New This Week – 10/5/18

 

The gay film Cola De Mono is now available to stream on Dekkoo.com

It’s Christmas Eve, 1986, and Borja is a precocious teenager with a passion for film. As his extended family comes together to celebrate the holiday, the combined forces of the suffocating Chilean heat, free-flowing drinks, and repressed desire contribute to the eruption of long-held secrets. ‘Cola De Mono’ is available now, exclusively on Dekkoo!

The gay short film 'Beyond Plain Sight' is available now on Dekkoo

Ryan is a popular member of his community. He’s charming, helping and a social butterfly but Ryan has a secret. Dekkoo Films presents ‘Beyond Plain Sight’.

The gay film 'Steel' is available now on Dekkoo

Daniel, a successful TV journalist living life in the fast lane, has fallen into a deep depression. His seemingly perfect life collapses when panic attacks force him to deal with himself and his past, all while pursuing a handsome younger man. ‘Steel’ is available to stream on Dekkoo!

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Coming next week: A gay cinema masterpiece adapted from a notorious 16th century play.

Stream the first two seasons of Successful People

The hilarious new series Successful People comes from writers/stars Theresa Ryan & Artie O’Daly, better known as the YouTube musical duo Skip & Terri. The series revolves around Chet and Laura, a songwriting duo in their tenth year of trying to make it, who start to realize their chances of success may have already passed them by.

Laura is happily married – and very-much pregnant; Chet has gone 13 years without a boyfriend – and has no other friends to speak of. Together they’ve written some of the catchiest jingles middle America has ever heard, but a Top Ten hit for Rihanna continues to elude them.

As they encounter a variety of people who have actually achieved success, Laura fears she has begun the slow slide into “contentment.”  This reignites her passion for their dream, but, as her douchey high school friend Jake points out, her soon-to-be-born baby may put a kink in her plans. And leave Chet not only friend-less, but dream-less, too.

A single-camera comedy set in Los Angeles, Successful People explores the ideas of achievement vs. contentment, if goals should have expiration dates, and what lengths someone will go to to get what they want.  Each episode takes a different type of “successful person” and examines the impact they have on Laura & Chet as they work to achieve their dream.

Is there a set path to success?  Do our own lives keep us from what we want?  Are all successful people just assholes?  With the clock ticking, Laura and Chet are willing to try anything to become the one thing they’ve never been: Successful People.

You can stream the full first two seasons of the series RIGHT NOW on Dekkoo.

Kinky Boots is a modest little movie that launched an award-winning Broadway hit

Inspired by a hilarious true story, Kinky Boots is the refreshing, feel-good comedy that launched the multiple Tony Award-winning Broadway musical.

Released in 2005, Joel Edgerton, Nick Frost and Chiwetel Ejiofor, none of whom had quite broken through to major movie stardom (but would soon).

For generations, the Price family has made very sensible, very conservative shoes for men. When young Charlie Price (Edgerton) inherits the struggling business, he turns to an unlikely new creative consultant to save the business from imminent bankruptcy: a sassy cross-dressing cabaret singer (Ejiofor), whose outrageous style and wild designs are a breath of fresh air in the stuffy old factory.

Check out the original trailer for Kinky Boots below and then strut your stuff on over to Dekkoo to watch the full film.

 

You’re invited to Prom Night

A gay version of John Hughes hit from the 80s? A mix of Carrie and Pretty in Pink? An examination of homophobia, school bullying and gender prejudice? A cinematic poem about young love and romantic ideals? The 24-minute short Prom Night is, surprisingly, all that and more.

The newest project from São Paulo-based filmmaker Lufe Steffen, who made a name for himself in Brazil with Sao Paulo in Hi-Fi, Prom Night blends documentary and fiction while bringing to life real stories about LGBT people and their experiences at prom.

Watch two of the film’s official teaser trailers below and visit us at Dekkoo where the film is now streaming. (Editor’s note: there are no subtitles available on these teaser videos, but the version we have made available on Dekkoo does have English subtitles).

 

New This Week – 9/27/18

The gay classic, 'Kinky Boots' is available now to stream on Dekkoo

A drag queen (Chiwetel Ejiofor) comes to the rescue of a man (Joel Edgerton) who, after inheriting his father’s shoe factory, needs to diversify his product if he wants to keep the business afloat. ‘Kinky Boots’ is available to stream now on Dekkoo!

The gay short film 'Prom Night' is available now on Dekkoo

In the short film ‘Prom Night’, documentary and fiction is blended seamlessly bringing to life real stories about LGBT people and their experiences at prom.

The gay documentary Break Through is available now on Dekkoo

In this raw, eye-opening documentary a group of impassioned theater students come together to produce a play aimed at shedding light on the many stigmas and equality-rights issues faced by LGBT youth in the United States today. ‘Break Through’ is available now on Dekkoo!

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Coming next week: A hypnotic story from Chile that is both an enticing family melodrama and an explicit erotic thriller.

 

It just takes a few Baby Steps

Two gay dads. One meddling tiger mom. What could go wrong?

Danny (writer-director Barney Cheng), a Taiwanese-American man, longs to have a baby with his American partner Tate (The 10-Year Plan star Michael Adam Hamilton), but their attempts at international surrogacy are complicated by Danny’s meddlesome mom (Grace Guei), who wants to control every aspect of the process – all the way from Taipei.

Co-starring actor/stand-up comedian Jason Stuart, the charming, award-winning family comedy Baby Steps is available now on Dekkoo. Check out the trailer below.

 

One Great Gay Shot – ’20 Centimeters’ (2005)

With an “Almodovarian” twist and the flamboyance of The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert , director Ramón Salazar’s 20 Centimeters tells the story of Marieta (Mónica Cervera) a narcoleptic, transsexual who longs to get rid of 8 inches of equipment that separates her from being the glamorous woman she dreams to be.

20 Centimeters is available to stream now on Dekkoo!