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!

 

Doors Cut Down
Guillermo (Israel Rodriguez) seems like your average high school student, but he’s hiding a naughty little secret. In private, he has become a suave expert at cruising his local shopping mall for gay sex. Always looking for a new trick, he even resorts to seducing his much older English tutor. When he finally meets the hottest guy he’s ever seen, a man who may mean more to him than just a hot fuck, Guillermo finds himself suddenly conflicted. Newly restored in High Definition, this sexy 18-minute Spanish comedy is back to thrill audiences once again! A massive hit on the LGBT film festival circuit at the time of its release – the year 2000, to be specific – Doors Cut Down caused quite a controversy due to its frank and graphic depiction of a young man’s sexual exploration. It has become something of a notorious gay cinema classic.

 

Permanent Green Light
Unlike other teenagers, Roman (Benjamin Sulpice) doesn’t seem interested in sports or drugs, girls or boys. He’s neither nihilist, religious, depressive or suicidal. His goal is to vanish. Dying is unimportant and he’s only interested in the act’s spectacular effect. Specifically, he becomes dangerously obsessed with the idea of making himself explode (literally) in public. But please, don’t misinterpret it as a death – in Roman’s thinking, it’s something else entirely. One of John Waters’ Top 10 Films of 2018 (the year it was released), Permanent Green Light is the second cinematic collaboration between cult novelist Dennis Cooper and filmmaker Zac Farley (after their controversial debut Like Cattle Towards Glow). Though it’s slow-paced, spare and contemplative (not for all viewers, in other words), this film proves a disturbing and darkly rewarding experience.

 

The Skin of the Teeth
Get Out meets Grindr in The Skin of the Teeth, a sinister new drama-thriller from writer-director Matthew Wollin, who evokes the feel of a contemporary film noir. When Josef (Pascal Arquimedes) arrives at John’s (Donal Brophy) apartment for a date, their prickly energy slowly gives way to an unusual and genuine chemistry. But after Josef swallows a pill with unclear effects, the night starts to take a shocking turn. Josef is suddenly plunged into a surreal world where he is forced into a literal and figurative interrogation of just who and what he is. While evoking the surreal work of David Lynch, this wild new film examines race, sex, love and identity in a mind-bending way – and the lead performance will keep you holding your breath from beginning to end.

 

The Wild Boys
The debut feature from director Bertrand Mandico, The Wild Boys tells the tale of five adolescent boys (all played by trans and female actors) who are mysteriously drawn to lives crime and transgression. After the group collectively commits a brutal crime – aided by “Trevor,” a strange deity of chaos they can’t seem to control – the boys are punished to board a boat with a lecherous sea captain hell-bent on taming their ferocious appetites. They soon arrive on a lush island where dangers and pleasures abound… and the boys start to transform in both mind and body. Shot in gorgeous 16mm and brimming with homoeroticism, genderfluidity, and humor, The Wild Boys will take you on journey you won’t soon forget. It’s a colorful, unique and strangely funny underground queer masterpiece.

Now Available On-Demand: The Wild Boys

“A heady, sexually-charged take on Lord of the Flies… A sensory cinematic experience.”
The Los Angeles Times

“A f***ing intoxicating miracle of a film.”
Birth.Movies.Death.

“Mandico’s stroke of genius is undoubtedly to have entrusted the roles of violent boys to young actresses.”
Le Monde

“Erotically uninhibited and deeply bizarre.”
The Guardian

“Lusciously unreal.”
Film Comment

The debut feature from Bertrand Mandico, The Wild Boys tells the tale of five adolescent boys (all played by actresses) who are enamored by the arts, but drawn to crime and transgression. After a brutal crime committed by the group and aided by “Trevor” – a deity of chaos they can’t control – they’re punished to board a boat with a captain hell-bent on taming their ferocious appetites. After arriving on a lush island where dangers and pleasures abound, the boys start to transform in both mind and body.

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10 Gay Movies to Snag While They’re On Sale!

From now until Friday, our customers can get an extra 25% OFF a whole bunch of select gay movies! Click here to visit us at TLAgay.com and see the full selection. There are over 100 movies to choose from. We know that’s a lot, so we’re highlighting ten recent favorites below that you can snag while they’re on sale!

Boys
Following one man through two timelines, Boys, the newest feature from director Christophe Charrier, is a gripping and compassionate study of first love and the lingering sting of loss. We first meet Jonas (Felix Maritaud) in the present, where he’s having a rough go of it. He’s prone to starting fights at the local gay bar, and his boyfriend has had enough of his infidelity and alcohol-soaked antics. His volatile behavior may stem from a traumatic incident in his past. The film flashes back to 1997, where Jonas (played as a high school kid by Nicolas Bauwens) meets Nathan (Tommy Lee Baik), the rebellious new student who will become his crush. The boys venture into the night on their first date unaware that it’s about to change their lives forever. Don’t miss this searing mystery.

BPM (Beats Per Minute)
In Paris in the early 1990s, a group of activists goes to battle for those stricken with HIV/AIDS, taking on sluggish government agencies and major pharmaceutical companies in bold, invasive actions. The organization is ACT UP, and its members, many of them gay and HIV-postive, embrace their mission with a literal life-or-death urgency. Amid rallies, protests, fierce debates and ecstatic dance parties, the newcomer Nathan (Arnaud Valois) falls in love with Sean (Nahuel Pérez Biscayart), the group’s radical firebrand, and their passion sparks against the shadow of mortality as the activists fight for a breakthrough. Winner of the coveted Queer Palm award the Cannes Film Festival, BPM (Beats Per Minute) is one of the most acclaimed gay films of the last several year. It also earned spots on countless critical “Top Ten” lists when it came out.

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Our Top 15 Gay Movies of 2018

2018 was an incredible year for movies… and movies centered around gay men in particular. Not only was there a wealth of titles to choose from, but many of them rose above the gay movie niche and made a huge splash on the international film fest circuit. Some even broke through into the mainstream (say what you will about, Bohemian Rhapsody, but that flick is a box office juggernaut). Check out our Top 15 Gay Movies of 2018 below and make sure to pick up your copies on DVD and Blu-ray at TLAgay.com!

 

Editor’s Note: We limited our considerations to titles that we have available currently on our site (including pre-orders). So, while films like Boy Erased and the previously mentioned Bohemian Rhapsody may be great, they don’t qualify for this particular list as they haven’t been announced yet for DVD, Blu-ray or VOD.

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Trailer Alert: The Wild Boys

“A heady, sexually-charged take on Lord of the Flies… A sensory cinematic experience.” – The Los Angeles Times

 

“A f***ing intoxicating miracle of a film.” – Birth.Movies.Death.

 

“Mandico’s stroke of genius is undoubtedly to have entrusted the roles of violent boys to young actresses.” – Le Monde

 

“Erotically uninhibited and deeply bizarre.” – The Guardian

 

“Lusciously unreal.” – Film Comment

 

The debut feature from Bertrand Mandico, The Wild Boys tells the tale of five adolescent boys (all played by actresses) who are enamored by the arts, but drawn to crime and transgression. After a brutal crime committed by the group and aided by “Trevor” – a deity of chaos they can’t control – they’re punished to board a boat with a captain hell-bent on taming their ferocious appetites. After arriving on a lush island where dangers and pleasures abound, the boys start to transform in both mind and body.

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