This Weekend’s VOD Favorites

The Gay Cinema Video On Demand experience at 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!


Give or Take
Martin’s (Jamie Effros) is a pragmatist who’s checked the boxes of an acceptable life yet feels disconnected, especially from his father, Kenneth, a distant man Martin could never figure out. Their relationship got more complicated when Kenneth came out after his wife died. For the first time, he was able to live openly and honestly as a gay man. He found love with a younger man, his lawn guy, Ted (Norbert Leo Butz), and they’d been living together in Ken’s house on Cape Cod ever since. When Kenneth dies, Martin goes home to sell the house while sharing it with Ted. Grieving, they circle each other, butt heads and negotiate how to remember the different man they both loved and the significance of what he left behind. Give or Take is a touching, award-winning film about love, loss, connection, acceptance and what it truly means to be home.


From writer-director-star Thiago Cazado, the creator behind the 2017 gay romance About Us, comes this controversial, but supremely sexy coming-of-age love story. Lucas (Paulo Sousa) lives with his religious Aunt Lourdes (Juliana Zancanaro) in a quiet country town in Brazil. The young man spends his days gardening and playing keyboard, always avoiding his aunt’s attempts to match-make him with the local girls. Everything starts to change when he’s joined by a trouble-making distant cousin named Mario (Cazado), who has recently been released from prison. Forced to share a bedroom, these two cousins find their personalities clashing… until their aunt leaves for a religious retreat. The two soon find themselves becoming friends – and much, much more. Packed with male nudity and sexual tension Cousins is a romance that is not afraid to push boundaries.


Flatbush Luck
Former Wall Street hotshot Jimmy (Tanner Novlan) and his buttoned-up cousin Max (Robby Stahl) make meager livings as telephone repairmen in their native Brooklyn neighborhood, slaving away to meet the demands of their increasingly yuppie clientele. Jimmy wants nothing more than to return to his fast-paced lifestyle, while Max is starting to have second thoughts about his upcoming – and very expensive – wedding. When Jimmy overhears illegal insider trading during a routine house call, he convinces Max that they should tap the phone line to cash in on the scheme – hoping the money will solve their problems. But when stock tips turn to murder plots, the hapless men are unable to go to the police and soon find themselves in over their heads and flat out of luck. Flatbush Luck is a charming romantic comedy crime caper from prolific director Casper Andreas.


A Skeleton in the Closet
Prodigal gay son Manuel (Facundo Gambandé) returns to his hometown for his parents’ wedding anniversary. The reason he’s really there, however, is to ask his parents for money so that he can move to Denmark with his boyfriend. It’s been a while since he has been home. The last time he saw the family, he came out of the closet. This revelation caused an unfortunate rift in their relationship. Manuel’s plans get ruined when his boyfriend unexpectedly dumps him. He soon finds himself in the middle of an existential crisis. This trip then becomes an opportunity to rebound and re-discover his love for his family and the family business… and ultimately find his own sense of being. From Argentine writer-director Nicolás Teté, A Skeleton in the Closet is a tender and thoughtful family comedy about coming out, coming of age and coming around.


Handsome Devil
An unlikely bond forms between two teen boys at an Irish boarding school in this touching comedy-drama from Irish writer-director John Butler. 16-year-old Ned (Fionn O’Shea), with his spiky red hair and ambiguous sexuality, is the music-geek outcast more smitten with David Bowie than with kicking balls around the pitch. Given his frequent skirmishes with the resident jock bully, he goes to great lengths to distance himself from his athletic new roommate Conor (Nicholas Galitzine), who is struggling to reconcile his own conflicting interests. When the boys come together and find an unexpected connection, they learn that they are stronger together. An award-winning crowd-pleaser, Handsome Devil offers a touching reminder of the importance of loyalty, bravery, standing up for yourself and making sure that your voice, no matter how different, is heard.

