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.

A dark gay fairy tale comes to Dekkoo with 1998’s The Wolves of Kromer

Originally released in 1998, The Wolves of Kromer is a dark, funny fairy tale of darkly sexy gay werewolves, murderous old ladies and an old English town bent on getting rid of those not like themselves.

The story centers around the goings-on of two couples: Seth and Gabriel (Lee Williams and James Layton), a pair of werewolves who live outside the quaint village of Kromer and two tottering old women who share a secret. Young Seth, thrown out of his house after coming out as wolf, meets up with the worldlier Gabriel who, attracted to his fair face and bushy tail, takes him under his wing. They spend their nights foraging for food by the lake outside the village of Kromer, hanging out with other wolves, playfully terrorizing the townsfolk and eventually falling in love with each other.

All the while in the town, the seemingly harmless old house servants – the scheming Fanny (Rita Davies) and her daffy accomplice Doreen (Margaret Towner) – plot to knock off their mistress Mrs. Drax (Rosemarie Dunham) and direct blame on the wolves.

Tensions between the nocturnal animals and the hypocritical townsfolk come to a head as the town’s fire-and-brimstone preacher riles everyone up against the ostracized wolves.

Filled with tender romanticism, social satire and laugh-out-loud comedy, this modern-day gay parable is a delight from beginning to end. Also, quite notably, it’s narrated by Boy George!

The Wolves of Kromer is streaming now on Dekkoo.

 

Short Film Spotlight: Matt

How does one become a daddy? That’s the question at the center of writer-director Ori Ravid’s new short film Matt.

World-renowned gay adult film actor Colby Jansen stars in his first dramatic role in Matt. It is a short tale of two “Matts” – one an accomplished architect (Jansen) who has been around the block, the other a nursing student (newcomer Patrick Wallace) who is fresh out of the closet. Matt invites other-Matt over for drinks, a movie… and a night that will mean much more for one of them than the other.

Matt is a coming of age story about a young man’s potential path to “daddyhood”. It is about how we go about finding ourselves after we first come out with no road map or real sense of direction. And it is about how hookups can help inform our sense of self, how they can help steer us where we’re supposed to go.

“When gay characters are depicted on screen, they are usually happy-go-lucky and asexual, or deeply troubled but have incredibly hot, beautiful sex,” said Ravid. “With Matt, I simply aimed to depict a realistic hookup between two gay characters who happen to be in very different places in life. Whether you’re gay or straight or bi or something else, we all go through messy experiences that help shape who we are. It’s time to celebrate that.”

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

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.

New This Week – 11/8/19

In the small English village of Kromer, the local residents are angered by the wild parties held by the promiscuous ‘wolves’ who dwell on the edge of town. When a woman is killed by her servants, they manage to put the blame on the wolves, who soon find themselves hunted by an angry mob. Watch ‘The Wolves of Kromer’ now on Dekkoo!

Adult film star Colby Jansen stars in a coming-of-age story about a young man’s potential path to daddyhood. Watch ‘Matt’ now on Dekkoo!

For voice over artist Daniel, life in London is one long ride of demanding client calls and awkward Grindr meets, but when his mother visits from the US, he is forced to re-evaluate how authentically he is living his life. ‘Clothes & Blow’ is available to stream now on Dekkoo!

This documentary explores the daily life of a woman who provides shelter for those rejected by family and society. At her home she welcomes her friends within the LGBT community and provides them with a safe place away from persecution. ‘Upon the Shadow’ is available to stream now on Dekkoo!

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Coming next week: Dekkoo Films presents a short film about modern love.

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.