The Watch List: “Don’t Call Me Son” And “Voyage” Arrive On DVD

Plus: Sally Potter's "The Party," Jane Lynch in "Dropping the Soap," and more.

In Theaters

  • Husein, a gay Syrian refugee living in Istanbul, decides to compete in the international Mr. Gay World competition. No vanity quest, he hopes to bring attention to the homophobia and deadly threats that LGBT Syrians endure at the hands of ISIS (and conservative family members) in Asye Toprak’s documentary. Screening at the Museum of Modern Art’s DocFortnight on Friday, February 16. (Chai Chai Films)

  • The venomous barbs fly fast and furious in Sally Potter’s comedy about a London dinner party gone terribly wrong. Caught in the fray is lesbian couple and parents-to-be Martha (Cherry Jones) and Jinny (Emily Mortimer). The incredible cast also includes Cillian Murphy, Bruno Ganz, Kristin Scott Thomas, Patricia Clarkson, and Timothy Spall. (February 15, Roadside Attractions)

DVD/Blu-Ray/Video on Demand

  • Pierre, a 17-year-old Brazilian, is gender and sexually fluid. But when he learns his mother stole him from another couple as an infant, the teen experiences a deep identity crisis. Winner of the Berlin Film Festival’s Teddy Award for best LGBT feature. (DVD, Kino Lorber)

  • Plagued by depression, psychiatrist Ryo embarks on a globetrotting journey to reflect on patients whose lives were cut short. Hong Kong director Scud is well known for provocative and artful queer films filled with male eye candy, and this first English-language feature is no exception. (DVD, Breaking Glass Pictures)

  • Jane Lynch won a 2017 Primetime Emmy for this raucous, 10-episode webseries detailing the behind-the-scenes drama at the fictitious soap opera Collided Lives. (DVD, Dekkoo)

Lawrence is a New York-based travel and entertainment writer whose work has appeared in National Geographic Traveler, Time Out New York and The New York Post.
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