New This Week – 2/2/18

This is an image from the gay movie 'About Us'

Diego is leaving his hometown and must leave behind everything he has ever loved including Matheus, a handsome young man. Ten years later, back in Brazil, Diego decides to write a novel about their relationship using his camera instead of his pen. This heartfelt biopic shows how passion can increase our motivation in life, but also how making tough choices can affect that passion. Watch ‘About Us’ on Dekkoo.com, available now one-month before DVD!

This is an image from the gay film 'Sasha'

A young gay pianist, Sasha, confronted with the everyday prejudice of his homophobic immigrant family, struggles with his urge to come out. ‘Sasha’ is available to stream now on Dekkoo! 

This is an image from the gay short film, 'Watch Me'

David goes about his life unaware that he is being followed by a stranger recording his every move. As the stranger gets closer he sees more of the dark secret that David is hiding from his boyfriend and the world around him. ‘Watch Me’ is available to stream on Dekkoo!

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Coming next week: A French drama about the sensitive passage into adulthood and the awakening of sexuality in four youths at the end of the Algerian War.

‘You Can’t Escape Lithuania’ – Now available same day as DVD!

We’ve just added Romas Zabarauskas’ latest film, ‘You Can’t Escape From Lithuania‘ to t loosely on his own experiences. It’s a stylish and supremely sexy gay road movie loosely based Zabarauskas’ own experiences.

Zabarauskas, who made a name for himself with the short film ‘Porno Melodrama’ and the feature ‘We Will Riot’ in his native Lithuania, funded this entire movie though Kickstarter…and went naked for donors to raise money (something, you’ll be happy to know, his cinematic counterpart also does in the film).

Watch ‘You Can’t Escape From Lithuania’ now!

‘Love Is Blind’, a Dekkoo-original series, is available NOW!

Make tonight, ‘Date Night With Dekkoo’ now that ‘Love Is Blind’ is available to watch!

Is there really such a thing as love at first date? ‘Love Is Blind‘, the brand-new, original gay reality series from Dekkoo.com, is going to find out! Each episode introduces two sexy gay singles, both looking for love, then sends them on a zany, unpredictable, and totally blind first date. Best of all, we take you along for the ride. Get a voyeuristic peak into their day-long courtship. Watch as these men turn each other – and sometimes turn on each other. Our “matches potentially made in gay heaven” are subjected to sexy ice-breakers like wrestling matches, kink classes, surfing, aerial acrobatics, body painting and tantric yoga. After that, the lucky couple is whisked away to dinner where the drinks and conversation start to flow and the guys’ true feelings about one another simmer to the surface. Hosted by comedian and MTV/Logo host Mike Kelton, who provides hilarious running commentary and in-depth analysis throughout each episode, ‘Love Is Blind‘ is poised to match-make gay singles everywhere, one couple and awesome/awkward first date at a time.

‘Love Is Blind’ is now available to binge only on Dekkoo!

 

DEKKOO DISPATCH 006 – “DESIRE WILL SET YOU FREE”

Title – ‘Desire Will Set You Free

Director – Yony Leyser

Starring – Yony Leyser, Tim-Fabian Hoffmann, Chloe Griffin, Amber Benson

Release Date – May 5, 2016

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Christopher Isherwood once wrote of his time in Berlin, ‘I am a camera with its shutter open, quite passive, recording, not thinking.’ The director of ‘Desire Will Set You Free‘, Yony Leyser, who also co-wrote and stars in the film absolutely aligns with that principle
in this hybrid fiction-doc combo. After the wall came down in 1989 Berlin slowly started becoming the queer melting pot it was once famous for due to the growth of hedonistic techno clubs in large abandoned warehouses. ‘Desire Will Set You Free‘ documents this time around 2010-2013 when Berlin became the hip place for young people to move to for its cheap housing, plentiful parties, and sex positive atmosphere.

The film follows a group of queer friends led by Ezra (a Palestinian/Israeli writer) and Cat (a very fun and dominant bisexual) as they move through the clubs (and doing lots of drugs in said clubs), parks (and having lots of sex in said parks), and architecture (just architecture! get your heads outta the gutter. Jeez.) of modern Berlin. Along the way Ezra falls for Sasha, a Russian hustler who’s dealing with confusion regarding his gender identity.

The movie features an uber-large cast of famous cameos: Amber Benson (Tara on ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’), ‘Godmother of Punk’ Nina Hagen as Oracle, cult musician and performance artist Peaches, along with Rosa Von Praunheim, Rummelsnuff, Blood Orange, and Einstuerzende Neubauten and Blixa Bargeld (formerly of Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds).

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Watch it with: Your cool hipster friends

Mix it with: Weed, Cocaine, and MDMA

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DEKKOO DISPATCH 004 – ‘TEENAGE KICKS’

Title – ‘Teenage Kicks

Director – Craig Boreham

Starring – Miles Szanto, Daniel Webber, Anni Finsterer, Ian Roberts

Release Date – October 15, 2016

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A sexy and heartbreaking tale of family, friends, and repressed longing converge together in the explosive ‘Teenage Kicks‘. An expansion of his earlier short film, ‘Drowning’ (using the same actor – sexy Miles Szanto) Craig Boreham picks up the flag of another Australian director, Ana Kokkinos (‘Head On’, 1998) by exploring queer themes in migrant communities in Australia.

Seventeen-year-old Mik just wants to get stoned and watch porn with his best friend Dan like any other teenager. Things take a turn when he’s caught peeping on his masturbating brother which then sets a series of events in motion that result in his death. The family is ripped apart by the tragedy and Mik tries to find solace with his brother’s pregnant girlfriend and Dan who’s sadly distracted by rich-girl Phaedra who he starts dating.

A whirlwind of teenage emotions and intense angst, ‘Teenage Kicks‘ shakes up the gay coming-of-age genre with a deeply compelling style, spirit, and a lot of sexiness!

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Watch it with: That Australian guy you’ve been meaning to have over

Mix it with: Foster’s Lager

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