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!

Knife+Heart
Easily one of the most acclaimed gay films of the past year, this sexually explicit throwback thriller from visionary writer-director Yann Gonzalez is an absolute must-see! Vanessa Paradis is incredible as Anne, a savvy French woman who produces third-rate gay porn. After her editor and lover Lois (Kate Moran) leaves her, she tries to win her back by shooting her most ambitious film yet – with the help of her trusted, flaming sidekick Archibald (Nicolas Maury). But when one of her actors is brutally murdered, Anne gets caught up in a strange investigation that turns her life upside-down. Shot on 35mm and featuring a killer retro score from the band M83, Knife+Heart is an ultra-stylish and blood-soaked ode to 1970s-era Brian De Palma, Dario Argento and William Friedkin.

A Closer Walk with Thee
A Closer Walk with Thee is a subversive little provocation we’re really excited about. Jordan (Aj Knight), a young Christian missionary, gets caught watching his handsome pastor Eli (Gregory Shelby) in the shower. The rest of his church ostracizes him until Eli (who happens to be a fledgling exorcist) suggests it may be demonic possession that’s giving Jordan his ungodly homosexual urges. What starts as an exorcism to save their friendship quickly descends into psycho-sexual madness. An award-winner at film festivals, A Closer with Thee has earned some rave reviews from horror-savvy critics, Cineounx said it’s “like what would happen if someone handed Todd Solondz as exorcism script and said, ‘knock yourself out'” and Parade said it “Mixes exorcism, homoeroticism and evangelistic angst in a combo that clearly doesn’t cater to the Sunday School crowd.” On top of everything else, lead actors Aj Knight and Gregory Shelby really make the screen sizzle. Their “hot young pastor and obedient church boy” dynamic is definite dirty fantasy fuel.

The Hour of Living
Young Theo (Sam Fordham) is on a quest. He finds among his late mother’s belongings a Super-8 film, in which his dad looks really happy – and a little in love (maybe a lot)… but not with Theo’s mother. Theo never really knew his dad and now that his mom is also gone, he’s intrigued to find out who else there was in his father’s life. His quest leads him into the past – and eventually to Switzerland, high up into a remote Alpine valley. There he finds George (writer/director Sebastian Michael) who has been living as a recluse for a decade. For George, Theo’s dad was the love of his life. As the two men meet and get increasingly close to one another, slowly their lives start to make sense. With absolutely gorgeous cinematography, The Hour of Living takes the viewer on an emotional journey that doubles as a feast for the eyes.

Play the Devil
Gregory (Petrice Jones) is a gifted working-class teenager from Paramin, a village located on one of the highest points of western area of the Northern Range in Trinidad and Tobago. Starring in a stage play, he soon catches the attention of James (Gareth Jenkins), an affluent businessman. The two men strike up an uncanny friendship as James takes Greg under his wing, pushing him to discover himself professionally, creatively… and intimately. Confused, Greg must at once deal with the return of his drug-addicted father, and navigate through the early days of adulthood. As Carnival Monday approaches and the locals prepare for the annual male initiation parade, Greg must confront James – an act which will prove life-changing.

Unfaithful
Writer/director/performer Claude Peres takes viewers on a haunting and intimate journey with this groundbreaking erotic drama. The premise is simple: Peres and a man he’s never met (Men to Kiss and Alex & Leo star Marcel Schlutt) will make love while the cameras roll. No contract, no film crew, no boundaries. The end result is a film that challenges viewers to look into the heart of human desire. There’s palpable tension as “the director” and “the actor” engage in conversation and gradually give in to the film’s unusual and unpredictable scenario. Peres loosely structures the encounter as an interview in which he poses piercing questions to his onscreen lover, himself, and the audience. It’s is the kind of film that seeps into the viewers’ subconscious and rattles their comfort levels. Warning: Unfaithful is SUPER DUPER SEXUALLY EXPLICIT!

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, from various years, that you may have missed – ALL available to watch INSTANTLY! These aren’t our TOP 5, by any means – just a handful of flicks we want to highlight.

