DEKKOO DISPATCH 003 – ‘CONCRETE NIGHT’

Title: Concrete Night

Director – Pirjo Honkasalo

Starring – Johannes Brotherus, Jari Virman, Anneli Karppinen, Juhan Ulfsak

Release Date – November 11, 2013

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Today we bring you ‘Concrete Night‘, Finland’s entry for the 87th Academy Awards. A moving, lyrical, and stunning film constructed by an award winning cinematographer turned director, the film focuses on young Simo as he struggles to find his way in an otherworldly Helsinki surrounded by the presence of both good and evil influences.

The film is without question one of the most beautifully lensed black and white films in the past five years. As we watch Simo playfully fight with his brother, skinny dip with his best friend, and become lost in an amusement park we’re constantly moved by an unyielding camera eye that doesn’t back down from the goal of piercing Simo’s outer layers.

Kyle Turner, in a critical essay on ‘Concrete Night‘, had this to say about its style, ‘Other queer films, or even films with latently queer films, generally shy away from bleakness, trading it in for melodrama or comedy (unless you go the genre route). But Pirjo Honkasalo paints a search for self as a Kafka-esque nightmare, the landscapes of Helsinki reminiscent of the chiaroscuro in Orson Welles’ ‘The Trial’ and David Lynch’s ‘Eraserhead’. The harsh contrast between dark and light creates jagged little edges on every object in every frame, transforming a falling feather in the air recalling the prologue from Lars von Trier’s ‘Antichrist’ not a symbol of solace or safety, but something more sinister and duplicitous.’

If your internet is fast enough make sure to choose 1080p to see ‘Concrete Night‘ in all of its intended glory!

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Watch it with: Yourself or a friend that appreciates a
critical discussion after a film.

Mix it with: Cappuccino

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DEKKOO DISPATCH 002 – ‘EATING OUT’

Title: Eating Out

Director – Q. Allan Brocka

Starring – Scott Lunsford, Jim Verraros, Emily Stiles, Ryan Carnes

Release Date – February 14, 2004

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Q. Allan Brocka is known for writing and directing some of the funniest and sexiest gay cinema in the 2000’s. From ‘Boy Culture‘ to ‘Rick and Steve the Happiest Gay Couple in All the World’ he’s managed to bridge the divide between low-budget film making and a damn funny movie.

He got his big break in 2004 with the now-classic camp comedy ‘Eating Out‘ which went on to become a gay franchise with four sequels! Four! How many other gay films have had that honor? I can’t think of any. Don’t worry, they will all be arriving on Dekkoo in the coming weeks.

Eating Out‘ stars Jim Verraros (an openly gay contestant from the first season of American Idol) as Kyle, a young gay boy who’s fallen head over heels for his straight roommate Caleb (how many of you out there have done that before?). He’s also in love with Marc, the mega-hottie gay at school and Gwen, Kyle’s right-hand gal and self-proclaimed bitch who can’t seem to stop dating gay guys. When Kyle pushes Caleb into pretending he’s gay so he can meet Marc things take a turn when Marc falls for Caleb.

But that’s really only a fraction of ‘Eating Out’s’ charms. Starting with the first installment, there’s always an incredibly spectacular (long) sex scene that involves someone remotely telling the participants what to do (don’t forget to use the magic word…). Also included in the price of admission is full frontal nudity, hilarious offensive jokes about the holocaust, and awkward family dynamics!

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Watch it with: The biggest group of gay guys you can find and/or a hot date (you two won’t be able to make it past the sex scene without something happening…)

Mix it with: Appletinis!

 

Dekkoo Dispatch 001 – ‘Were The World Mine’

Welcome to the Dekkoo Dispatch, a brand new regularly occurring newsletter, where we will celebrate and discuss a title that is available on Dekkoo. Our goal with the Dekkoo Dispatch is to provide context and insight into the amazing content available on Dekkoo.

Today, we’re discussing ‘Were The World Mine‘ from 2008.

Title: Were The World Mine

Director: Tom Gustafson

Starring: Tanner Cohen, Wendy Robie, Judy McLane, Ricky Goldman, Nathaniel David Becker

Release Date: March 31, 2008

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Based
on his earlier short film “Fairies” (2003), Tom Gustafson (written along with
his partner and husband Cory Krueckeberg) directs the gayest musical adaptation
of a Shakespeare play ever put onto the silver screen.

Timothy just wants to sail through High School, avoid the bullies that tease him in gym, and imagine that the sexy captain of the rugby team, Jonathan, secretly desires him. But when rehearsals for the senior production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream begin, led by Ms. Tebit (Wendy Robie from Twin Peaks in a role that will make every gay boy who had a favorite teacher in high school positively swoon!), things quickly spiral out of control when a magicalflower that can make people fall in love with whomever they first see
(regardless of gender!!) falls into Timothy’s lap.

