DEKKOO DISPATCH 003 – ‘CONCRETE NIGHT’

Title: Concrete Night

Director – Pirjo Honkasalo

Starring – Johannes Brotherus, Jari Virman, Anneli Karppinen, Juhan Ulfsak

Release Date – November 11, 2013

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Today we bring you ‘Concrete Night‘, Finland’s entry for the 87th Academy Awards. A moving, lyrical, and stunning film constructed by an award winning cinematographer turned director, the film focuses on young Simo as he struggles to find his way in an otherworldly Helsinki surrounded by the presence of both good and evil influences.

The film is without question one of the most beautifully lensed black and white films in the past five years. As we watch Simo playfully fight with his brother, skinny dip with his best friend, and become lost in an amusement park we’re constantly moved by an unyielding camera eye that doesn’t back down from the goal of piercing Simo’s outer layers.

Kyle Turner, in a critical essay on ‘Concrete Night‘, had this to say about its style, ‘Other queer films, or even films with latently queer films, generally shy away from bleakness, trading it in for melodrama or comedy (unless you go the genre route). But Pirjo Honkasalo paints a search for self as a Kafka-esque nightmare, the landscapes of Helsinki reminiscent of the chiaroscuro in Orson Welles’ ‘The Trial’ and David Lynch’s ‘Eraserhead’. The harsh contrast between dark and light creates jagged little edges on every object in every frame, transforming a falling feather in the air recalling the prologue from Lars von Trier’s ‘Antichrist’ not a symbol of solace or safety, but something more sinister and duplicitous.’

If your internet is fast enough make sure to choose 1080p to see ‘Concrete Night‘ in all of its intended glory!

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Watch it with: Yourself or a friend that appreciates a
critical discussion after a film.

Mix it with: Cappuccino

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Turning 40 and still turning tricks?

Ryan Crosby, aka Rod Driver, has been an adult film star and escort since his early twenties. He’s had a pretty easy life. Now 40, Ryan wants a change but quickly discovers he has a very limited skill set. ‘Hustling‘ explores Ryan’s rediscovery of life as he examines the choices he’s made. This smart, sexy, edgy drama with a touch of dark comedy stars Sebastian La Cause, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Stephen Guarino, Brent Barrett and Gerald McCullouch.

All three seasons of Hustling are available now on Dekkoo!

In other news, did you happen to catch cult filmmaker John Waters’ top ten films of 2016 list? Every year Art Forum publishes his picks and this year, ‘Like Cattle Toward Glow‘ made the cut.

He said of the film:

Arty teenage death, Gallic rimming, and a maddening passion for punk penises make this Eric Rohmer–like porno a real French tickler for the fucked-up literary set.

Kinda makes you want to see it, no? Well, lucky for you it’s available on Dekkoo!

 

DEKKOO DISPATCH 002 – ‘EATING OUT’

Title: Eating Out

Director – Q. Allan Brocka

Starring – Scott Lunsford, Jim Verraros, Emily Stiles, Ryan Carnes

Release Date – February 14, 2004

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Q. Allan Brocka is known for writing and directing some of the funniest and sexiest gay cinema in the 2000’s. From ‘Boy Culture‘ to ‘Rick and Steve the Happiest Gay Couple in All the World’ he’s managed to bridge the divide between low-budget film making and a damn funny movie.

He got his big break in 2004 with the now-classic camp comedy ‘Eating Out‘ which went on to become a gay franchise with four sequels! Four! How many other gay films have had that honor? I can’t think of any. Don’t worry, they will all be arriving on Dekkoo in the coming weeks.

Eating Out‘ stars Jim Verraros (an openly gay contestant from the first season of American Idol) as Kyle, a young gay boy who’s fallen head over heels for his straight roommate Caleb (how many of you out there have done that before?). He’s also in love with Marc, the mega-hottie gay at school and Gwen, Kyle’s right-hand gal and self-proclaimed bitch who can’t seem to stop dating gay guys. When Kyle pushes Caleb into pretending he’s gay so he can meet Marc things take a turn when Marc falls for Caleb.

But that’s really only a fraction of ‘Eating Out’s’ charms. Starting with the first installment, there’s always an incredibly spectacular (long) sex scene that involves someone remotely telling the participants what to do (don’t forget to use the magic word…). Also included in the price of admission is full frontal nudity, hilarious offensive jokes about the holocaust, and awkward family dynamics!

