Now Available: Dry Wind

Sandro (Leandro Faria Lelo) is shy, hirsute and incredibly horny middle-aged factory worker living in a dusty town in central Brazil. By day, he keeps his head down just enough not to be spotted eyeing the ample flesh on display at his local pool. But after a few glances shared with the younger and sexier Ricardo (Allan Jacinto Santana), an undeniable connection has been sparked.

A few chance encounters in the woodlands, and a memorably explicit moment at a county fair, visionary writer-director Daniel Nolasco’s sumptuous new drama Dry Wind takes us on an erotic trip – sometimes real, sometimes imagined – out of the mundane parts of Sandro’s life.

But just as things start to make sense for Sandro and Ricardo as a pair, in walks Maicon (Rafael Teóphilo), a man who seems like he literally stepped out a Tom of Finland sketch. He soon upends everything, forcing a love triangle that threatens Sandro’s careful discreet lifestyle.

A stylish and explicit follow-up to his wildly provocative pseudo-documentary Mr. Leather, Dry Wind proves that Daniel Nolasco is a filmmaker worth keeping an eye on and sets a new standard for original queer erotic cinema in the process.

Watch the trailer for Dry Wind below. The film is now streaming exclusively on Dekkoo.

New This Week – 11/20/20

Ryan and Jacob have been together for 4 years. They had planned to get married in the summer of 2020. Then a pandemic hit. And Jacob got sick. Dekkoo Films presents, ‘Do We Really Have to Say Goodbye’.

‘Back On Board: Greg Louganis’ is an intimate portrait of the public triumphs and private struggles of trailblazing openly gay athlete Greg Louganis. A refreshingly candid documentary film about this four-time Olympic champion, ‘Back On Board’ follows Louganis as he struggles with financial security and reunites with the sport he once dominated but was not welcome in.

‘History’ follows Jamie, a thirty-something gay New York lawyer, in the days after a messy breakup with his partner of five years, Jared. Through flashbacks, the audience watches Jamie’s evolution—or lack thereof—on issues of intimacy, sex, gender role conformity and friendships as he rebuilds his life on his own terms. Binge all three seasons of ‘History’ now on Dekkoo!

In the western town of Coal Ridge, a deputy keeps his love a secret until the outlaw who stole his heart is taken hostage. ‘Black Knuckle and Deputy Maltese’ is available to stream now on Dekkoo!

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Coming next week: A polyamorous couple sets out to test the limits of a restrictive society.

Max Ryder and Jake Bass invite you on an intimate and revealing Road Strip

Coming off their stellar performances as bitter rivals in the award-winning and groundbreaking adult film Project Gogo Boy, Max Ryder and Jake Bass set upon a journey of self-discovery that tests their friendship and their resolve. Heralded as the “(F**k) Buddy Movie of the Year,” Road Strip is an intense journey into the real lives of two of the most popular young performers in the gay adult entertainment industry!

Road Strip follows Max and Jake as they travel from New York to Palm Springs in a rented RV. We soon see what happens when cameras are on them 24/7 and the line between reality and fantasy becomes increasingly blurred. It also heralds an entirely new genre in gay filmmaking.

Having just launched their careers, the two adorable subjects took the gay adult world by storm, racking up a mountain of awards and instantly catapulting both models and studio to the forefront of the industry. This time you’ll get to witness their interpersonal relationships flowering and unraveling, highly personal interviews, and one of the most revealing – and sidesplitting – desert “trips” ever taken.

Road Strip writer/director Jake Jaxson, along with his partners-in-business-and-in-life Benny Morecock, and R.J. Sebastian have creatively fused a behind-the-scenes look at the gay porn world with experimental art, cinema verite and raunchy reality TV and have managed to fashion one seriously visually arresting experience.

You can now stream Road Strip on Dekkoo today!

Discreet is a dark thriller from acclaimed director Travis Mathews

A haunting past threatens to undermine one man’s journey toward emotional peace in writer-director Travis Mathews’ dark queer thriller Discreet .

After years in hiding and struggling to control his demons, an eccentric drifter returns home and discovers that his childhood abuser, the center of his pain, is still alive. Armed with this knowledge, the drifter plots his revenge, all the while navigating through the perilous land of masculine fragility in modern-day America.

Since 2000, Travis Mathews has been a consistently interesting director, screenwriter, editor and producer in the LGBTQ indie film scene. Most famously, Mathews collaborated with James Franco to make the docufiction, Interior. Leather Bar. Of the film, The New York Times said it was “one of the sharpest, best surprises” of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. The film screened in over 75 festivals internationally, including Berlinale and Rotterdam, and was released theatrically by Strand Releasing in early 2014.

Mathews’ feature narrative debut, I Want Your Love, about a group of gay San Francisco friends, premiered at the Frameline Film Festival, screened in dozens of international festivals, and was called “a bold film with rare insight into the uncensored lives of a generation of gay men” by filmmaker, Andrew Haigh (Weekend). In 2014, Mathews was an OUT 100 recipient and a two time SFFS/KRF grant recipient.

A self-taught filmmaker, Mathews’ body of work focuses on gay male intimacy and masculinity.

