New This Week – 11/9/18

The gay film Daddy is now available to watch on Dekkoo!

Colin is a stud. Stew, not so much. They’ve been virtually inseparable since college. But now Colin has fallen for a much younger man. ‘Daddy’ is available to watch now on Dekkoo!

The gay short film Iconoclast is now available to watch on Dekkoo

When his bathroom mirror reflection begins to separate from him, a mixed race teen must navigate a landscape of identity and change to come out to his parents before it’s too late. The gay short film ‘Iconoclast’ is available to stream now on Dekkoo!

'Call Me Marianna' is available now on Dekkoo

Marianna is an attractive 40-year-old woman who has just sued her parents in order to obtain a sex change. Confronted with the idea of losing what she holds dearest to her – her family – she must face the chilling reminder of the sacrifices one takes to be themselves. Watch ‘Marianna’ now on Dekkoo!

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Coming next week: A tender, entertaining look at clashing cultures and love.

Short Film Spotlight: Trophy Boy

The 13-minute short Trophy Boy, now available on Dekkoo, is your classic “riches-to-rags” story. It depicts the downward spiral of James (wrtier/director/star Emrhys Cooper),  a spoiled, “influencer” and narcissist, who, based on his social media accounts, appears to have it all.

Writer, director and star Emrhys Cooper in Trophy Boy - a short film now available on Dekkoo

Unfortunately for James, just before his 30th birthday, his much older boyfriend (on whom he was financially dependent) breaks up with him. James now must face reality with no work experience and no idea where to start.

Writer, director and star Emrhys Cooper in Trophy Boy - a short film now available on Dekkoo

With his sex-addicted best buddy by his side, James takes a crash course in living and sets out to prove that he doesn’t need anyone to take care of him. He ultimately ends up alienating himself further from reality and comes face-to-face with the bitter fact that if he doesn’t learn to live as an adult in the real world, he’ll never be more than a washed-up, unwanted accessory.

Writer, director and star Emrhys Cooper in Trophy Boy - a short film now available on Dekkoo

Cooper displays his chops both in front of and behind the camera with this hard-hitting showcase. Talking about the film, he said his aim was to “highlight that achieving one’s dreams, being responsible for your own actions, and being honest with yourself and others are ultimately what will make you happy.”

Poster for Trophy Boy, a short film by Emrhys Cooper

Watch the trailer for Trophy Boy below and check out the full short film on Dekkoo.

New This Week – 10/26/18

Derek Jarman's gay film 'Caravaggio' is now available to stream on Dekkoo

Derek Jarman delivers a retelling of the life of the celebrated 17th-century painter through his brilliant, nearly blasphemous paintings and his flirtations with the underworld. Watch ‘Caravaggio’ now on Dekkoo!

The gay short film 'Trophy Boy' is now available to stream on Dekkoo

James, a sexy, youthful sought-after instagram star in high-society and self-proclaimed ‘Trophy,’ is dumped by his wealthy live-in benefactor. Now he must learn that the real world is not the facade he’s built for himself on social media. Stream the award-winning short film ‘Trophy Boy’ on Dekkoo!

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As 19-year-old Bennett Wallace navigates early sobriety, late adolescence, and the evolution of his gender identity, his mother makes her own transformation from resistance to acceptance of her trans son. ‘Real Boy’ is available to stream now on Dekkoo!

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Coming next week: A wicked ensemble comedy about a group of gay, lesbian and hetero friends and family connected by secrets and lies.

The award-winning short film ‘Trophy Boy’ arrives on Dekkoo!

The award-winning short film Trophy Boy is now available on Dekkoo. The short film about James, a sexy NYC #bestlife poser who must face the harsh reality of creating a life without a hashtag after he is dumped by his wealthy benefactor.

The film was directed by actor and director Emrhys Cooper, written by co-star Anthony Johnston (a writer on the CBS series “Instinct”) and co-stars Gerald McCullough, who many know from the “Bear City” movies.

Trophy Boy, premiered on Sunday October 21st in the private screening room at the exclusive members club SoHo House New York. Drawing a glamorous crowd including actors like Zachary Quinto and his partner Miles McMillan. Instagram star Eric Rutherfod, well known artist and author Oliver Jeffers, actress and influencer Sofia Belhouari and the full cast of Trophy Boy.

WATCH TROPHY BOY NOW ON DEKKOO!

Check out some photos from the premier below!

Emrhys Cooper at the premiere of his short film, 'Trophy Boy'
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Zachary Quinto and Emrhys Cooper at the premier of 'Trophy Boy'
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Emrhys Cooper and Anthony Johnson at the premiere of 'Trophy Boy'
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Gerald McCullouch (Mark), Donal Brophy (Tom), Emrhys Cooper (James), Anthony Johnston
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Emrhys Cooper and Instagram star Eric Rutherford @mr.rutherford

New This Week – 10/19/18

The gay movie "What's Between Us" is now available on Dekkoo

After eighteen years of marriage, Alice finds herself confronted with the fact that her husband Frank feels more and more attracted to men. Not only Frank, but also she and their three children undergo an irreversible change. ‘What’s Between Us’ is now available on Dekkoo!

