New this week on Dekkoo – 4/28/17

Hosting a group of male friends at his family’s house for summer break, Fernando invites German, a team-mate from his taekwondo class. While the rest of the gang – usually clad in nothing at all – engage in random conversation, German wonders if Fernando is going to make a move. ‘Taekwondo‘ has been called the sexiest film of the year. Find out why!

From writer and director Adam Goldman (‘The Outs’) comes ‘Whatever This Is‘, a series about a diverse group of friends striving to achieve their dreams while struggling to make it as production assistants.

Alex is a paramedic who saves lives on London’s gay chemsex scene, but can he save himself from it? Watch the harrowing ‘G O’clock‘ on Dekkoo now!

London’s gay scene and one man’s search for love are the subjects of this groundbreaking 1978 drama – considered the first commercial gay feature ever made and released in the United Kingdom. Also featuring full-frontal male nudity, quite taboo for the time, and an early acting role for queer iconoclast filmmaker Derek Jarman, ‘Nighthawks‘ was ahead of its time in more ways than one.

Boy‘ tells the story of an undocumented Filipino janitor in Holland. He has no name and is constantly moving, but everything changes when his boyfriend auditions for a dance company and one of his employers commits suicide.

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Coming next week: Two Mormon missionaries succumb to their desire in a touching romance – the first film in a beloved trilogy.

DEKKOO DISPATCH 016 – ‘G O’CLOCK’ AND ‘QUEER AS FOLK’

Title – ‘Queer As Folk

Director – Sarah Harding, Charles McDougall, Menhaj Huda

Starring – Aiden Gillen, Craig Kelly, Charlie Hunnam, Denise Black

Release Date – February 23, 1999

Title – ‘G O’Clock

Director – Mitchell Marion

Starring – Phillip Weddell, Leon Lopez, Seth Papworth, Damien Hughes

Release Date – March 16, 2016

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Happy hump day everyone! Hope your weeks have all been going swimmingly. Speaking of swimming, the focus of this week’s dispatch involves a quick paddle across the Atlantic to Britain where you’ll find two groups of guys partying hard!

First up is the classic original series of ‘Queer As Folk‘. The hit Showtime series here in the U.S. featuring Gale Harold, Randy Harrison, and Hal Sparks was actually a remake of a Russell T. Davies (who later went on to helm the revival of ‘Doctor Who’ and the gay series ‘Cucumber’ and ‘Banana’) series on Channel 4 in the U.K.. If anyone here is unfamiliar with the basic plot I’ll fill you in: The show follows Stuart, a rich advertising executive that parties extremely hard and manages to sleep with whoever he wants, his
best friend Vince, a nerdy type that has a bit more difficulty finding a man, and then there’s 15-year-old Nathan, the catalyst for the series who falls in love with Stuart. Also of note here is that Nathan is played by Charlie Hunnam who went from twink to hunk and has been in tons of stuff like ‘Sons of Anarchy’ and ‘Pacific Rim’.

It’s interesting to note the differences and similarities between the original and the remake. The cities are fairly similar. It’s Manchester in the U.K. which has a vaguely similar suburban feel to Pittsburgh in the U.S. remake. The main three characters are still in the remake, but with different names. Stuart is Brian, Vince is Michael, and Nathan is now Justin. Also of note is the age of Nathan which in the U.K. series was 15 and in the U.S. series was 17. We’re just not as mature as people in the U.K. I suppose…

I highly recommend checking out the whole series. It packs just as much of an emotional wallop as the American series and still has a ton of sex, drugs, and parties just like its cousin.

This segues just perfectly into our featured short of the week which is ‘G O’Clock‘. I got to see this film twice on the big screen and it’s definitely a short film the audience couldn’t quite figure out if they were turned on by or scared of. The reason for that is that for most of the film you get to see boys partying their asses off almost completely naked and
having sex while imbibing the drug GHB. A quick science lesson: GHB, scientifically known as Gamma Hydroxybutyrate (C4H8O3) is a drug that is typically used in party scenes and at orgies. GHB is very similar to alcohol and increases feelings of euphoria, sex drive, and tranquility. It’s also much more dangerous than alcohol and you can easily pass out on it.