Were the World Mine‘ was one of the last gay films of the 2000’s to be shot on 16mm
film stock which creates a distinct grain texture that immensely contributes to
the fantasy-like world heightened by some fantastic original musical interludes
and songs from gay artists like Patrick Wolf and Mika.

Were the World Mine‘ is a spectacular queer fantasy where anything is possible – with
a little Shakespearean magic of course.

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Watch it with: Your Prince Charming, but your high school girlfriend who you used to be in musical theater with is fine, too!

Mix it with: A delicious Moscato or desert wine.

 

The True Fairy of Rock & Roll lands on Dekkoo!

Bruce Wayne Campbell, known by his stage name Jobriath, was an American rock musician and actor. He was the first openly gay rock musician to be signed to a major record label, and one of the first internationally famous musicians to die of AIDS.

Called ‘The American Bowie,’ ‘The True Fairy of Rock & Roll’ and ‘Hype of the Year,’ Jobriath’s reign was brief and over by 1975. ‘Jobriath A.D.‘ spotlights his life, music, groundbreaking influence and the new generations of fans slowly re-discovering him.

His is a story that some may find unbelievable. But fact is stranger than fiction.

Jobriath A.D. is now available on Dekkoo!

 

Will last minute anxiety ruin this threesome?

Have you ever wanted to experiment with a threesome? It’s a popular fantasy and the basis of our latest addition to Dekkoo.

Tri-Curious is short film about a young couple preparing for their first threesome together. Everything seems fine until the more conservative half of the pair suffers an anxiety attack and wants to cancel. Trouble is, it’s 20 minutes until the “guest” is set to arrive at their apartment.

Will they or won’t they? Would you?

Tri-Curious is now available on Dekkoo!

Be sure to check out the Behind the Scenes bonus feature as well.

 

Finally…a gay James Bond!

Jayson Bend (also known as “Agent 009”) is an openly gay British super spy! Modeled completely after James Bond, he drives fast and plays hard – always with other hot boys. In this truly impressive parody/homage, the first in an on-going series, Jayson teams up with a sexy Swiss counterpart to try and stop the world’s largest global hair salon chain, and their nefarious CEO, from launching a satellite that will threaten the very fate of human existence.

This funny and sexy send-up of Ian Fleming’s iconic character is an instant classic. We can’t wait for more!

Jayson Bend: Queen and Country is now playing!

 

An adult superstar transforms in this musical-comedy-horror flick!

With Halloween just around the corner we thought we’d kick off the witching season a little early. I Was a Teenage Werebear is a hilarious musical spoof of 1950s and 60s drive-in flicks with a perfect dash of campy horror fun that is perfect for the season.

When closeted new kid Ricky O’Reilly (played by Sean Paul Lockhart better know as beloved adult film superstar Brent Corrigan) falls for Malibu High’s mysterious bad boy Talon (Anton Troy) love bites them on the ass as the two transform into bestial, leather daddy werebears!

We’ve included a ton of extras including deleted scenes and a making of featurette so be sure to check out all of the extras available with this great addition to the Dekkoo library.

I Was a Teenage Werebear is now playing!

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‘Paternity Leave’ from director Matt Riddlehoover DELIVERS!

Paternity Leave might be the world’s funniest ‘gaymantic’ comedy’ – San Diego Gay and Lesbian News

‘A little bundle of cinematic joy…it’s a labor of love, laughter, and a few tears.’ – Kansas City LGBT Film Festival

Greg, a 30 year old web designer, is settled into a stable and healthy relationship with Ken, a criminal defense attorney. Caught in a moment of passion on the eve of their four-year anniversary, Greg soon begins feeling nauseated, fatigued, moody and “most unfortunately” fat. At his wit’s end and his boyfriend’s insistence, he sees a doctor who’s stumped and refers the couple to a specialist. To everyone’s amazement, Greg is pregnant. Shock, stress and fear settle in, and Greg’s relationship gets put to the ultimate test. Paternity Leave poses a modern answer to the age old question: ‘Are we ready to be parents?’

Paternity Leave is now available on Dekkoo.

 

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Two short films from Blake Pruitt are playing NOW!

We’ve just added two wonderful gay short films from director Blake Pruitt.

Blake is a writer, director, editor, producer, and part time drag queen living in New York City. You may have seen his short documentary 20MALEGAYNYC on a little site called Dekkoo (wink, wink) and it’s also been featured on Andrew Sullivan’s The Daily Dish, The Advocate, and The Huffington Post.

His experimental short camchat (which has screened at film festivals in the US, Canada, and Europe) is a look at online sexual encounters and relationships through one young man’s interactions.

His narrative short, Read Aloud, had its world premiere at NewFest 2015.

Both films explore the challenging and ever-changing world of dating from a young perspective. Raw, sexy and edgy, Blake’s films never disappoint.

It also doesn’t hurt that the boys who star in both of these short films are drop dead gorgeous!

 

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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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