Series Spotlight: Eating Out

All five films from the wild, raunchy and positively hilarious gay romantic comedy series Eating Out are available now on Dekkoo. We’re shining a spotlight on each of the films below. Check out these quick looks at each and then skip on over to Dekkoo to binge all the action!

Eating Out (2004)

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After getting dumped by his girlfriend, Caleb (Scott Lunsford) falls in love with Gwen (Emily Stiles). However, thanks to a fib from Caleb’s roommate Kyle (former ‘American Idol’ star Jim Verraros), Gwen thinks he’s gay and sets him up with her roommate, Marc (Ryan Carnes), whom Kyle happens to have a crush on. An outrageous comedy, Eating Out was the flick that launched an unexpected franchise.

Eating Out 2: Sloppy Seconds (2006)

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How far would you go to get the person of your dreams? In Eating Out, Kyle convinced his straight roommate to pretend to be gay to get the girl. Now, with the help of Gwen and Tiffani (Rebekah Kochan), Kyle pretends to be heterosexual to land Troy (Marco Dapper), the new guy in town (who happens to be a nude model). He doesn’t expect, however, to find himself joining the campus ex-gay support group and nabbing a girlfriend! Kyle’s ex boyfriend, Marc, is horrified at the plan and decides to pursue the confused Troy with his own tactic – being his out gay self. Who will win him first?

Eating Out: All You Can Eat (2009)

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This third installment of the series introduces us to entirely new leading men, while bringing back some of our favorite supporting characters. Casey (Daniel Skelton) tries to get closer to Zack (Chris Salvatore) using a phony online profile with a picture of his friend Tiffani’s buff ex-boyfriend, Ryan (Michael E.R. Walker)… which works fine until the real Ryan shows up. Casey needs to figure out how to set things right and grab hold of the love he’s been seeking.

Eating Out: Drama Camp (2011)

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Zack and Casey’s relationship is in a slump, but things are about to change this summer at Dick Dickey’s Drama Camp! When Zack meets Benji (Aaron Milo) there is an instant connection. However, not wanting to interfere with Zack’s current relationship, Benji pretends to be straight. When Benji and Zack get cast as lovers in an updated, sexed-up version of The Taming of the Shrew, their self-restraint is put to the test. Meanwhile, Beau (Ronnie Kroell) starts crushing on Casey, leaving out central lovers wondering if they were really meant to be together in the first place. Introducing a diverse ensemble of characters, this fourth entry is an over-the-top raunchy comedy with the innocence of summer love.

Eating Out: The Open Weekend (2011)

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The fifth (and, so far, final) installment in the series is just as sexy and hilarious, and five times as gay as its predecessors. Zack and Benji decide to have an “open” weekend to partake in the smorgasbord of available men on their vacation to a gay getaway in Palm Springs. When Zack runs into Casey at the resort, they both do their best to look like they are having a good time. How could they not, when they are surrounded by cute, frisky guys with six-packs and very little clothing?  When Casey reacquaints with his old high school friend Peter, he convinces him to pretend to be his boyfriend to save face. As you might imagine, plenty of confusion, sexual tension and bed-hopping ensues.

All five installments of the Eating Out series are available now on Dekkoo!

Now Available: Burning Blue

They have been trained to meet danger head-on, to execute vital strategic maneuvers while flying at breathtaking speeds. But after a series of fatal accidents, a close-knit squadron of male Navy pilots begins to splinter – and becomes the focus of a criminal investigation. As a government agent digs to uncover the cause of the accidents, two of the pilots engage in a secret, forbidden relationship. Their affair is exposed… and the squadron is engulfed by an incendiary scandal that will challenge each pilot’s notions of friendship, love, honor and courage.

Set during the 1990s, when “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” was the standard operating procedure, Burning Blue examines a gay romance that wasn’t permitted to blossom. Trent Ford and Morgan Spector are electrifying as Dan and Will, two men who can’t resist one another… until they ultimately must to protect their squadron and one another. Emotional and provocative, this debut film from director D.M.W. Greer does for the U.S. Navy what Brokeback Mountain did for the open range of Wyoming.

Burning Blue is now streaming on Dekkoo. Check out the trailer below.

Spare four minutes for Miss Moneypenny!

A delightful, candy-colored 4-minute short film from British director Oliver Mason, Miss Moneypenny  is a bright and spunky comedy about gay dating.

Ben struggles to focus on the ‘So, will I see you again?’ conversation with Matt. Matt proudly peacocks his bohemian lifestyle, while Ben’s overactive mind drifts from James Bond to disaster movies. Will they find common ground, or will they continue with their separate searches for Mr Right?

Writer/director Oliver Mason's Miss Moneypenny

Miss Moneypenny was part of the official selection at the Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival in 2015. Writer-director Oliver Mason has been making short films for many years, having started out as a runner in BBC Drama. He went on to train in script development, but found his real passion lies in directing and editing. In early 2018 he launched the web series, UnPacking, with writer Matthew Hurt. His previous short film, Away with Me, was featured at the London Short Film Festival, BFI Flare London, In & Out Cannes & Nice, Inside Out Toronto, Rio Festival of Gender & Sexuality and the North Carolina Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. In the UK, it was included on the Peccadillo Pictures short film collection, Boys On Film 16: Possession.

