New This Week – 7/20/18

This is the art for the gay series, 'Woke'

Hicham runs away from his home and comes to Lyon, looking for Thibaut, a young man who tried to kiss him a few years earlier. Thibaut is an activist at the ‘G-Spot’, a LGBT Center. Hicham enters his world, apprehensive but enthusiastic. However, as Hicham begins a journey to find his own identity, he comes to understand that Thibaut isn’t exactly who he appears to be. ‘Woke’ is available to binge-watch now on Dekkoo!

This is the art for the gay short, 'VGL-Hung!'

An average gay guy discovers a magic website that can change him into the fantasy man he desires, but there is a price to pay. ‘VGL-Hung!’ is available to stream now!

This is the art for the classic gay film, 'Come Undone'

Eighteen-year-old Mathieu vacations at the beach with his family when he meets local teen Cédric. After an extremely erotic kiss, the boys begin a passionate romance, complete with skinny-dipping at night, nude dancing on the beach and intense lovemaking in the dunes; yet, as Mathieu grapples with his sexuality and copes with his sick mother, absent father and annoying kid sister, his bond with Cédric grows stronger until it bursts. The gay classic film ‘Come Undone’ is available now on Dekkoo!

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Coming next week: Two men of color work together to maintain a healthy relationship in a society where they are set up to fail.

Film Flashback: Like It Is

Set amidst the disparate worlds of the London pop music scene and the bare knuckles boxing clubs of working-class Blackpool, the 1998 gay classic Like It Is is a sexy, and at times, caustically funny tale of one youth’s coming out and his first, tumultuous gay love affair.

Craig (real-life boxing champ Steve Bell) is a 21-year-old Blackpooler who makes his living by fighting in illegal bare-knuckle fights. But the tough youth is also a closeted gay. By chance, he meets Matt (Ian Rose), a cocky London music producer who takes Craig under his wing.

The affair that ensues brings wide-eyed Steve down to the swinging gay Soho scene and into the duplicitous clutches of Matt’s friends, which include Paula (Dani Behr), Matt’s flatmate and an up-and-coming singer threatened by the arrival of the youth; and Kelvin (Roger Daltrey… yep, that Roger Daltrey), Matt’s gay and decidedly wolfish boss.

Steve Bell in Like It Is

Will Craig find happiness in Britain’s gay Mecca or be forced back to his sordid former lifestyle? Some of the film’s best moments are when it shows the tensions of being gay in a tough, macho environment; the biting indictment of shallow gay men; and the hilarious camp performance by Daltrey (who sinks his toothy grin into his role with lecherous gusto).

Now twenty years old, you can take a trip back in time with Like It Is right now on Dekkoo.

OUT on Stage: The Movie is coming to theaters for ONE NIGHT ONLY!

A Dekkoo-original, co-produced with Comedy Dynamics, OUT on Stage: The Movie is coming to theaters on Tuesday, July 24 via Fathom Events. Join us for this exclusive one-night event – your first and only time to experience this OUT at the movies!

OUT On Stage is THE absolutely hilarious and one-of-a-kind, originally produced comedy hosted by Zach Noe Towers. The director and star of Killer Friends (on Dekkoo now), Zach is one of OUT Magazine’s “10 Comedians to Watch in 2018.” Comedian Sarah Silverman calls him “So, SO, SO Funny.” He’s also the current host of The Elite Daily Show on Verizon’s Go90 Network.

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Experience the party when Zach and 16 other top-rated Gay and Lesbian stand-up comedians discuss taboo subjects as only they can. The massive cast includes: Jonathan Rowell, A.B. Cassidy, Casey Ley, Julian Michael, Chris Bryant, Eric Hahn, Janine Brito, Jared Goldstein, Kyle Shire, Jordan Pease, Irene Tu, Raineir Pollard, Daniel Webb, Anthony Desamto, Gloria Bigelow and Joe Dosch.

Hurry – bring your friends for a night of comedy you will never forget before it’s too late! Check out the trailer below and CLICK HERE TO ORDER YOUR TICKETS.

Head down the rabbit hole with Tor Iben’s newest thriller The Year I Lost My Mind

Tom (Alexander Tsypilev) is a lonely young man. While carrying out a burglary he falls in love with Lars (Julien Lickert), a young history teacher. Tom starts to stalk Lars and pursue him without revealing himself… or feelings for him.

Meanwhile, Tom is developing a second obsession with a biker – whom, strangely, he seems to keep running into. More and more Tom gets lost inside a dangerous, real-life game of hide-and-seek and a labyrinth of passions. Once Lars becomes aware of Tom’s creeping presence, things take an even wilder turn.

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A new thriller from Tor Iben, the German director behind The Passenger and The Visitor (both of which are also now on Dekkoo), The Year I Lost My Mind is sexy and unsettling in equal measure.

