Cut Snake is a riveting, must-see thriller

From director Tony Ayres and screenwriter Blake Ayshford, Cut Snake is a tense, psychologically driven crime thriller in which one man discovers that biggest obstacle to putting the past behind him may be himself.

Set in Melbourne in the mid-1970s, the film tells the story of Sparra Farrell (Alex Russell), an ex-convict who is trying to make a new life for himself in a new city. He has found honest work and even becomes engaged but the prospect of this new life is challenged when his foreboding and charismatic cell mate Pommie (Sullivan Stapleton) tracks him down upon his own release and tries to reignite the passion they had for one another behind bars. Sparra finds himself enigmatically drawn back toward a world and a man that he was certain he had wanted to leave behind.

The Hollywood Reporter called Cut Snake “a terrific title for this dark, romantic crime thriller” and said that “the sexual tension hangs in the air like storm clouds.” The Los Angeles Times said it’s “feverishly, genre-shakingly different” thanks in large part to Sullivan Stapleton’s “magnetically coiled performance.”

Watch the trailer for Cut Snake below. The film is now available on Dekkoo.

Now Available: Socrates

After his mother’s sudden death, Socrates (Christian Malheiros), a 15-year-old living on the margins of São Paulo’s coast, must learn survive on his own. As he faces isolation because of his sexuality, his search for a decent, worthy life reaches a breaking point.

Filmed with a micro budget of under twenty thousand dollars, Socrates is the debut feature film from Brazilian-American director Alexandre Moratto. The film is also the first feature produced by the Querô Institute in Brazil where it was co-written, produced, and acted by at-risk teenagers from local low-income communities, with the support of UNICEF.

Socrates earned rave reviews from critics and won numerous awards at film festivals all over the world – along with the coveted “Someone to Watch” award at last year’s Film Independent Spirit awards.

Watch the trailer for Socrates below. The film is now available on Dekkoo.

New This Week – 12/6/19

An emotional and highly-entertaining documentary from the creative forces behind CockyBoys, ‘Leave it to Levi’ brings to the big screen the story of Levi Karter, one of the adult entertainment industry’s biggest stars and the change that has taken place in his life. Stream ‘Leave it to Levi’ now, exclusively on Dekkoo!

A childhood friendship is put to the test after a fleeting encounter stirs up uncomfortable feelings and emotions that neither are equipped to answer. ‘Marz’ is available to stream now on Dekkoo!

An ex-convict is trying to make a new life for himself in a new city. But his new life is challenged when his foreboding and charismatic former cell mate arrives in town. Watch ‘Cut Snake’ now on Dekkoo!

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Coming next week: An African American gay couple invites a handsome young man home with them turning their lives upside down.

Short Film Spotlight: Is This a Date?

Fans of the Dekkoo Original Series I’m Fine have a brand-new six minutes and ten seconds to get excited about. From Brandon Kirby, the creator behind I’m Fine, and actor Lee Doud, one of the shows leads, comes the new short film Is This a Date?

This not-so-romantic comedy follows one love-lorn young man (Doud) through a series of encounters with other attractive guys. In each, he’s trying to determine whether or not he and his new partner are friends, fuck buddies… or something more.

Co-starring Christopher Charles Baker, Francisco Chacin, Wolfie Trausch, Logan Allison and Danny Plotner, Is This a Date? takes a fast-paced, funny, sexy and bittersweet journey through the treacherous and seemingly endless process of finding that someone special.

Is This a Date? is streaming now on Dekkoo. All three seasons of I’m Fine are also available now.

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Get ready to fall in love with THE BLONDE ONE

In the suburbs of Buenos Aires, Gabriel (Gaston Re) has just moved in with his colleague, Juan (Alfonso Baron). Shy and reserved, Gabriel is reluctant to follow Juan’s wandering hands and meaningful looks. With a revolving door of beauties streaming out of Juan’s bedroom, his machismo seems firmly in place. However, the attraction between the two men is undeniable.

What starts out as a sexual relationship based on convenience of location soon develops into the engrossing evolution of a tender and intimate relationship, which is as sweet as it is heartbreaking. But, as reality begins to set in on their homemaking fantasy, something needs to give… or does it?

Written and directed by prolific queer filmmaker Marco Berger (the man behind Taekwondo, Absent, Sexual Tension: Volatile, Fulboy and Hawaii), The Blonde One is one of the year’s hottest gay movies and most beloved gay movies.

Watch the trailer for The Blonde One below. The film is now available on Dekkoo.

 

New This Week – 11/29/19

After his mother’s sudden death, Socrates, a 15-year-old living on the margins of Sao Paulo’s coast, must survive on his own. As he faces isolation because of his sexuality, his search for a decent worthy life reaches a breaking point. ‘Socrates’ is available to stream exclusively on Dekkoo!

Hong Kong is one of the most economically developed regions in Asia, with one of the fastest paced lifestyles in the world. In recent years, the LGBTQ community has become more hopeful, and started to stand up for their rights. Stream the entire ‘Queer Asia – Hong Kong’ series now!

After being involved in a car accident while on vacation in Mexico, a woman finds herself confused and alone. When she meets Guy, a handsome gay photographer, an unconscious bond is formed as they connect emotionally over a mutual desire for companionship. ‘El Ganzo’ is available to stream now on Dekkoo!

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Coming next week: Who’s ready for an up-close and very personal look at porn star Levi Karter? 

Short Film Spotlight: Clothes & Blow

Screened at over 20 film festivals and Winner of Best International Short at Dublin Short Film And Music Festival, Clothes & Blow is a comedy/drama for anyone who has ever struggled to be their true self around their family.

Written and directed by Sam Peter Jackson (The Bathroom), the 23-minute short film stars David Menkin (Florence Foster Jenkins), Nancy Baldwin (Mamma Mia!) and Christy Meyer (Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them).

For American voice over artist Daniel (Menkin), life in London is one long autopilot ride of demanding client calls and awkward Grindr meets. But when his mother Stephanie (Baldwin) decides to visit from the US with less than 24 hours notice, Daniel is forced to re-evaluate how fully and authentically he is living his life.

Watch the trailer for Clothes & Blow below. The film is now available on Dekkoo.