DEKKOO DISPATCH 012 – ‘EVERLASTING LOVE’

Title – ‘Everlasting Love

Director – Marcal Fores

Starring – Joan Bentalle, Aimar Vega, Hugo Alejo, Adrian de Alfonso

Release Date – April 25, 2015

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Is anyone else feeling a little dark these days? Is it just me? I’ve been thinking a lot about Marcal Fores’ film ‘Everlasting Love‘ lately and if you haven’t seen it and you’re in the mood for a sexy film involving intergenerational relationships and weird Spanish kids that take heartbreak a little too seriously keep reading!

I’ll set the scene for you: Dusk is still an hour or so away. You’re in a forest in the Northeastern area of Spain where various men and women are cruising for love and sex, but mostly sex. An older stud, Carlos, prowls the forest looking for his next trick, but instead happens upon one of his students, Toni. He doesn’t want to lose his job, but he also appears to have a voracious appetite for sexual pleasures and decides to have sex with Toni in his car (an incredible 4-minute sex scene taken in one continuous zoom
shot). I don’t really want to say what happens next, but I will say that I won’t mess with a group of Spanish youth ever!

Marcal Fores is a truly fantastic director and his first feature film ‘Animals’ (which you’ll be seeing soon on Dekkoo) also has a very similar surreal feeling. Marcal, like many young directors, puts a lot of emphasis on music in his films and in ‘Everlasting Love‘ he finds some very creepy tracks to put you on edge while at the same time keeping an humorous sensibility (especially in the end credits). I also really appreciate the honest nature of cruising in the film combining the reality of the endless hunt for sex (you can’t get lucky every time) with the fantastical element of women also being in the woods (a joke made early on in the film ‘Stranger by the Lake’ which many people compare to ‘Everlasting Love‘).

Combining sexiness, art-house techniques, horror elements, and honest-to-god romance, ‘Everlasting Love‘ is a 69-minute trip that you won’t soon forget!

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Watch it with: Someone you can cling on to if you get scared…or horny.

Mix it with: Spanish wine and tapas! Maybe some poppers too.

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New this week on Dekkoo – 3/24/17

After 16-year-old Rocco comes out to his traditional Italian parents, he decides to hit the road with his best friends and go see his favorite pop star in concert. Little does he know that his neurotic mother and eccentric grandma are hot on his heels. ‘A Little Lust‘ is available now!

Eating Out: The Open Weekend‘ is the fifth installment of the popular ‘Eating Out‘ comedy series. It offers up a raunchy look at love, sex and monogamy. While on “gaycation in Palm Springs” amid a never-ending parade of beautiful men – Zack is alarmed to learn that his new boyfriend Benji wants to try having an open relationship. Just as he’s starting to question the foundation of his relationship, he runs into his much more stable ex-boyfriend Casey.

17 year old Arend lives with his parents and has yet to come out of the closet. His first step is a date with handsome Michael, a guy he met on a dating site. When they meet, Arend discovers that Michael is not quite what he imagined. ‘Short‘ is now available on Dekkoo!

Love Me Anyway‘ is a sun soaked drama about a filmmaker in love with a surfer, and a young wife exploring the greener grass of an extramarital affair with another woman.

 

New this week on Dekkoo – 3/17/17

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.

An intimate coming-of-age story, ‘Waterberry Tears‘ follows Goyo (Raul Rodriguez), a gay teen in a Mexican immigrant family who lives among the migrant farmers of California’s Coachella Valley.

In ‘Home From the Gym‘, a meditative short film, a guy comes home. Alone.

Brian Jordan Alvarez is an LA based actor and filmmaker best known for his hugely successful series, ‘The Gay and Wondrous Life of Caleb Gallo’. His short, comedic videos are hilarious mini-sodes that capture his unique and twisted sense of humor.

As Robert prepares to move to Africa on a two-year work assignment, his boyfriend Michael becomes suspicious of his true motives for leaving. A very young Steve Buscemi co-stars in ‘Parting Glances‘, a gay classic from 1986 and a cornerstone of the New Queer Cinema film movement.

With raging boy hormones and the laugh quotient turned on full, Chris Salvatore and Daniel Skelton return, along with Rebekah Kochan and cult icon Mink Stole in ‘Eating Out: Drama Camp‘, the fourth installment of Q. Allan Brocka’s hilarious and over-the-top sexual antic-laden ‘Eating Out’ series!

 

New this week on Dekkoo – 3/10/17

Dropping the Soap‘ goes behind the scenes of long running (terrible) soap-opera “Collided Lives” and the desperate antics of its cast and crew. When the network brings in a ruthless new Executive Producer (Jane Lynch) to “re-brand” the show, the cast must fight for their survival by any means necessary. Bend over, Daytime.

