New This Week – 5/27/22

After his mother’s sudden death, Socrates, a fifteen-year-old living on the margins of São Paulo’s coast, must survive on his own while coming to terms with his grief. Directed by Alexandre Moratto using mostly non-professional actors – and support from UNICEF – Socrates has earned acclaim and awards at film festivals all over the world. ‘Socrates’ is available to stream now on Dekkoo!

One of the craziest and sexiest movies in recent memory, Diamantino is a colorful sci-fi comedy satire from directors Gabriel Abrantes and Daniel Schmidt. The film follows a big-hearted but dimwitted Portuguese soccer hunk (played by hunky international award-winner Carloto Cotta) who gets caught up in a strange conspiracy involving genetic modification. Watch ‘Diamantino’ now on Dekkoo!

After a year apart, hopeless romantic Adam runs into his ex-boyfriend during a seaside vacation. Thoughtlessly entangling himself in a week-long romance, Adam must decide whether to rekindle their flame or break free from the tumultuous relationship once and for all. ‘Let’s Meet Again At The End Of The World’ is available to stream now on Dekkoo.

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Coming next week: Three gay Palestinian friends explore their national and sexual identity.

New This Week – 5/20/22

David is an attractive young bodybuilder who obsessively trains to become his artist mother’s muse. Ashe dedicates himself to further developing his impressive physique, he goes through an identity crisis that will mark his destiny. ‘The Perfect David’ is available to stream exclusively on Dekkoo!

Pim, an introverted kid, occupies his time drawing and fantasizing while keeping his emerging desires a secret. As a teen, he grows infatuated with Gino, the handsome boy next door. When a hunky local man starts dating his mother, Pim seizes the opportunity to leave home and move in with Gino’s family. His plan backfires as Gino departs, romancing and living with a girl from across the border. It seems like Pim’s dreams will never come true… until one rainy day when Gino returns home. Stream ‘North Sea Texas’ now on Dekkoo!

Written by and starring Charles Gould and directed by Matt Porter, Flex is a charming, sexy and funny new sixteen-minute short about broadening your horizons. When Charles’ girlfriend breaks up with him, she makes him promise that he’ll try new things once they part ways. This leads him to start exploring the grey areas of his sexuality and finally accepting his bi-curiousity. Watch ‘Flex’ now on Dekkoo!

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Coming next week: A stunning and deeply emotional portrayal of a young man’s journey.

New This Week – 5/13/22

***EPISODES 21 – 24 ARE AVAILABLE NOW***

Scott, a mild-mannered gay writer in Los Angeles, gets wrapped up into a world of bad boys and their crime-filled past after being adopted as their “Daddy Scott”, whether he likes it or not. New episodes of ‘Bad Boy’ are available now on Dekkoo!

A romantic dinner turns into a ludicrous disaster when Bruno, an anxious psychology student, has to lie to his control-freak boyfriend about what really happened during his PhD’s entrance interview earlier that day. A short, 20-minute comedy – drama from French director Maxime S. Girard. Watch ‘The PhD’ now on Dekkoo!

Jobriath’s legacy goes deeper than the labels hung upon him. His reign was brief – two years and two albums. Sabotaged by a publicity machine run amok and dismissed by critics, Jobriath was excommunicated from the music business, and became an early casualty of AIDS. Now new generations of fans have discovered him. Through interviews, archival material and animation, experience the heartbreaking, unbelievable story of the one, the only, Jobriath. Stream ‘Jobriath A.D.’ now on Dekkoo!

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Coming next week: The Perfect David.

Short Film Spotlight: The Uninhabitable Ones

The Uninhabitable Ones, a new twenty-five-minute short film from director Anderson Bardot, follows a contemporary dance company in Brazil as they are about to debut their latest show.

Inabitáveis, their newest performance, addresses black homosexuality as its theme. Running parallel to the rehearsals, the choreographer builds a friendship with Pedro, a black boy who doesn’t identify as a boy at all.

A poetic wildness of transgressive queers, of impressionist colors, of bodies that celebrate their black and latinx existences, The Uninhabitable Ones offers up a thoughtful, visually inventive and deeply moving feast for the eyes.

The Uninhabitable Ones is the kind of movie I’d like to see on a movie screen,” said director Anderson Bardot. “A show that inaugurates the theme of black sexuality on the theater stages in the state of Espirito Santo, but more than that, a movie that overflowed the stage and made of it its own true space of emancipation – art as a tool to promote life.”

Watch the trailer for The Uninhabitable Ones below. The short film is now streaming on Dekkoo.

New This Week – 4/28/22

What begins as a friendship turns into a fierce and complicated romance in this heart-wrenching prison drama about two men who meet behind bars and try to make their relationship work outside of lock-up. ‘Luz’ is a story of survival, not only for the lives of both men, but for their relationship and the unconventional way it came together. ‘Luz’ is available to stream now on Dekkoo!

In this short film from director Anderson Bardot, a contemporary dance company is about to debut “The Uninhabitable Ones,” its newest performance which addresses black homosexuality as its theme. Running parallel to the rehearsals, the choreographer builds a friendship with Pedro, a black youth who no longer wishes to identify as “a boy.” Stream ‘The Uninhabitable Ones’ now on Dekkoo!

This truly joyous documentary follows groundbreaking filmmaker and poet James Broughton. His remarkable story spans the post-war San Francisco Renaissance, his influence on the Beat generation, a lifetime of acclaim for his joyous experimental films and poetry celebrating the human body, finding his soulmate at age 61, and finally, his ascendancy as a revered bard of sexual liberation. ‘Big Joy’ is streaming now on Dekkoo!

