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!

 

Kill the Monsters
When the 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.

 

Fair Haven
After a long stay in ex-gay conversion therapy, James (Michael Grant), a young piano prodigy, returns home to his family farm and his emotionally distant father Richard (Tom Wopat). After Richard pressures James to give up his music career and take over the farm, James agrees as a way to make up for his past. Soon, however, he finds himself face-to-face with his former lover Charlie (Josh Green), who wants to help him turn away from his new beliefs and follow his dreams. A touching, deeply romantic drama, Fair Haven is often heartbreaking, but ultimately life-affirming – and the performances, across the board, are terrific. Young up-and-comers Green and Grant make their forbidden love palpable (and very sweet).

 

Rialto
Colm (Tom Vaughan-Lawlor) is a married man in his mid-forties with two teenage children. Though he has a seemingly great life, his world is about to crack open. Still grieving the death of his father, a destructive figure in his life, Colm finds himself struggling to connect with his own family. A shake-up at work also starts threatening their financial future. Desperate for comfort, he falls into the arms of a much younger hustler named Jay (Tom Glynn-Carney) and starts down and increasingly self-destructive path. As his sexual encounters with Jay become more frequent and intense, his recklessness starts to put his entire family life at risk. Don’t miss this tense new drama from Irish director Peter Mackie Burns and writer Mark O’Halloran.

 

Floating Skyscrapers
Kuba (Mateusz Banasiuk) finds his life following a pretty normal path. A professional swimmer from Warsaw, he trains in the pool by day and returns home to the bed of his pretty girlfriend Sylwia (Marta Nieradkiewicz) at night. Until, that is, he meets Michal (Bartosz Gelner) at a gallery opening. Now, instead of training, he spends his afternoons in the city with Michal, enjoying a friendship that soon turns into a passionate love affair. Emotionally torn, Kuba ends up turning his whole life upside down – with fatal consequences for all. With Floating Skyscrapers, Polish writer-director Thomasz Wasilewski tells a story of broken hearts and the discovery of sexual identity against the backdrop of socially rooted homophobia.

 

Wild Awakening
An erotic forbidden love story, Wild Awakening has the vibe of a sexy and cheesy gay soap opera. Siblings Emma and Toni (Júlia Hernández and Fabián Castro) inherit their family’s horse riding school – a place where men are seemingly forever running around shirtless. Though they’re the rightful owners, neither Emma nor Toni seem well equipped to keep the business going. Leadership responsibilities fall to Ramon (Richie Ormon), the foreman. Things get tricky, though, when both Emma and Toni fall in love with his smoking hot son Aaron (Christian Blanch). Stacked full of staggeringly hot men and dripping with sensuality, Wild Awakening is about as much fun as you can have with your clothes on.

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!

 

Rialto
Colm (Tom Vaughan-Lawlor) is a married man in his mid-forties with two teenage children. Though he has a seemingly great life, his world is about to crack open. Still grieving the death of his father, a destructive figure in his life, Colm finds himself struggling to connect with his own family. A shake-up at work also starts threatening their financial future. Desperate for comfort, he falls into the arms of a younger hustler named Jay (Dunkirk star Tom Glynn-Carney) and starts down and increasingly self-destructive path. As his sexual encounters with Jay become more frequent and intense, his recklessness starts to put his entire family life at risk. Don’t miss this tense new drama from Irish director Peter Mackie Burns and writer Mark O’Halloran, based on his own play Trade.

 

Siberia & Him
Reminiscent of Brokeback Mountain and God’s Own Country, the stunning new gay romance Siberia & Him follows two men who begin a clandestine and erotically charged affair. Brothers-in-law Sasha, a meek farmhand, and Dima, a policeman, have always had a fraught relationship. When the two set out on a trip together through the desolate, wide-open country of Siberia in an effort to reach a troubled relative, things begin to change. Along their journey, unspoken truths are uttered and a deep intimacy is built. The pair soon become not only travel companions, but secret lovers – spending their days hiking and hunting for food and their nights in one another’s arms.

