Now Available: My Life with James Dean

Invited to present his first feature film, My Life with James Dean, in Normandy, the young director Geraud Champreux (Johnny Rasse) has no idea this film tour is about to change his life. His movie – a LGBTQ tale of carnal passion – doesn’t seem the most likely title to move waves at the cinemas; and Geraud is as concerned about breaking up with the film’s leading man as in promoting his movie. And yet, the film and Geraud begin to collect supporters, from the frumpy receptionist at the chintzy hotel he puts up at, to a local cultural activist who books the cinemas and has love problems of her own, to the young projectionist at the first cinema where it plays, who falls head-over-heels in love with Geraud. As the promo tour careers from dire screenings to trawler trips and drunken evenings, Geraud ends up finding inspiration in this unlikely town in the North of France.

Directed by Dominique Choisy, My Life with James Dean is a charming, candy-colored “fish out of water” comedy that doubles as a love letter to cinema itself. Check out the trailer below and head on over to Dekkoo to watch the film.

Short Film Spotlight: Just Me

The brand-new short film Just Me follows Scott (Phillip Olivier), an attractive man who is preparing to get married… until Connor (Carl Loughlin), a stranger from his past, turns up on his doorstep to make him question everything.

Sexy and stirring, this short drama from prolific UK television director Mickey Jones examines hidden longing with powerful performances and gorgeous visual detail. Check out our photo gallery for Just Me along with the trailer below and visit Dekkoo to watch the film.

Lust and jealousy get the better of everyone in the British drama Soft Lad

The feature-length directorial debut of Leon Lopez (and actor from British television staples like “Brookside” and “EastEnders”), Soft Lad takes us to present-day Liverpool for an examination of lust, jealousy and their unintended consequences.

Twenty-two year old David (Jonny Labey) has it all – he’s young, he’s hot and he’s just been accepted into the prestigious dance school of his dreams. But David also has a big secret: for two years he’s been sleeping with his sister’s husband, Jules (Daniel Brocklebank).

After an argument ensues between the two secret lovers, David throws himself into a one-night stand with Sam (Craig Stein), a casual encounter which quickly evolves into something much stronger.

Unable to express his feelings to anyone, Jules is slowly driven mad by his secret desire for David – and he’s becoming increasingly more jealous of his newfound, public relationship. When David’s sister, Jane (Suzanne Collins), insists he bring his new boyfriend over for dinner, Jules snaps, revealing in turn a secret which none of them can ignore.

You can watch the trailer for Soft Lad below. The film is now streaming on Dekkoo.

New This Week – 12/7/18

A young man involved in a love affair that will change his life for ever, while his lover wrestles his demons on a journey that will force him to come to terms with his sexuality, leaving lives destroyed in the wake. ‘Soft Lad’ is available to stream now on Dekkoo!

Featuring interviews with John Waters, Rick Castro, Harmony Korine, Gus Van Sant and more, this riveting documentary celebrates the life and career of transgressive filmmaker and Queercore icon Bruce LaBruce, the man behind hardcore gay hits like L.A. Zombie, Hustler White, The Raspberry Reich and The Misandrists. ‘The Advocate for Fagdom’ is now available on Dekkoo!

Noah, a neurotic writer, spends his time idling in a New York townhouse owned by his mother Carla, where he lives alone–until his childhood friend Daniel moves in. Watch the gay short film ‘Daniel. Noah.’ now on Dekkoo!

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Coming next week: …a tribute to cinema…and the dreams and relations cinema creates.” – Variety

New This Week – 11/30/18

Two closeted Muslim teens hawk goods across Brooklyn and struggle to come clean about their sexuality, as their secretive behavior leads them unknowingly into the cross-hairs of the War on Terror. ‘Naz & Maalik’ is available to stream now on Dekkoo!

Scott gets a visit from Connor which brings his past back to haunt him, but will it change his future? Dekkoo Films presents ‘Just Me’, a new gay short available to stream immediately on Dekkoo.

The son of divorced parents, twelve-year-old Guigo is preoccupied with his cell phones and his crush on a young girl named Sabrina. On a fishing trip with his best friend Tullius, his father Roberto and Roberto’s new friend Paul, he’s shocked to learn he has no internet access and no way to text his crush. Things get even more overwhelming when he learns that Paul is his father’s new boyfriend. Stream ‘Guigo: Offline’ now on Dekkoo!

Dennis, a late-middle-aged gay man, wakes up to discover Zach; an attractive young man, in his bed. Is Zach just a one-night stand, or is it more than that? Binge watch the first season of ‘How It All Began’ now on Dekkoo.

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Coming next week: A shocking and beautiful gay love story.

The beloved gay romance Free Fall comes to Dekkoo

Max Riemelt, the super sexy star of the hit series Sense8, and hottie Hanno Koffler (Summer Storm, Coming In) co-star as gay lovers in this wildly popular romantic drama. Free Fall has been called the German Brokeback Mountain for its portrayal of forbidden love between two police cadets – as Marc (Koffler) and Kay (Riemelt) embark on an unexpected life-changing affair.

With a promising law enforcement career and a child on the way, Marc’s life is all going according to plan until he meets the free spirited Kay. They start jogging together, bringing a breath of fresh air into Marc’s life – and, for the first time, he develops feelings for a man. Torn between the life he knows so well and the exhilaration of this new adventure, his life rapidly spins out of control. In this state of free fall, it seems Marc cannot make anyone happy anymore. Least of all himself.

Watch the trailer for Free Fall below. The film is now streaming on Dekkoo.