Gays and their relationship dramas – and comedies – rule this week’s home entertainment highlights.
Lazy Eye sees a pair of ex-boyfriends reconnect over a weekend, while Shared Rooms (above) tracks three gay couples during the holiday season. Finally, fans of HBO’s Looking can have a binge watch with Looking: The Complete Series And The Movie.
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($24.99 DVD; Breaking Glass Pictures)
Writer/director Tim Kirkman (Loggerheads, Dear Jesse) is back with a drama about a pair of ex-boyfriends, 40-something graphic designer Dean and a fellow he had a super hot, yet abruptly ended fling some 15 years ago, Alex. When Alex reappears, Dean invites him on a getaway to the Mojave desert. Will their reconnect ignite a more lasting sort of spark? What sorts of secrets and memories also await? Inspired by Kirkman’s own experience reconnecting with an ex, this is a meditative and beautifully shot character piece. Extras include outtakes and a film festival Q&A session.
($24.99 DVD; Wolfe)
Three sets of characters in Los Angeles’ Silverlake neighborhood deal with major drama – and lovin’ – over the holidays in the 8th film by prolific gay writer/director Rob Williams. A married couple, Laslo and Cal, find themselves unexpectedly playing guardian to a gay teenage nephew whose mom gave him the boot. Meanwhile, a pair of guys who hook up online, Sid and Gray, may have something deeper going on than either realizes, while roommates Julian and Dylan find their arrangement at a sudden crossroads when one comes home early from a business trip… Spoiler: when all of these folks manage to end up at the same party, things will end happy. Extras include outtakes and a commentary.
($49.99 Blu-ray, $39.99 DVD; HBO)
HBO’s all-too-short-lived San Francisco-set gay series and its climactic movie are now gathered together for a tasty binge watch weekend. Stars Jonathan Groff, Russell Tovey, Murray Bartlett, Raul Castillo and the rest are superb, and so is the hot (and realistic) sex, while writer/director/co-creator Andrew Haigh (Weekend) delivers a naturalistic, relevant and valentine-like tribute to gay life in the Bay Area. Love it or meh it, it’s an LGBT must-see.
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