G O’Clock‘ follows the lives of a few GHB partiers, one of whom happens to be a paramedic (a mega HOT burly dude) who saves the life of a friend of the main character at the beginning of the film. The short tries to showcase the fun side of partying with GHB (happy guys, hot sex, big dicks) and also the bad side (jealousy, overdosing, etc.). It’s a really well done short film that I wish was twice as long, but still packs a wallop and is definitely worth checking out.

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Watch ’em with: Your party friends

Mix ’em with: Uh so apparently there’s a drink called GHB and it doesn’t sound half bad:

-1 oz Patron Tequila

-1 oz DeKuyper Watermelon Pucker Schnapps

-1/2 oz triple sec

-1 oz sweet and sour mix

-1/2 lime

 

New this week on Dekkoo – 4/21/17

I’m Fine‘ is a brand-new Dekkoo-original series follows Nate as he tries to find closure and break himself out of romantic purgatory.

At Goodkind High School, a group of students with varying sexual orientations form an after-school club as a discreet way to share their feelings and experiences. ‘Geography Club‘ is like a gay ‘Breakfast Club’!

In the Mexican short film, ‘A World for Raul‘ when a 13-year old boy is asked to entertain the local landowner’s son, a game of power and pride starts between the two boys.

The sexual desires of a country priest for a local boy threatens his sincere devotion to his calling in this impassioned Polish drama. ‘In The Name Of‘ is now available on Dekkoo!

 

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Next week: A relentlessly sexy new film from the director of AbsentHawaii and Sexual Tension: Volatile.

DEKKOO DISPATCH 015 – ‘I’M FINE’

Title – ‘I’m Fine

Director – Brandon Kirby

Starring – Perry Powell, Lee Doud, Shaughn Buchholz, Ulysses Morazan

Release Date – April 19, 2017

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Hey all! So we’ve been hyping our new original series, ‘I’m Fine‘ to you for a while now and the moment has finally come to premiere the first four episodes of Season 1! At Dekkoo we’re constantly on the hunt for new filmmakers working in the LGBTQ spectrum and the director of ‘I’m Fine‘ is a perfect example of what we’re striving for. This series is the directorial debut of Brandon Kirby whose work in the film industry with both Outfest and Strand Releasing showcases a clear passion for the world of queer cinema.

The premise for ‘I’m Fine‘ centers around Nate who’s going through a tough post-breakup phase and relies on his friends Jeff, Andy, and Brian for emotional support. In the first four episodes alone we witness rebound sex, drunken confessions of love, reunions with BFFs, shrieking homosexuals, awkward phone calls, and most importantly – mimosas.

When I asked the director more about his motivations behind creating ‘I’m Fine‘ he responded thus: ‘My motivation to make the series is the end of ‘Looking,’ and how, though we have options among the digital space, there is not a series dedicated solely to the experience of the LGBT community where they are experiencing friendships and relationships — and at the forefront. And beyond what even ‘Looking’ was able to achieve, I want to open up a conversation on gay male friendship in the way recent works such as ‘Frances Ha’ and ‘Broad City’ have explored the fluidity found within female friendship. These stories aren’t being told when there’s so much to tell.’

We’re calling ‘I’m Fine‘ our very first, ‘pocket series’ because the episodes were designed to be short. It’s a series you can take with you on the go! The first four episodes are available now. Episodes 5 through 8 will launch June 21 and we’re already in pre production for season 2!

Make sure to let us know what you think, tell all your friends, and most importantly…enjoy!

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Watch it with: That cute guy you’re sitting next to on the subway!

Mix it with: Your energy bar and cup of coffee. Don’t be late to work!

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New this week on Dekkoo – 4/14/17

Meet Myles and Brody, best friends and total opposites. Myles is a hopeless romantic looking for Mr. Right. Brody is a sexy player on the hunt for Mr. Right Now. These two friends make a plan that they’ll be together if both of them are still single in a decade. Nearly ten years later and still alone, both friends will do whatever it takes to avoid
becoming a couple. ‘The 10-Year Plan‘ is now available on Dekkoo!

In ‘The Wilding‘, a juvenile inmate named Malcolm is offered a chance at parole, he is torn between his chance for freedom and protecting the one he loves.

