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.

Meet Naz & Maalik, Now Available on Dekkoo

In this riveting dramatic tale, gay teens Naz and Maalik are friends, classmates, business partners and lovers. As the two closeted Muslim teens go about their regular daily routine on a Friday afternoon in Brooklyn they arouse the suspicions of an undercover FBI agent who begins to track them.

This complex tale of race, religion and sexuality features a pair of tremendous performances from lead actors Kerwin Johnson Jr. and Curtiss Cook Jr. Intimate and meditative, Naz & Maalik examines the mysterious forces that animate teenage minds.

An exceptionally well-crafted drama, and an auspicious feature debut from writer-director Jay Dockendorf, Naz & Maalik is now available on Dekkoo. Check out the trailer below.

New Gay Series: How It All Began

Dennis (Dennis Nollette), a late-middle-aged gay man, wakes up to discover Zach (Zach DuFault); an attractive, much younger man, in his bed. Is Zach just a one-night stand… or is it more than that? Sexy, subversive and sweet, this 10-episode series explains How It All Began.

How It All Began is streaming now on Dekkoo. Check out the series trailer, along with an exclusive image gallery, below!

 

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.

 

New Release: The Secret Path

The year is 1810. Frank and Theo (Darren Bransford and Henry Regan) are in love and on the run from the British Navy. There is a war on and they have escaped their home on The Rose, the ship where they met, to live the rest of their lives together.

The pair decide to hide out on the grounds of a large abandoned house in the English countryside, but soon find that their new hiding place may be even more dangerous than life in the Navy. Theo keeps seeing a dark and sinister figure watching them from a distance… and haunting his dreams. Only their love can save them.

Part historical gay romance, party ghost story, nothing is quite as it seems in The Secret Path, a strange, atmospheric mystery from prolific low-budget writer-director Richard Mansfield.

Check out the trailer for The Secret Path below. The full film is now available on Dekkoo.

Front Cover is a Romantic Gem

A tender, funny look at clashing cultures and love, Front Cover is an absolute delight for the urban fashionista in us all.

The film follows a handsome, openly gay New York City fashion stylist named Ryan (played by Jake Choi), who rejects his traditional Asian upbringing. When Ryan is given an assignment to style Ning (James Chen), a famous Chinese actor, for an important photo shoot, his attitudes begin to change. After a rocky start, an unlikely friendship develops between them, leading Ryan to re-examine his roots and consider an enticing new path for his life and career.

A bittersweet dramatic comedy, which looks at the Asian American experience with humor, irony and insight, Front Cover is a romantic gem. Enjoy the trailer below and catch the full film now on Dekkoo!

 

 

Make Room for Daddy

Colin McCormack (BearCity star Gerald McCullouch) thinks he has it all – a great job, a steady stream of hot younger guys, and a best friend (Dan Via) whose devotion he takes for granted. But when a charming and mercurial intern (Jaime Cepero) sweeps him off his feet, Colin sees a chance for something more: A family of his own. What he discovers instead is a shattering secret that may cost Colin everything – and everyone – he holds dear.

By turns funny, heartbreaking and hopeful, Daddy explores the universal need for love and connection, and the evolving understanding of “family” in today’s rapidly changing world.

Following a buzz-heavy world premiere in New York and an extended run in Los Angeles, the critical smash play by actor Dan Via became this big screen adaptation, directed by star Gerald McCullouch and co-starring the original creator himself.

Daddy is now available on Dekkoo.