It is 1984. Frank (Layke Anderson) is a determined teenager who runs away from high school to find an alternative lifestyle in Amsterdam. He finds a home and a job at the House of Boys, a bar-cum-brothel run by a strict Madame (Udo Kier) who has an eye for what his punters crave. Frank works his way up from barman to on-stage dancer and falls in love with some of his housemates. The first intimations of what is described as 'the gay cancer', casts a long shadow over Frank s tight-knit group of friends. Yet despite the troubles that cloud the hopes and dreams of young Frank, his perseverance, along with support from a willing doctor (Stephen Fry), will carry him through. House of Boys is a glamorous, colourful coming-of-age story that lifts the lid on an exciting world of sex and music, where deep passions suddenly turn into a struggle for courage.
Starring: Layke Anderson, Stephen Fry, Udo Kier, Steven Webb, Joanna Scanlan
The stars of the European porn studio Bel Ami usually look a little more like "Love Me Tender" than "Rebel Yell". The new photo book by Spanish celebrity photographer Joan Crisol is proof that they can switch mode at any time. He portrays the handsome boys in bold poses and puts the spotlight on their wild side. The resulting works are extremely sexy and absolutely convincing. With aplomb and appeal these ever-so-sweet guys show that they have plenty of raw and rampant sexual energy in them after all.
Shy, unassuming teenager Mary 'Mouse' Bedford (Mischa Barton, The OC) is enrolled at a prestigious all girls' boarding school hidden away amongst lush countryside forest. Upon arrival, she is welcomed by her two roommates, the carefree and impressionable Tori (Jessica Paré, Wicker Park) and excitable, temperamental Paulie (Piper Perabo, Imagine Me And You). Mary soon discovers that Tori and Paulie are deeply in love with one another, yet when Tori's younger sister finds out, and threatens to break the secret to her friends and family, Tori breaks off the relationship. Unable to deal with losing the other half to her whole, Paulie will do anything to get her girlfriend back, even if it means risking her life.
A highly acclaimed follow-up to the award-winning Emporte-Moi, Lea Pool's Lost and Delirious, based on the novel The Wives Of Bath, is a powerful and disturbing look at first love which features a trio of young and talented actresses burning up the screen years before they went on to break Hollywood.
Where 2009 saw the birth of the hugely popular Boys on Film brand, 2010 picks up where Boys On Film 3: American Boy left off, with nine award-winning and hotly anticipated short films about objects of desire, and whether the attaining of them is worth the struggle. Elliot Tittensor (TV’s Shameless) stars as Daz in headlining film Protect Me From What I Want, a gripping British film debut that sees him woo a young lad in an underpass, only to be threatened with a break-up the following morning. Passive and submissive roles are tackled and tugged in gay graffiti tale Vandals and Icelandic grapple-fest Wrestling, while Postmortem, My Name is Love, and Iris Prize winner Steam look at promising encounters that turn awry. Rounding out the collection are Heiko, an alternative ode to foot fetishes, Breath, where 12 year old Erik swims out to sea to make a daring move on his best friend’s father, and the Oscar-winning short film Trevor.
Nine more award-winning short film favourites from the hugely popular Boys On Film canon, from four different continents and celebrated film festivals including Cannes, Sundance, Outfest, Frameline and many more.
Boys will be boys in Pascal Alex Vincent s FAR WEST and CANDY BOY, where a farmyard and an orphanage get a gay makeover. GO GO REJECT sees Flashdance obsessive Daniel aims for the stars, as SWEAT has Holby City s David Paisley infiltrating a bath house with unexpected results. Meanwhile, love proves to be timeless when LAST CALL unites past and present, but TWO YOUNG MEN, UT hints at an uncertain future. Looking back on the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet, BLOKES focuses on the sexual awakening of a peeping Tom. Two more young boys; a confused JAMES and mute DAVID, both reach out for an experienced hand, but will they find what they are looking for?
This year s runaway hit at the London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, Kiss Me is a stunningly rendered and honest love story about what happens when you follow your heart. When Mia and Frida s eyes meet for the first time at a party the attraction is instant. However, Mia is engaged to be married to a man she believes she loves so acting on anything seems out of the question. When subsequent circumstances throw the two women together, openly gay Frida finds it impossible to resist seducing Mia, and Mia finds it impossible to resist. Soon, Mia must choose between following her heart or fulfilling everyone else s expectations of her. A candid and beautiful film, KISS ME is a classic lesbian movie in the making.
In swedish with english subtitles
Starring: Ruth Vega Fernandez, Liv Mjönes, Lena Endre
All 19 episodes from Seasons 1 to 3 of the BBC sitcom that follows the ongoing chaotic adventures of over-the-top tart Lynda La Hughes (Kathy Burke) and perenially lonely gay guy Tom Farrell (James Dreyfus) - who happen to share both a London flat and a yearning lust for whatever luckless man happens to cross their paths. Series one episodes are: 'Who's That Boy?', 'The Big Break', 'Legs and Co', 'Do They Take Sugar?', 'Saturday Night Diva', 'I Do, I Do, I Do!'. Series two episodes are: 'Millennium Special', 'Teacher's Pet', 'Stiff', 'Prison Visitor', 'Dirty Thirty', 'Glad to be Gay?' and 'Sofa Man'. Series three episodes are: 'Down and Out', 'Lollipop Man', 'Secrets and Flies', 'Trauma', 'Singing in the Drain' and 'Decoy'.
Starring: Kathy Burke, James Dreyfus, Beth Goddard, Rosalind Knight, Brian Bovell
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Life for 46-year-old Henry (Vincent Franklin) and his boyfriend Lance is comfortable and settled. But after the most disastrous date night in history, involving a threesome, two police cars, and Boney M, Henry's old life shatters, and his new life begins. While Lance gets to know the mysterious Daniel, Henry soon finds himself with unexpected companions. 24-year-old Freddie and 19-year-old Dean have only been passing strangers, until now. But when they all find themselves under the same roof, they need to work out; are they friends or enemies? Can men from such different generations ever get on?
Henry's sister Cleo can only stand and watch as Henry's life spins off in wild new directions, helped by his nephew Adam. But Cleo's hiding secrets of her own. And with his dangerous old friend Cliff prowling around, Henry has to think fast, and forge a whole new life, while facing truths about himself which challenge his entire identity.
Starring: Vincent Franklin, Cyril Nri, Fisayo Akinade, Peter Caulfield, Freddie Fox