Five Moments of Infidelity‘ is a sensual, true to life drama, that looks at infidelities and the diverse consequences they create across five different worlds in the same city.

Straight Men and the Men Who Love Them: Vol. 3‘ is an international shorts collection that chronicles the pitfalls and pleasures surrounding gay/straight friendships and hidden attractions. The films included in this set are ‘Quarters’, ‘Rubber Duckie’, ‘Boy
Game’, ‘Early One Summer’ and ‘From Here to There’ – all of which screened at various LGBT film festivals around the world.

 

DEKKOO DISPATCH 014 – ‘BOY CULTURE’

Title – ‘Boy Culture

Director – Q. Allan Brocka

Starring – Derek Magyar, Darryl Stephens, Patrick Bauchau, Jonathon Trent

Release Date – April 1, 2006

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Alright show of hands – who here has not watched ‘Boy Culture’? We won’t tell anyone, promise! Alright there seems to be a few of you out there. Why haven’t you watched it?? Are you afraid of the sexiness? Do you think it looks cheesy? We promise it’s not as cheesy as you think it is. Well I mean it is, but I promise there’s more to it! Just keep reading.

Boy Culture‘ follows the adventures of a witty and droll prostitute named ‘X’. Through voice-over he takes us through his philosophies on hooking, dating in the gay world, and introducing us to his smoking hot roommates; the mega-twinky Joey with the large tongue and the possible-love-of-X’s-life Andrew (played by the always-charming Darryl Stephens). Conflict comes into play when X reveals that even though he’s in love with Andrew he can’t actually imagine having sex without getting paid. Luckily X has a new older client that seems to be good at playing the role of therapist. Enter Gregory, (played by Patrick Bauchau, a veteran actor best known for ‘A View to Kill’, but who I know best from ‘Phenomena’ which I actually watched last night coincidentally) a recluse who seems to only want to talk and not actually have sex.

Alright so what value does this movie that seems to be just another gay prostitute film contain? Well the answer is the incredibly witty, fun, and honest dialog penned by Q. Allan Brocka (‘Eating Out‘, ‘Rick & Steve’) who once again is able make a low-budget film shine through dialog that ranges from the brilliantly cheesy to really heartfelt lines that get me aww’ing every time, ‘But lesbians have it easy. Sure they have all that dyke drama, but it’s only because they give a shit about each other’.

Key points to convince you more: 3ways, hot guys, the dangers of GHB, witty old man dialog, repressed childhood memories, a black wedding, coming-out, falling in love, a really awkward sex scene, (Patrick Bauchau is totally straight and it feels really uncomfortable, but it’s hilarious I promise!) crossword puzzles, dykes with pink hair (I see you Emily Brooke Hands!), really hot back-up plans, tax evasion, road-tripping, and tea! Whew. Done. You’ve been convinced. Enjoy ‘Boy Culture‘.

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Watch it with: Lots o’ friends or that trick you brought home.

Mix it with: Apple Martinis

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New this week on Dekkoo – 4/7/17

Gerald, an alcoholic trust-fund baby and severe hypochondriac, claims that he is in constant pain – which tests the patience of his partner Charles. Taking the advice of a friend, he meets with May, a foul-mouthed, chain-smoking energy healer. Much to Gerald’s surprise, the gemstones that she sells him seem to cure his ailments, real or imagined, and set him on a course that will change his life in unexpected ways. ‘What’s the Matter With Gerald?‘ is now playing!

A football hooligan feels unconditional love for his club. However, being gay, he has to hide his identity in order to survive in this world that is so precious to him. Watch ‘I Love Hooligans’!

In ‘The Consequence‘, Jurgen Prochnow stars as Martin, a man who is sent to prison for the seduction of a minor. There, he meets and is immediately drawn to Thomas, the teenage son of one of the guards. This early film, from Hollywood action director Wolfgang Petersen, is a bittersweet plea for understanding and compassion.

The Michael Henry Collection For The Homosexual On The Go‘ is a fun, light, important array of videos targeted towards the humorous homosexual. If you feel ready to step into this world of perfection, jealousy, high society and farts click on the clickable area of this section. Brought to you by Michael Henry, a weirdo.