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!

 

Ernesto
Ernesto (Federico Russo) is a teenager who wanders, in search of himself, through the streets of Rome. Chapter after chapter, time passes – and people just seem to disappear. But he continues to live impromptu relationships, causing pain to himself and to others. Taking refuge in his happy moments and in political ideologies, he believes he can save his soul from suffering… although life will make him to grow and move forward. Directed by partners Alice De Luca and Giacomo Raffaelli under their joint creative banner Freeres, Ernesto was shot in the 4:3 aspect ratio to give viewers a sense of the fragments of the lead character’s life – as if the film you’re watching were a lengthy re-working of the protagonist’s own memories.

 

Doors Cut Down
Guillermo (Israel Rodriguez) seems like your average high school student, but he’s hiding a secret. In private, he’s become an expert at cruising the mall for gay sex. Always looking for a new trick, he even resorts to seducing his much older English tutor. When he finally meets the hottest guy he’s ever seen, a man who may mean more to him than just a hot fuck, Guillermo finds himself suddenly conflicted. Newly restored in High Definition, this sexy 18-minute comedy is back to thrill audiences. A massive hit on the film festival circuit at the time of its release Doors Cut Down caused quite a controversy due to its frank and graphic depiction of a young man’s sexual exploration. It has become something of a gay short film classic.

 

I Am Happiness on Earth
Julián Hernández, one of Mexico’s premier gay filmmakers (Raging Sun, Raging Sky), wrote and directed this steamy tale of a film director struggling to find the barrier between his sexually charged reality and his equally arousing cinematic creations. Will lead character Emiliano (Hugo Catalan) be able to sustain his relationship, or will his lust for beauty and meaning lead him elsewhere? Furious couplings between gorgeous men include an exhilaratingly explicit play-within-a-play. An explosively sexy and heady film Hernández’s boldly poetic romance compares with such films as Fellini’s , Godard’s Contempt and others exploring the connections between love, sex, creativity and filmmaking.

 

Confessions
Take a peak under the surface of any gay man… and who knows what you’ll find? Originally conceived as a web-series, but collected into an anthology film by writer-director Mark Bessenger (The Last Straight Man, Bite Marks), the unique and wildly entertaining Confessions features ten individual segments, each four-to-fifteen minutes in length, in which numerous gay male characters disclose various secrets from the recesses of their psyches. Each segment utilizes a different storytelling genre – there’s something here for fans of comedy, horror, drama, romance, musicals and more. The cast also includes many faces that will be familiar to gay movie fans like Peter Stickles, Mark Cirillo and Dylan Vox.

 

Caught in a Landslide
A young man embarks on a journey through 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 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 heartbroken mind.

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!

 

Ernesto
Ernesto (Federico Russo) is a teenager who wanders, in search of himself, through the streets of Rome. Chapter after chapter, time passes – and people just seem to disappear. But he continues to live impromptu relationships, causing pain to himself and to others. Taking refuge in his happy moments and in political ideologies, he believes he can save his soul from suffering… although life will make him to grow and move forward. Directed by partners Alice De Luca and Giacomo Raffaelli under their joint creative banner Freeres, Ernesto was shot in the 4:3 aspect ratio to give viewers a sense of the fragments of the lead character’s life – as if the film you’re watching were a lengthy re-working of the protagonist’s own memories.

 

Cal
An unexpected follow-up to the hit 2009 gay indie Shank, the startling and impassioned British drama Cal follows a young gay man searching for love, respect and acceptance. Twenty-year-old Cal (Wayne Virgo, reprising his role from the original film) returns home to Britain from France after receiving news that his mother is ill. He finds his home city of Bristol facing hard economic times – with poverty and crime on the rise. While navigating his way across the new landscape, he meets Jason (Tom Payne), a young student in need of help. Unfortunately, Cal’s kindness toward Jason brings him into contact with some very dangerous locals.

 

Peyote
Pablo (Joe Diazzi), a shy teenager, meets Marco (Carlos Luque), who is a few years older than him. Together they go on a impromptu road trip to the Mexican desert. Over the course of their journey, the trip will make them face what they really mean to each other. The full experience will turn Pablo’s life around, changing his points of view, his strength… and his own sexuality. Beautifully crafted by Mexican writer-director Omar Flores Sarabia, making his feature-length film debut after a series of noteworthy short films, Peyote tells the story of two guys and a video camera that will record their friendship, struggles and the possibility of finding a brand-new destiny.

