Matthew Camp and Tanner Cohen star in this award-winning pseudo-documentary about an ordinary gay college student who becomes infatuated with a beautiful go-go dancer, ultimately asking him to be in a doc he’s kinda-sorta making.
4. The Eating Out series (2004-2011)
This popular, tongue-in-cheek erotic rom-com franchise, directed primarily at gay men, has no shortage of hunky eye candy.
All five in order: Eating Out, Eating Out 2: Sloppy Seconds, Eating Out 3: All You Can Eat, Eating Out: Drama Camp and Eating Out: The Open Weekend.
7. All Male All Nude (2017)
Here’s a title that represents truth in advertising. Gerald McCullouch‘s gritty, fly-on-the-wall documentary examines the lives of men who work at Swinging Richards, an all-male, all-nude gay strip club in Atlanta.
10. Blue Briefs (2012) and Green Briefs (2013)
Accompanied by some cheeky, innuendo-laden marketing (get it? briefs are underwear, too!), these films are comprised of short films concerning gay men’s relationships and sex lives. A third film, Black Briefs, was released, but currently isn’t on Prime.
13. Friends Effing Friends Effing Friends (2016)
This ostentatiously titled postmodern rom-com centers on a Los Angeles-based copy editor struggling with ego and self-worth as he blurs lines and hooks up with his friends. Friends Effing Friends also examines timing, luck and chance in the world of dating.
Watch Friends Effing Friends Effing Friends on Prime Video.
14. It Felt Like Love (2013)
Before her 2017 LGBT-themed Sundance award-winner Beach Rats and this year’s universally hailed Never Rarely Sometimes Always, writer/director Eliza Hittman made waves with this drama about a lonely teen who fixates on a young thug.
18. Girl/Girl Scene (2019)
Based on web series of the same name, Girl/Girl Scene stars Tucky Williams. It’s an exploration of the sex and romantic lives of several LGBT women. Many have compared Girl/Girl Scene to Showtime’s The L Word.
21. Mulligans (2008)
It’s basically a gay version of The Graduate in this dramedy about a hunky older man who falls for his son’s college buddy. Mulligans is sentimental, a little cheesy and undeniably kinda hot.
25. Lazy Eye (2016)
Tim Kirkman’s romantic dramedy, about a graphic designer (Lucas Near-Verbrugghe) who reunites with an old flame (Aaron Costa Ganis) in the California desert, aspires to be a gay spin on Richard Linklater’s Before series. It falls short of that, but it’s an entertaining diversion, with lots of toned skin on display. SNL alum Michaela Watkins plays a supporting role.
Just to give you an idea of how thematically rich Lazy Eye is, there’s a credit that reads: “underwear by,” but hey, there’s nothing wrong with some window dressing.
26. Wild Things (1998)
Here’s a quality watch that was perhaps a little underrated in its day, overshadowed by controversy. Starring Kevin Bacon, Matt Dillon, Denise Richards and Neve Campbell, Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer helmer John McNaughton‘s erotic neo-noir got more attention in its day for its boundary-pushing nudity and sex scenes (including an infamous hotel threesome and Bacon’s first full-frontal) than for its clever plot, genuine suspense and ingenious twists. Mindless softcore porn this is not. This skin-killed thriller about a murder plot surrounding a hunky guidance counselor and two sexy students from opposite sides of the tracks is damn fun entertainment.
Followed by a string of vastly inferior straight-to-video sequels.
Sexy honorable mentions on Amazon Prime Video: (2009), Deep in the Valley (2009) and One Night (2017).
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