A tense, probing drama set in the rural South.

After his mother dies, Sequan, a sensitive teenager from Brooklyn, moves in with relatives living in a small town plagued with secrets hidden deep within its lush, rural Alabama terrain. Confronting ignorance and danger, Sequan finds refuge in a friendship with a troubled girl who astutely hones in on his true sexuality and introduces him to her cute brother.

Rivers Wash Over Me is now playing.

In addition, do not miss filmmaker Blake Pruitt’s devastatingly candid short documentary 20MALEGAYNYC. We just added it to our library yesterday and it’s already garnering a lot of views.

 

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Another gay classic and SO. MUCH. MORE.

Dazzling. Astonishing. Fascinating.

These are just a few of the words that have been used to describe director Ira Sachs classic gay film, The Delta. A compelling character study revolving around the confused relationship between a 17-year old Memphis student and a Vietnamese immigrant, it’s a fascinating tale of sexual and racial differences. It was a very controversial film upon its initial release but still holds up after 20 years.

The Delta is now playing on Dekkoo!

In addition, this week we added several other great titles to our library. Be sure to check them all out.

Three’s A Crowd – This comedic web series about two men falling in-love while an ex is still in the picture is sure to delight.

The Surface – An emotional romantic drama that bridges the gap between two generations of gay men.

The Pride & Pretence of Eirik – Actor, writer and vlogger Jeffrey Self stars in this hilarious web series about Eirik, a self-absorbed gay man finding his way.

BoysTown The Series – A great series about eight leading men who heat things up in L.A.

Undetectable – A gay man living with undetectable HIV must confront the guilt tormenting him after betraying and infecting his terminal ex-lover.

It looks like you’re going to be busy this weekend!

 

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One of the most extraordinary gay films ever.

Emotionally moving and brimming with youthful energy, ‘The Bubble‘ is a snapshot of three Tel Aviv friends.

Their lives filled with trendy cafes, boutiques and the occasional sexual adventures, the trio seek refuge in their metropolitan “bubble”, isolating them from omnipresent fear of modern warfare around them. But when young Noam falls in love with a Palestinian young man named Ashraf, a chain of events is set in motion threatening their naive, idealistic existence.

Directed by Eytan Fox, The Bubble is as relevant today as it was upon its release 10 years ago. It’s a rich, textured gay romance that is an important link in the chain of great gay cinema.

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Beauty is in the unexpected. ‘Beautiful Something’ comes to Dekkoo.

Four diverse gay men navigate art, sex and love in one sublime night.

Directed by Joseph Graham (he directed Strapped, one of our favorite movies in the Dekkoo collection), Beautiful Something is a romantic comedy-drama that follows four diverse gay men over the course of one eventful night in Philadelphia. Each man is looking for a meaningful connection but usually settles for a quick and dirty hook-up. But in this stunningly photographed film, one extraordinary night will deliver a series of strange and life-changing encounters for each.

We are proud to offer this film the same week as its DVD release. As Dekkoo continues to grow, we will continue to bring our subscribers the very best in gay film. We’re thrilled to have you along for the ride!

Enjoy!

 

Five Dances – The coming of age tale of a gifted young dancer.

“‘Five Dances‘ has one of the sexiest gay-male sex scenes that anyone has seen onscreen in some time.” – OUT Magazine

“Filmed with rare sensuality. A beautiful voyage!” – Premiere

“Stunningly beautiful!” – Next

Five Dances‘ is a coming-of-age tale about an extraordinarily talented young dancer (played by Broadway performer Ryan Steele in his first film role) who has recently arrived in New York City. It is a visually sensual glimpse of life and first love in the ‘downtown’ modern dance world. Shot mostly in and around a Soho dance studio, the film features original work by the internationally renowned choreographer Jonah Baeker. Writer-director Alan Brown and his cast of five of New York’s most gifted dancers capture the emotional turbulence and excitement of a small dance company during the process of creation.

Watch the trailer now.

Dekkoo gears up for release of our FIRST original series!

Like HBO’s ‘Looking’ or ‘Girls,’ but set in Memphis, Tennessee. That’s how creator Morgan Jon Fox characterizes ‘Feral,’ a Dekkoo.com original TV series that debuts October 6 exclusively on the subscription streaming service dedicated to gay men.

WATCH FERAL AT DEKKOO.COM!

