New This Week – 5/20/22

David is an attractive young bodybuilder who obsessively trains to become his artist mother’s muse. Ashe dedicates himself to further developing his impressive physique, he goes through an identity crisis that will mark his destiny. ‘The Perfect David’ is available to stream exclusively on Dekkoo!

Pim, an introverted kid, occupies his time drawing and fantasizing while keeping his emerging desires a secret. As a teen, he grows infatuated with Gino, the handsome boy next door. When a hunky local man starts dating his mother, Pim seizes the opportunity to leave home and move in with Gino’s family. His plan backfires as Gino departs, romancing and living with a girl from across the border. It seems like Pim’s dreams will never come true… until one rainy day when Gino returns home. Stream ‘North Sea Texas’ now on Dekkoo!

Written by and starring Charles Gould and directed by Matt Porter, Flex is a charming, sexy and funny new sixteen-minute short about broadening your horizons. When Charles’ girlfriend breaks up with him, she makes him promise that he’ll try new things once they part ways. This leads him to start exploring the grey areas of his sexuality and finally accepting his bi-curiousity. Watch ‘Flex’ now on Dekkoo!

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Coming next week: A stunning and deeply emotional portrayal of a young man’s journey.

New This Week – 5/13/22

***EPISODES 21 – 24 ARE AVAILABLE NOW***

Scott, a mild-mannered gay writer in Los Angeles, gets wrapped up into a world of bad boys and their crime-filled past after being adopted as their “Daddy Scott”, whether he likes it or not. New episodes of ‘Bad Boy’ are available now on Dekkoo!

A romantic dinner turns into a ludicrous disaster when Bruno, an anxious psychology student, has to lie to his control-freak boyfriend about what really happened during his PhD’s entrance interview earlier that day. A short, 20-minute comedy – drama from French director Maxime S. Girard. Watch ‘The PhD’ now on Dekkoo!

Jobriath’s legacy goes deeper than the labels hung upon him. His reign was brief – two years and two albums. Sabotaged by a publicity machine run amok and dismissed by critics, Jobriath was excommunicated from the music business, and became an early casualty of AIDS. Now new generations of fans have discovered him. Through interviews, archival material and animation, experience the heartbreaking, unbelievable story of the one, the only, Jobriath. Stream ‘Jobriath A.D.’ now on Dekkoo!

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Coming next week: The Perfect David.

New This Week – 4/28/22

What begins as a friendship turns into a fierce and complicated romance in this heart-wrenching prison drama about two men who meet behind bars and try to make their relationship work outside of lock-up. ‘Luz’ is a story of survival, not only for the lives of both men, but for their relationship and the unconventional way it came together. ‘Luz’ is available to stream now on Dekkoo!

In this short film from director Anderson Bardot, a contemporary dance company is about to debut “The Uninhabitable Ones,” its newest performance which addresses black homosexuality as its theme. Running parallel to the rehearsals, the choreographer builds a friendship with Pedro, a black youth who no longer wishes to identify as “a boy.” Stream ‘The Uninhabitable Ones’ now on Dekkoo!

This truly joyous documentary follows groundbreaking filmmaker and poet James Broughton. His remarkable story spans the post-war San Francisco Renaissance, his influence on the Beat generation, a lifetime of acclaim for his joyous experimental films and poetry celebrating the human body, finding his soulmate at age 61, and finally, his ascendancy as a revered bard of sexual liberation. ‘Big Joy’ is streaming now on Dekkoo!

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Coming next week: Those Bears are back!

New This Week – 4/15/22

When a boy becomes a young man, there are a lot of sudden changes to deal with. As burgeoning desires come to the surface, he can act on them or bury them. In this selection of award-winning short films, we witness both struggles and celebrations – all through the eyes of boys not only becoming men, but becoming attracted to them. ‘Through a Boy’s Eyes’ is available to stream now on Dekkoo!

A twenty-minute short film from Norwegian director Magnus Mork, ‘Skogen’ features a middle-aged couple who are camping together in the forest. Bjorn seems more accustomed to these settings than his partner Lars, but they are both influenced by the natural setting. Surrounded by trees, they discuss life’s questions, both big and small. Watch ‘Skogen’ now on Dekkoo!

Matthew Montgomery and Windham Beacham star in this charming indie rom-com from director Rob Williams. When Glenn and Adam meet as a result of a personal ad, the pair must overcome sexual and political issues – as well as pressure from their single and married friends – in order to build and maintain a loving long-term relationship. ‘Long-Term Relationship’ is streaming now on Dekkoo!

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Coming next week: In 1950’s Hollywood, a movie star must marry a studio secretary in order to conceal his homosexuality.

New This Week – 4/8/22

When Lorena and Diego, a seemingly straight couple, move to the coast of Chile together, they find their relationship tested. Diego begins developing feelings for a handsome local man named Vincente. Their passionate clandestine affair comes to a dramatic, inevitable head when all three go camping together in this deeply erotic drama from director Marco Antonio Nunez. ‘The Sea’ is available to stream now exclusively on Dekkoo!