“This movie is an attempt to look into the abyss of gay history and trace the marks that this history has left,” said Iben, continuing “this project is for everybody who loves dark stories, dark movies with an artistic touch or anyone who thinks this kind of movie, this kind of attempt, has to be supported!”

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Check out the trailer for The Year I Lost My Mind below. It’s available right now on Dekkoo.

New This Week – 7/13/18

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In ‘The Revival’, a secret love affair between a southern Baptist preacher and a young drifter challenges the equilibrium of a growing church. Stream this new gay film now on Dekkoo!

Madonna: Truth or Dare

This documentary chronicles Madonna’s controversial 1990 “Blonde Ambition” international tour. The film is a behind-the-scenes look at Madonna’s relationships with her dancers and crew, her then-boyfriend Warren Beatty, and her family and friends, achieving an intimate glimpse into the boundary-pushing singer’s drive and individuality. ‘Madonna: Truth or Dare” is now available on Dekkoo!

This is the art for the gay short film, 'Breaking Fast'

On the holiest night during the month of Ramadan, Mo, a practicing Muslim reluctantly attends his best friend’s birthday party, where he unexpectedly meets Kal, a 30-year-old all-American white guy, who catches him by surprise with each twist and turn through the streets of Los Angeles. ‘Breaking Fast’ is now available to stream on Dekkoo.

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Coming next week: “Shimmeringly beautiful and utterly real.” – Stephen Holden, THE NEW YORK TIMES

Summertime Sizzle: Jess & James

Jess (Martin Karich) is a bohemian youth with secrets to hide from his shrewd parents. James (Nicolas Romeo) feels trapped living with his irritable mother. After meeting for a sizzling sexual encounter, the two young men set off on a spontaneous road trip across rural Argentina to reunite with Jess’ estranged brother.

Still of Martin Karich and Nicolas Romeo from Jess & James

Along their journey, the pair end up witness to a variety of strange occurrences… and engage in a heated ménage à trois affair that brings them even closer together. Their newfound affection grows, all while discovering a fresh vision of freedom and happiness.

Still of Martin Karich and Nicolas Romeo from Jess & James

Set against the positively gorgeous, mythical landscape of the Argentinian Pampas, Jess & James is a sexually-charged road-trip movie, a love story, and a coming-of-age tale all at once, directed with thrilling visual panache by Santiago Giralt.

Still of Martin Karich and Nicolas Romeo from Jess & James

Released in 2015, Jess & James marked Giralt’s gay-themed feature debut. A director, writer, producer, actor, playwright and novelist, Giralt is a prominent, active figure in Argentinian cinema, theater, and literature.

Starting out his career as a writer, he co-created the controversial 2005 drama Gemini, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival Directors’ Fortnight. He also co-wrote the 2008 kidnapping drama Lamb of God, which opened the 37th Rotterdam Film Festival.

Still of Martin Karich and Nicolas Romeo from Jess & James

Check out the (not entirely safe for work) trailer for Jess & James below. You can watch the film now on Dekkoo and add a little extra sizzle to your summer!

 

New This Week: The Revival

A desperate young man wanders into town looking for food and shelter. A progressive pastor tries to open the minds of his Old Testament congregation. A born again, recovering alcoholic fights for his church. A pastor’s wife looks to her gay husband for salvation. All of this comes to a scorching climax and an old-time revival that the film’s small-town won’t soon forget.

An exceptional feature-length debut from director Jennifer Gerber and screenwriter Samuel Brett Williams, The Revival explores faith in the Deep South in a drama that asks how far you’re willing to go for the things you believe in.

David Rysdahl in The Revival

Eli (David Rysdahl) is a young preacher who has recently returned to his small, Arkansas hometown with his pregnant wife (Lucy Faust). Harvard-educated, Eli is more progressive than your average Southern Baptist preacher, and he’s looking to incorporate some of his forward-thinking into the sermons at his deceased father’s struggling church. Of course, that news does not go down easy with most of his parishioners, who still cling to the “fire and brimstone” portions of the bible.

Things get even more complicated when Daniel (Keep the Lights On star Zachary Booth) shows up at a church potluck. An alluring, mysterious drifter passing through town, Daniel brings out the savior (and a few other things) in Eli. Offering his new acquaintance shelter in a secluded cabin, Eli finds himself more and more drawn to Daniel. The two are soon deep in the throes of a secret affair, and their blossoming romance begins to threaten everything that Eli has worked so hard to establish.

David Rysdahl in The Revival

Originating as an off-Broadway stage play by Williams, who adapted his own work for the film, The Revival is edgy, erotic and powerful. “We aim to challenge audiences to deeper understand issues of repression and hate,” said director Jennifer Gerber. “It’s vital to me that my films tackle real stories from the south. In my opinion, The Revival is a story that needs to be told. Given the current political climate we are in, I want to delve into the psychology of a community of people that make up much of our country but very little of our popular culture.”

The Revival is available on Dekkoo now. Check out the trailer below.