Top Indie LGBT movies on DVD and Blu-ray

Rent Transamerica on DVD Transamerica
Synopsis
Bree gets the shock of her life a week before her final sex change surgery when she learns that she has a son. After bailing him out of jail, the two set out on a cross-country journey riddled with road bumps.
Cast
Cast
Felicity Huffman, Kevin Zegers, Fionnula Flanagan, Elizabeth Peña, Graham Greene, Burt Young, Carrie Preston, Calpernia Addams, Paul Borghese, Richard Poe, Grant Monohon
Director
Director
Duncan Tucker
Genres
Genres
Drama, LGBT, Indie Dramas, LGBT Dramas, Indie LGBT
Rent Happy Endings on DVD Happy Endings
Synopsis
In connected tales, a documentary filmmaker threatens to reveal a woman's long-held secret, a gold digger uses a young man to get to his father, and a gay man suspects his partner might be the father of their friend's baby.
Cast
Cast
Lisa Kudrow, Steve Coogan, Jesse Bradford, Bobby Cannavale, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jason Ritter, Tom Arnold, David Sutcliffe, Sarah Clarke, Laura Dern
Director
Director
Don Roos
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Indie Comedies, Indie Dramas, Indie LGBT
Rent Shortbus on DVD Shortbus
Synopsis
This unbridled look at the New York City underground focuses on a group of hipsters who frequent a club renowned for its lascivious ways. Through polymorphous sexual couplings, each character embarks on a journey of erotic self-discovery.
Cast
Cast
Raphael Barker, Sook-Yin Lee, Rachael C. Smith, Daniela Sea, Yolonda Ross, Jay Brannan, Lindsay Beamish, Paul Dawson, PJ DeBoy, Justin Bond, Shanti Carson
Director
Director
John Cameron Mitchell
Genres
Genres
LGBT, Drama, Steamy Romance, Indie LGBT, Indie Dramas
Rent Beginners on DVD Beginners
Synopsis
Oliver, a graphic artist, is coming to grips with the imminent death of his father, who, at 75, has one last secret: He's gay. Inspired and confused by his father's determination to find true love at last, Oliver tentatively pursues his own romance.
Cast
Cast
Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer, Mélanie Laurent, Goran Visnjic, Kai Lennox, Mary Page Keller, Keegan Boos, China Shavers, Melissa Tang, Amanda Payton
Director
Director
Mike Mills
Genres
Genres
Drama, Indie Comedies, Indie Dramas, Romantic Dramas, Romantic Comedies, Indie Romance, LGBT Dramas, LGBT Comedies, Indie LGBT
Rent Mysterious Skin on DVD Mysterious Skin
Synopsis
Gregg Araki's riveting drama, based on a novel by Scott Heim, brings together two unlikely heroes: a young man who works as a prostitute and another who's convinced he was once abducted by aliens. But it seems they have unspeakable tragedy in common.
Cast
Cast
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Brady Corbet, Michelle Trachtenberg, Jeffrey Licon, Bill Sage, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Elisabeth Shue, Chase Ellison, George Webster, Lisa Long, Chris Mulkey, Billy Drago, Richard Riehle
Director
Director
Gregg Araki
Genres
Genres
Drama, LGBT, Indie Dramas, Indie LGBT, LGBT Dramas, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on the Book, Gay
Rent Saving Face on DVD Saving Face
Synopsis
Dutiful daughter Wil (Michelle Krusiec) sidesteps her mother's (Joan Chen) attempts to marry her off in Alice Wu's romantic comedy. At 28, Wil's the old maid of her traditional Chinese family, so there's no way she can tell them about her budding lesbian romance with Vivian (Lynn Chen). But her widowed mom has her own problems, as she learns she's pregnant at 48. Kicked out by her disapproving father, she seeks refuge at Wil's place.
Cast
Cast
Michelle Krusiec, Joan Chen, Lynn Chen, Jin Wang, Guang Lan Koh, Jessica Hecht, Ato Essandoh, David Shih, Brian Yang, Nathanel Geng, Mao Zhao, Hoon Lee
Director
Director
Alice Wu
Genres
Genres
Comedy, LGBT, Romantic LGBT, LGBT Comedies, Indie LGBT, Romantic Comedies, Indie Romance
Rent Henry & June on DVD Henry & June
Synopsis
A sensual masterwork based on real events, this rich evocation of wild expatriate nights in 1930s Paris begins when writer Anaïs Nin (Maria de Medeiros) embarks on a professional relationship with famed American author Henry Miller (Fred Ward). Their studious union deepens into something else, but when Nin falls under the spell of the alluring Mrs. Miller (Uma Thurman), fiction, fact and fantasy blur.
Cast
Cast
Fred Ward, Maria de Medeiros, Uma Thurman, Kevin Spacey, Richard E. Grant, Bruce Myers, Jean-Philippe Ecoffey, Juan Luis Bunuel, Artus de Penguern, Sylvie Huguel
Director
Director
Philip Kaufman
Genres
Genres
Romance, Romantic Dramas, Steamy Romance, Biographies, Dramas Based on Real Life, Bisexual, Romantic LGBT, LGBT Dramas, Indie Dramas, Indie Romance, Indie LGBT
Rent But I'm a Cheerleader on DVD But I'm a Cheerleader
Synopsis
A "normal" teen cheerleader dating the football captain draws suspicion from parents and friends who think she's gay. Shipped off to a camp designed to shove her back in the closet, she meets a tomboy who helps her recognize her sexual orientation.
Cast
Cast
Natasha Lyonne, Clea DuVall, RuPaul, Bud Cort, Michelle Williams, Melanie Lynskey, Mink Stole, Cathy Moriarty, Robert Pine
Director
Director
Jamie Babbit
Genres
Genres
Comedy, LGBT, Dark Humor & Black Comedies, Indie Comedies, Spoofs and Satire, Cult Comedies, LGBT Comedies, Indie LGBT
Rent Moonlight on DVD Moonlight
Synopsis
Growing up in the drug-soaked world of 1980s Miami, young Chiron struggles to make his way through a helter-skelter adolescence while also grappling with confusion and anxiety about his emerging sexuality.
Cast
Cast
Trevante Rhodes, André Holland, Janelle Monáe, Ashton Sanders, Jharrel Jerome, Naomie Harris, Mahershala Ali, Alex Hibbert, Jaden Piner, Patrick Decile
Director
Director
Barry Jenkins
Genres
Genres
Drama, LGBT, African-American Dramas, Indie Dramas, Indie LGBT, Gay, Coming of Age
Rent High Art on DVD High Art
Synopsis
Magazine editor Syd (Radha Mitchell) is stuck in a dreary relationship with her boyfriend (Gabriel Mann) when she befriends her upstairs neighbor Lucy (Ally Sheedy), a well-known photographer whose live-in actress girlfriend (Patricia Clarkson) is struggling with a drug addiction. Lucy fascinates Syd, and the pair hit it off. But when Syd calls on Lucy to do an assignment for the magazine, their friendship soon grows into something much more.
Cast
Cast
Radha Mitchell, Ally Sheedy, Patricia Clarkson, Gabriel Mann, Charis Michelsen, David Thornton, Anh Duong, Helen Mendes, Bill Sage, Tammy Grimes
Director
Director
Lisa Cholodenko
Genres
Genres
Drama, LGBT, Romantic Dramas, LGBT Dramas, Romantic LGBT, Indie LGBT, Indie Romance, Indie Dramas, Lesbian
Rent My Summer of Love on DVD My Summer of Love
Synopsis
Mona is tired of her working-class roots, and Tamsin is bored with her pampered lifestyle. When their opposite worlds collide unexpectedly, the girls sense an immediate attraction. But can their unusual friendship survive their differences?
Cast
Cast
Natalie Press, Emily Blunt, Paddy Considine, Dean Andrews, Michelle Byrne, Paul Antony-Barber, Lynette Edwards, Kathryn Sumner
Director
Director
Pawel Pawlikowski
Genres
Genres
Drama, Indie Dramas, Indie Romance, Indie LGBT, Romantic Dramas, Romantic LGBT, LGBT Dramas, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Lesbian, United Kingdom
Rent Velvet Goldmine on DVD Velvet Goldmine
Synopsis
A decade after British glam-rocker Brian Slade fakes his assassination on stage and disappears from view, tabloid journalist Arthur Stuart is dispatched to deconstruct the legend of the bisexual pop star.
Cast
Cast
Ewan McGregor, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Christian Bale, Toni Collette, Eddie Izzard, Emiy Woof, Michael Feast, Janet McTeer, Mairead McKinley, Luke Morgan Oliver, Osheen Jones, Micko Westmoreland
Director
Director
Todd Haynes
Genres
Genres
Drama, Indie Dramas, Showbiz Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, LGBT Dramas, Indie LGBT, LGBT, Bisexual
Rent The Broken Hearts Club on DVD The Broken Hearts Club
Synopsis
The lives of a group of gay friends in West Hollywood revolve around the Broken Hearts, a restaurant run by the fatherly Jack (John Mahoney) and the softball team he sponsors. The friends (Dean Cain, Zach Braff and Andrew Keegan) rely on each other for conversation and camaraderie as they search for love and mourn their many losses.