The transgender short film TransMute is available on Dekkoo

Christine must travel to North Carolina after receiving a devastating phone call from her mother and reveal that she has transitioned from Christine to Chris. ‘TransMute’ is now available on Dekkoo!

The gay comedy eCupid is available on Dekkoo.com

As his 30th birthday nears, an over-worked ad executive comes across a mysterious dating app called “eCupid” – which soon begins controlling his entire life. His world is quickly turned upside down as he struggles to fight his way through a stream of horny suitors and discovers that all the attention is more than he bargained for. Stream ‘eCupid’ instantly on Dekkoo.com!

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Coming next week: A stylishly bold tribute to the volatile artist.

It’s time for a Break Through

The new film Break Through from director Aaron Hose documents a group of passionate twenty-somethings within the Theatre for Social Change movement, as they unite in a stand against the stigmatization and marginalization of LGBTQ citizens in America.

Part human interest story, part dramatic interpretation, this uplifting film examines the importance of seeing your sexuality as only one thing that defines you as a person.

Having courage, self-acceptance and parental support is crucial for our LGBT youth, especially since we live in a society where many of them are still bullied for being “different”. Break Through aims to open the eyes of those who are quick to dismiss gay, lesbian and transgender issues as “no big deal”.  Sure, things may be getting better, but being “out in the open” is by no means easy.

Check out the trailer for Break Through below. The full documentary is now available on Dekkoo.

8 Short Films to Watch as Halloween Approaches

If you’re anything like us, you enjoy a good scary movie during the month of October. Dekkoo has plenty of feature length films to satisfy your spooky seasonal needs, but we also have a terrific selection of shorts. Here are eight highlights to add to your Halloween viewing line-up.

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Bugcrush

2006, 36 mins

Director: Carter Smith

A small-town loner’s fascination with the new kid in town leads him into something much more sinister than he could ever have imagined. Bugcrush was a huge hit on the film fest circuit and received numerous awards. Director Carter Smith was tapped to helm the much bigger budget studio horror picture The Ruins two years later as a result of this film’s success.

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PYOTR495

2016, 15 mins

Director: Blake Mawson

Set one evening in present-day Moscow, 16-year-old Pyotr (Alex Ozerov) thinks he’s found a decent online hook-up, but ends up getting baited by an ultra-nationalist group known for their violent abductions and attacks – bolstered by Russia’s LGBT propaganda law. What these homophobic extremists don’t know if that Pyotr has a dangerous secret… and they’re not going to like it.

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Cock N’ Bull

2012, 8 mins

Director: Nathan Adloff

Wes (co-writer Danny Rhodes) invites his best friend Chris (co-writer/director Nathan Adloff) over to his place for a quite night in after being cruelly dumped by his boyfriend Henry. The two pals attempt to blow off some steam by channeling their youth and prank calling strangers… but soon realize that may have been the worst idea ever.

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I Really Like You

2014, 13 mins

Director: Jason Karman

I Really Like You is a tragedy about Michael (Steve Bradley), who runs a small restaurant that has a reputation for being a hook-up joint. He sees Brandt (Garrett Black) visiting the restaurant looking for some action. As Michael uses the lure of sex to entice him, memories of a love lost are triggered, leaving him always wanting more. The film speaks to the impersonal nature of hook-ups and the lengths some people will go to have intimacy.

Still from Candy, a short film by Mark Bessenger

Candy

2012, 8 mins

Director: Mark Bessenger

In this short horror/thriller from director Mark Bessenger (Bite Marks, The Last Straight Man), a man calls into phone sex lines looking for a potential romantic partner. Vic, a college student, is interested, but is too nervous to accept, prompting the mysterious caller to take matters into his own hands.

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Tonight It’s You

2016, 17 mins

Director: Dominic Haxton

When a young gay man hooks up with a guy he meets on a dating app, he encounters something much more sinister than even his most base fears could have imagined. Set in a God-fearing town, director Dominic Haxton sets us up to believe that the only thing to fear is local homophobia, but he’s really about to witness something truly unthinkable.

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Tonight It’s Me

2014, 13 mins

Director: Dominic Haxton

Also from director Dominic Haxton, and something of a companion piece to Tonight It’s You, Tonight It’s Me takes us through one night in the life of a hot young hustler, who soon finds himself in uncharted waters when he spends the night with a client far different from the lecherous, much-older “johns” he’s used to servicing for cash.

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I Was a Teenage Werebear

2011, 30 mins

Director: Tim Sullivan

A clever spoof of 1960’s drive-in flicks, I Was a Teenage Werebear features five rock and roll musical numbers in a mash-up of Roger Corman and John Waters that follows a day in the life of closeted schoolboy Ricky O’Reilly (played by Sean Paul Lockhart, a.k.a. adult film star Brent Corrigan) who falls is turned into a beast after being bitten by Malibu High’s mysterious bad boy Talon (Anton Troy).