Ka Bodyscapes
2016, India
In the city of Calicut in the Indian state of Kerala, three young people grapple with entrenched structures of patriarchy – the free-spirited painter Haris (Jason Chacko), his love interest and friend, the athletic, mild-mannered Vishnu (Rajesh Kannan), and a fiery young woman, Sia (Naseera). The air is filled with protests and challenges to the rising religious and economic right wing. Ka Bodyscapes cuts out a slice of the contemporary Indian region, recreating in fiction the struggles of the young to gain space in the face of Hindu right-wing aggression and class oppression in their community. The film was originally banned in India by the Indian ratings board for “glorifying gay relationships”.

Play the Devil
2016, Trinidad & Tobago
Gregory (Petrice Jones) is a gifted working-class teenager from Paramin, a village located on one of the highest points of western area of the Northern Range in Trinidad and Tobago. Starring in a stage play, he soon catches the attention of James (Gareth Jenkins), an affluent businessman. The two men strike up an uncanny friendship as James takes Greg under his wing, pushing him to discover himself professionally, creatively… and intimately. Confused, Greg must at once deal with the return of his drug-addicted father, and navigate through the early days of adulthood. As Carnival Monday approaches and the locals prepare for the annual male initiation parade, Greg must confront James – an act which will prove life-changing.

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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, from various years, that you may have missed – ALL available to watch INSTANTLY! These aren’t our TOP 5, by any means – just a handful of flicks we want to highlight.

 

Deleted Scenes © Bangor Films

Deleted Scenes © Bangor Films

Deleted Scenes

2010, United States

With Deleted Scenes, prolific underground filmmaker Todd Verow made what could easily qualify as one of his best features. Edgy and fragmented, the film tells a tale of love, passion and dysfunction. When 30-something Sean (Michael Vaccaro) meets Eastern European immigrant Wolf (Ivica Kovacevic), the sparks quickly fly. They return to Sean’s apartment to begin a high energy affair. What starts as a mere chance meeting slowly evolves into something more. Wolf is easy going, turning tricks to supplement his living, while Sean is needy, talkative and neurotic. Creating a stable relationship is fraught with problems. With Wolf disappearing for hours at a time and Sean doing drugs, the two of them seem to be headed down a path of destruction. Told like a tale made up entirely of Deleted Scenes, Verow pushes the envelope of creativity and sensuality.

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Play the Devil © Breaking Glass Pictures

Out This Week: Play the Devil

Gregory (Petrice Jones), a gifted working-class teenager from Paramin, a village located on one of the highest points of Trinidad, stars in a stage play that brings him to the attention of James (Gareth Jenkins), an affluent businessman. The two men strike up an uncanny friendship as James takes Greg under his wing, pushing him to discover himself professional, creatively, and intimately. Confused, Greg must at once deal with the return of his drug-addicted father, and navigate through the early days of adulthood. As Carnival Monday approaches and the locals prepare for the annual male initiation parade, Greg must confront James – an act which will culminate in life-changing events.

 

A self-taught filmmaker from the island of New Providence in The Bahamas, Play the Devil writer/director Maria Govan began her cinematic journey at the age of eighteen when she moved to Los Angeles to work on big Hollywood sets. Over a decade of hands-on work laid the foundation for her craft and she began writing her first narrative film Rain, which eventually premiered at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival and was then licensed to Showtime Networks. Play the Devil was shot entirely in Trinidad in the spring of 2015. Govan is currently in development of her next film projects, My Life in a Dojo and Epiphany.

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Play the Devil © Breaking Glass Pictures

Coming Soon: Play the Devil

Gregory (Petrice Jones), a gifted working-class teenager from Paramin, a village located on one of the highest points of Trinidad, stars in a stage play that brings him to the attention of James (Gareth Jenkins), an affluent businessman. The two men strike up an uncanny friendship as James takes Greg under his wing, pushing him to discover himself professional, creatively, and intimately. Confused, Greg must at once deal with the return of his drug-addicted father, and navigate through the early days of adulthood. As Carnival Monday approaches and the locals prepare for the annual male initiation parade, Greg must confront James – an act which will culminate in life-changing events.

 

A self-taught filmmaker from the island of New Providence in The Bahamas, Play the Devil writer/director Maria Govan began her cinematic journey at the age of eighteen when she moved to Los Angeles to work on big Hollywood sets. Over a decade of hands-on work laid the foundation for her craft and she began writing her first narrative film Rain, which eventually premiered at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival and was then licensed to Showtime Networks. Play the Devil was shot entirely in Trinidad in the spring of 2015. Govan is currently in development of her next film projects, My Life in a Dojo and Epiphany.

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