New This Week – 6/10/22

Director Oskar Roehler and revelatory star Oliver Masucci bring to the screen the story of prolific German New Wave filmmaker Rainer Werner Fassbinder – following his early days in the theater through to his reign as one of Europe’s most daring and original visionaries. ‘Enfant Terrible’ is available to stream now on Dekkoo!

Mirna and Pablo start a friendship framed in reflections about identity, loneliness and death during the 1990s in Chile. From writer-director Manu Morales Contreras, ‘Eyeshadow’ is a story about fellowship and the HIV/AIDS crisis inspired by the literary works of Pedro Lemebel. Watch ‘Eyeshadow’ now on Dekkoo!

In season 2 of the Dekkoo-original series ‘Here Comes Your Man’ Aaron tries to navigate his causal relationship with Julio somewhere more serious. Meanwhile, Jordan settles into Omaha Nebraska to record his album. Dustin becomes entangled in an online romance while Cassie reignites her romance with Malcolm.

Watch the trailer for Season 2 now!

Watch Here Comes Your Man Season 1 only on Dekkoo!

A troubled teen strives for physical perfection in the provocative drama The Perfect David

Sixteen-year-old David (Mauricio Di Yorio) is much like any teen, but his boyish good looks rest upon a hulking, muscular body. He spends the majority of his time obsessively working out, trying desperately to reach idealized bodybuilder perfection.

This obsession is mostly fueled by the desires of his troubled mother Juana (Umbra Colombo), an accomplished artist who controls David’s every move, overseeing all aspects of her son’s regimen and weightlifting training.

As David dedicates himself to developing his physique, the allure of a social life begins to call out to him. His group of male friends begin beckoning him to be more outgoing while an attractive classmate sets eyes on David and works to win him over. And as these social opportunities start intruding on his physical training, a disoriented David starts taking some performance-enhancing shortcuts, sending him into a dangerous downward spiral.

From director Felipe Gomez Aparicio, The Perfect David is a visually stunning and provocative character-driven drama. It’s at once a delicious ode to the beauty of the male form, a warning of the dangers of seeking absolute perfection.

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

Now Available: Crutch

An autobiographical film taken from the experiences of writer-director Rob Moretti, Crutch is a coming-of-age tale about a young man’s struggle with family problems and substance abuse.

Behind a façade of suburban middle class perfection, David (Eben Gordon) finds that his home life is falling apart. As he tries to cope with the impossible situation, the troubled and impressionable teenager falls under the spell of Kenny (played by writer-director Moretti), an attractive thirty-something has-been actor turned theater coach.

When Kenny’s “support” escalates into seduction, David slowly descends into an abyss of drinking and drug addition from which he must escape if he is to survive.

Originally released in 2004, this gay indie tells a dramatic tale about the confusion of youth and the difficulties in finding oneself.

Crutch is available now on Dekkoo.

New This Week – 1/7/22

After their mother passes away, siblings Mia and Moi take refuge in an old family home in the countryside – along with Moi’s boyfriend Biel. When Mia’s new boyfriend shows up unexpectedly, the atmosphere becomes surprisingly tense and sensual. ‘Bringing Him Back’ is a rich character study with an erotic sting. ‘Bringing Him Back’ is streaming exclusively on Dekkoo!

A man takes himself to a woodland cottage to escape the pain and confusion of an impending divorce. While enlisting the owner to fix a broken water, he begins to uncover and embrace his hidden desires and embark on a journey of self-discovery and healing. The short film ‘High Tide’ is available now on Dekkoo!

A young political activist embarks on a journey of self-discovery while searching for love – and anarchy – within Berlin’s colorful queer community. Filmmaker Samuel Kay Forrest wrote, directed and stars in this propulsive and energetic love story. ‘HipBeat’ is available now on Dekkoo!

Using sign language, this intimate, emotionally turbulent yet occasionally light-hearted short film centers around a young deaf man’s relationship with his boyfriend – a commitment-phobe who isn’t quite ready to come out of the closet. Watch ‘Pittsburgh’ now on Dekkoo!

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Coming next week: Teddy, a young writer, ventures to an isolated desert house to complete his first novel, where he meets and seduces the mysterious caretaker, Leo.

Now Available: Khata

Young Kamal (Akram Tanna) is trapped in a seemingly endless circle of male prostitution fueled by his brother Hatim (Nizar El Manouzi) and pimp Danny (Chris Peters).

After weeks of few jobs and low revenue, Kamal accepts a call from Jacob (Tobias Nierop). Hatim soon begins to feel an attraction towards Jacob, and what once was simply business now has become so much more. Hatim must now try to escape his world of blackmail and danger while trying to pursue a budding relationship with Jacob.

Khata never shies away from showing the gritty details of male prostitution. The audience is forced to bear witness to violence, drug use, and a particularly violent depiction of sexual assault. The film lays everything bare and forces it’s audience to confront the sometimes violent word of sex work head on.