The Films of Casper Andreas

Selected as one of the 100 most influential and newsworthy LGBTQ+ people by Out Magazine, Casper Andreas is an accomplished actor, writer, film director and producer. In 2020, he was nominated for the John Cassavetes Award at the Independent Spirit Awards for producing Wild Nights with Emily, Madeleine Olnek’s comedic biopic about Emily Dickinson starring Molly Shannon. Also in 2020, Casper premiered his 10th feature film as a producer, the Swedish relationship drama Are We Lost Forever, directed by David Färdmar.

Prior to all this, Casper wrote, produced and directed numerous multi-award winning features through his production and distribution company Embrem Entertainment. Floating effortlessly between comedy, drama, romance and thrillers, he’s an incredibly versatile filmmaker with a bunch of gay cinema crowd-pleasers under his belt. We’re spotlighting six below.

Flatbush Luck and Kiss Me, Kill Me are available currently at TLAgay. His films Between Love and Goodbye, The Big Gay Musical, Going Down in La-La Land and Violet Tendencies are available to pre-order now and will be released on DVD starting February 9th.


Between Love and Goodbye
Kyle and Marcel (Simon Miller and Justin Tensen) are in love at first sight. Marcel, who is from France, marries his lesbian friend Sarah (Jane Elliott) so that he can stay in the United States with Kyle. Enter Kyle’s sister, April (Rob Harmon), a former prostitute who needs a place to crash. Taking a quick disliking to Marcel, April methodically drips poison into their happiness. The perfect couple falls headlong into possessiveness, jealousy and rage; trapped in the tangled emotions found in that space between love and goodbye.

The Big Gay Musical
Starring in the Off-Broadway musical comedy Adam and Steve: Just the Way God Made ‘Em, aspiring actors Paul and Eddie (Daniel Robinson and Joey Dudding) find their complicated lives mirroring their onstage characters. Through rousing musical numbers that feature scantily-clad, tap-dancing angels, a clever retelling of Genesis, creepy televangelists and a camp that attempts to turn gay kids straight, everyone realizes that life gets better once they accept who they really are: just the way God made ’em!

Flatbush Luck
Flatbush Luck tells the story of two hunky cousins from Flatbush, Brooklyn. Former Wall Street hotshot Jimmy (Tanner Novlan) and his buttoned-up cousin Max (Robby Stahl) work as phone repairmen. One day they stumble across insider trading tips and start tapping a phone line to get even more. But when stock tips turn to murder plots, the hapless men are unable to go to the police and soon find themselves in over their heads and flat out of luck. An impending wedding and sexual confusion round out the plot in this romantic comedy crime caper.

Going Down in La-La Land
Young, handsome and ambitious, Adam (Matthew Ludwinski) arrives from New York with dreams of becoming a star. Soon, Adam finds himself dealing with down-and-out directors, washed up starlets, closeted celebrities and meth addicts as he starts to lose himself in an underworld of gay porn and prostitution. Going Down in La-La Land is a candid, sexy, outrageously funny look as what an actor can – and will – do to survive in Hollywood.

Kiss Me, Kill Me
Dusty (Van Hansis) blacks out while confronting his cheating boyfriend Stephen (Gale Harold). When Dusty comes to, he finds that Stephen has been murdered… and now he’s the prime suspect. But West Hollywood is filled with other possible perpetrators: an unstable lawyer, a couples’ therapist, a jealous ex, a sketchy best friend, a resentful lesbian couple, and a drag queen hypnotist. Now Dusty must put all the pieces together to figure out what really happened – even if it means he’s guilty of murder.

Violet Tendencies
In this charming romantic comedy, Violet (Mindy Cohn), finds that her love life is one big belly flop. Realizing she’s at a certain age and still single, Violet starts to wonder if her close attachments to her gay best friends, and their packed social life, are preventing her from finding a real relationship. Seeking out a straight male version of herself – the mythical “fag stag” – Violet strikes out on a hilarious quest to change the woman she is. Chasing love and lust at all costs, she may find them both in the most unlikely of places.