Cast
Cast
Ben Weber, Timothy Olyphant, Matt McGrath, Zach Braff, Nora Burns, Dean Cain, Chris Payne Gilbert, John Brandon, Diane McBain, Robert Peters, Andrew Keegan, Nia Long, John Mahoney, Mary McCormack, Robert Arce, Jennifer Coolidge, Kerr Smith, Chris Weitz, Thomas Gibson, Justin Theroux
Director
Director
Greg Berlanti
Genres
Genres
LGBT, Romantic LGBT, LGBT Comedies, Indie LGBT, Gay, LGBT Dramas
Rent Eating Out on DVD Eating Out
Synopsis
Caleb has the hots for Gwen, who relates better to gay men than to straight ones. To help his pal attract Gwen's attention, Caleb's roommate persuades him to pretend he's gay. But the plan backfires when Gwen's gay roommate falls for the imposter.
Cast
Cast
Scott Lunsford, Jim Verraros, Rebekah Kochan, Emily Stiles, Ryan Carnes, Jillian Nusbaum, Billy Shepard, Christopher Michaels, Tyler Roberts, Stafford Williamson, Natalie Burge, Adrienne Pearson, Maurice Grossman, John Janezic, Ditte Lokon, Dani Millan
Director
Director
Q. Allan Brocka
Genres
Genres
LGBT, LGBT Comedies, Romantic LGBT, Indie LGBT, Gay
Rent Party Monster: The Shockumentary on DVD Party Monster: The Shockumentary
Synopsis
This sometimes-gruesome -- but engrossing -- documentary, a 1998 Sundance Film Festival entry, traces the path that club-kid-gone-bad Michael Alig followed as he went from being one of New York's most famous party promoters to a drug-addled murderer. Features include a prison interview with Alig and a short film about videographer Nelson Sullivan, who covered the scene that spawned such creative personalities as Madonna and artist Jeffrey Koons.
Cast
Cast
Michael Alig, Gitsie, James St. James, Keoki, Eric Bernat, Michael Musto, Al D. Rodriguez, Walt Paper
Director
Director
Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Biographical Documentaries, Crime Documentaries, Gay, Indie Documentaries, Indie LGBT, Social & Cultural Documentaries
Rent Lost and Delirious on DVD Lost and Delirious
Synopsis
Mary doesn't want to attend the posh boarding school her father and stepmother have selected, but once there she quickly befriends her female roommates, who are in a romantic relationship that doesn't sit well with some at the school.
Cast
Cast
Piper Perabo, Jessica Paré, Mischa Barton, Jackie Burroughs, Mimi Kuzyk, Graham Greene, Emily VanCamp, Amy Stewart, Caroline Dhavernas, Luke Kirby
Director
Director
Léa Pool
Genres
Genres
Drama, Indie Dramas, LGBT Dramas, Romantic Dramas, Romantic LGBT, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Lesbian, Dramas Based on the Book, Indie LGBT
Rent Come Undone on DVD Come Undone
Synopsis
While on a family vacation on the French seaside, brooding 18-year-old Mathieu meets Cédric, an attractive carefree boy his own age, and is swept away by the first stirrings of homosexual passion.
Cast
Cast
Jeremie Elkaim, Stéphane Rideau , Dominique Reymond, Marie Matheron, Laetitia Legrix, Nils Ohlund, Réjane Kerdaffrec, Guy Houssier, Violeta Ferrer, Robert Darmel
Director
Director
Sébastien Lifshitz
Genres
Genres
Drama, LGBT, Romantic Dramas, Steamy Romance, LGBT Dramas, Romantic LGBT, Gay, Indie Dramas, Indie Romance, Indie LGBT, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Steamy Romance, Foreign Romance, Foreign LGBT, French Language, France
Rent The Dying Gaul on DVD The Dying Gaul
Synopsis
When Jeffrey (Campbell Scott), a slick Hollywood studio exec, offers gay screenwriter Robert (Peter Sarsgaard) $1 million to transform a screenplay's homosexual protagonists into heterosexuals, Robert takes the bait -- and ends up sleeping in Jeffrey's bed. But complications ensue when Jeffrey's wife, Elaine (Patricia Clarkson), begins unraveling her husband's secrets, with nail-biting consequences. Craig Lucas directs in his feature-film debut.
Cast
Cast
Patricia Clarkson, Campbell Scott, Peter Sarsgaard, Ryan Miller, Faith Jefferies, Robin Bartlett, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Kelli O'Hara, Dee Dee Flores, Elizabeth Marvel
Director
Director
Craig Lucas
Genres
Genres
Independent, Indie Dramas, LGBT Dramas, Indie LGBT, Bisexual
Rent Eating Out 2: Sloppy Seconds on DVD Eating Out 2: Sloppy Seconds
Synopsis
After his self-centered boyfriend throws him over, rebounding college student Kyle turns his attention to Troy, a sexually ambivalent male model. But someone else also has his sights set on Troy -- none other than Kyle's ex.
Cast
Cast
Jim Verraros, Emily Brooke Hands, Rebekah Kochan, Brett Chukerman, Marco Dapper, Scott Vickaryous, Mink Stole, Adrian Quinonez, James Michael Bobby, Joseph Morales, Michael Serrato, Sarah Lilly, Andrew Ley, Jessie Gold, Larry Laboe, Rachel Nicholas James
Director
Director
Phillip Bartell
Genres
Genres
LGBT, LGBT Comedies, Romantic LGBT, Indie LGBT, Gay
Rent Blue Is the Warmest Color on DVD Blue Is the Warmest Color
Synopsis
Determined to fall in love, 15-year-old Adele is focused on boys. But it's a blue-haired girl she meets on the street who really piques her interest. Soon, Adele is exploring her desire for girls as she negotiates her way to becoming a woman.
Cast
Cast
Léa Seydoux, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Salim Kechiouche, Aurélien Recoing, Catherine Salée, Benjamin Siksou, Mona Walravens, Alma Jodorowsky, Jérémie Laheurte, Anne Loiret, Benoît Pilot, Sandor Funtek, Fanny Maurin
Director
Director
Abdellatif Kechiche
Genres
Genres
Drama, Indie Dramas, Indie Romance, LGBT Dramas, Romantic LGBT, Indie LGBT, Lesbian, Foreign LGBT, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Romance, French Language, France, The Criterion Collection
Rent Cowboys & Angels on DVD Cowboys & Angels
Synopsis
A shy 20-something who longs to attend art school and become an illustrator finds an apartment in Limerick with a flamboyant flatmate -- a gay fashion-design student who works wonders in pulling him out of his shell via a "mahvelous" makeover.
Cast
Cast
Michael Legge, Allen Leech , Amy Shiels, David Murray, Frank Kelly, Colm Coogan, Sean Power, Alvaro Lucchesi, Frank Coughlan, Nigel Mercier
Director
Director
David Gleeson
Genres
Genres
Drama, LGBT, United Kingdom, LGBT Comedies, Indie LGBT, Gay, Foreign Regions
Rent 2 Girls in Love on DVD 2 Girls in Love
Synopsis
While working part-time at her aunt's gas station, defiant tomboy Randy Dean falls in love with Evie Roy, a rich, straight honor student who's already in a relationship. The two girls navigate the magical and confusing world of young love.
Cast
Cast
Laurel Holloman, Nicole Ari Parker, Dale Dickey, Stephanie Berry, Maggie Moore, Kate Stafford, Sabrina Artel, Toby Poser, Nelson Rodriguez
Director
Director
Maria Maggenti
Genres
Genres
LGBT, Independent, LGBT Comedies, Indie Comedies, Romantic LGBT, Indie Romance, Lesbian, Indie LGBT
Rent 200 American on DVD 200 American
Synopsis
Newly arrived in New York and in need of money, Aussie native Ian (Sean Matic) finds himself caught up in the seedier side of corporate life. Ian is hired by Conrad (Matt Walton), who's looking for a temporary lover to fill the void after a breakup. Conrad really takes a shine to Ian and gives him a job at his ad agency, but complications arise when Ian falls for his new boss. Mark Ford, Justin Durishin and Anthony Ames co-star.
Cast
Cast
Sean Matic, Matt Walton, Anthony Ames, Spencer Aste, Justin Durishin, Mark Ford, Gail Herendeen, John-Dylan Howard, Constance Reardon
Director
Director
Richard LeMay
Genres
Genres
LGBT, LGBT Dramas, Romantic LGBT, Indie LGBT, Gay
Rent Touch of Pink on DVD Touch of Pink
Synopsis
Alim (Jimi Mistry) moves from Canada to London so he can be out and proud without worrying about what his conservative mother, Nuru (Suleka Mathew), will think. There, he lives a carefree life with his boyfriend, Giles (Kristen Holden-Ried) ... until his mother announces she's coming for a visit. Alim's forced to hide any evidence that he's dating a white man instead of the nice Muslim girl his mother dreams of.