Khata is streaming on Dekkoo now.

New This Week – 11/6/20

After years in hiding and struggling to control his demons, an eccentric drifter returns home and discovers that his childhood abuser, the center of his pain, is still alive. Armed with this knowledge, the drifter plots his revenge, all the while navigating the perilous land of masculine fragility in modern-day America. ‘Discreet’ is available now to stream on Dekkoo!

When two gay porn stars decide to travel across America in an RV for a string of gigs and public appearances, their relationship grows increasingly more contentious and the line between reality and fantasy becomes blurred. ‘Road Strip’ is streaming now on Dekkoo!

The charming portrait of legendary fashion designer Manolo Blahnik and how his extraordinary dedication to his craft led him to become the world’s most famous luxury shoemaker. Watch ‘Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes For Lizards’ on Dekkoo now!

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Coming next week: Daniel Nolasco’s ‘Dry Wind‘. 

New This Week – 10/30/20

While grieving the loss of his partner, Eliot decides to conspire with dark forces. He unknowingly unleashes a mysterious evil that connects him to a stranger. Stream the first season of ‘Soul Mate’ now, exclusively on Dekkoo!

When bible humpers Perry and Tiff Myers endeavor to out their friendly gay roommates, Tanner and Derek, as malevolent specters from the hellish great beyond, it is Perry and Tiff that might just be revealed as hauntingly homophobic instead. Dekkoo Films presents ‘Poltergays’.

Pressured to satisfy his girlfriend’s desires, an anxious young man begins to struggle with both his sexuality and his sanity after meeting the insidious new boy who has moved into his childhood home. ‘Rapture In Blue’ is available now on Dekkoo!

Still reeling from a recent break-up, Jamie, a cabaret singer, decides to angrily shut out the rest of the world and start living only for himself. When he meets Ben, the lonely younger poet who lives next door, the two embark on a tentative romance that may end up healing both of their hardened souls. Watch ‘Getting It’ now on Dekkoo!

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Coming next week – The past is hard to forgive.

Make Way for Cubby

Mark (writer-director Mark Blane), the protagonist and anti-hero of the new dark comedy Cubby, is a misanthropic 26-year-old gay man who has been living in his mother’s garage in Indiana. An illustrator who works almost exclusively on sexually explicit-and BDSM-themed-artwork, Mark is stuck in a state of arrested development. He’s pretty much the last person you would expect to find a job working with children… but that’s exactly what happens. When he lies about getting a job opportunity in New York City, he ends up taking a rel job babysitting for 6-year-old Milo (Joseph Seuffert), a new best friend who fully accepts Mark, but does little to help him meet the challenges of everyday life.

Falling behind on rent, and running out of anti-anxiety pills, Mark finally discovers the inspiration he needs, in the form of an imaginary-friend-superhero named Leather-Man (Christian Patrick), who appears to him with the help of a psychedelic cupcake. As a sexy metaphor for discipline and control, Leather-Man helps Mark onto the path for success, but not before Mark’s babysitting adventures turn from empowering, to risky and ultimately transformative.

Featuring a sensational supporting performance from Patricia Richardson (Home Improvement), Cubby is a demented, yet completely charming comedy that marks the arrival of an original new cinematic voice in writer-director-star Mark Blane.

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

New This Week – 2/28/20

In this funny, bittersweet romantic comedy from Sweden, perpetual list-maker Anton falls in love with David, but things start to go awry when Anton realizes that his dreams in life might be in direct opposition to David’s. ‘Top 3’ is now available on Dekkoo!

Nathan, a conservative English teacher, tells his best friend Zach about a one-night stand with a hot Latin man who loves to talk dirty in this short comedy. Watch ‘Dirty Talk’ now on Dekkoo!

Over the course of forty-eight hours during a music festival, a recovering drug addict attempts to rekindle his relationship; but with little money, he is forced to engage in a dangerous deal with a former lover-turned-drug-pusher to fund the weekend. Stream ‘The Low End’ on Dekkoo!

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Coming next week: “THE LOVE CHILD OF LADY BIRD AND NAPOLEON DYNAMITE” — Terry Mesnard, FRESH TOMATO REVIEW

Now Available: Darkroom

In this unusual new film, controversial cult film director and legendary queer activist Rosa von Praunheim focuses his lens on a recent, true criminal case involving a German serial killer.

Lars (Bozidar Kocevski), a male nurse from Saarbrucken, moves with his lover Roland (Heiner Bomhard), a kind young musician with a lilting voice, to Berlin. The two lovers soon begin renovating an apartment with the intention of finally living together. For Roland, their happiness seems almost complete. What he doesn’t know, however, is that while secretly checking out Berlin’s nightlife, Lars is experimenting with a deadly poison – an obsession that will lead to a horrific outcome for the couple.

Using a psychiatric tribunal as a framing device, von Praunheim expertly balances Lars’ twisted fantasies with Roland’s dreams of a blissful romance.

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