Sequin in a Blue Room 2019
1h 20min | Drama | 20 August 2020 (Australia)
After a chance encounter at an anonymous sex party, a boy hunts through the world of a hook-up app to track down the mystery man. Favouring the instant gratification of anonymous, no-strings sexual encounters over meaningful relationships, high schooler Sequin is part of the always logged-on, but never-engaged, hook-up generation. He ghosts ex-partners and remains emotionally unavailable. That’s until he finds his way to an anonymous sex party, where a whole new dizzyingly alluring world unfolds before him. In one scene, Sequin connects with a mysterious stranger, but they are separated suddenly. Utterly fixated on this man, Sequin sets off on an exhilarating and perilous mission to track him down. Cowritten by Jory Anast and Samuel Van Grinsven, Sequin in a Blue Room is a highly-accomplished queer coming-of-age tale and a breath of fresh air from the Australian independent film scene.
He Who Is Without Sin 2020
1h 14min | Drama | 20 November 2020 (Philippines)
A cautionary tale told in three contradicting accounts; this is a story of a broadcasting student who discovers the shady truth about the TV reporter he idolizes- a dignified newsman who is supposed to be a paragon of virtue, but is not who he appears to be on television.
Passing Strangers 1974
X | 1h 16min | Drama, Adult | 26 September 2020 (Norway)
Arthur J. Bressan, Jr.’s pioneering gay adult drama, Passing Strangers tells the story of two gay men in San Francisco who meet via a newspaper ad and fall in love. The stunning Robert Adams stars as Robert, the 18 year-old high school senior who is the object of affection for the film’s 28-year old protagonist Tom (Robert Carnagey). Tom’s curly locks and luscious good looks seem to make him irresistible to all – as he spends his time cruising Polk Street, going to the baths and the bars – but when Robert responds to his personal ad in the gay paper, Tom finds himself falling in love. It offers an earnest and deeply engaging gay love story at its core.
Summer, the First Time (2006)
1h 25min | Adult, Romance | Video 2006
Ryan goes on holiday with his girlfriend, Issy, in an attempt to resolve their failing relationship. But when Ryan encounters beach-boy Pavel, he becomes transfixed by Pavel’s remarkable beauty. Pavel is having problems with his rampantly promiscuous boyfriend, Pasha. His infidelities push Pavel into the arms of a stranger, and to ultimately become the willing object of Ryan’s obsession. What follows is a beautiful love story packed with stunning young men and eroticism beyond belief. It’s a summer of love.
A Very Serious Person 2006
Not Rated | 1h 35min | Drama | 28 April 2006 (USA)
Jan, an itinerant male nurse from Denmark, takes a new job with Mrs. A, a terminally ill Manhattan woman raising her parentless thirteen-year-old grandson, Gil. Spending the summer by the shore, the emotionally reserved Jan finds himself oddly cast as a mentor to Gil in having to prepare the sensitive boy for life with his cousins in Florida after his grandmother’s death. A deep friendship grows between these two solitary people. By the end of the summer, Gil has developed a new maturity and independence, while the enigmatic Jan has revealed his own vulnerability.
1h 16min | Drama | 28 November 2020 (Italy)
Ernesto (Federico Russo) is a teenager who wanders, in search of himself, through the streets of Rome. Chapter after chapter, time passes and people just disappear but he continues to live impromptu relationships, causing pain to himself and to others. Taking refuge in his happy moments and in political ideologies, he believes he can save his soul from suffering although life will force him to grow and move forward.