Cast
Cast
Jimi Mistry, Kyle MacLachlan, Suleka Mathew, Kristen Holden-Ried, Veena Sood, Brian George, Liisa Repo-Martell, Raoul Bhaneja, Malika Mendez, Linda Thorson
Director
Director
Ian Iqbal Rashid
Genres
Genres
Comedy, LGBT, LGBT Comedies, Romantic LGBT, Indie LGBT
Rent The 24th Day on DVD The 24th Day
Synopsis
Tom (Scott Speedman, from TV's "Felicity") has just found out that he's HIV-positive. A married man who's been living the "straight" life, Tom had sex once, years earlier, with a man named Dan (James Marsden), and now he's on a mission to find him. His plan: kidnap Dan, take a blood sample and see if it comes back positive; if so, he'll kill him. The stage is set for a supreme battle of wills in this drama based on Tony Piccirillo's play.
Cast
Cast
Scott Speedman, James Marsden, Sofía Vergara, Barry Papick, Charles J. Corrado Jr., Jarvis W. George, Scott Roman, Jeffrey Frost, Jona Harvey, Thea Chaloner, Brian Campbell
Director
Director
Tony Piccirillo
Genres
Genres
Drama, Psychological Thrillers, Indie Suspense & Thriller, Indie LGBT, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature
Rent The Gymnast on DVD The Gymnast
Synopsis
When an injury ends her career as a gymnast, Jane falls back into lackluster job and a passionless marriage. That is, until she begins work on an aerial act with another beautiful gymnast and feels the stirrings of unexpected love.
Cast
Cast
Dreya Weber, Addie Yungmee, John Lee Ames, Andrew Ableson, David De Simone, Ronald Drewes, Paul A. Hicks, Tony Horton, Amy Lemons
Director
Director
Ned Farr
Genres
Genres
LGBT, Romantic LGBT, LGBT Dramas, Indie LGBT, Lesbian
Rent Dorian Blues on DVD Dorian Blues
Synopsis
A closeted gay high schooler on the verge of college lets it all hang out in this witty tale. After hiding his feelings forever, Dorian can't wait to move to New York City, but before he leaves, something inside him snaps.
Cast
Cast
Michael McMillian, Lea Coco, Steven C. Fletcher, Mo Quigley, Austin Basis, Ryan Kelly Berkowitz, Chris Dallman, Carl Dana, Leslie Elliard, Sian Heder
Director
Director
Tennyson Bardwell
Genres
Genres
Comedy, LGBT, LGBT Comedies, Indie Comedies, Indie LGBT, Gay
Rent Issues 101 on DVD Issues 101
Synopsis
Within weeks of enrolling at California Beach College, Joe decides to come out of the closet. So when a hunky frat boy asks him to a party, Joe thinks he's going on a date. At the party, Joe stirs up a boiling pot of sexual confusion as two of the frat brothers begin to vie for his attention -- even though one of them is supposedly straight. And it doesn't help that the others don't want the rest of campus to know Joe is gay.
Cast
Cast
Michael Rozman, Dennis W. Rittenhouse Jr., Jeff Sublett, Jason Boegh, Kelly Clarkson
Director
Director
John Lincoln
Genres
Genres
LGBT, LGBT Dramas, Romantic LGBT, Indie LGBT, Gay
Rent Itty Bitty Titty Committee on DVD Itty Bitty Titty Committee
Synopsis
Set in Los Angeles, this sardonic indie comedy helmed by Jamie Babbit follows the exploits of Anna (Melonie Diaz), a lesbian and plastic surgeon's receptionist who embarks on a wild ride when she joins a cadre of ultraradical feminists. But things get complicated when she falls in love with the group's leader (Nicole Vicius), who's already involved with someone (Melanie Mayron). Carly Pope and Lauren Mollica also star.
Cast
Cast
Melonie Diaz, Nicole Vicius, Bruce Cronander, Colette Divine, Leslie Grossman, Melanie Mayron, Mircea Monroe, Carly Pope
Director
Director
Jamie Babbit
Genres
Genres
LGBT, Indie LGBT, Romantic LGBT, LGBT Comedies, Indie Comedies, Lesbian
Rent Edge of Seventeen on DVD Edge of Seventeen
Synopsis
A 17-year-old rediscovers his sexuality in this 1980s story about coming out and its social consequences. Eric (Chris Stafford) takes a job at an amusement park and meets Rod (Andersen Gabrych) -- but finds out too late that his crush just wants sex. He seeks consolation at the local gay bar, only to be used again. As he continues to question his sexual orientation, a female friend (Tina Holmes) volunteers to be his next partner.
Cast
Cast
Chris Stafford, Tina Holmes, Andersen Gabrych, Stephanie McVay, Lea DeLaria, John Eby, Antonio Carriero, Jason Lockhart
Director
Director
David Moreton
Genres
Genres
Comedy, LGBT, LGBT Comedies, LGBT Dramas, Indie LGBT, Gay
Rent Phoenix on DVD Phoenix
Synopsis
When his lover, Ken (Gaetano Jones), vanishes while on a business trip to Phoenix, naive young Dylan (Chad Bartley) goes in search of him -- and stumbles on some disquieting discoveries. In Phoenix, Dylan meets Demetrius (Jeff Castle), Ken's partner of seven years. United by Ken's betrayal, Demetrius and Dylan seek solace in each other. This trek through one man's identity crisis is also a statement about the nature of love in the modern world.
Cast
Cast
Gaetano Jones, Jeff Castle, Chad Bartley
Director
Director
Michael Akers
Genres
Genres
LGBT, LGBT Dramas, Indie LGBT, Gay
Rent Circuit on DVD Circuit
Synopsis
Small-town cop John moves to Los Angeles, looking for a place that's more welcoming of a gay lifestyle. As he starts to make the rounds of the "circuit," he meets an insecure hustler who shepherds John into a world of illicit sex and decadent drugs.
Cast
Cast
Jonathan Wade Drahos, Andre Khabbazi, Brian Lane Green, Kiersten Warren, Daniel Kucan, Jim J. Bullock, Darryl Stephens, Bruce Vilanch, Randal Kleiser, Paul Lekakis, William Katt, Nancy Allen, Stanton Schnepp
Director
Director
Dirk Shafer
Genres
Genres
LGBT, LGBT Dramas, Indie LGBT, Romantic LGBT, Gay
Rent Regarding Billy on DVD Regarding Billy
Synopsis
Writer-Director Jeff London's tender and poignant gay drama centers on Billy (Ronnie Kerr), who moves back to his hometown to become his mentally challenged brother's (Jack Sway ) guardian when their parents are killed. When his childhood buddy, the irreparably injured Dean (Jason Van Eman), is shipped back home after serving in Iraq, Billy finds his secret feelings for him resurfacing, setting off a series of unexpected events.
Cast
Cast
Ronnie Kerr, Jack Sway, Jason Van Eman
Director
Director
Jeff London
Genres
Genres
LGBT, LGBT Dramas, Romantic LGBT, Indie LGBT, Gay, Independent
Rent Shank on DVD Shank
Synopsis
In this gritty drama, a closeted young thug named Cal unexpectedly finds love after intervening to save a foreign exchange student from a beating by the gang. But the two are soon in peril when Cal's cohorts come looking for him.
Cast
Cast
Wayne Virgo, Marc Laurent, Alice Payne, Tom Bott, Garry Summers, Bernie Hodges, Christian Martin, Louise Fearnside
Director
Director
Simon Pearce
Genres
Genres
LGBT, LGBT Dramas, Indie LGBT, Gay, United Kingdom
Rent Like It Is on DVD Like It Is
Synopsis
In bleak Northern England, a latent young homosexual makes his living fighting illegal bare-knuckles bouts. When he falls for a hip record producer who's in town promoting a singer, the boxer soon finds his world turned upside down.
Cast
Cast
Steve Bell, Ian Rose, Roger Daltrey, Dani Behr, Jude Alderson, Emile Charles, Chris Hargreaves, Paul Broughton
Director
Director
Paul Oremland
Genres
Genres
LGBT, LGBT Dramas, Indie LGBT, Gay, United Kingdom
Rent Testosterone on DVD Testosterone
Synopsis
Wrestling with a major case of writer's block, successful comic book author Dean (David Sutcliffe) finds his thoughts straying to his long-lost lover Pablo (Antonio Sabato Jr.), who suddenly disappeared from Dean's life during a quick trip to the store. Determined to track down his former flame, Dean must also contend with his fans and impatient editor who are anxiously awaiting the follow-up to his graphic novel<i> I Was a Teenage Speed Freak</i>.
