture.

 

Caught in a Landslide
What does it truly feel like to be lonely? A boy ravished, worn and depleted encounters a journey in his mind. Through a combination of pharmaceuticals and alcohol, Jay (Wade Radford) walks through memories of true love and attempts to understand his broken heart. Nightly his resident ghost (Robbie Manners) appears conjuring up visions of a lost summer romance; continuously taunting him with the opportunity to speak words previously unspoken. Jay wrestles with the past to separate fact from fiction, trying desperately to cast out the specter of emotional torment. In a film that combines imagery, poetry and the reality of loss, Caught in a Landslide takes the viewer from the beauty of England’s garden landscapes, to the darkness of a broken mind.

 

Out in the Dark
Out in the Dark
follows a young, affluent and ambitious Palestinian grad student and a Jewish lawyer who fall in love. The adorable Nimr (Nicholas Jacob) crosses the border to study and occasionally to meet his friends at a gay nightclub in Tel Aviv. One night, he is introduced to the handsome and wealthy Roy (Michael Aloni) and an instant attraction ensues. While Tel Aviv is ostensibly more accepting of Palestinians being present, Nimr’s homeland is not. He struggles to keep the peace with his Muslim family – especially his brother, who is now a member of a radical, extremist anti-Palestinian organization. Despite being surrounded by all of these weighty (and sometimes dangerous) obstacles, the budding couple cannot help but fall immensely in love. Everything soon comes to a gripping head. Nimr is to choose between the life he once dreamed of… or Roy, his true love.

 

Aya Arcos
Writer-director Maximilian Moll’s first feature film, Aya Arcos, roams with its two unequal heroes around a never-cooling Rio de Janeiro, a city in which beauty and melancholy, life’s ease and its difficulty, often go side by side. Fabio (Daniel Passi) is a 21-year-old hustler working the heady streets of Rio when he meets Edu (Cesar Augusto), a successful author. They soon embark on a passionate and wild relationship. But whilse Fabio is sexually adventurous and carefree, Edu is far more protective. With several demons from his past that he has yet to face, Edu finds emotional connections difficult to maintain. The pair must try to navigate a path together – can they really live for the moment, or will the realities of life crush them completely? An official selection at the Montreal World Film Festival and the Torino Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Aya Arcos infuses its troubled May-December relationship with serious sexual intensity.

 

Demian Bichir and Chino Darin turn up the heat in the Argentinian thriller Death in Buenos Aires

A massive hit in its native Argentina, Death in Buenos Aires is a gripping police thriller about corruption, paranoia, and the secret gay lives of the wealthy elite of Buenos Aires during the politically tumultuous 1980s.

 

At the scene of a murder of one of the city’s high society figures, veteran police inspector Chavez (Demian Bichir), runs into Gomez (Chino Darin), a.k.a. “El Ganso” (The Goose), a handsome young rookie cop with dreams of advancement. When Chavez uncovers that the murder may be linked to a small-time hustler, and the gay nightclub La Manila, the detective sends the rookie undercover to pose as a gay newcomer on the prowl for an older benefactor. As they come close to luring out the killer, the erotic charge of their new surroundings triggers changes in both Chavez and Gomez.

 

Director Natalia Meta‘s deeply involving debut film delivers rich, multi-faceted characters that match the complexity of its riveting story.

 

Watch the trailer for Death in Buenos Aires below and click here to pre-order your copy. It’s coming to DVD in October and is available to rent or download right now on-demand at TLAgay.