In ‘Feral,’ Fox (who also serves as the series writer and director), weaves a tale of survival as a group of gay 20-something’s learn about love, loss and friendship while
living in the vibrant, artistic queer community of Memphis.

The story line revolves around the lives of Billy and Daniel, two best friends sharing a comfortably broken in bungalow in the diverse neighborhood of Midtown. It begins
when the two are forced to kick out their third roommate, after discovering his heroin addiction.

‘Feral creator Morgan Jon Fox – photo by Breezy Lucia

Known for gritty southern stories about characters on the fringe, Fox describes his protagonists as, “…kids who are left on their own, whether it’s financially, whether
it’s identity, or whether their lovers are deceased. Whatever that is, they’re left to their own devices to carve their own way. They’re feral beings.’

While shows like ‘Looking’ and ‘Girls’ may have provided the template, the Middle America Memphis setting and vibe is what sets ‘Feral,’ refreshingly apart from its
predecessors. Missing are the stock characters, the hipsters, the cliches that are predictably trotted out in gay dramas large and small. “You won’t see the gay stereotypes you see in shows set on the West or East Coast,” promises Fox.

“Now, my characters have theirissues,” Fox explains, “but I didn’t want them to be based in cynicism. I wanted their motives and struggles to be pure and honest in a way that
wasn’t just, ‘I’m a spoiled rich person without meaning in my life. “That the characters are queer is not beside the point “it’s embraced “but it’s not the point, either.”

Jordan Nichols (Billy) and Tristan Andre Parks (Hart) in ‘Feral’

‘Feral’ is not only the first TV series in which thousands Middle American LGBT 20-somethings can finally see themselves realistically reflected, but a welcome window
through which everyone “gay or straight“ can vicariously experience what life is like for the young gay millennials in the American Heartland.

“There are so many stories that are set in New York or L.A., but I feel that we have a story to tell that is uniquely southern,” says Fox. “Memphis is a big city, but because we are in a sense living off the grid, in the Bible Belt, and without the supportive institutions that exist in big coastal cities, we have created our own community, and I think that’s what’s so beautiful about coming up in Memphis.”

Seth Daniel Rabinowitz (Daniel) in ‘Feral’

”Feral’ is about a group of gay kids in their 20s growing up in Memphis, Tennessee and I am one of those things,” says actor Seth Daniel Rabinowitz, who plays Daniel. “It was interesting to take what I experienced growing up in the Mid-South and adapt it to the character. It wasn’t so much that I was playing my character Daniel, as it was that Daniel and I were playing the character together.

What’s striking in ‘Feral’ and beautifully evident in all of Fox’s projects is his ability to create endearing scenes of authentically touching, sometimes heartbreaking intimacy: a quiet embrace in the woods, a twilight conversation on the couch, a softly spoken journal entry.

Fox has directed four feature films including, ‘Blue Citrus Hearts,’ ‘OMG/HaHaHa’ and ‘This Is What Love In Action Looks Like’ are all informed by his painful coming out as a
gay man in the conservative south and has been called one of the originators of the “Memphis Style” of filmmaking known for strong, authentic performances, improvised scripts and tight editing. Filmmaker Magazine named him as one of the “25 New Faces of Independent Film”.

‘Feral’ boasts a soundtrack featuring numerous artists from the Memphis area. Headed up by country-punk band Lucero, it also includes songs by the post-punk quartet Nots and on-the-verge breakout musician Julien Baker, whose debut album ‘Sprained Ankle’ was named “one of the best albums of 2015 by The New York Times.

‘Feral,’ a Dekkoo.com original, debuts October 6, 2016.

‘Feral’ leads: (l-r) Leah Beth Bolton, Chase Brother, Seth Daniel Rabinowitz & Jordan Nichols – photo by Breezy Lucia

Gabriel – A delightful short film from Spain!

With so many great gay films to choose on Dekkoo we wanted to make sure you didn’t miss Gabriel.

Director Benjamin Chimoy presents a skillfully-made short film about Gabriel, a 32-year-old Spanish man living with his boyfriend Lars far away from his conservative family. In the days leading up to an imminent visit from his mother, Gabriel starts reflecting on his upbringing and remembering his childhood and his sexual coming-of-age.

Gabriel was a hit on the gay film-festival circuit and we’re thrilled to offer it on Dekkoo.

We hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

Brian

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