New This Week – 1/24/20

Two best friends from Berlin win a trip to Greece. On their excursion, they get lost on an island. They spend the night together in a cave and dream a mystical dream. On the next day, nothing between the two will be like it was before. ‘Orpheus Song’ is a brand new gay film streaming exclusively on Dekkoo!

In this stunningly original short film a restless young man wants to leave love and the Earth behind. ‘Mankind’ is streaming now on Dekkoo!

In this merry movie of matrimony, happily engaged Antonio brings his fiancé Paulo to the exquisite old Italian village of his birth to meet his headstrong parents and reveal his sexuality, setting out on a quest to make a city founded on religious tradition understand that love is love. Stream ‘My Big Gay Italian Wedding’ now on Dekkoo!

In this three-part documentary series LGBT culture and issues are explored in modern day Japan. Watch ‘Queer Asia: Japan’ now on Dekkoo.

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Coming next week: A romantic interaction between two young footballers profoundly affects one of them throughout the rest of his life and career.

I Always Said Yes: The Many Lives of Wakefield Poole celebrates a queer filmmaking pioneer

I Always Said Yes: The Many Lives of Wakefield Poole tells the story of a sometimes-overlooked gay liberation and independent filmmaking pioneer.

In late 1971, Wakefield Poole, a respected Broadway dancer and choreographer, had the audacity to put his real name above the title of his first film, a low- budget, hardcore gay erotic feature called Boys in the Sand. And to make sure everyone knew about it, Poole advertised the film in the New York Times, creating a sensation.

In an era when anyone making, promoting, or appearing in what the US government considered “pornography” could be liable for prosecution and jail time, Poole was a remarkably open and honest gay filmmaker. He became internationally famous and his movies screened for years as examples that films could be artistic as well as sexually explicit.

Director/Producer Jim Tushinski continues the exploration of art and sexuality he began in That Man: Peter Berlin, but this time around, the main character is not a cool, untouchable icon. Poole, now in his 80s, tells his own story, that of an outspoken and articulate artist in a turbulent, passionate time. He didn’t think of himself as a pornographer. He was a filmmaker who used his dance and theater background to create beautiful, erotic art films that “challenged the mind.”

To many, though, Poole just made dirty movies. But Poole was so much more than a filmmaker and his amazing life story leads him through twists and turns, triumphs and tragedies, and a number of remarkable reinventions.

Watch the trailer for I Always Said Yes: The Many Lives of Wakefield Poole below. The film is now available on Dekkoo.

New This Week – 12/27/19

‘I Always Said Yes’ is a portrait of pioneering filmmaker Wakefield Poole, whose careers as dancer, choreographer, and director spanned the golden years of Broadway, television, porno chic, and gay liberation. Watch ‘I Always Said Yes: The Many Lives of Wakefield Poole’ now on Dekkoo!

A young father, his twelve year old daughter, one night club, two secrets and a lie that will solve everything. ‘Homework’ is available to stream now on Dekkoo.

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Coming next week: A film about the struggle of self-imposed exile.

New This Week – 12/20/19

A young man living in rural Mexico loves in secret. In order to live truthfully, he must overcome his mother, his lover’s fiancée, and the traditional community that surrounds him. ‘Bittersweet Waters’ is available exclusively on Dekkoo!

Three young people, Haris, a gay painter; Vishnu, a rural kabaddi player and their friend Sia, an activist who refuse to conform to dominant norms of femininity, struggle to find space and happiness in a conservative Indian city. Stream ‘Ka Bodyscapes’ now on Dekkoo!

Director Gan Li Ling turns his camera lens to the island of Taiwan as he explores an emerging LGBTQ+ community and the challenges they face. ‘Queer Taiwan’ is streaming now on Dekkoo!

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Coming next week: A fascinating study of the life and work of filmmaker Wakefield Poole.

Before you can see it anywhere else, watch the exciting new doc Leave it to Levi on Dekkoo!

An emotional and highly-entertaining new documentary from the creative forces behind CockyBoys, one of the world’s leading studios for man-on-man adult entertainment, Leave it to Levi brings to the screen the story of Levi Karter, one of the adult world’s biggest gay stars, and the changes that have taken place in his life.

Levi Karter and Ben Masters in Leave it to Levi

In 2014, Luke was an adopted, only-child of a single mother, a teenage boy growing up in a small town in Ohio. Having eventually enrolled in college, he became restless, dropped out and moved to New York City to pursue a career in gay modelling and porn. He soon took on the name Levi Karter and went on to have a thriving, award-winning international career with high-brow porn production house CockyBoys. Unbeknownst to anyone at the time, Levi was also pursuing yet another fantasy – branching out and working night and day in a second career as a drag queen who goes by the moniker Sassy Frass.

Levi Karter in Leave it to Levi

Leave it to Levi is a celebration of determination, family, male beauty, porn, sass, and discovering the inner power and strangth that comes with bring a young gay man in the 21st century.

Levi Karter as Sassy Frass in Leave it to Levi

Before it’s available ANYWHERE ELSE, Leave it to Levi is now available exclusively for Dekkoo subscribers!

Levi Karter in Leave it to Levi - Original Poster

 

New This Week – 12/6/19

An emotional and highly-entertaining documentary from the creative forces behind CockyBoys, ‘Leave it to Levi’ brings to the big screen the story of Levi Karter, one of the adult entertainment industry’s biggest stars and the change that has taken place in his life. Stream ‘Leave it to Levi’ now, exclusively on Dekkoo!

A childhood friendship is put to the test after a fleeting encounter stirs up uncomfortable feelings and emotions that neither are equipped to answer. ‘Marz’ is available to stream now on Dekkoo!

An ex-convict is trying to make a new life for himself in a new city. But his new life is challenged when his foreboding and charismatic former cell mate arrives in town. Watch ‘Cut Snake’ now on Dekkoo!

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Coming next week: An African American gay couple invites a handsome young man home with them turning their lives upside down.

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?