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.


Pedro Almodóvar’s Parallel Mothers is coming to DVD and Blu-ray in April

Nominated for two Academy Awards, including a Best Actress nomination for Penelope Cruz, Parallel Mothers, the newest film from maverick gay director Pedro Almodóvar, is a true must-see.

The film follows two women, Janis and Ana (played by Cruz and Milena Smit), who meet in a hospital room while they are both about to give birth. Both are single and became pregnant by accident. Janis, middle-aged, doesn’t regret it and she is exultant. Ana, an adolescent, is scared, repentant and traumatized. Janis tries to encourage her while they move like sleepwalkers along the hospital corridors.

The few words they exchange in these hours will create a very close link between the two, which by chance develops, complicates and changes their lives in decisive ways.

Watch the trailer for Parallel Mothers below and click here to pre-order your copy. The film will be available on DVD and Blu-ray starting April 5th.




The 1979 queer cult classic Arrebato (Rapture) is getting a brand-new restoration in 4K


“A MASTERPIECE” – Screen Slate



Arrebato (a.k.a. Rapture) is a dimension-shattering blend of drugs, sex and Super-8 – and the final word on cinemania!

Made in 1979, this towering feat of “not-for-the-squeamish” counterculture was the final feature of cult filmmaker and movie poster designer Iván Zulueta. It is a film that defies genre and just so happens to be Pedro Almodóvar’‘s favorite horror film!

The film follows horror movie director José (Eusebio Poncela), a troubled man adrift in a sea of doubt and drugs. As his belated second feature nears completion, his reclusive bubble is popped by two events: the sudden reappearance of an ex-girlfriend and a mysterious package from past acquaintance named Pedro (Will More) – containing a reel of Super-8 film, an audiotape and a door key.

From there, the boundaries of time, space and sexuality are erased as José is once more sucked into Pedro’s sinister orbit. Together, they attempt the ultimate hallucinogenic catharsis through a moebius strip of filming and being filmed.

Watch the new trailer for Arrebato below and click here to pre-order your copy. This new 4K restoration from Altered Innocence will be available on DVD and Blu-ray starting January 25th.


Coming Soon: Pain & Glory

In beloved writer/director Pedro Almodovar‘s Pain and Glory, Antonio Banderas plays Salvador Mallo, a film director in physical decline who reflects on his past as his present comes crashing down around him. Some of these reflections are in the flesh, others remembered – his childhood in the ’60s, when he emigrated with his parents to a village in Valencia in search of prosperity; his first adult love in the Madrid of the ’80s; the pain of the breakup of that love while it was still alive and intense; writing as the only therapy to forget the unforgettable; the early discovery of cinema; and the void, the infinite void created by the incapacity to keep on making films. Pain and Glory talks about creation, about the difficulty of separating it from one’s own life and about the passions that give it meaning and hope. In recovering his past, Salvador finds the urgent need to recount it, and in that need he also finds his salvation.

One of the past year’s most acclaimed gay films, Pain and Glory is coming to DVD and Blu-ray later this month. Check out the trailer below and click here to pre-order your copy.

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