New This Week – 3/15/19

Two men fall in love behind the walls of a concentration camp in this powerful drama. Clive Owen, Lothaire Bluteau, Mick Jagger, Jude Law, Ian McKellen, Paul Bettany, Rachel Weisz and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau star in this emotional adaptation of the award-winning stage play by Martin Sherman. ‘Bent’ is available to stream now on Dekkoo!

Liam, a young man wracked with confusion after an incident guides him on a mission of self-discovery, faces choices that risk changing his life forever. Stream the gay short film ‘Crossroad’ now!

This poignant documentary focuses on the cultural and social movement known as “Queercore”, an offshoot of punk that was distinguished by its discontent with society’s disapproval of the gay, bisexual, lesbian and transgender communities. ‘Queercore: How to Punk a Revolution’ is now playing on Dekkoo!

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Coming next week: A brand new gay movie and gay series available exclusively on Dekkoo!

Short Films Spotlight: Dudes

In the new 11-minute short film Dudes, four buddies – Matt, Jay, Bobby and Denny, played respectively by Jakeem Hawkins, Anthon Meyer, Alexander Volpi and Michael Gmur – are sitting around playing video games. They’re also talking crassly about the girls in their orbit and relentlessly busting one another’s balls. Nothing unusual here. One could argue that this is the roundabout way that straight frat dudes display their affection. Soon, however, a line is crossed.

Once Denny starts trying to explain his lack of interest in a particular female hottie, the gay jokes ensue. “Do you hang out with your buds and plug each other’s assholes all day?” “Do you like to sit on the salami?” “Are you strictly dickly?” “Do you slide down the pole and take the sausage hostage?” Reaching a breaking point, Denny realizes it’s finally time to come out to his buds, whatever the consequences may be.

A Brazilian filmmaker who has studied at Vancouver Film School in Canada and at the  New York Film Academy in Los Angeles, Noan Ribeiro has worked extensively in post-production as a visual effects artist. He makes his directorial debut with Dudes.

Dudes is now available to stream on Dekkoo.

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New This Week – 3/8/19

Four friends meet for a weekend by the pool, when a sudden call disrupts the quietness of the hot countryside, an unexpected guest is coming for dinner. Soon, old wounds and old dreams, thought to be forgotten, start to resurface. ‘Sunburn’ is available to stream exclusively on Dekkoo right now!

Passions re-ignite and secrets revealed when a graphic designer reconnects with the great, lost love of his life for a weekend tryst at a house in the desert near Joshua Tree. Watch ‘Lazy Eye’ now on Dekkoo!

When a jock comes out as gay to his closest friends, each of the bros has a different reaction to the big news. Will their friendship win over discrimination? Watch the gay short film ‘Dudes’ on Dekkoo!

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Coming next week: Clive Owen stars as Max, a promiscuous gay man living in 1930s Berlin.

Short Film Spotlight: Getting Off

Getting off clients is easy. Getting off to a new start isn’t.

Jonathan Rentler in Getting Off

In the provocative new 34-minute short film Getting Off, Dane (Jonathan Rentler), a recent college graduate living in New York City, reflects on his time working as an escort to pay his way through school… all while he prepares to take his first real job in another city.

Jonathan Rentler and Lee Baptiste in Getting Off

Before he leaves, Dane decides to pay his dearest client, Harris (Paul Walling), one last visit. Harris, a sweet middle aged man, has been paying Dane for sex and companionship during Dane’s time in school. As the reality of their last time together sets in, the two men recount their history together and discover that getting off to a new start – apart from one another and their “maybe not just strictly business” relationship – might be more difficult than either of them had ever imagined.

Paul Walling and Jonathan Rentler in Getting Off

A New York University senior thesis project from writer/director Tommy Craven, Getting Off rises above its status as a student film. Edgy and sexually explicit, though never thoughtlessly so, the film explores an unusual relationship on the margins, but doesn’t cheat us on the humanity or deeply-felt emotions.

Getting Off Original Poster Artwork

Watch the trailer for Getting Off below. The full short is available to watch now on Dekkoo.

New This Week – 3/1/19

Shane, a gay Anishinaabe teen in Northern Ontario is struggling to support his family after his sister’s suicide. Torn between responsibilities at home and the promise of freedom calling from the city Shane must decide his true path. ‘Fire Song’ is available to stream now on Dekkoo!

The boyfriend of a handsome photographer tries to deal with his jealousy after finding nude photos he took of a gorgeous model. Dekkoo Films presents ‘The Jealous Sea’. Watch it now!

‘Drag Heals’ is a documentary series that follows men who have never worn heels or make-up but have always dreamed of letting their inner drag queen out. Stream the entire series now on Dekkoo!

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Coming next week: Four friends. One swimming pool. One house. One phone call. One question – What if the love of our life came back 10 years after everything was over?

New This Week – 2/15/19

Bruno, an architect with a great life, is hired to build an iconic landmark, and as he works with a gay history teacher named Fer, an unexpected and intense romance starts to blossom. ‘In the Grayscale’ is available to stream now on Dekkoo!

In this short film, Billy, a 17 year-old boy in a seemingly perfect relationship, grapples with his feelings towards an older male tattoo artist. Watch ‘Hold My Hand’ now on Dekkoo!

On Christmas Day, young David finds out that his boyfriend Jonathan as taken another lover. The discovery sends him into a depression that drives him to “get him back” at all costs. ‘Unfriend’ is available now on Dekkoo!

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Coming next week: In a remote fishing village in Iceland, teenage boys Thor and Christian experience a turbulent summer, 

New This Week – 2/8/19

In the wake of a family tragedy, Andy, an introverted student who seems different from the other boys, is forced to move in with his strict, no-nonsense grandmother. When he meets and develops a relationship with her sexy young gardener, he is opened up to a world of new possibilities.  ‘Seeds’ is available exclusively on Dekkoo!

Set in a small Texas town, two lonely men struggle through relationships until one day they meet each other. A refreshing, intelligent drama about two very un-stereotypical gay men. Watch ‘Pit Stop’ now on Dekkoo!

Michael is 33 and he’s never been with a guy. His first encounter is going to be awkward…and also kinda great. The gay short film ‘Silverlake Afternoon’ is available to stream now on Dekkoo!

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Coming next week: Offering no easy answers, this tenderly told tale of sexual discovery has earned comparisons to Andrew Haigh’s acclaimed ‘Weekend’.