Good As You‘ was protested by Catholic organizations at the time of its release. This romantic comedy from Italy follows eight characters who cross paths on New Year’s Eve in Rome. After a sudden power outage, the night takes a strange turn and our eight separate protagonists are well on their way to becoming four distinct couples.

Going Down in La La Land‘ is about a young, handsome and ambitious boy name Adam. He arrives in Hollywood looking to become a big star in movies but, the only people that seem to want to hire him are gay porn producers. He soon finds himself immersed in a dark and dangerous world.

Mr. Sugar Daddy‘ is the story of a man looking for a fresh start. When Hans falls for young Andrej he is thrown into a game that does not allow any winner.

Mother Knows Best‘ is a wonderful short film about a mother that has absolutely no problems with her son being gay. She only wants to give him a little well-meaning advice.

In ‘Twenties: The Series‘, three guys with vastly different personalities move in together and try to overcome the anxieties, pressures, and heartbreaks of the twenties.

 

DEKKOO DISPATCH 010 – ‘DROPPING THE SOAP’

Title – ‘Dropping the Soap

Director – Ellie Kanner

Starring – Paul Witten, Kate Mines, Suzanne Friedline, Jane Lynch

Release Date – March 7, 2017

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Today, Dekkoo presents ‘Dropping the Soap‘. A hilarious 10 episode TV series that presents a highly satirical view of what goes on behind the scenes of filming the ‘hit’ soap opera Collided Lives.

I literally could not stop watching episode after episode of this series once I started. Talk about a binge! The episodes leave you hungry for more of what hi-jinks the main character Julian Draker (Paul Witten – also a co-writer of the show) will get himself into.

After ratings begin to plummet on the long-running soap, Olivia Vanderstein (played with surgical precision by the always formidable Jane Lynch) steps in to take over the management of the show. At the beginning of each episode we get a taste of what audiences see watching the TV show and then immediately get thrown into the chaos of the lives of the cast and crew. Now we don’t really want to give anything away, but this is a gay channel and so let’s just throw it out there that the show does get quite gay as it goes along.

There are so many fantastic cameos that kept me jumping on my couch with joy. John Michael Higgins (Best in Show) plays a depressed commercial director, Diedrich Bader (Veep) plays an old flame of Julian’s, and even Ben Bauer (Hunting Season, Shirtless Dudes Book Club) gets a fun role as one of Olivia’s incredibly disposable personal assistants. Throw that in with hilariously offensive jokes that poke fun at everything and everyone and more than a few bare-chested hotties and I was hooked!

Guys, you really need to drop what your doing and binge ‘Dropping the Soap‘ right now!

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Watch it with: A group full of the gays you watch ‘Drag
Race’ with.

Mix it with: Champagne with a dash of Elderflower Liqueur
for class.

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‘Queer As Folk’ is now available on Dekkoo!

We’re thrilled to announce the original two seasons of ‘Queer As Folk‘ are now available in the Dekkoo library

This UK series originally aired between 1999 and 2000. It starred Aiden Gillen (Game of Thrones, The Wire) and a young, baby-faced Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy). The show was such a success that it went on to inspire the American remake. However, many feel the original was the better of the two and we tend to agree. The series follows a colorful and lively group of friends at the heart of Manchester’s gay club scene as they forge their ways in a straight world.

Considered controversial due to the sexual relationship between 29-year old Stuart (Aiden Gillen) and 15-year old Nathan (Charlie Hunnam), ‘Queer As Folk‘ remains a truly ground-breaking gay series.

‘Queer As Folk’ is available to binge-watch now on Dekkoo!

 

Bend over daytime, ‘Dropping the Soap’ arrives March 7.

We are proud to announce that on March 7, a truly gut-busting 10-part series starring Paul Witten and Jane Lynch will debut on Dekkoo.

Dropping the Soap‘ goes behind-the-scenes of the long-running (awful) soap-opera “Collided Lives:. As the program struggles to stay afloat, a new Executive Producer named Olivia Vanderstein (played by the always hilarious Jane Lynch) shows up to shake things up. While the cast and crew desperately try to hold things together, Julian Drake (the soap’s leading man of “questionable talent and moral compass”) struggles to keep his personal life private and his cast members employed.

This is a show that we can not wait to share with you. All episodes will be available March 7. In the meantime, click on the link below to check out the trailer.

‘Dropping the Soap’ – WATCH THE OFFICIAL TRAILER HERE