Cast
Cast
David Sutcliffe, Celina Font, Antonio Sabato Jr., Jennifer Coolidge, Leonardo Brzezicki, Sonia Braga, Dario Dukah, Jennifer Elise Cox, Davenia McFadden, Ezequiel Abeijon, Martin Borisenko
Director
Director
David Moreton
Genres
Genres
LGBT, LGBT Comedies, Indie Suspense & Thriller, Indie LGBT
Rent The Houseboy on DVD The Houseboy
Synopsis
Distraught after he overhears his two 30-something lovers talking about finding a new "toy" to replace him, young Ricky (Nick May) looks for love through a series of random sexual encounters while house-sitting for the couple over the Christmas holidays. Meanwhile, he contemplates suicide. But when Ricky meets a compassionate new friend, he may be experiencing the sparks of real love in this compelling and sexy gay drama.
Cast
Cast
Nick May, Blake Young-Fountain, Murray Hill, Damián Fuentes, Tom Merlino
Director
Director
Spencer Schilly
Genres
Genres
LGBT, LGBT Dramas, Romantic LGBT, Indie LGBT, Gay
Rent Dream Boy on DVD Dream Boy
Synopsis
After his family moves to a backwater Louisiana town, a shy teen comes on to a fellow student, and their relationship soon blossoms into a secret affair. But things take an unexpected turn when the truth leaks out during a camping trip with friends.
Cast
Cast
Maximillian Roeg, Stephan Bender, Diana Scarwid, Thomas Jay Ryan, Randy Wayne, Owen Beckman, Rooney Mara, Rickie Lee Jones
Director
Director
James Bolton
Genres
Genres
LGBT, Drama, Romantic LGBT, LGBT Dramas, Indie LGBT, Indie Dramas, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, 20th Century Period Pieces
Rent Strapped on DVD Strapped
Synopsis
A handsome young hustler (Ben Bonenfant) moves almost effortlessly through the world, modifying his persona to fit the needs of each client, even though it leaves him with little self-knowledge. That changes during one night of unusual encounters. After trysting with a shy Russian, the young man tries to leave the apartment building but is stymied by its maze-like structure and meets a string of quirky inhabitants who teach him about himself.
Cast
Cast
Ben Bonenfant, Artem Mishin, Michael Carlisi, Carlo D'Amore, Katherine Celio, Michael Klinger, Raphael Barker, Nick Frangione, Paul Guerrier
Director
Director
Joseph Graham
Genres
Genres
LGBT, LGBT Dramas, Indie LGBT, Gay
Rent Holding Trevor on DVD Holding Trevor
Synopsis
Stuck in a dead-end relationship with a heroin addict, Trevor finds hope in the form of a hunky doctor. But when conflicts arise between Trevor and his friends, his newfound happiness crumbles. Trevor must decide what and who is most important.
Cast
Cast
Brent Gorski, Christopher Wyllie, Melissa Searing, Jay Brannan, Eli Kranski, Dawn Mondie, Joseph Roslan, Mathew Pasillas, Isaiah Garnica, Yaniv Madmon, Megan Sheperd
Director
Director
Rosser Goodman
Genres
Genres
LGBT, Drama, LGBT Dramas, Romantic LGBT, Indie LGBT, Romantic Dramas, Indie Dramas, Indie Romance, Gay
Rent The Curiosity of Chance on DVD The Curiosity of Chance
Synopsis
Tired of dealing with the homophobic school bully, out-of-the-closet teen Chance Marquis (Tad Hilgenbrinck) enlists two disparate friends -- a flashy drag queen and the hunky school jock -- to help him crush his tormentor in this offbeat comedy set in the 1980s. A favorite on the festival circuit, this quirky film co-stars Brett Chukerman, Aldevina Da Silva, Pieter Van Nieuwenhuyze and Chris Mulkey.
Cast
Cast
Tad Hilgenbrink, Brett Chukerman, Aldevina Da Silva, Pieter Van Nieuwenhuyze, Chris Mulkey, Maxim Maes, Colleen Cameron, Magali Uytterhaegen, Tony Beck, Danny Calander
Director
Director
Russell P. Marleau
Genres
Genres
Comedy, LGBT, Indie Comedies, LGBT Comedies, Indie LGBT, Belgium
Rent Is It Just Me? on DVD Is It Just Me?
Synopsis
Although successful writer Blaine is kind and witty, he can't find true love because he's intimidated by the overt sexuality of guys such as his roommate, Cameron. But all that changes when he meets the man of his dreams online -- or does it?
Cast
Cast
Nicholas Downs, David Loren, Adam Huss, Michelle Laurent, Michael Donahue, Bob Rumnock, Bruce Gray
Director
Director
J.C. Calciano
Genres
Genres
LGBT, LGBT Comedies, Romantic LGBT, Indie LGBT, Gay
Rent BoyFriends on DVD BoyFriends
Synopsis
Best friends Paul, Matt and Will reunite for an extended weekend on the English seaside. But what should've been a simple, relaxing reunion becomes complicated when they each bring a boyfriend and some serious emotional baggage.
Cast
Cast
James Dreyfus, Mark Sands, Andrew Ableson, Michael Urwin, David Coffey, Darren Petrucci, Michael McGrath, Russell Higgs
Director
Director
Tom Hunsinger, Neil Hunter
Genres
Genres
LGBT, Indie LGBT, LGBT Dramas, Romantic LGBT, Gay, Indie Dramas, Indie Romance, United Kingdom
Rent Even Cowgirls Get the Blues on DVD Even Cowgirls Get the Blues
Synopsis
Uma Thurman stars as Sissy Hankshaw, whose large thumbs give her a talent for hitchhiking, in this road movie that follows Sissy as she visits a lesbian dude ranch (where she's scheduled to model for feminine hygiene advertisements) and finds love. Director Gus Van Sant's adaptation of Tom Robbins's novel features an all-star cast, including Lorraine Bracco, Angie Dickinson, Carol Kane and Keanu Reeves.
Cast
Cast
Uma Thurman, Lorraine Bracco, Pat Morita, Angie Dickinson, Keanu Reeves, John Hurt, Rain Phoenix, Ed Begley Jr., Carol Kane, Sean Young, Crispin Glover, Roseanne Barr, Buck Henry
Director
Director
Gus Van Sant
Genres
Genres
Independent, LGBT, Indie Comedies, LGBT Comedies, Romantic LGBT, Indie Romance, Indie LGBT, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Lesbian
Rent The Best of Boys in Love on DVD The Best of Boys in Love
Synopsis
After searching the world for the best gay short films, First Run Features is proud to present this scintillating collection of favorites, which represent the best of their video collections "Boys in Love" and "Boys in Love 2." Seven shorts are featured, including "Achilles," "Boot Camp," "Death in Venice, CA," "Twight of the Gods," "Dirty Baby Does Fire Island," "Karen Black Like Me."
Cast
Cast
Derek Jacobi, Matthew Solari, John Cantwell, Tyne Firmin, Shirley Knight, Robert Glen Keith, Nick Rafter, Ira Rosenberg, Anita Gillette, Joseph Paolini, Peter Gingrich, Kevin Walker, Colleen O'Neill, Greg Mayor, Marton Csokas
Director
Director
Barry Purves, John Scott Matthews, P. David Ebersole, Todd Downing, David Briggs, Patrick McGuinn, Stewart Main
Genres
Genres
LGBT, Indie LGBT, LGBT Dramas, Romantic LGBT
Rent Vacationland on DVD Vacationland
Synopsis
After keeping his crush on his high school friend, Andrew, a secret for so many years, Joe finally goes out on a limb and declares his feelings. But their happiness begins to erode when someone steps out of Joe's past. Brad Hallowell, Gregory J. Lucas, Jennifer Stackpole and Mindy Hofman star in this coming-of-age drama about love, lust and the sometimes harsh realities of romantic relationships.
Cast
Cast
Brad Hallowell, Gregory J. Lucas, Jennifer Stackpole, Mindy Hofman, Charles Ard, Theodore Bouloukos, Michael Dion, Nathan Johnson, Jono Mainelli, Hilary Mann
Director
Director
Todd Verow
Genres
Genres
Independent, LGBT, LGBT Dramas, Gay, Indie LGBT
Rent Twist on DVD Twist
Synopsis
Director Jacob Tierney takes inspiration from the Charles Dickens classic Oliver Twist in this modern-day drama about gay street life in Toronto. The innocent Oliver (Joshua Close) is drawn to the hustling Dodge (Nick Stahl), a savvy kid with whom he hooks up after running away from yet another foster home. Oliver joins Dodge and his pals, who sell their bodies to eager customers -- all under the watchful eyes of their pimp, Fagin (Gary Farmer).
Cast
Cast
Nick Stahl, Joshua Close, Gary Farmer, Michele-Barbara Pelletier, Tygh Runyan, Stephen McHattie, Moti Yona, Brigid Tierney, Dave Graham
Director
Director
Jacob Tierney
Genres
Genres
LGBT, LGBT Dramas, Indie LGBT
Rent Eating Out: All You Can Eat on DVD Eating Out: All You Can Eat
Synopsis
In a bid to spark an Internet romance with the hunky Zack, nerdy Casey fudges his online profile by using a photo of his friend Tiffani's hot -- but straight -- ex-boyfriend Ryan. Great idea ... until Ryan appears in the flesh.
