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DVD: “I’m So Excited!” “Finding Me: The Series,” “Thanks For Sharing,” & More!

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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.

 

 

I’m So Excited!

($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.

 

Finding Me: The Series

($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.

3 Wicked Witches

($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.

 

 

Thanks For Sharing

($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.

ALSO OUT:

 

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Inequality For All

 

Runner Runner

 

We Are What We Are

 

The Act of Killing