 

Mulligans
Sweet, smart, and funny, Mulligans is more than a poignant family drama and more than a coming out movie. When young Tyler Davidson (Derek James) invites his hunky college buddy Chase (Charlie David) home for the summer holidays, he never expects that it will create any simmering sexual tension. An unexpected connection is formed and a secret is soon revealed that threatens to tear his perfect family apart. When Tyler’s mother, Stacey (Thea Gill), discovers that her husband Nathan (Dan Payne) is having an affair with their son’s best buddy, the Davidson family’s world begins to collapse. The summer is ripe with adventure, revelations and betrayal as this family learns how to laugh, cry and love again.

 

From Beginning to End
Set in a sun-burnished Brazil, the controversial gay classic From Beginning to End follows Francisco (João Gabriel Vasconcellos) and Thomás (Rafael Cardoso), half-brothers who are being raised in upper class comfort. Five years apart, the boys are best friends and unusually close – so much so that their intimacy brings vocal concerns from relatives. Fast-forward several years and Francisco and Thomás are now strikingly handsome, bronzed young men… and their childhood intensity has evolved into a torrid sexual relationship. But when Thomás is offered a chance to train for the Brazilian swim team in Russia for a long period of time, the proposed separation threatens their questionable relationship.

Out This Week: Ernesto

Ernesto (Federico Russo) is a teenager who wanders, in search of himself, through the streets of Rome. Chapter after chapter, time passes – and people just seem to disappear. But he continues to live impromptu relationships, causing pain to himself and to others. Taking refuge in his happy moments and in political ideologies, he believes he can save his soul from suffering… although life will force him to grow and move forward.

Directed by partners Alice De Luca and Giacomo Raffaelli, Ernesto was shot in the 4:3 aspect ratio to give viewers a sense of the fragments of the lead character’s life – as if the film you’re watching were a lengthy re-working of the protagonist’s own memories. Ernesto is the first feature film the pair has made.

As a creative team they go by the name Freeres, which is synonymous with Brothers and Free Projects. Before making this debut, they organized several film forums, attended film festivals and made short films focusing on the inwardness of young people, reckoning that the modern Italian cinema has not really probed adequately into its complexity and suffering, thus failing to represent it correctly on the screen.

 

Check out the trailer along with some select stills from Ernesto below and click here to order your copy. The film is available on DVD starting this week!

 

 

Trailer Alert: Ernesto

Ernesto (Federico Russo) is a teenager who wanders, in search of himself, through the streets of Rome. Chapter after chapter, time passes – and people just seem to disappear. But he continues to live impromptu relationships, causing pain to himself and to others. Taking refuge in his happy moments and in political ideologies, he believes he can save his soul from suffering… although life will force him to grow and move forward.

Directed by partners Alice De Luca and Giacomo Raffaelli, Ernesto was shot in the 4:3 aspect ratio to give viewers a sense of the fragments of the lead character’s life – as if the film you’re watching were a lengthy re-working of the protagonist’s own memories. Ernesto is the first feature film the pair has made.

As a creative team they go by the name Freeres, which is synonymous with Brothers and Free Projects. Before making this debut, they organized several film forums, attended film festivals and made short films focusing on the inwardness of young people, reckoning that the modern Italian cinema has not really probed adequately into its complexity and suffering, thus failing to represent it correctly on the screen.

 

Check out some select stills from Ernesto below and click here to pre-order your copy. The film will be available on DVD and VOD starting March 9th.

 

Photo Gallery: Ernesto

Ernesto (Federico Russo) is a teenager who wanders, in search of himself, through the streets of Rome. Chapter after chapter, time passes – and people just seem to disappear. But he continues to live impromptu relationships, causing pain to himself and to others. Taking refuge in his happy moments and in political ideologies, he believes he can save his soul from suffering… although life will force him to grow and move forward.

Directed by partners Alice De Luca and Giacomo Raffaelli, Ernesto was shot in the 4:3 aspect ratio to give viewers a sense of the fragments of the lead character’s life – as if the film you’re watching were a lengthy re-working of the protagonist’s own memories. Ernesto is the first feature film the pair has made.

As a creative team they go by the name Freeres, which is synonymous with Brothers and Free Projects. Before making this debut, they organized several film forums, attended film festivals and made short films focusing on the inwardness of young people, reckoning that the modern Italian cinema has not really probed adequately into its complexity and suffering, thus failing to represent it correctly on the screen.

 

Check out some select stills from Ernesto below and click here to pre-order your copy. The film will be available on DVD and VOD starting March 9th.