Cast
Cast
Rebekah Kochan, Daniel Skelton, Chris Salvatore, Michael E.R. Walker, John C. Stallings, Julia Cho, Mink Stole, Michael Walker, Leslie Jordan, Sumalee Montano, Maximiliano Torandell, Cristina Balmores, Rick D'Agostino, Greg McKeon, Ryan Adames, Derick Bell, Marcellas Reynolds
Director
Director
Glenn Gaylord
Genres
Genres
LGBT, LGBT Comedies, Romantic LGBT, Indie LGBT, Gay
Rent When Love Comes on DVD When Love Comes
Synopsis
In this cutting-edge drama from award-winning New Zealand filmmaker Garth Maxwell, washed-up singer Katie struggles to create a new life for herself while coping with yearning admirer Eddie and living with her best friend, Stephen. Stephen is in love with sexually confused ex-hustler Mark, while, uninhibited band members Fig and Sally yearn for success -- and each other! Six friends. Three kinds of love.
Cast
Cast
Rena Owen, Dean O'Gorman, Simon Prast, Nancy Brunning, Sophia Hawthorne, Simon Westaway
Director
Director
Garth Maxwell
Genres
Genres
Drama, Indie Dramas, Romantic Dramas, LGBT Dramas, Romantic LGBT, Indie Romance, Indie LGBT, Australia/ New Zealand, Foreign Regions
Rent 3-Day Weekend on DVD 3-Day Weekend
Synopsis
Each year, committed couple Simon and Jason spend a weekend relaxing with their friend, Cooper, and the guy he's dating at the time, but their decision to invite single friends along this year leads to major relationship shake-ups.
Cast
Cast
Chris Carlisle, Joel Harrison, Gaetano Jones, Derek Long, Derek Meeker, Douglas Myers, Daniel Rhyder, Stephen Twardokus
Director
Director
Rob Williams
Genres
Genres
LGBT, Independent, Romantic LGBT, LGBT Dramas, Indie Dramas, Indie LGBT
Rent Just Say Love on DVD Just Say Love
Synopsis
After sharing stimulating conversation, philosophy-reading homosexual Guy (Matthew Jaeger) and married carpenter Doug (Robert Mammana) sleep together. Following their sudden tryst, the two seemingly opposite men explore their dreams, visions of happiness and possible future together. Adapted from David J. Mauriello's stage play, this male love story takes place on a sparsely decorated set that keeps distractions to a minimum.
Cast
Cast
Matthew Jaeger, Robert Mammana, Bill Humphreys
Director
Director
Bill Humphreys
Genres
Genres
LGBT, LGBT Dramas, Indie LGBT, Gay
Rent Urbania on DVD Urbania
Synopsis
Gritty urban legends and harsh realities unfold in this adaptation of Daniel Reitz's acclaimed play "Urban Folk Tales." In a dream-like state, the grieving Charlie (Dan Futterman) spends a lonely night in New York City on the heels of a brooding stranger (Samuel Ball). A series of bizarre events and urban myths, including a poodle found dead in a microwave, leads to a climactic showdown where Charlie finds the redemption he's been seeking.
Cast
Cast
Dan Futterman, Sam Ball, Lothaire Bluteau, Alan Cumming, Matt Keeslar, William Sage, Barbara Sukowa, Paige Turco, Megan Dodds, Gabriel Olds, Josh Hamilton
Director
Director
Jon Shear
Genres
Genres
LGBT, LGBT Dramas, Indie LGBT, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature
Rent Brother to Brother on DVD Brother to Brother
Synopsis
Opposites attract when an elderly homeless man named Richard, once a literary legend of the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s, befriends gay art student Perry in this sensitive, introspective drama.
Cast
Cast
Anthony Mackie, Roger Robinson, Lawrence Gilliard Jr., Duane Boutte, Daniel Sunjata, Alex Burns, Ray Ford, Aunjanue Ellis, Brad Baily, Brian Everett Chandler
Director
Director
Rodney Evans
Genres
Genres
Drama, LGBT, Indie Dramas, Social Issue Dramas, Indie LGBT, LGBT Dramas
Rent Kiss Me Guido on DVD Kiss Me Guido
Synopsis
Aspiring actor Frankie is a macho, homophobic Italian-American from the Bronx who moves in with Warren, a gay actor. After Warren gets injured, Frankie has the chance to take his place on stage -- but only if he can play a gay man in a kissing scene.
Cast
Cast
Nick Scotti, Anthony Barille, Anthony DeSando, Craig Chester, Domenick Lombardozzi, Molly Price, Christopher Lawford, David Deblinger, John Tormey, Antonia Rey, Jennifer Esposito
Director
Director
Tony Vitale
Genres
Genres
LGBT, LGBT Comedies, Indie LGBT
Rent Hard on DVD Hard
Synopsis
Paired with veteran lawman Tom Ellis (Charles Lanyer) -- one of many macho guys on the police force -- rookie detective Raymond Vates (Noel Palomaria) is excited about his new job ... but terrified that someone will discover he's a closeted cop. While staking out a gay bar one night, Vates meets an attractive man (Malcolm Moorman) and spends the night with him -- only to wake up and find that his bedmate is a brutal serial killer.
Cast
Cast
Noel Palomaria, Malcolm Moorman, Charles Lanyer, Michael Waite, Paula Kay Perry, Alex Depedro, Bob Hollander, Steve Andrews, K.D. Jones, Ken Narasaki, Steve Gonzales
Director
Director
John Huckert
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Crime Thrillers, Gay, Indie Suspense & Thriller, LGBT, Indie LGBT
Rent Wild Tigers I Have Known on DVD Wild Tigers I Have Known
Synopsis
<b></b>Longing to be loved, 13-year-old social outcast Logan (Malcolm Stumpf) becomes sexually infatuated with Rodeo Walker (Patrick White) -- the most popular boy at school. But when he spurns Logan's affections, the smitten youngster creates an alternate female identity named Leah hoping to entice Rodeo to a rendezvous. Max Paradise plays Logan's girl-crazy best friend in director Cam Archer's lyrical yarn about evolving adolescence.
Cast
Cast
Hailey Anne Nelson, Tom Gilroy, Fairuza Balk, Kim Dickens, Lydia Lunch, Malcolm Stumpf, Patrick White, Max Paradise, Nikolai Haas, Lisa Hadley, Kylee Lehe
Director
Director
Cam Archer
Genres
Genres
Drama, LGBT, Indie Dramas, Indie LGBT, Indie Romance, LGBT Dramas, Romantic LGBT, Gay
Rent Weekend on DVD Weekend
Synopsis
This frank drama centers on the cautious relationship between two gay men -- one a genial lifeguard, the other a lusty art-gallery worker -- who contemplate turning a passionate one-night stand into something more meaningful.
Cast
Cast
Tom Cullen, Chris New, Jonathan Race, Laura Freeman, Loreto Murray, Sarah Churm, Vauxhall Jermaine, Joe Doherty, Kieran Hardcastle, Jonathan Wright
Director
Director
Andrew Haigh
Genres
Genres
Drama, LGBT, Romantic Dramas, LGBT Dramas, Indie Romance, Romantic LGBT, Indie Dramas, Indie LGBT, Gay, United Kingdom
Rent Love and Death on Long Island on DVD Love and Death on Long Island
Synopsis
Well-known British author Giles De'ath (John Hurt) abhors the modern world and avoids it at all costs. When he gets locked out of his home, however, he ends up attending the movies ... and subsequently changes his life. De'ath is about to walk out on the decidedly lowbrow teen flick when he spots a young actor (Jason Priestley) who defines De'ath's idea of physical perfection. A giddy obsession and a journey of self-discovery ensue.
Cast
Cast
John Hurt, Jason Priestley, Fiona Loewi, Sheila Hancock, Maury Chaykin, Gawn Grainger, Elizabeth Quinn, Linda Busby
Director
Director
Richard Kwietniowski
Genres
Genres
Independent, Indie Romance, Indie Dramas, Indie LGBT, Romantic LGBT, Romantic Dramas, LGBT Comedies
Rent Prodigal Sons on DVD Prodigal Sons
Synopsis
In high school, Kimberly Reed was male, a straight-A student and captain of the football team. But since leaving his rural Montana hometown, he's become a woman -- and a filmmaker whose documentary could not be any more personal. Half the story involves her attending her high school reunion as a transgendered female; the other half involves reuniting with her siblings, including her estranged adopted brother.
Cast
Cast
Kimberly Reed, Carol McKerrow, Marc McKerrow, Claire Jones, Loren McKerrow, Gordon McKerrow, Kathy McKerrow, Glenn McKerrow, Jasmine Fuentes, Frank Mayo, Cyndee Moe, Tim O'Leary, Diana MacDonald
Director
Director
Kimberly Reed
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Biographical Documentaries, Social & Cultural Documentaries, Indie LGBT
Rent Bear City on DVD Bear City
Synopsis
As he comes to grips with his undeniable attraction to big, hairy men and adjusts to his new roomies, cute cub Tyler struggles to figure out his place within the tight-knit bear community, gain acceptance from his old friends and find fuzzy love.
