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! Stay home, stay safe and enjoy a movie!


Created and written by lead actor Leigh Smith, the new 18-minute short film Sacrifice follows two protagonists as they enter a new phase in their relationship. James (Smith), a humanitarian rights lawyer, and Blake (Jesse Everett), a military officer, are continually torn apart by their overwhelming sense of duty – and their struggle to lead a “normal and quiet life.” They love each other unconditionally, but their sense of duty is equally as important to both them, especially due to Blake’s military background. Sacrifice aims to show that love is the greatest sacrifice of all, regardless of race, gender and everything in between. The film also pays tribute to those in the military history of Australia who were unrecognized in their service due to their sexuality prior to the fundamental mind-shift in regulations.


Crazy All These Years
A poignant yet humorous look at life, death and the damage caused by running away, the romantic drama Crazy All These Years follows Ben (Christopher Howell). Worn out from his life in New York, Ben returns home to take care of his dying mother (Cinda McCain), only to rediscover the reasons he left. Picking up their contentious relationship, Ben tries to muddle through his mother’s every day demands as well as the unresolved feelings he left behind. His only solace comes from the rekindled relationships with his neighbor Lori (Caitlin Nicol-Thomas) and her hunky brother Joe (James Fuertes), who has since turned “straight” after Ben broke his heart. Can Ben mend these wounds and return to his old life? Or will he leave again… this time for good? Crazy All These Years began life as a stage play, but the emotional impact lends itself well to the cinematic world.


Desire Will Set You Free
A gay romance with a punk/hardcore aesthetic, Desire Will Set You Free takes you deep into the free-spirited, drug-fueled queer-paradise of contemporary Berlin. Ezra (Yony Leyser), a struggling American writer, meets Sasha (Tim-Fabian Hoffmann), a Russian immigrant escort, and introduces him to his world of clubs and parties – a dizzying and vibrant hedonistic underground. As they journey together through Berlin’s layered history and unique subcultural landscapes, their relationship begins to take a new form and inner desires threaten to disrupt everything. Fast-paced and sexy with eye-popping cinematography and production design, Desire Will Set You Free features an über-large cast of notable figures, including Amber Benson (Tara on “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”), “Godmother of Punk” Nina Hagen, infamous musician/performance artist Peaches and legendary gay artist/filmmaker Rosa Von Praunheim.


Rag Tag
Two friends are reunited and discover their feelings for one another in this drama from British-Nigerian writer-director Adaora Nwandu. Raymond (Danny Parsons), known to his friends as ‘Rag’, was born in London to parents from Jamaica. As a child, his best mate was Tagbo (Damola Adelaja), or ‘Tag’ for short, whose folks were émigrés from Nigeria. As adults, the pair have lost touch. Rag, now a hustler, leaves behind an ex-girlfriend and child in Birmingham to move back to London and reconnect with his best friend, while Tag has graduated with honors from law school and is looking for work while dating Olivia (Tasmin Clarke). Rag finds Tag and they soon become fast friends again – seeming to understand one another and connect on a level others do not. While Rag realizes their true feelings and attraction, Tag is still reluctant to actually go through the “last” step. However, they will do all they can to take care and watch each other’s backs.


On the eve of an imminent apocalypse, two buddies – one gay, one… lets say “undecided” – wander the streets. Deep in conversation, Alex and Diego (Pablo Mezz and Carlos Hendrick Huber) find themselves forming a deep bond while sharing their fears and desires about sex and intimacy. Once they make their way to Alex’s bedroom, the true nature of their relationship is made clear. The strength of their unbreakable friendship helps them test the limits of trust and loyalty while pushing one another into exciting new realms of sexual exploration. A smart, heartfelt mix of drama, science fiction and romance, Velociraptor is a terrific evocation of what it means to be young man, exploring male friendship and desire in an entirely fresh way. Make sure to check out director Chucho E. Quintero‘s similarly-themed follow-up These Peculiar Days (also starring Huber).

I Was a Teenage Werebear © New Rebellion Entertainment

This Weekend’s VOD Favorites

With the launch of the brand-new, the Gay Cinema Video On Demand experience we have been offering for a long, long time was upgraded and improved. We have expanded (and continue to expand) our 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.


Capital Games © Breaking Glass Pictures

Capital Games © Breaking Glass Pictures

Capital Games

2013, United States

Super-serious former L.A. cop-turned-advertising executive Steve (Eric Presnall) meets his professional match when hot-shot Brit Mark (Gregor Cosgrove) joins the ad agency. They immediately get off on the wrong foot and their initial distrust soon builds to pure mutual animosity. When a company weekend retreat in a Santa Fe desert resort brings them together it only worsens their tension, but distrust turns to passion when one night, as the two men become lost in the desert, they make furious love. But come dawn, Mark reveals that he is in fact straight and engaged to be married. With single-minded intensity bordering on obsession, blond Steve refuses to believe this, and becomes determined to win Mark at any cost. As far from a drippy gay romance as one can imagine, this testosterone-driven tale of intense attraction makes for gripping viewing.

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