 

The Third
A sexy and provocative new series from creator Matthew Lynn, The Third follows the story of Jason Height (Sean McBride), a young man recently displaced on the West Coast. During his conquests and adventures as a twenty-nine-year-old gay man in Palm Springs, he stumbles into a triad relationship with a slightly older gay couple who are on the outs after thirteen years of marriage. Thinking that a third person might spice up their relationship, they agree to move forward only to learn that relationship issues only become more apparent once someone steps in to fill the gaps. What ensues is a tumultuous experience as everyone tries to figure the true definition of love… and whether or not it can be maintained in a three-person relationship. Don’t miss this totally addictive new series.

 

People You May Know
A sexy ensemble cast sparks this lively drama that poses some rather provocative questions about the boundaries of friendship and sexuality. Joe, Delia, Rodrigo, and Herbert are very close friends in their mid-30s who are about to see their closeness tested. Delia and Joe used to be a couple until Joe realized he was gay. Then Delia met Rodrigo and true love blossomed with one exception: no kids. When Rodrigo has to return to Madrid to work for six months, Delia and Joe spend a lot of time together and after a night of drinking the two end up in bed together, with Delia winding up pregnant. Having recently discovered Rodrigo is sterile, Delia wants to keep the baby – just as Joe is contemplating a new relationship with his online lover. Then there’s Herbert, the fourth member of this quartet, who is also gay and wrestling with doubts over his affair with a much younger man. When Rodrigo learns the truth, all hell breaks loose. Sean Maher, Mark Cirillo, Lauren Mayhew and Andrea Grano star in this endearing film from director J.C. Falcon.

 

Furious Desires
Desire is mysterious. Desire is overwhelming. Desire is tragic. Desire is FURIOUS. The many permutations of that strange thing called desire are on full display in this stunning collection of short films: Daytime Doorman tracks the burgeoning desire between Marcelo and his sexy doorman Marcio. Xavier charts the beginnings of desire when Nicholas begins to notice his son, Xavier, only pays attention to certain types of boys. The Other Side is about the frustrations of unfulfilled desire when the object of your lust is beyond your reach – literally. The Tiger’s Fight explores what happens when one man, unbound by the ancient traditions, decides to subvert what’s expected of him to declare his desire for his best friend. Finally, in Loris Is Fine, we learn about the lengths two young lovers will go to prove that their love is beyond desire altogether.

Tom Vaughan-Lawlor and Tom Glynn-Carney deliver exceptional performances in the powerful new Irish drama Rialto

“BEAUTIFULLY WRITTEN AND PERFORMED” – HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

 

“VAUGHAN-LAWLOR IS TREMENDOUS” – LITTLE WHITE LIES

 

“SCRUPULOUSLY HONEST, HEARTFELT AND EXCEPTIONALLY WELL-ACTED” – VARIETY

 

“STEEL YOURSELF FOR THE EMOTIONAL BLOWS” – THE GUARDIAN

 

“AN ADROIT, CATHARTIC DISSECTION OF TOXIC MASCULINITY” – BAY AREA REPORTER

 

The powerful new drama Rialto follows Colm (Tom Vaughan-Lawlor), a married man in his mid-forties with two teenage children. Though he has a seemingly great life, his world is about to crack open. Still grieving the death of his father, a destructive figure in his life, Colm finds himself struggling to connect with his own family. A shake-up at work also starts threatening their financial future.

Desperate for comfort, he falls into the arms of a younger hustler named Jay (Dunkirk star Tom Glynn-Carney) and starts down and increasingly self-destructive path. As his sexual encounters with Jay become more frequent and intense, his recklessness starts to put his entire family life at risk.

Don’t miss this tense new drama from Irish director Peter Mackie Burns and writer Mark O’Halloran. Watch the trailer for Rialto below and click here to pre-order your copy. The film is coming to DVD and VOD at the end of October.