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

New This Week – 11/13/20

From visionary director Daniel Nolasco, ‘Dry Wind’ is an erotic fever dream centered around Sandro, a shy, middle-aged factory worker in a secret relationship with his younger co-worker Ricardo. When the mysterious and seductive Maicon arrives on the scene, a heated love triangle begins to develop, threatening to upend the secret life Sandro has strived to keep hidden. ‘Dry Wind’ is a available to stream now, exclusively on Dekkoo!

When a teenager with Down syndrome is abandoned by his mother, a gay couple take him in and become the loving family he’s never had. But when their living arrangement is discovered, the men are forced to fight a biased legal system to save the life of the child they have come to love as their own. ‘Any Day Now’ is now streaming on Dekkoo!

In a cold, lonely motel room, two boys who came out to their parents form a special, self-affirming bond. Watch ‘Blind Chance’ now on Dekkoo!

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Coming next week: A brand-new original short film from Dekkoo Films!

Politics get personal in the timely new drama Snowflake

The new queer political drama Snowflake tells a fictional story about the fear a nation faces when a dictatorial politician is suddenly thrust into the White House. Sound familiar?

After a shocking presidential election flings an anti-LGBTQ Christian warrior into the Vice Presidency, Ethan (JJ Bozeman) must grapple with his fear of the future and decide how many bridges he’s willing to burn, and how far he’s willing to go, to fight the future he fears.

“While I am overjoyed that the nation is finally beginning to grapple with the hard truths of systemic racism and police brutality, it is still shocking to me just how much we as a nation have numbed to the outrageous fraud and corruption of the Trump administration,” reflects Jack Tracy, the film’s writer director. “It has been normalized.  I hope when people watch Snowflake, the emotional spiral that I and so many other Americans felt in the days following Trump’s election will resurface and a new fire will be lit.”

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

Now Available: Are We Lost Forever

Hampus and Adrian’s on-again off-again relationship gets the final nail in the coffin one morning when Hampus finally works up the courage to reveal his love has fizzled out for good.

Since they were in a long term relationship thought to last forever, so becomes the long process of their breakup. The walls where pictures of them together once hung become increasingly bare, the pillow that once steadily carried the scent of Hampus begins to weaken, and old videos of a romantic holiday now seem a fleeting dream.

As the story unfolds the two are both pushed further apart but fate seems to continue to find ways of bringing the men together. Although they are broken up, lingering are the feelings of longing and loss.

Featuring terrific lead performances from Swedish actors Jonathan Andersson and Björn Elgerd, the new break-up drama Are We Lost Forever marks the feature-length debut of award-winning short film director David Färdmar.

Watch the trailer for Are We Lost Forever below. The film is available now on Dekkoo.

New This Week – 11/6/20

After years in hiding and struggling to control his demons, an eccentric drifter returns home and discovers that his childhood abuser, the center of his pain, is still alive. Armed with this knowledge, the drifter plots his revenge, all the while navigating the perilous land of masculine fragility in modern-day America. ‘Discreet’ is available now to stream on Dekkoo!

When two gay porn stars decide to travel across America in an RV for a string of gigs and public appearances, their relationship grows increasingly more contentious and the line between reality and fantasy becomes blurred. ‘Road Strip’ is streaming now on Dekkoo!

The charming portrait of legendary fashion designer Manolo Blahnik and how his extraordinary dedication to his craft led him to become the world’s most famous luxury shoemaker. Watch ‘Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes For Lizards’ on Dekkoo now!

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Coming next week: Daniel Nolasco’s ‘Dry Wind‘. 

A straight couple find their new home haunted in the short horror-comedy Poltergays

From Lonely Spectre Productions and the mind of writer and producer Brendan Haley, the new Dekkoo Original short film Poltergays takes the format of more recent horror hits like The Conjuring, Insidious, Sinister and Paranormal Activity to turn homophobia on its head.

When Perry and Tiff Myers (Peter Stickles and Clarke Wolfe), a woefully basic, bible “humping” straight couple, move into their new West Hollywood home, they don’t expect to be sharing it with Tanner and Derek (Charles Chudabala and Francisco Chacin), a fun young gay couple who are quickly assumed to be malevolent specters from the hellish great beyond.

While each party sifts through their memories of the event for a documentary crew from a TV show called “Spectral Stories,” the true story of what happened in this house of queer horrors starts coming into focus. Maybe Perry and Tiff are the more evil of the two couples after all.

Mocking homophobic culture’s labeling of the queer community as unholy, director Andrew J. Ceperley uses a stylish horror movie setting to point out such absurdity and ignorance. It’s also completely hilarious, featuring terrific deadpan comic performances all around.

Poltergays is now available to stream, exclusively on Dekkoo.

Don’t miss the acclaimed, decades-spanning French miniseries Proud

In 1981, it was still illegal to be gay in France. Today, same-sex marriage is recognized and has paved the way for legalizing the adoption of children by LGBTQ families.

With stories set in 1981, 1999 and 2013, the epic, critically-acclaimed three-part French miniseries Proud tells the story of Charles (Frédéric Pierrot), Victor (Samuel Theis) and Diego (Julien Lopez), three generations of people from the same family who represent the seismic social changes that took place in just three decades.

Created by Philippe Faucon, the award-winning director of Fatima (the 2016 Cesar winner for Best Film), this episodic cinematic event is a chronology of tolerance and a portrait of one family through changing times.

Watch the trailer for Proud below. All three episodes are available now on Dekkoo.