New This Week – 5/10/18

This is the collection art for the gay series Paper Boys

In a brash decision, Cole secretly moves to San Francisco under the guise of his straight best friend’s engagement party. But when his friend, Daren, reveals his engagement was an accident, Cole uses the mysterious powers of a forgotten sketchbook to try to put both of their lives back on track, whatever the consequences. The new Dekkoo-original series ‘Paper Boys’ is available to binge watch now, only on Dekkoo!

This is the art for the gay short film, Nightswimming

When two runaways are caught breaking into a swimming facility in search of shelter a kind act sets off an emotionally charged situation. Watch ‘Nightswimming’, now available on Dekkoo!

This is the art for the gay movie, 'Red Lodge'

On the way to his hometown of Red Lodge, Montana, for the holidays Jordan proposes to his boyfriend of two years, Dave. The engagement should only enhance their holiday cheer, but things take a turn when Dave suddenly changes his mind and says “no” to marriage. Watch ‘Red Lodge’ now on Dekkoo!

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Coming next week: Mr. Sulu beams down to Dekkoo!

OUT.com – “Paper Boys: The Gay-Straight Friendship Story We Haven’t Seen Yet”

Bobby Schuessler over at OUT.com sat down with Curtis Casella, writer/producer/director of the new Dekkoo-original series ‘Paper Boys’ to discuss what Schuessler calls, “…the game-changing new series…”

Be sure to check out the complete interview over at OUT.com.

The first season of ‘Paper Boys’ is now available to binge-watch exclusively on Dekkoo!

Dekkoo Delivers Diverse, Queer, and Magical Dramedy Series “Paper Boys” May 10

(New York, NY) April 20, 2018–On May 10, Dekkoo.com, the global streaming media service catering to queer men, will launch the six-episode first season of “Paper Boys,” a romantic San Francisco-based dramedy about discovering who you are–and, with a newfound magical power–becoming who you want to be.

Watch the official trailer for ‘Paper Boys’ at Dekkoo.com!

This is a picture of Cole from the gay series, 'Paper Boys'

“Paper Boys” tells the story of Cole, who, in a brash decision, secretly moves to San Francisco under the guise of his straight best friend’s engagement party to escape a dead-end career and the memories of a passionate summer fling with a boy in New York.

But when he arrives, he runs into the former fling and old feelings resurface. And after his friend, Daren, reveals his engagement was an accident, Cole uses the mysterious powers of a re-discovered sketchbook to try to put their lives back on track, whatever the consequences.

Cole in the bathroom

About the Creators
“Paper Boys” was created by Curtis Casella and Kyle Cabral. Casella writes, directs, and edits, and Cabral directed the first two episodes and plays Cole.The two initially met when they both lived in New York City, and became friends when they realized they shared a passion for storytelling.

Casella and Cabral (above with cinematographer Dan Chen) self-funded the first two episodes out of their own pockets and funded episodes 3 & 4 with Kickstarter. They had shot and released the first two episodes when Dekkoo stepped in to finance, expand and release “Paper Boys” as their fourth original series. Previous Dekkoo original series include “Feral,” “Love is Blind” and “I’m Fine.”

Cabral describes the somewhat-autobiographical “Paper Boys” as “the story of a young, gay Asian-American artist who moves from New York to San Francisco looking to jump-start his career and relationships, and discovers he has a magical power that allows him to reshape his life through his art.”

In real life, Cabral is a director, producer, illustrator, and animator who has created cinematics for video games (The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones) as well as his own queer art.

Three-quarters of cast, crew Asian-American, African-American, Latino, trans
In addition to being that rare queer series centered around a gay-straight male friendship and the struggles of millennial friends at disparate stages of their careers, diversity was also important for the creators, so nearly three-quarters of the cast and crew is Asian-American, African-American, Latino, or trans.

Paper Boys

“There isn’t much media out there that explores these issues from the point of view of a queer person of color, or even a person of color,” says Cabral, who is Filipino-America. “One of the things that is really important to us is that ‘Paper Boys’ isn’t seen as just a series with gay people of color, but a series with gay people of color with a story and characters audiences like and want to see more of.”

When asked if they planned to expand the show to appeal to straight audiences, Casella says, “I don’t really care about that, to be honest. Straight people have literally every other show on TV that represents the varying experiences of being a straight person in today’s world. I think Kyle and I are proud for people to think of ‘Paper Boys’ as a ‘gay series’. There should be a lot more gay media!”

Watch the official trailer for ‘Paper Boys’ at Dekkoo.com!

Dekkoo acquires rights to Kris Kidd’s darkly comedic and controversial #ELSEWHERE!

Kris Kidd is a confessional poet and essayist based in Los Angeles. He is the author of two published books— Down for Whatever (2016) and I Can’t Feel My Face (2014).

#ELSEWHERE, his “clinically depressed” weekly sex column, was released on NAKID Magazine in the spring of 2017. A series of darkly comedic and loosely interconnected personal essays about his relationship with sex and his struggle with mental illness, each of the entries tackled a variety of heavy subjects with razor sharp wit and unflinching honesty.

The column quickly developed a loyal following leading to Dekkoo optioning the rights to develop the essays into a Dekkoo-original series.

#ELSEWHERE is currently in pre-production with Kidd handling writing duties on all episodes. Stay tuned for more details in the coming months.

This is a photo of Kris Kidd

“Kris Kidd digs deeper into his psyche than ever before, giving readers a monstrous glimpse into his inner world. Heavy on insight and light on apologies, the column is an intimate portrait of the young author’s experience with depression and self-destruction.” —Office Magazine

“Kidd’s shameless style of confessional writing evokes a bruise, so painfully funny and self-deprecatingly sincere that it feels as though we aren’t even supposed to be reading it.” —Huffington Post

New This Week – 1/26/18

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In season 2 of the acclaimed Dekkoo-original series, Nate decides it’s time to move on from his breakup with Joey…but Nate’s fall-out with his best friend Jeff continues to loom. Meanwhile, Nicole is back in town on the hunt for a new career move, Andy takes control of his open relationship with Brian, and Jeff finds companionship in someone new. Turns out they might be the ones who are fine after all, while Nate still only claims to be. Watch season 2 of ‘I’m Fine’ only on Dekkoo!

This is an image from the gay movie, l'Homme Blesse

In this award-winning erotic 1983 classic from acclaimed French director Patrice Chéreau, a young man discovers his homosexuality and begins a relationship with a manipulative hustler and petty criminal that he meets at the train station. Watch ‘L’Homme Blesse’ on Dekkoo.com!

This is an image from the gay short film 'Midnight'

A gay couple decide to experiment with an open relationship but can their relationship survive it? Watch the gay short film ‘Midnight’ now on Dekkoo!

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Coming next week: A heartfelt look at the meaning of love.

 

LA Weekly – ‘I’m Fine’ Captures Both the Gay and Straight Millennial Experience in L.A.’

LA Weekly’s Michael Cooper has penned a fantastic article about the second season of ‘I’m Fine’ debuting tomorrow, January 25.

You can check out the article over here!

 

Behind the scenes of ‘I’m Fine’ season 2!

New episodes of the Dekkoo-original series, ‘I’m Fine’ arrive January 25. That’s one week from today!

We know how hard it is to wait so, in the meantime, check out this behind-the-scenes look at season 2:

Watch the ‘I’m Fine’ season 2 trailer here!

Watch ‘I’m Fine’ season 1!