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Coming next week: Those Bears are back!

Short Film Spotlight: Skogen

A twenty-minute short film from prolific Norwegian director Magnus Mork, Skogen features a middle-aged couple who are camping together in the forest.

At first glance, Bjorn (Odd Johan Fritzøe) seems much more accustomed to these settings than his partner Lars (Gisle Kverndokk), but over the course of their trip, they both find themselves greatly influenced by the natural surroundings.

Within their tend, they discuss life’s questions, both big and small, and find new levels to their relationship. Soon, Lars decides he may not want to leave and return to their old way of life.

Featuring two newcomers who give truthful, naturalistic performances, Skogen is a smart, observant slice-of-life drama that bears witness to a long-term relationship between two mature men and examines how sometimes the things not being said are more weighty and meaningful than the things we’re willing to say out loud.

Watch a short trailer for Skogen below. The film is available now on Dekkoo.

Watch five award-winning coming-of-age short films in the new Through a Boy’s Eyes collection

When a boy becomes a young man, the way he sees the world can change – not just his perceptions of those around him, but how others see him as well. As burgeoning desires come to the surface, he has the choice of either embracing and acting upon them, or burying them.

In Through a Boy’s Eyes, a selection of award-winning short films, different directors examine the struggles and celebrations seen through the eyes of boys not only becoming men, but becoming attracted to them. This new collection includes…

On the Roof
It’s summer time and Adrián and his friends spend almost every afternoon climbing onto a rooftop to spy a girl who sunbathes naked. But this afternoon won’t be like the others. Today they’ll realize that one of them is more interested in the guy showering in a close-by building.

The Son
Pedro is a 17-year-old at the tail end of high school. The thing he loves most in the world are his mother’s baked beans. He hasn’t tried each one, but there is no need. Pedro knows what he likes. His father, however, doesn’t feel the same way.

Inside
Juan is a seductive and cold man who easily attracts women. But his mind is immersed in a spiral of emotions and experiences that will force him to discover who he truly is and find his real identity, suppressed by his father’s strong conservative education.

Tomboy
10-year-old Chloe plays soccer, spits, never cries and can’t stand other girls – the so-called “cry-babies.” One day, Marie, a pretty and perky blonde girl, takes part for the first time in the games Chloe plays with the boys. Her femininity unsettles Chloe’s self-confidence and the balance of their small group of children.

Paradigma
Innocence, sex and lust converge to tell the story of Guille, a teen who seeks himself through the eyes of others.

All five short films are available now on Dekkoo in the Through a Boy’s Eyes collection. Watch the official trailer below.

Now Available: The Sea

This new drama from Chilean director Marco Antonio Nunez follows a young couple who decide to start a new beginning by the sea, but soon find erotic complications.

Lorena (Ana Burgos) is trying to finish up an art project and finds her new small town on the coast of Chile a perfect place to focus on the task. Meanwhile, her hunky partner Diego (Marcelo Gutierrez) gets a job at the library and begins to endear himself to the close-knit community.

The pair soon find their relationship tested, however, when Diego begins to develop feelings for a handsome young local man named Vicente (Francisco Danobeitia).  What begins as a passionate clandestine affair comes to a dramatic, inevitable head when all three go on a camping trip together and the truth begins rising to the surface.

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

New This Week – 4/15/22

When a boy becomes a young man, there are a lot of sudden changes to deal with. As burgeoning desires come to the surface, he can act on them or bury them. In this selection of award-winning short films, we witness both struggles and celebrations – all through the eyes of boys not only becoming men, but becoming attracted to them. ‘Through a Boy’s Eyes’ is available to stream now on Dekkoo!

A twenty-minute short film from Norwegian director Magnus Mork, ‘Skogen’ features a middle-aged couple who are camping together in the forest. Bjorn seems more accustomed to these settings than his partner Lars, but they are both influenced by the natural setting. Surrounded by trees, they discuss life’s questions, both big and small. Watch ‘Skogen’ now on Dekkoo!

Matthew Montgomery and Windham Beacham star in this charming indie rom-com from director Rob Williams. When Glenn and Adam meet as a result of a personal ad, the pair must overcome sexual and political issues – as well as pressure from their single and married friends – in order to build and maintain a loving long-term relationship. ‘Long-Term Relationship’ is streaming now on Dekkoo!

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Coming next week: In 1950’s Hollywood, a movie star must marry a studio secretary in order to conceal his homosexuality.

Now Available: Monster Pies

Does anyone ever forget the time they felt the incredible force of first love?

When Mike (Tristan Barr) learns that his English teacher is pairing him up for a class assignment on ‘Romeo and Juliet’ William (Lucas Linehan), the super-cute new kids on school, Mike can’t believe his luck!

As the two young men spend more and more time working together on a monster movie version of the Bard’s classic tale, they soon realize that their feelings for one another may be more powerful than either of them is truly ready for.

From Australian writer-director Lee Galea, who based his screenplay on a short story he has written when he was 15 years old and deep into the themes of the movie on a personal level, Monster Pies is a touching and original take on the all encompassing power of teen love – one that is sure to move even the hardest of hearts.

The film was originally released back in 2013 (almost ten years ago!) when it earned awards – and a whole lot of tears – at film festivals all around the globe.

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