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!

 

Bringing Him Back
After he learns that his mother has passed away, Moi (Ricardo Gomez) travels to his family home with his boyfriend Biel (Eneko Sagardoy) by his side. Despite arriving to the warm embrace of his sister (Bruna Cusi), Moi struggles to come to terms with his new reality. His tricky, unexplored new issues also start to put a strain on his relationship with Biel. When his sister’s seductive new boyfriend (Joe Manjon) surprises everyone with an unannounced visit, their delicate seclusion is suddenly shattered – replaced by a tense and potentially sensual mood. A deeply affecting film about loss, love and human connection, writer-director Borja de la Vega’s Bringing Him Back is a rich character drama with a surprisingly erotic sting.

 

A Dim Valley
Ecology graduate students Albert and Ian (Whitmer Thomas and Zach Weintraub) are spending the summer collecting samples with their curmudgeonly advisor (Robert Longstreet). At his woodsy cabin along the Appalachian Trail, close quarters foster comical friction and unexpected bonds between the two young men. When three mysterious, enigmatic female backpackers (Rachel McKeon, Feathers Wise and Rosalie Lowe) crash into their lives, they push the men to open up to one another and their true feelings soon begin to deepen. A clever new indie gem from writer-director Brandon Colvin, A Dim Valley is partly a queer allegory, partly a hilarious stoner comedy and partly a transcendental meditation on mysticism and love.

 

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. Don’t miss this sexy, funny, touching and expertly-crafted black and white indie gem.

 

Why Not You
Mario (Thomas Prenn), a sensitive young dancer, finds difficulty in the day-to-day life of his small Italian village. At a local festival, he reunites with Lenz (Noah Saavedra), a former childhood friend who left town long ago. Mario quickly becomes fixated on Lenz, who is now living out his dreams as an actor in Rome. Inspired, Mario decides to follow his friend to the Italian capital. When they meet in a gay bar, the night takes a tragic turn. Escaping unharmed, Mario’s life will be forever altered by the incident and the loss that follows. The debut feature of writer-director Evi Romen, Why Not You is a challenging character drama, following a disoriented young man who senses that he must find a place for himself in the world.

 

Men of Hard Skin
Ariel (Wall Javier) lives a quiet life with his father and sister on their picturesque farm in a rural part of Buenos Aires. Unbeknownst to his family, Ariel is in a twisted relationship with Omar (German Tarantino), a neighborhood priest. Having confused his mistreatment for romantic affection, Ariel takes it upon himself to free himself from their relationship and soon embarks on a secret affair with one of the male workers on his father’s property. Meanwhile, as Omar continues to succumb to his urges, he forms a friendship with a much older priest who finds himself wrestling with similar desires. Defiantly unsentimental, Men of Hard Skin is a complex, confrontational and richly textured exploration of sex, power and abuse.

 

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!

 

Altered Innocence: Vol. 1
The cult studio label Altered Innocence is dedicated to releasing gay films with an artistic edge. Nearly three hours of LGBTQ and coming-of-age short films and music videos await you in their new cinematic mixtape supreme! Films from established auteurs like Peter Strickland (The Duke of Burgundy, In Fabric), Cam Archer (Wild Tigers I Have Known), Joao Nicolau (From John) and Yann Gonzalez (You and the Night, Knife+Heart) join fresh new voices such as Alexis Langlois, Shaun Hughes, Caroline Poggi and Jonathan Vinel. Cruising, dancing, naked wrestling, trans terrorism, first love, bullies, femme fatales, band practice and much more is in store! Altered Innocence: Vol. 1 is a badass, must-own new collection!

 

Goodbye Seventies
Set in the 1970s, the golden age of gay pornography in New York City, this new film from provocative cult director Todd Verow is guaranteed to stimulate gay cinema and gay porn fans in equal measure. Goodbye Seventies follows a promising young chorus boy who is injured and told he will never dance again. Distraught and unimpressed with the “art” films playing seedy Times Square theaters, he gets his friends and lovers together and they start making their own hardcore movies. Against all odds, the films are wildly successful… until drugs, AIDS and cheap video technology bring it all crashing down. We’ve always been big fans of Verow’s work, but this sexy – and sexually explicit – new treat is one of our favorites yet.

 

Men of Hard Skin
Teenager Ariel (Wall Javier) lives a seemingly quiet life with his father and sister on their picturesque farm in a rural part of Buenos Aires. However, unbeknownst to his family, Ariel has been abused for years by Omar (German Tarantino), his neighborhood priest. Having long confused his mistreatment for affection, Ariel tries to free himself from their relationship and soon embarks on a secret affair with one of the male workers on his father’s property. Meanwhile, as Omar continues to succumb to his urges, he forms a friendship with a much older priest who finds himself wrestling with similar desires. Defiantly unsentimental, Men of Hard Skin is an exploration of sex and power which poses many tough questions.

 

Always Say Yes
This sexually explicit film follows Hector (Gerardo Torres Rodriguez), a gay man living in Mexico who travels from Hermosillo to Mexico City with the hope of posing naked for Feral, a sex-positive photography collective. Leaving both his friends and his inhibitions behind, Hector is determined to experiment and play out all of his various desires in real life, without limits. He makes a promise to himself to always say yes to every new situation, no matter what the consequences may be. A raw and explicit examination of sexuality and desire, Always Say Yes features brave, completely uninhibited performances from a game cast. Warning: This film contains graphic scenes of unsimulated sex acts.

 

The Breeding
Winner of the Best Feature Award at the 2018 Harlem International Film Festival, The Breeding is a bold thriller about a young African American artist whose obsession with a taboo fetish leads to life-altering consequences. The story centers around a discontent, sex-positive queer cartoonist named Thomas (Marcus Bellamy), whose artistic inspiration comes from erotic escapades he keeps hidden from his loving boyfriend (David J. Cork). A chance restroom encounter with a recently divorced financier (Joe MacDougal) leaves Thomas curious about exploring the taboo fetish of “race play.” But when the game becomes all too problematically real, chilling actions are taken that will change the trajectory his life.

Trailer & Photo Gallery: Men of Hard Skin

Teenager Ariel (Wall Javier) lives a seemingly quiet life with his father and sister on their picturesque farm in a rural part of Buenos Aires. However, unbeknownst to his family, Ariel has been abused for years by Omar (German Tarantino), his neighborhood priest.

Having confused his mistreatment for romantic affection, Ariel takes it upon himself to free himself from their relationship and soon embarks on a secret affair with one of the male workers on his father’s property. Meanwhile, as Omar continues to succumb to his urges, he forms a friendship with a much older priest who finds himself wrestling with similar desires.

Defiantly unsentimental in its approach, writer-director Jose Celestino Campusano‘s richly textured exploration of sex, power and ecclesiastical abuse in Argentine society is a complex and often confrontational piece of work, posing many tough questions without resorting to easy answers.

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