Hello 2014, and with the new year comes a fresh batch of home entertainment!
Pedro Almodovar returns to his queer, campy roots with I’m So Excited, and cult/low budget auteur David DeCoteau is back with another homoerotic horror flick, 3 Wicked Witches.
Finding Me: The Series compiles dramatic webisodes about urban young queers of color, while Mark Ruffalo stars as a white male sex addict in Thanks For Sharing.
($40.99 Blu-ray; Sony)
Pedro Almodovar ramps up the camp and takes off with this fun, sassy comedy that harkens back to his early, super-queer works. When a plane’s landing gear gets jammed up en route to Spain, its trio of gay flight attendants attempt to sedate the passengers before they freak out, yet a few — including an assassin and psychic — manage to stay awake and cause havoc. Frothy fun stuff! Extras include featurettes devoted to the film’s making and promotion.
($29.99 DVD; Ome Productions LLC)
Sprung from the 2009 indie feature film and 2011 sequel about a young gay black man, Faybien, and his clique of Jersey City-based friends, this 13-episode, almost five-hour long web series continues their adventures — plus that of newcomer Omar, described as a “directionless thug” — in love, life, and self-discovery.
($14.95 DVD; Rapidheart)
Cougars and boyflesh and a killer clown puppet, Oh My! Prolific homoerotic director David DeCoteau is back with this tale of three cougars who exact revenge, via a “possessed clown doll,” on a frat house full of frequently stripped down young hunks.
($24.99 Blu-ray, $19.98 DVD; Lionsgate)
Mark Ruffalo plays Adam, a (straight) sex addict surrounded by friends enduring similar struggles — including Pink, making an impressive dramatic debut. When Adam falls for a woman (Gwyneth Paltrow) sworn to avoid ex-addicts, can he make things work? Extras include a making-of, commentary track, gag reel and deleted scenes.
Inequality For All
We Are What We Are
The Act of Killing