You can watch Miss Moneypenny along with Mason’s previous short film Away with Me right now on Dekkoo.

Writer/director Oliver Mason's Miss Moneypenny

Now Available: I Do

Seven years after the tragic death of his brother, Jack (David W. Ross) has been consumed with raising his young niece with his sister-in-law Mya (Alicia Witt). When the renewal of his work visa is denied, deportation to his native England seems imminent.

The quick solution is a duplicitous marriage to his best friend Ali (Jamie-Lynn Sigler) to secure his green card. Mindful of questioning from immigration, Ali moves into Jack’s apartment. When he falls head-over-heels in love with Mano (Maurice Compte), a sexy Latino-American architect, tensions bubble to the surface between Ali and Jack.

David W. Ross and Jamie-Lynn Sigler in I Do - Now Available on Dekkoo

Prodded by her ex-girlfriend, Ali grows increasingly bitter about the arrangement she has entered into with Jack. She has every right to be mindful of the discriminatory laws when ICE officials storm into their apartment and Jack is nowhere to be found. Tough grilling by federal authorities settles it for Ali. She’s had enough and soon files for divorce from Jack.

As Jack searches for a new wife, the situation becomes even more challenging when Mano must return to Spain for a family crisis and Jack is to make a heart-breaking choice in order to live his life.

David W. Ross and Maurice Compte in I Do - Now Available on Dekkoo

As it was released originally in 2012, it’s interesting to watch I Do today, only six years later, and see how much has changed and what remains the same. This brilliantly structured family drama from director Glenn Gaylord cleverly dramatizes the choices same-sex bi-national couples are forced to make.

I Do is now available on Dekkoo.

The 11-minute short film ‘Away with Me’ invites you on a trip to Nice with two beautiful men

A spontaneous holiday romance in Nice turns sour when there is a clash of intentions and expectations between the two men. A romantic short film written and directed by Oliver Mason and starring the charismatic Lee Knight and Chris Polick, Away with Me is now available on Dekkoo!

 

Take a peak at some gorgeous select images, along with the poster and trailer, below and get ready to start longing for a vacation to Nice. It’s an unavoidable side-effect of watching the film.

 

 

 

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Sodom is now available on Dekkoo

It’s the beginning of a beautiful friendship when former pianist Michael (Pip Brignall) happens upon 20-year-old soccer player Will (Jo Weil). It’s Will’s bachelor party – and his friends have left him naked and handcuffed to a lamppost.

Pip Brignall in Sodom – Coming Soon to Dekkoo

After rescuing him from this compromising situation, Michael takes Will home and an immediate attraction blossoms. But does Will, about to be married, have the courage to pursue his obvious interest in this elegant, attractive older man? Or will these guys merely pass in the night?

Pip Brignall and Jo Weil in Sodom – Coming Soon to Dekkoo

Sexy and intimate, the new British import, Sodom, features a pair of powerhouse performances from Jo Weil and newcomer Pip Brignall. Their connection is palpable from the second they share the screen together in this intimate and quietly emotional new must-see romance.

Pip Brignall and Jo Weil in Sodom – Coming Soon to Dekkoo

Check out the trailer below and skip on over to Dekkoo to watch the movie. It’s available right now.

‘Boys’ is a gripping and compassionate study of first love, arrives August 28.

Following one man through two timelines, decades apart, Boys, the newest feature from French director Christophe Charrier, is a gripping and compassionate study of first love and the lingering sting of loss.

We first meet Jonas (BPM star Felix Maritaud in a riveting performance) in the present… where he’s having a rough go of it. He’s prone to starting fights at Boys Paradise, the local gay bar, and his boyfriend has had enough of his infidelity and alcohol-soaked antics. His volatile behavior may stem from a traumatic incident in his past.

Felix Maritaud stars in the gay film, 'Boys'

The film flashes back to 1997, where Jonas (played as a straight-laced high school kid by newcomer Nicolas Bauwens) meets Nathan (Tommy Lee Baik), the rebellious new student who will become Jonas’s crush. We’re treated to an expert depiction of cautious first love as Nathan and Jonas sneak off from class to share cigarettes in the school gym and get to know one another – partly through posturing to cover their vulnerability. When they share their first kiss, the sparks are immediately felt.

Nicolas Bauwens stars in the gay film, Boys

Back in the present, adult Jonas has been kicked out of his boyfriend’s apartment. When he decides to check into a hotel, we meet the handsome concierge (Ilian Bergala) with whom Jonas appears to be infatuated. We’ve already seen him scoping out the man’s social media photos. He’s even followed him to the beach. Why does Jonas seem to be stalking this younger guy and how is he connected to the romance he shared with Nathan years ago? Charrier teases out the answers slowly and carefully, capturing our hearts even before the full picture comes into focus.

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With terrific performances (there’s no slouches in this cast) and expert direction, Boys will take you along on one character’s tender and heartfelt journey toward redemption. This film will be available exclusively on Dekkoo starting August 28.