Cast
Cast
Joe Conti, Stephen Guarino, Brian Keane, Gregory Gunter, Sebastian La Cause, Alex Di Dio, James Martinez, Gerald McCullouch, Christian Dante White, David Drake
Director
Director
Douglas Langway
Genres
Genres
LGBT, Comedy, LGBT Comedies, Romantic LGBT, Indie LGBT, Indie Comedies, Gay
Rent Keep the Lights On on DVD Keep the Lights On
Synopsis
The physical romance between a gay filmmaker and an attorney soon evolves into a more complex relationship, laced with conflicting desires. Over several turbulent years, both men struggle to build a true acceptance of the other's strengths and flaws.
Cast
Cast
Thure Lindhardt, Zachary Booth, Julianne Nicholson, Souleymane Sy Savane, Paprika Steen, Miguel del Toro, Justin Reinsilber, Maria Dizzia, Sebastian La Cause
Director
Director
Ira Sachs
Genres
Genres
Drama, LGBT, Indie Dramas, Romantic Dramas, Indie Romance, LGBT Dramas, Romantic LGBT, Indie LGBT, Gay
Rent Flesh on DVD Flesh
Synopsis
Filmmaker Paul Morrissey produced this controversial film for avant-garde visual artist Andy Warhol in the early 1970s. The plot of the film revolves around a bisexual gigolo (Joe Dallesandro) who's turned to selling himself for money in order to pay for his wife's lover's abortion. When it was released in theaters, the movie drew much negative attention and was even stolen by police during one of its first presentations.
Cast
Cast
Joe Dallesandro, Geraldine Smith, Patti D'Arbanville, Candy Darling
Director
Director
Paul Morrissey
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Indie Classics, LGBT Comedies, Late Night Comedies, Indie Comedies, Indie LGBT, Bisexual
Rent Steam on DVD Steam
Synopsis
The stories of three very different women -- a widow (Ruby Dee) finding a new love, a divorced mom (Ally Sheedy) in a relationship with a younger man, and an activist college student (Kate Siegel) eager to come out -- intersect in the steam room at the local gym. There, they share an unlikely friendship in this earnest drama, written and directed by Kyle Schickner. Chelsea Handler and Maxine Bahns co-star.
Cast
Cast
Ally Sheedy, Ruby Dee, Kate Siegel, Chelsea Handler, Reshma Shetty, Zach Mills, Maxine Bahns, Dick Anthony Williams, Charles Robinson, Lane Davies, Joanne Baron
Director
Director
Kyle Schickner
Genres
Genres
LGBT, Drama, Indie Dramas, Indie LGBT, Indie Romance
Rent Elena Undone on DVD Elena Undone
Synopsis
When openly gay writer Peyton and love-starved pastor's wife Elena meet, they immediately form a strong bond. But the warmth of friendship soon erupts into a sizzling affair, forcing both women to confront unexpected feelings.
Cast
Cast
Necar Zadegan, Traci Dinwiddie, Gary Weeks, Sam Harris, Connor Kramme, Sabrina Fuster, Mary Wells, Erin Carufel, Heather Howe, Jane Clark
Director
Director
Nicole Conn
Genres
Genres
LGBT, Romance, Romantic LGBT, Romantic Dramas, LGBT Dramas, Indie LGBT, Lesbian
Rent Between Something & Nothing on DVD Between Something & Nothing
Synopsis
Small-town cutie Joe (Tim Swain) arrives at the esteemed Rhode Island School of Design and befriends the free-spirited Jennifer (Julia Frey). The cash-strapped pair finds a lucrative opportunity when hustler Ramon (Gil Bar-Sela) inspires Joe to work as a prostitute. Meanwhile, he and Jennifer work to expand their creative horizons in the drug, sex and money-fueled world of the art school elite.
Cast
Cast
Tim Swain, Julia Frey, Gil Bar-Sela, Jeff Maccubbin, Guillermo R. Rodriguez, Theodore Bouloukos, Brad Hallowell, Keith Herron, Mara Kassin
Director
Director
Todd Verow
Genres
Genres
Drama, Indie Dramas, Indie LGBT, LGBT Dramas, LGBT
Rent Gypsy 83 on DVD Gypsy 83
Synopsis
In Sandusky, Ohio, teenage photographer Clive (Kett Turton) is on the verge of coming fully out of the closet, while obese twenty-something Gypsy (Sara Rue) loves Stevie Nicks music as much as she hates her dead-end, wage-slave job at the local photo hut. When the couple hears about a "Night of a Thousand Stevies" karaoke show in New York City, they hightail it to Gotham and away from their mundane lives in Ohio.
Cast
Cast
Sara Rue, Kett Turton, Karen Black, John Doe, Carolyn Baumler, Anson Scoville, Paulo Costanzo, Stephanie McVay
Director
Director
Todd Stephens
Genres
Genres
Independent, Indie Dramas, LGBT Dramas, Dark Humor & Black Comedies, Indie Comedies, LGBT, Indie LGBT
Rent Trash on DVD Trash
Synopsis
Heroin addicts Joe and Holly live in a slum in New York's Lower East Side. The two of them spend their days picking through trash and looking for their next fix in this Andy Warhol production.
Cast
Cast
Joe Dallesandro, Holly Woodlawn, Geri Miller, Andrea Feldman, John Putnam, Jane Forth, Bruce Pecheur, Diane Podel, Roberto D'Alessandro, Michael Sklar
Director
Director
Paul Morrissey
Genres
Genres
Independent, Indie Classics, Experimental, Indie Dramas, Indie LGBT
Rent 2 X 4 on DVD 2 X 4
Synopsis
Irish construction worker Johnny (Jimmy Smallhorne) seems to have settled into a new life in America -- until the demons of his subconscious threaten to destroy everything. Working for his uncle (Chris O'Neill) by day and escaping into drugs and booze at night, Johnny soon finds his life spiraling out of control as he discovers his repressed bisexuality and is tormented by nightmares of his past. Winner of the Cinematography Award at Sundance.
Cast
Cast
Jimmy Smallhorne, Chris O'Neill, Bradley Fitts, Joe Holyoke, Terry McGoff
Director
Director
Jimmy Smallhorne
Genres
Genres
LGBT, Gay, Indie LGBT, Bisexual
Rent Race You to the Bottom on DVD Race You to the Bottom
Synopsis
In this romance about the fluidity of love and sexuality, a writer and his female friend from college act on their growing attraction -- despite the fact that they both have boyfriends. But tangled feelings and commitment issues soon lead to discord.
Cast
Cast
Amber Benson, Cole Williams, Jeremy Lelliott, Justin Zachary, Danielle Harris, Justin Hartley, Erin Cahill, Adam Del Rio, Kathy Garver, Philipp Karner
Director
Director
Russell Brown
Genres
Genres
Drama, LGBT, Indie Romance, Indie LGBT, LGBT Dramas, Romantic LGBT, Bisexual
Rent Available Men on DVD Available Men
Synopsis
Tales of mixed identities, personal ads, gay cartoon cowboys, passive aggression and more are collected in these seven hilarious, gay-themed shorts, which have been honored at such festivals and ceremonies as the Sundance Film Festival, the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival and the PlanetOut Awards. The films are Available Men, Straight Boys, Hello Thanks, The Underminer, Sissy French Fry, Tumbleweed Town, and Irene Williams: Queen of Lincoln Rd.
Cast
Cast
Brian Gattas, Jack Plotnick, Richard Ruccolo, Kostas Sommer
Director
Director
David Dean Bottrell
Genres
Genres
LGBT, LGBT Comedies, Romantic LGBT, Indie LGBT
Rent Everyone on DVD Everyone
Synopsis
A gay couple's commitment ceremony turns into a dysfunctional affair in this wry comedy. As Ryan (Matt Fentiman) and Grant (Mark Hildreth) prepare to walk down the aisle in an intimate celebration, their guests begin to fall apart at the seams. Couples fight, an overzealous mother goes bonkers with the decorations, the bartender won't shut his trap, the caterer crashes her van, and a mystery man has his eye on one of the grooms-to-be.
Cast
Cast
Carly Pope, Brendan Fletcher, Mark Hildreth, Tom Scholte, Bill Marchant, Nancy Sivak, Michael Chase, Andrew Moxham, Stephen Park, Katherine Billings, Anna Williams
Director
Director
Bill Marchant
Genres
Genres
LGBT, Indie LGBT, LGBT Comedies, Romantic LGBT
Rent You Belong to Me on DVD You Belong to Me
Synopsis
New York City architect Jeffrey (Daniel Sauli) has a one-night stand with a handsome stranger, Rene (Julien Lucas). Unable to get the man off his mind, Jeffrey follows him and eventually moves into an empty apartment in his building. As Jeffrey is berated by his friend Nicki (Heather Simms) and by Rene himself for his obsessive behavior, he becomes the target of his own stalker, his unhinged new landlady (Patti D'Arbanville).
