WATCH LIST: Gay Crime Drama “El Angel” and Holiday Comedy “Lez Bomb” in Theaters, Animated “Super Drags” on Netflix

Plus gay teens find love and trouble in “My Best Friend” and “Boys” on DVD.

In Theaters

Lez Bomb

In this hysterical queer holiday comedy, Brooklyn lesbian Lauren (writer/director Jenna Lorenzo) decides that Thanksgiving would be the perfect opportunity to come out to the family by bringing her girlfriend, Hailey (Caitlin Mehner), home to New Jersey. Also out on VOD. (November 9, Gravitas Ventures)

Postcards From London

Harris Dickinson, of last year’s Beach Rats, stars in this stylized queer feature about a handsome young Brit, Jim, who finds work as an elite gay escort in London and becomes literally immersed in art due to a condition called Stendahl Syndrome. (November 9, Strand)

El Angel

Looking like Leo DiCaprio with bee-stung lips and curly locks, Argentinian teenage serial killer Carlitos Puch, aka “The Angel of Death,” gets the fictionalized biopic treatment from queer cinema icon/producer, Pedro Almodovar, and director Luis Ortega. In the colorful drama, Carlitos (Lorenzo Ferro) become enamored with a bad boy, Ramon (Chino Darin), and so begins a bloody crime spree. (November 9, The Orchard)

Chef Flynn

Teenage chef Flynn McGarry got a New York Times Magazine cover story at age 16, and gay director Cameron Yates’ delicious documentary works with incredible footage, much shot by McGarry’s helicopter mom, from his childhood obsession with food to start as a culinary prodigy. (November 9, Kino Lorber)

DVD/Blu-Ray/Video on Demand

My Best Friend

Shy 16-year-old Lorenzo (Angelo Mutti Spinetta) lives with his family in remote Patagonia, South America, but when his parents take in Caito (Lautaro Rodriguez), the difficult although handsome son of a friend, Lorenzo finds himself dealing with some powerful new feelings. (DVD, Breaking Glass Pictures)

Boys

French director Christopher Charrier follows a gay man during two key periods of his life­—as a teenager (Nicolas Bauwens) smitten by a fellow student, and impulsive 30-something (BPM’s Felix Martiaud) whose life is coming apart. (DVD, TLA)

TV/Streaming

Super Drags

RuPaul’s Drag Race stars Trixie Mattel, Shangela, Willam, and Ginger Minj bring their voices and sass to this fabulously fun, animated original and NSFW series (http://www.newnownext.com/super-drags-netflix/05/2018/) about a trio of drag queen superheroes. (November 9, Netflix)

Westside

A group of nine musicians in L.A.—including bisexual Caitlin Ary, who’s in a polyamorous relationship—are given chance to perform during a special showcase that could make their dreams come true in this new Netflix unscripted series (and has already seen the release of a soundtrack with their music). (November 9, Netflix)

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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