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Watch it with: The biggest group of gay guys you can find and/or a hot date (you two won’t be able to make it past the sex scene without something happening…)

Mix it with: Appletinis!

 

Dekkoo makes the perfect gift!

Looking for a great gift idea this holiday season? Why not give the gift of Dekkoo? You can gift a subscription to Dekkoo quickly and easily by following these simple steps!

First, click on the ‘Gift This’ link in the body of the Dekkoo homepage (circled below in yellow below) or click on ‘Start A Free Trial’ in the upper right of our website (circled in red below).

If you clicked on the ‘Start A Free Trial’ link above, you’ll next want to click on ‘Gift This’ on the next panel (see below).

Follow the instructions to enter the gift recipients email address, add an optional gift message, set your delivery date (this is when we’ll email the gift recipient to let them know about there super sweet present) and finally, choose the subscription duration that you would like to gift.

Remember, a 1-year subscription costs just $83.88. That’s like paying $6.99 per month or $0.23 cents a day for great gay entertainment.

And that’s all there is to it! Quick and easy so you can get back to actually enjoying the Holidays!

This season, stay homo for the holidays. Give the gift of Dekkoo!

 

Dekkoo Dispatch 001 – ‘Were The World Mine’

Welcome to the Dekkoo Dispatch, a brand new regularly occurring newsletter, where we will celebrate and discuss a title that is available on Dekkoo. Our goal with the Dekkoo Dispatch is to provide context and insight into the amazing content available on Dekkoo.

Today, we’re discussing ‘Were The World Mine‘ from 2008.

Title: Were The World Mine

Director: Tom Gustafson

Starring: Tanner Cohen, Wendy Robie, Judy McLane, Ricky Goldman, Nathaniel David Becker

Release Date: March 31, 2008

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Based
on his earlier short film “Fairies” (2003), Tom Gustafson (written along with
his partner and husband Cory Krueckeberg) directs the gayest musical adaptation
of a Shakespeare play ever put onto the silver screen.

Timothy just wants to sail through High School, avoid the bullies that tease him in gym, and imagine that the sexy captain of the rugby team, Jonathan, secretly desires him. But when rehearsals for the senior production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream begin, led by Ms. Tebit (Wendy Robie from Twin Peaks in a role that will make every gay boy who had a favorite teacher in high school positively swoon!), things quickly spiral out of control when a magicalflower that can make people fall in love with whomever they first see
(regardless of gender!!) falls into Timothy’s lap.

Were the World Mine‘ was one of the last gay films of the 2000’s to be shot on 16mm
film stock which creates a distinct grain texture that immensely contributes to
the fantasy-like world heightened by some fantastic original musical interludes
and songs from gay artists like Patrick Wolf and Mika.

Were the World Mine‘ is a spectacular queer fantasy where anything is possible – with
a little Shakespearean magic of course.

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Watch it with: Your Prince Charming, but your high school girlfriend who you used to be in musical theater with is fine, too!

Mix it with: A delicious Moscato or desert wine.

 

The True Fairy of Rock & Roll lands on Dekkoo!

Bruce Wayne Campbell, known by his stage name Jobriath, was an American rock musician and actor. He was the first openly gay rock musician to be signed to a major record label, and one of the first internationally famous musicians to die of AIDS.

Called ‘The American Bowie,’ ‘The True Fairy of Rock & Roll’ and ‘Hype of the Year,’ Jobriath’s reign was brief and over by 1975. ‘Jobriath A.D.‘ spotlights his life, music, groundbreaking influence and the new generations of fans slowly re-discovering him.

His is a story that some may find unbelievable. But fact is stranger than fiction.

Jobriath A.D. is now available on Dekkoo!

 

90% laughs with 10% body fat!

Since 2010, producer/director J.C. Calciano has been creating Steam Room Stories, a sketch comedy series following gay men at their most candid and confessional while relaxing in the gym sauna. The series has been compiled into three extensive volumes and we’ll be releasing them all over the next few weeks.

Today, we’ve added volume 1 to our library so strip down, grab a towel and get ready for the steamiest gay web series ever made.

Steam Room Stories: Volume 1 is now available on Dekkoo!