Cast
Cast
Daniel Sauli, Julien Lucas, Patti D'Arbanville, Sherman Howard, Duane Boutte, Alexander Cendese, Linda Larkin, George Loros, Yvette Mercedes, Laith Nakli, Rafael Sardina
Director
Director
Sam Zalutsky
Genres
Genres
LGBT, LGBT Dramas, Indie LGBT, Indie Suspense & Thriller, Gay
Rent Shiner on DVD Shiner
Synopsis
From writer-director Christian Calson comes this disconcerting indie drama that interweaves the twisted tales of three couples whose lives become entwined by their collective passion for sadomasochism.
Cast
Cast
Scott Parietti, Derris Nile, Nicholas T. King, David Zelina, Conny van Dyke, Seth Harrington, Carolyn Crotty, Ryan Soteres, Carl Strecker
Director
Director
Christian Calson
Genres
Genres
Independent, LGBT, Indie LGBT, LGBT Dramas, Indie Dramas
Rent In the Blood on DVD In the Blood
Synopsis
Finally ready to explore his attraction to men, college jock Cassidy (Tyler Hanes) goes out with sexy Victor (Carlos Alberto Valencia). But in the middle of their foreplay, he has a disturbing vision of his sister's death, which may be linked to the recent murders on campus. A serial killer is on the loose, and the only way for Cassidy to have more psychic visions to help catch the murderer is to embrace his homosexuality completely.
Cast
Cast
Tyler Hanes, Carlos Alberto Valencia, Alison Fraser, James Katharine Flynn, Robert Dionne
Director
Director
Lou Peterson
Genres
Genres
Horror, Slashers and Serial Killers, Indie LGBT, LGBT, Gay
Rent The New Twenty on DVD The New Twenty
Synopsis
Director Chris Mason Johnson examines what it means to be 30 in this ensemble drama about a group of friends who reflect on their lives seven years out of college, only to learn that things didn't turn out quite as planned. Andrew and Julie (Ryan Locke and Nicole Bilderback) seem successful, but their relationship isn't. Ben (Colin Fickes) is unemployed, Felix (Thomas Sadoski) has a heroin problem, and Tony (Andrew Wei Lin) is just coasting.
Cast
Cast
Ryan Locke, Nicole Bilderback, Colin Fickes, Thomas Sadoski, Andrew Wei Lin, Bill Sage, Terry Serpico, Cordelia Reynolds, Heather Litteer, Larisa Polonsky, Bridget Moloney, Michael Sirow
Director
Director
Chris Mason Johnson
Genres
Genres
LGBT, LGBT Dramas, Romantic LGBT, Indie LGBT
Rent Eating Out: The Open Weekend on DVD Eating Out: The Open Weekend
Synopsis
While vacationing in Palm Springs, Zack's new boyfriend, Benji, wants to pursue an open relationship, much to Zack's dismay. Complicating matters is the arrival of Zack's ex, Casey, who provokes jealousy by pretending to have a new beau of his own.
Cast
Cast
Chris Salvatore, Daniel Skelton, Aaron Milo, Michael Vara, Alvaro Orlando, Lilach Mendelovich, Harmony Santana, Nicol Paone, Michael King, Michael Clifford, Jennifer Elise Cox, Mink Stole, Rebekah Kochan
Director
Director
Q. Allan Brocka
Genres
Genres
LGBT, LGBT Comedies, Romantic LGBT, Indie LGBT, Gay
Rent Tangerine on DVD Tangerine
Synopsis
Back on the streets on Christmas Eve after serving a month in jail, transgender prostitute Sin-Dee Rella launches a vengeful search across Los Angeles for her unfaithful pimp boyfriend, Chester, and his new squeeze, Dinah..
Cast
Cast
Mya Taylor, Kitana Kiki Rodriguez, Karren Karagulian, Mickey O'Hagan, Alla Tumanian, James Ransone
Director
Director
Sean Baker
Genres
Genres
Drama, Indie Dramas, Indie Comedies, Experimental, Indie LGBT
Rent S is for Sexy on DVD S is for Sexy
Synopsis
One-night stands, Internet dates and unrequited love are among the topics in this anthology of gay-themed short films. In "Signage," a middle-aged man hooks up with a deaf younger man, while the offbeat "41 Seconds" chronicles a brief but steamy encounter. "Shahram & Abbas" follows two Iranians pretending to be homosexual in order to be granted asylum in Holland, and "Mr_Right_22" focuses on a waiter who dispenses farsighted advice to a customer.
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
Jason Bushman, Michaline Babich, Damien Rea, Rick Hammerly, Reza Rameri, Tobias Martin, Rodney Sewell, Remy van Heugten
Genres
Genres
LGBT, Indie LGBT, Indie Dramas, Indie Comedies
Rent Totally F***ed Up on DVD Totally F***ed Up
Synopsis
Writer-director Gregg Araki's thought-provoking drama centers on six Los Angeles gay and lesbian youths and the emotional struggles and isolation they confront regularly in the form of gay bashing, homophobia and parents' rejection. As they discuss their trials and tribulations, the teens seem completely disengaged from the world -- and for one of them (James Duval), suicide begins to look like an attractive escape valve.
Cast
Cast
James Duval, Roko Belic, Susan Behshid, Jenee Gill, Gilbert Luna, Lance May, Alan Boyce, Craig Gilmore, Nicole Dillenberg, Johanna Went
Director
Director
Gregg Araki
Genres
Genres
LGBT, Indie LGBT, LGBT Dramas
Rent Parting Glances on DVD Parting Glances
Synopsis
Upwardly mobile Robert (John Bolger) accepts a long-term assignment in Africa that will inevitably strain his relationship with his lover, Michael (Richard Ganoung). Meanwhile, Michael tends the needs of his ex, Nick (Steve Buscemi), whose punk band is making it big as he battles HIV in his tiny apartment. As Robert and Michael enjoy one last party with their hipster friends, the film explores the tensions of early AIDS-era Manhattan.
Cast
Cast
Richard Ganoung, John Bolger, Steve Buscemi, Adam Nathan, Kathy Kinney, Patrick Tull, Yolande Bavan, Andre Morgan
Director
Director
Bill Sherwood
Genres
Genres
LGBT, LGBT Dramas, Romantic LGBT, Indie LGBT, Gay
Rent Concussion on DVD Concussion
Synopsis
When a blow to the head with a baseball prompts lesbian housewife Abby to shake up her suburban life -- and her dull marriage -- she buys a fixer-upper in Manhattan and seeks excitement by becoming a prostitute.
Cast
Cast
Robin Weigert, Maggie Siff, Daniel London, Ben Shenkman, Johnathan Tchaikovsky, Julie Fain Lawrence, Janel Moloney, Emily Kinney, Laila Robins, Ashley Biel
Director
Director
Stacie Passon
Genres
Genres
Drama, LGBT, Indie Dramas, Romantic Dramas, Steamy Romance, Lesbian, LGBT Dramas, Romantic LGBT, Indie LGBT, Indie Romance
Rent Bar Girls on DVD Bar Girls
Synopsis
Stood up yet again at Los Angeles' Girl Bar by her gorgeous but flaky girlfriend, successful TV cartoon writer Loretta (Nancy Allison Wolfe) fears she may never find her soul mate. But then in walks Rachael (Liza D'Agostino), an aspiring actress who more than catches Loretta's eye. They hit it off brilliantly, but when another woman starts flirting with Rachel, Loretta's jealousy flares up and their life together is threatened.
Cast
Cast
Nancy Allison Wolfe, Liza D'Agostino, Camila Griggs, Michael Harris, Justine Slater, Lisa Parker, Pam Raines, Paula Sorge
Director
Director
Marita Giovanni
Genres
Genres
LGBT, LGBT Comedies, Romantic LGBT, Indie LGBT, Lesbian
Rent Fixing Frank on DVD Fixing Frank
Synopsis
In this ISP-nominated drama, investigative reporter Frank (Andrew Elvis Miller) sets to work on an expos&#233; of Dr. Arthur Apsey (Dan Butler) -- a therapist known for his controversial work in "curing" homosexuality -- and soon sees his life taking quite an unexpected turn. Posing as a gay patient who wants to "convert," Frank finds that his sessions with Dr. Apsey stir up unsettling questions and doubts about his own sexuality and identity.
Cast
Cast
Dan Butler, Paul Provenza, Andrew Elvis Miller
Director
Director
Michael Selditch
Genres
Genres
LGBT, LGBT Dramas, Romantic LGBT, Indie LGBT
Rent Out of the Past on DVD Out of the Past
Synopsis
This star-studded film, featuring the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow and Ed Norton and directed by Jeff Dupre, documents the efforts of one girl, Kelli Peterson, to fight discrimination in deeply conservative Salt Lake City. Her goal: To form a club for gay, lesbian and straight teens at her high school that would bring about open discussion on the subject of sexuality -- a plan that many other students, their parents and much of the community oppose.
