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DVD: “C.O.G.,” “Monster Pies,” “The Hour of Living,” And More!

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It’s a super-gay week in home entertainment, ranging in subject from lovestruck gay boys to horny lesbian criminals to drag queen zombies!

Gay humorist David Sedaris gets his first cinematic adaptation with C.O.G. (above), while the Philippines brings us a tale of a homophobe who gets a very queer comeuppance with some zombies added for good measure.

Dream On and Monster Pies imagine romances between gay teen boys in Wales and Australia, respectively, a young man seeks out a mysterious connection to his late father in The Hour of Living, and a pair of lusty young American lesbians get felonious in Breaking The Girls. And must-see documentary Bridegroom gets the DVD treatment.

 

C.O.G.

($24.99 DVD; Screen Media Films)

In the first cinematic adaptation of a David Sedaris story, Glee’s Jonathan Groff plays David, a privileged gay East Coast grad student who decides to see how the other half lives by working alongside Mexican migrants on an Oregon apple farm. His soul-searching expedition proves a lot less romantic and fulfilling than expected, though, when he encounters a slew of misfits, miscreants, and degenerates including a born-again Christian (Dennis O’Hare) and sexually ambiguous apple packing factory worker (Corey Stoll).

 


The Hour of Living

($17.99 DVD; TLAVideo.com)

Theo (Sam Fordham) lost his father when just ten years old, so when a Super 8 film turns up that reveals that someone else may have been in dad’s life, he sleuths his way to finding a man named George in the Swiss Alps. George, it turns out, loved Theo’s father, and so begins a new bond. A beautifully shot, cinematic meditation – and the super-cute lead actor is a bonus!

 

Bridegroom

($19.99 DVD; Virgil Films)

The loving relationship between Shane Bitney Crone and Tom Bridegroom came to a tragic, early end when the latter met with a fatal accident. Because they weren’t legally married, Crone suddenly found himself cut off and with no rights to his deceased partner, and up against homophobic family members. A must-see!

 

Monster Pies

($24.99 DVD; TLA Releasing)

While they may seem an unlikely couple on the surface, Australian high schoolers Mike and Wil find common ground in  troubled family situations… and fall in love.

 

Dream On

($24.99 DVD; TLA Releasing)

http://www.tlavideo.com/gay-dream-on/p-357824-2

Set during 1988 at a Welsh campsite, this coming-of-age drama follows the romance between pair of teenage boys. Includes deleted scenes.

 

Remington and the Curse of the Zombadings

($24.99 DVD; Ariztical Entertainment)

A big hit in the Philippines, this completely gonzo horror-comedy flick is about a homophobic young man who, after being cursed by a drag queen he teased during childhood, will turn gay unless he accomplishes a seemingly impossible task. Add crossdressed zombies, a serial killer, and other zany elements to the mix and stir… or swish!

 

Breaking the Girls

($24.98 DVD; MPI)

Seasoned lesbian director Jamie Babbitt (But I’m a Cheerleader) and screenwriter Guinevere Turner (American Psycho) bring us a sexy noir about a pair of young women who form an intense sexual connection… and Strangers On a Train-ish murder pact. Fun, twisty, Sapphic stuff!

 

ALSO OUT:

All Is Bright

Violet & Daisy

Treme: The Complete Third Season

We’re The Millers

The World’s End

Russian Ark: Anniversary Edition

2 Guns

 

By:           Lawrence Ferber
On:           Nov 19, 2013
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