Employing a cast of fearless actors, director Travis Mathews offers up a sexually-graphic, but ultimately touching film that follows the bed-hopping adventures of a small group of San Francisco hipsters.
With his award-winning 2010 short film of the same name, Mathews presented a realistic, completely unsimulated gay sex scene as romantic as it was titillating. Not long after, he was able to expand that short into a feature-length adaptation.
I Want Your Love follows a small group of gay friends, centered around a young artist named Jesse (Jesse Metzger). Out of cash, Jesse is reluctantly planning to leave San Francisco, his home city for the past ten years, and return to the Midwest. Above all, he does not want to leave his close friends.
On his last night in town, his pals decide to throw him a wild going-away party. Soon, flirting ensues, relationship dynamics are questioned and hidden attractions become apparent – leaving to several unexpected pairings and some incredibly entertaining sex scenes that celebrate the messiness and vulnerability of first-time encounters between friends.
While I Want Your Love includes the kind of graphic sex you rarely see outside of porn, Mathews injects a ton of heart and humor into the proceedings. The scenes feel honest and completely essential, rather than shocking or gratuitous.
Long unavailable, this charming, groundbreaking American indie is now available once again on-demand at TLAgay. Watch the original trailer below and click here to rent or download the film.