Cast
Cast
Kelli Peterson, Stephen Spinella, Gwyneth Paltrow, Cherry Jones, Edward Norton, Leland Gantt, Linda Hunt, Bayard Rustin, Sarah Orne Jewett, Barbara Gittings, Rev. Peter J. Gomes
Director
Director
Jeffrey Dupre
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Indie LGBT, Social & Cultural Documentaries, LGBT
Rent Boys Briefs 5 on DVD Boys Briefs 5
Synopsis
India, Norway, Brazil and the United States provide the settings for this globe-trotting collection of top gay-themed shorts in the fifth installment of the best-selling series. Featured are Soman Chainani's "Kali Ma," Daniel Ribeiro's "You Me & Him (Caf&#233; Com Leite)," Dave Snyder's "yeah no definitely," Lisa Marie Gamlem's "Benny's Gym," Jeff Warden's "Secrets" and Magnus Mork's "Flatmates."
Cast
Cast
Vincent Piazza, Brendan Bradley, Kamini Khanna, Ber Fox, Casey Graf, Dustin Belt, Alan Barnes Netherton
Director
Director
Lisa Marie Gamlem, Soman Chainani, Jeff Warden, Magnus Mork, Daniel Ribeiro, Dave Snyder
Genres
Genres
LGBT, LGBT Dramas, LGBT Comedies, Indie LGBT
Rent Ethan Mao on DVD Ethan Mao
Synopsis
After his family kicks him out of the house because he's gay, teenager Ethan resorts to street hustling and befriends drug dealer Remigio. Soon, Ethan finds himself holding his family hostage until tensions threaten to break them all.
Cast
Cast
Jun Hee Lee, Raymond Ma, Julia Nickson, Kevin Kleinberg, Jerry Hernandez, Mary Gilbert, David Tran, Rene DeLeon, Rene St. Leon, Erik Robinson
Director
Director
Quentin Lee
Genres
Genres
LGBT, LGBT Dramas, Indie LGBT, Indie Suspense & Thriller
Rent Fall from Grace on DVD Fall from Grace
Synopsis
For years, the Rev. Fred Phelps and his Westboro Baptist Church have preached a message of intolerance and hatred, aimed at homosexuals. This compelling documentary shines a spotlight on Phelps and his followers, widely condemned as a hate group. K. Ryan Jones's debut takes a hard look a church that claims that everything from the poor economy to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks can be tied to God's wrath over so-called sexual deviance.
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
K. Ryan Jones
Genres
Genres
Documentary, LGBT, Social & Cultural Documentaries, Indie Documentaries, Indie LGBT
Rent And Then Came Lola on DVD And Then Came Lola
Synopsis
In this lesbian-themed nod to the film Run Lola Run, a perpetually late photographer races against the clock to make it to an important meeting on time -- and she's got three chances to reach her goal.
Cast
Cast
Ashleigh Sumner, Jill Bennett, Cathy DeBuono, Jessica Graham, Angelyna Martinez, Candy Tolentino, Linda Ignazi, Jenoa Harlow, Lisa Dewey, Kathy Domenici
Director
Director
Ellen Seidler, Megan Siler
Genres
Genres
Comedy, LGBT, Romantic Comedies, LGBT Comedies, Romantic LGBT, Lesbian, Indie Comedies, Indie LGBT, Indie Romance
Rent Ben & Arthur on DVD Ben & Arthur
Synopsis
Sam Mraovich and Jamie Brett Gabel play a gay couple who are at odds over whether or not to marry. Arthur wants a ring on his finger and a marriage certificate in his pocket, while his beau, Ben, doesn't see the need to formalize their relationship. But Ben finally gives in to Arthur's wishes, and everything appears to go smoothly -- until Arthur's religious zealot brother, Victor, decides to mess things up.
Cast
Cast
Sam Mraovich, Jamie Brett Gabel, Michael Haboush, Bill Hindley, Nick Bennett
Director
Director
Sam Mraovich
Genres
Genres
LGBT, LGBT Dramas, Romantic LGBT, Indie LGBT, Indie Dramas
Rent Mr. Right on DVD Mr. Right
Synopsis
Helmed by brother-sister team Jacqui Morris and David Morris, this witty metrosexual comedy charts the foibles -- romantic and otherwise -- of a bevy of London couples whose lives and loves are far from uncomplicated. Events come to a head at a disastrous but dead-funny dinner party, where pent-up tensions are released in this film narrated by a female artist who's worried that her current flame is a little too at ease with her gay friends.
Cast
Cast
James Lance, Luke de Woolfson, Benjamin Hart, Georgia Zaris, David Morris, Leon Ockenden, Rocky Marshall, Jan Waters, Maddie Planer, Sheila Kidd, Jeremy Edwards, Lucy Jules, Max Karie, Archie Kidd, Andrew Dunn
Director
Director
Jacqui Morris, David Morris
Genres
Genres
LGBT, LGBT Comedies, Indie LGBT
Rent In the Family on DVD In the Family
Synopsis
In a heartfelt story woven around child custody, two-Dad families, loss, interracial relations, the American South, and the human side of the law, the nature of what it means to be in a family is explored with ambitious and rewarding nuance.
Cast
Cast
Sebastian Banes, Patrick Wang, Trevor St. John, Brian Murray, Kelly McAndrew, Park Overall
Director
Director
Patrick Wang
Genres
Genres
Drama, LGBT, Indie Dramas, LGBT Dramas, Indie LGBT
Rent The Green on DVD The Green
Synopsis
Michael, an idealistic drama teacher, moves to Connecticut with his partner, Daniel, but their idyllic life is shattered when a troubled high school student accuses Michael of molestation and everyone, including Daniel, assumes that he's guilty.
Cast
Cast
Jason Butler Harner, Cheyenne Jackson, Illeana Douglas, Julia Ormond, Chris Bert, Karen Young, Clay Fox, Bill Sage, Boris McGiver
Director
Director
Steven Williford
Genres
Genres
LGBT, Drama, Indie LGBT, LGBT Dramas, Social Issue Dramas, Indie Dramas, Gay
Rent Constantine Giannaris: The Short Films on DVD Constantine Giannaris: The Short Films
Synopsis
Greek filmmaker Constantine Giannaris introduces three of his own short films in this sexy collection of erotic tales produced in Great Britain between 1991 and 1994. In "Caught Looking," a man fulfills his sexual fantasies with a virtual reality machine. A bisexual poet picks up two hitchhikers while traversing America in "North of Vortex." "A Place in the Sun" explores an affair between a 35-year-old Greek man and an 18-year-old Albanian boy.
Cast
Cast
Michael Cox, Sofiene Levert, Louis Selwyn, Ivan Cartwright, Tony Howard, Jonathon Kemp, Ken Geary, Bette Bourne, Kevin Graal, Stavros Zalmas, Howard Napper, Valda Z. Drabla
Director
Director
Constantine Giannaris
Genres
Genres
LGBT, Indie LGBT, LGBT Comedies, Bisexual, Gay
Rent Gaudi Afternoon on DVD Gaudi Afternoon
Synopsis
Barcelona hasn't turned out to be the romantic dreamland fledgling translator Cassandra (Judy Davis) thought it would be. She's about to return to America when the mysterious Frankie (Marcia Gay Harden) offers her a large sum of money to track down Frankie's missing lover. Soon, Cassandra's embroiled in a kidnapping case full of double crosses and lesbian femmes fatales! Juliette Lewis and Lili Taylor co-star.
Cast
Cast
Judy Davis, Marcia Gay Harden, Lili Taylor, Juliette Lewis, María Barranco, Christopher Bowen, Courtney Jines, Pep Molina, Víctor Alvaro
Director
Director
Susan Seidelman
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Indie Comedies, Indie Dramas, Indie LGBT, Mystery
Rent Therese and Isabelle on DVD Therese and Isabelle
Synopsis
A grown woman, Therese, pays a nostalgic visit to her old boarding school, stirring up passionate memories of her first romance -- with her fellow classmate Isabelle. The two lonely girls' erotic awakenings are explored against the backdrop of their repressive environment as they grow closer and eventually take their relationship into the "forbidden" realm by becoming lovers. Gorgeous cinematography marks this Radley Metzger-directed film.
Cast
Cast
Essy Persson, Anna Gaël, Barbara Laage, Anne Vernon, Simone Paris, Maurice Teynac, Rémy Longa, Nathalie Nort
Director
Director
Radley Metzger
Genres
Genres
LGBT, Romantic LGBT, LGBT Dramas, Indie LGBT, Lesbian
Rent Straight Men and the Men Who Love Them on DVD Straight Men and the Men Who Love Them
Synopsis
Jorge Ameer is just one of the directors who lends his singular talent to this collection of provocative international short films that explore the dizzyingly complex and often intimate relationships between gay and supposedly heterosexual men. Films from the United Kingdom, Brazil and Spain include "In the Name of the Father," "Space Two" ("Espacio Dos") and "Popcorn and Coke," which stars Matthew Leich.
Cast
Cast
Matthew Leich
Director
Director
Javier Aguirre, Jorge Ameer, Stewart Wade, Lino Escalera
Genres
Genres
LGBT, LGBT Dramas, Indie LGBT, Gay, United Kingdom
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