Phoon and Luke, a loving gay couple in a long-term relationship, have adopted a young son named Butr. Unfortunately, due to Thailand’s laws, only Phoon can be listed as the father on paper. Their situation gets even harder once Butr starts elementary school and other outside pressures interfere with their peaceful family life. ‘Fathers’ is available to stream now on Dekkoo!

Billy and Shelley are best friends, but their friendship is greatly tested when Shelley’s boyfriend, Adam, secretly comes out to Billy – the only other gay man he knows. The gay short film ‘What About Shelley’ is available to stream now on Dekkoo!

Welcome to BoysTown! A modern gay episodic drama about friendship, sex and relationships exploring the everyday lives of 8 friends and lovers. Seasons 1 and 2 are now available to binge-watch on Dekkoo!

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Coming next week:“A kind of ode to cruising writ large… There’s something endearing, if not uncanny, about the way the film evokes universal truths about erotic wandering through the extremly specific figure of the French gay man” – Slant

New This Week – 12/29/18

With their relationship on the brink of collapse, two men decide to leave the big city behind for a glorious beach vacation – where they feel free to expose their deepest secrets and desires. Their love may not survive the trip, but at least they can end things in paradise. Sanuye Shoteka and Hermes Pittakos bare it all in this emotional drama, based on their real-life relationship. ‘He Loves Me’ is available to stream exclusively on Dekkoo!

He would do anything to be touched by his former lover once more. ‘Ecstasy’ is an exploration of the coalescence of love and violence.

When a struggling writer, HIV positive for 20+ years, accidentally deposits a $100 birthday check, he is dropped from his health plan for earning too much. In this new era of sort-of universal care, can he take on a helpless bureaucracy or come up with $3000 a month to buy meds on his own? ‘Pushing Dead’ is available now to stream on Dekkoo!

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Coming next week: ‘Love’ starts with two people, but ‘Family’ is more than just the two.

Now Available: August

Writer-director Eldar Rapaport follows up a string of acclaimed short films (Steam, Postmortem) with this sexy and thought-provoking feature-length debut. August puts creative spin on the classic love triangle story.

Adrian Gonzalez in August

At the start of the film, Jonathan (Daniel Dugan) and Raul (Adrian Gonzalez) form what appears to be a happy couple in L.A. However, Jonathan retains his own apartment and has an air of the unresolved adolescence about him. Raul, an Argentine immigrant in a green card marriage, is the more grounded of the pair and holds a job as a bartender as he awaits his final work papers. Troy (“Looking” star Murray Bartlett), after spending a few years in Spain, forms the third corner of the triangle when he returns to the City of Angels. Troy is trouble: he’s the man who broke Jonathan’s heart and, we soon learn, is still in Jonathan’s blood.

Daniel Dugan in August

Using time jumps, creative editing and a lack of black and white answers, Rapaport represents the story realistically: full of difficult decisions, broken hearts, memories that flash into our consciousness, and the knowledge that true love is out there somewhere.

Still from August by director Eldar Rapaport

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

Get ready for the gorgeous, sexy and romantic Dekkoo Exclusive He Loves Me

With beautiful cinematography and natural performances, writer-director Konstantinos Menelaou’s new film He Loves Me is a feast for the eyes and the soul. The film will be available on Dekkoo exclusively, far in advance of its release on DVD in February.

Sanuye Shoteka and Hermes Pittakos in He Loves Me

He Loves Me is an exploration of the unconventional nature of love and its ability to survive against the fear of loneliness, psychological traumas and the problems that come with life in the big city. The collapsing relationship shared by two men finds an outlet for escape on an isolated beach. Once there, they feel free to expose their deepest thoughts and release their true emotions. Their wounded relationship might not survive the vacation, but it’s certainly a glorious place to feel things out.

Sanuye Shoteka and Hermes Pittakos in He Loves Me

Lead actors Sanuye Shoteka and Hermes Pittakos are artists and performers who were a real-life couple at the time that He Loves Me was shot – and the script for the film was greatly influenced by their relationship.

Sanuye Shoteka and Hermes Pittakos in He Loves Me

You can watch the visually stunning trailer for He Loves Me below and tune in to Dekkoo for the feature film. It will be available soon.

New This Week – 12/21/18

With the style of a European art filmmaker, director/co-writer Eldar Rapaport tells the story of a gay love triangle by using innovative edits, a beautiful (frequently naked) cast and an exploration of how we find our life’s love. Stream the gay film ‘August’ now, on Dekkoo!

Over the course of one night, a newly out-of -the-closet young man struggles to hold back his feelings for his straight best friend while dealing with the problems and complications of being different in a hetero-normative world. The gay short film ‘Midnights With Adam’ is available now on Dekkoo!

Fabricating credentials to score a last-ditch job as a high school guidance counsellor, a boozing, drug-addled former child star becomes an improbable hit with his students by dispensing the worst advice possible. ‘Guidance’ is available to stream now on Dekkoo!

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Coming next week: What happens when two gay men in a disintegrating relationship leave the big city to spend some time alone, together in nature?

Short Film Spotlight: Daniel. Noah.

Noah (Spencer Carter) is a neurotic writer who spends the majority of his time idling in a New York townhouse owned by his mother Carla (Victoria Guthrie). Noah lives there all alone… until his childhood friend Daniel (Gabriel Sloyer) moves in.

Invited by Carla in a misguided attempt to set the two of them up (even though Daniel is straight), Daniel is hoping to use the space as an office in which to start his new psychiatry practice. He gets more than he bargained for, however, as Noah insinuates himself into the role of a patient. Identities begin to blur until both men end up on the therapist’s couch.

Dubbed “an anal-retentive, narcissistic love story,” this 13-minute short film from writer/director Daniel Goldberg has the same smart, “neurotic New York City dramedy” feel of the work of Noah Baumbach and Alex Ross Perry. Check out the trailer for Daniel. Noah. below and visit Dekkoo to watch the full film.

Short Film Spotlight: Just Me

The brand-new short film Just Me follows Scott (Phillip Olivier), an attractive man who is preparing to get married… until Connor (Carl Loughlin), a stranger from his past, turns up on his doorstep to make him question everything.

Sexy and stirring, this short drama from prolific UK television director Mickey Jones examines hidden longing with powerful performances and gorgeous visual detail. Check out our photo gallery for Just Me along with the trailer below and visit Dekkoo to watch the film.