New This Week – 9/14/18

Velvet Goldmine is now available to stream on Dekkoo

Todd Haynes’ feverish queer classic pays tribute to the glam rock era. Christian Bale plays a journalist attempting to track down a British pop icon (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) who went missing shortly after a highly public affair with an American punk rocker (Ewan McGregor). Toni Collette and Eddie Izzard co-star. ‘Velvet Goldmine’ is now available to stream on Dekkoo!

The second season of Successful People is now available to binge on Dekkoo

The second season of the hilarious series ‘Successful People’ is now available to binge-watch on Dekkoo! After ten years of trying, Chet and Laura finally get a songwriting deal… on the same day Laura gives birth. The double whammy causes Laura to struggle to balance her priorities, while Chet begins to seek connection in the world of casual hook-ups for the first time. But everything could change when high school friend Kimberly realizes there’s more to Chet and Laura than they’ve ever believed.

The gay short film The Exterminator is now available to watch on Dekkoo

A man living alone confronts a mysterious infestation in his apartment. Watch the short film, ‘The Exterminator’ now on Dekkoo!

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Coming next week: “A dark Australian drama plumbs depths of long-submerged secrets”

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!

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

New This Week – 8/23/18

The gay film Baby Steps is available to stream on Dekkoo!

Danny, a Taiwanese-American man, and his partner Tate long to have a baby, but the complex world of international surrogacy is further complicated by Danny’s well-meaning but extremely meddlesome Ma who wants to control every aspect of the process all the way from Taipei. Watch ‘Baby Steps’ on Dekkoo!

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A spontaneous holiday romance in Nice turns sour when there is a clash of intentions and expectations between the two men. Watch the gay short film ‘Away With Me’!

Queens & Cowboys: A Straight Year on the Gay Rodeo is available to stream on Dekkoo

Roping and riding across north America for the past 30 years, the International Gay Rodeo Associations’s courageous cowboys and cowgirls brave challenges both in and out of the arena on their quest to qualify for the World Finals at the end of the season. And along the way, they’ll bust every stereotype in the book. ‘Queens & Cowboys: A Straight Year on the Gay Rodeo’ is available to watch now on Dekkoo!

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Coming next week: Can one night change your life?

New This Week – 8/17/18

The gay movie M/M is available to stream on Dekkoo.com

Matthew is a young Canadian new to Berlin. He’s come to make a fresh start, but he feels the isolation of living in a strange, new city. When he meets Matthias, he is entranced. Beautiful and charismatic, Matthias is everything Matthew wants to be. Soon Matthew’s interest escalates, becoming an obsession. ‘M/M’ is now available to stream on Dekkoo!

The gay short film 'The Disgustings' is now available on Dekkoo.com

Two horrible people who happen to be best friends go about their day together. ‘The Disgustings’ is available to stream now, on Dekkoo.com!

The gay movie 'I Do' is available to stream on Dekkoo!

A gay Brit living in New York is deprived of his immigration status, and risks losing his family and life in the U.S. He marries his lesbian best friend to remain in the country and stay with his family, but things get complicated when he meets the love of his life and is forced to make an impossible choice. ‘I Do’ is available now to stream on Dekkoo!

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Coming next week: Two gay dads. One meddling tiger mom. What could go wrong?

Watch the short (soon to be feature) film Breaking Fast

Well-received by critics, audiences and juries at film festivals all around the globe, writer-director Mike Mosallam‘s short film Breaking Fast is currently on the path to becoming a feature film. The original short is now available on Dekkoo!

Ryan P. Shrime and Tom Berklund in Breaking Fast

The 17-minute short follows Mo (Ryan P. Shrime), an Arab-American Muslim man dealing with heartbreak. Soon into the film, Mo meets Kal (Tom Berklund), a very sweet and attractive All-American dude. At first, Mo assumes that the two of them will have little to nothing in common. To his great surprise, however, Kal offers to break fast with him during the month of Ramadan. As the two men learn more and more about each other, they begin to fall in love.

Ryan P. Shrime in Breaking Fast

“My intention was to tell a story that my friends and I could see ourselves in – one that spoke to the nuances of daily life and treated identity: religious, sexual, gender and otherwise, as harmonious lenses by which individuals interact with the world around them,” said Mosallam during an interview with the Arab Film Festival, where he was selected as a juror. “When a friend asked what characters in modern cinema I felt best represented my journey, as a Muslim, I was at a complete loss to name one.”

Mosallam is working to change that in ways both big and small – and Breaking Fast is certainly a step in the right direction. Check out the trailer below and make sure to watch the film on Dekkoo.