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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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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Feral, a Dekkoo-original series, is available NOW!

Make tonight, ‘Date Night With Dekkoo’ now that Feral is available to watch.

Best friends Billy and Daniel are faced with a conflict when they are forced to kick out their roommate, Jordan. Finding a new gay/gay friendly roommate turns out to be no easy task, and they end up relying on the help of their fun and whimsical friend Emily who introduces them to the mysterious new guy in town.

Feral is now available only on Dekkoo.

 

#DoYouDekkoo?

Beauty is in the unexpected. ‘Beautiful Something’ comes to Dekkoo.

Four diverse gay men navigate art, sex and love in one sublime night.

Directed by Joseph Graham (he directed Strapped, one of our favorite movies in the Dekkoo collection), Beautiful Something is a romantic comedy-drama that follows four diverse gay men over the course of one eventful night in Philadelphia. Each man is looking for a meaningful connection but usually settles for a quick and dirty hook-up. But in this stunningly photographed film, one extraordinary night will deliver a series of strange and life-changing encounters for each.

We are proud to offer this film the same week as its DVD release. As Dekkoo continues to grow, we will continue to bring our subscribers the very best in gay film. We’re thrilled to have you along for the ride!

Enjoy!