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 – 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? 

Now Available: Cousins

From writer-director-star Thiago Cazado, the creator behind the 2017 gay drama About Us, comes the unusual new romance Cousins, a controversial and supremely sexy new coming-of-age love story.

Young Lucas (Paulo Sousa) lives with his religious Aunt Lourdes (Juliana Zancanaro) in a quiet country town, where he dutifully helps her proselytize by playing biblical songs on his keyboard. His quiet life is soon agitated, however, when his aunt announces the arrival of another nephew named Mario (Thiago Cazado), who has just been released from jail. Forced to share a bedroom, these two cousins find their personalities clashing… until an unexpected attraction starts to bond them together.

The newest piece of work from a queer filmmaker on the rise, this new film is not afraid to push boundaries.

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

New This Week – 11/22/19

When Lucas and Mario, two young cousins who are only meeting for the first time, are forced to share a room in the home of their deeply religious aunt, they find their personalities clashing… until an unexpected attraction starts to bond them. ‘Cousins’ is now available to stream exclusively on Dekkoo!

After 5-years, Xavi’s boyfriend has left him. To ward off depression, Xavi resorts to self-help books which may not be a wise decision. Watch ‘My Reality’ now on Dekkoo!

Set in 1931, this visually sumptuous comedy-drama from director Peter Greenaway (The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover) focuses on seminal filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein (Battleship Potemkin) during a location-scouting trip in Mexico – wherein a series of sensual and romantic events unfold that will alter the course of his life and career. Stream ‘Eisenstein in Guanajuato’ now on Dekkoo!

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Coming next week: A deeply moving human story of a gay teenager left to survive on his own in São Paulo.

New This Week – 11/15/19

Set in a 1970’s suburb of Tel Aviv, ‘Cupcakes‘ tells the tale of a group of friends who enter the Eurovision song contest representing Israel. It’s an extravagant, hilarious, heartwarming and unashamedly entertaining Eurovision parody that will have you dancing in your seat.  Watch ‘Cupcakes’ now on Dekkoo!

A series of encounters leave a man increasingly confused about whether he’s on a date or not. Dekkoo Films ‘Is This a Date?’, a new original short film.

Regarded as a First Amendment crusader by some and a smut peddler by others, Larry Flynt is nevertheless an important figure in American culture. While not specifically a gay film, this documentary is an important reminder of the need in our culture for rebels of every type to insure the freedoms all people deserve. Stream ‘Larry Flynt: The Right to be Left Alone’ now on Dekkoo!

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Coming next week: Two cousins find their personalities clashing…until an unexpected attraction starts to bond them together.

Now Available: These Peculiar Days

At only 30 years of age, Mexican writer-director Chucho E. Quintero already has three feature films under his belt. His first, Six Pack, was a high school coming-of-age drama; his second, Velociraptor, a dialog-driven gay sci-fi sex comedy. Now he brings us These Peculiar Days, in which eight high school friends celebrate their graduation by heading out to a cabin in the woods. That may sound like the set up for an Evil Dead-esque horror film, but the one thing you can always expect from Quintero is that he’ll defy your expectations.

Still from These Peculiar Days

An adolescent coming of age tale, These Peculiar Days follows this group of buddies as they gear up for a wild weekend to remember. Just before the trip, Isabel (Sofia Sylwin) breaks up with Roman (Gerardo Del Razo) when she finds out he’s been cheating on her with Oscar (Carlos Hendrick Huber). When Roman tags along to try to win her back, it turns this pleasant weekend into a ticking time bomb that will be set off by their unstoppable sexual impulses.

Still from These Peculiar Days

Soon, the lines between their sexuality begin to blur as allegiances and love affairs are quickly made and broken. An unabashedly erotic look at modern sexual fluidity between young adults from acclaimed writer-director, These Peculiar Days is both fresh and endlessly compelling.

Still from These Peculiar Days

Watch the trailer for These Peculiar Days below. The film is now available on Dekkoo.

 

 

New This Week – 11/1/19

When eight friends travel to a remote cabin to celebrate graduation the lines between their sexuality begin to blur. ‘These Peculiar Days’ is an unabashedly erotic look at modern sexual fluidity between young adults.

When an oversexed party boy finds himself at odds with his quiet neighbor in the days leading up to Halloween, he discovers that their miscommunication may have deadly consequences when he accidentally invites the wrong man home for the night. Dekkoo Films presents ‘A Halloween Trick’ streaming now!

In ‘The Latent Image’ a young writer retreats to an isolated cabin to work on a mystery thriller. One night, a mysterious stranger arrives at his door needing help. Has he found the perfect inspiration for his story or is he about to find his darkest fantasies coming to life? Watch ‘The Latent Image’ now on Dekkoo!

What happens when a horny ghost haunts your apartment? Stream ‘The More the Scarier’ now on Dekkoo!

Philippines, although a predominantly Catholic country, has openly embraced many LGBTQ members in their film, entertainment, politics, and business communities; however, tolerance differs from true equality. 25 years have passed since the first pride march took place in Manila, yet equal rights advancement is still a long journey to go for the LGBTQ community in the Philippines. Stream ‘Queer Asia – Philippines’ now on Dekkoo!

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Coming next week: “A “modern fairy tale” in two senses — it’s an exercise in make-believe, yes, but the “fairies” here are also very male and quite physical with one another.” – Variety