This provocative short film from French director Florent Medina follows Gabriel, a shy young man who seeks out the services of Eva, a seductive trans sex-worker. Though he isn’t quite able to make love with her, their meeting takes an unexpected turn that will leave a lasting impression. Watch ‘Eva’ now on Dekkoo!

The honeymoon is over for Nelson and Todd when one of the grooms vanishes without a trace… only to turn up with a shocking confession! America’s favorite gay bears are back! This time, they find themselves in a dangerous world of international intrigue – chasing clues that take them to Palm Springs, Los Angeles and a wild showdown in a deserted Mexican ghost town. ‘Where the Bears Are 5’ is now available on Dekkoo!

NEW THIS WEEK – 4/1/22

Winner of multiple awards, including the Queer Lion from the 75th Annual Venice Film Festival, ‘José’ is a gripping, layered and beautifully honest story about one working-class young man’s struggle to find himself. Made in the neorealist filmmaking tradition, the film is a nuanced and vivid look at being gay and falling in love in Central America. ‘Jose’ is available now on Dekkoo!

When social outcast Mike is paired up with dreamy new kid William for a class assignment on “Romeo & Juliet,” he can’t believe his luck. As the two teens spend time together crafting a monster movie version of the Bard’s classic, they realize that their feelings for one another may be more powerful than either of them are ready to admit. Watch ‘Monster Pies’ now on Dekkoo!

After a gender affirmation surgery, Joëlle finds difficulty maintaining normal parenting standards with her son. When he leaves the family home and follows her to New York, it starts to make things even more difficult – interfering with the new life she is looking to build. ‘In The Mirror’ is available to stream now on Dekkoo!

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Coming next week: A deeply erotic new romance about a tender secret affair.

New This Week – 3/25/22

This new comedy series follows best “Judies,” Preston and Ben (Prescott Seymour and John Wascavage) as they navigate the insane “she-nanigans” life throws at them. From makeup mishaps to medical diagnoses, these queens make lemon drop martinis out of lemons as they untuck the power of a found family. ‘What a Drag’ is available now on Dekkoo!

This seductive short film from French writer-director Julien Glòries is all about desire, following two young men who embellish their love story in front of a social worker in an effort to get what they want most out of life. Watch ‘Je Suis Desire’ now on Dekkoo!

The stunning, semi-autobiographical debut from writer-director-actor Xavier Dolan, ‘I Killed My Mother’ follows 16-year-old Hubert, whose turbulent relationship with his mother unfolds with a compelling combination of savage fury and deep affection. Released in 2009, the film was nominated for dozens of international film festival awards, and quickly became an international sensation – launching Dolan’s prolific career. ‘I Killed My Mother’ is available now on Dekkoo!

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Coming next week: Winner of the Queer Lion Award at the 2019 Venice Film Festival. 

New This Week – 3/18/22

A gay indie classic and film festival favorite from 1995, Parallel Sons follows a white teen from upstate New York who identifies as black – though he’s never met a black person. His life takes an unexpected turn when he falls in love with Knowledge, a young black man who has been wounded while escaping prison. ‘Parallel Sons’ is streaming now on Dekkoo!

Flavio and Wendel are friends from the same soccer team. For more of their relationship, they have both shared the dream of one day becoming professional players. While Flavio starts entertaining ideas about quitting, Wendel begins to realize that what they feel for one another might be more than just friendship. Watch ‘A Team of Two’ now on Dekkoo!

A confrontation between two swimmers in a locker room ends in tears in this morality tale, which concerns the impudence of “manspreading” in public spaces. Inspired by homoerotic photography, GUO4 is a wildly original stop-motion short film from acclaimed British director Peter Strickland (The Duke of Burgundy, Berberian Sound Studio, In Fabric). ‘GU04’ is available now on Dekkoo!

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Coming next week: Two best Judies, Preston and Ben, navigate the insane she-nanigans life throws at them.

New This Week – 3/4/22

Richard, a filmmaker in his forties, finds himself suddenly overwhelmed by anxiety during the making of his latest project. He walks off set and wanders through the Paris night in search of answers, comfort and inspiration. During this sleepless night, he meets many people – some friendly, some disturbing. He soon must start confronting his fears and questioning his deepest desires…all before the first light of dawn. ‘Down In Paris’ is available exclusively on Dekkoo!

On a family holiday in the mountains, Xavier is forced to go hiking with Fred, his big sister’s boyfriend, whom he does not seem to like. During this hike, the two boys will get to know each other, until Xavier begins to develop feelings for Fred. Their relationship then oscillates between tension and desire. ‘Rolling Around’ is streaming now on Dekkoo!

Mario, in a trance, danced the night away. Later, his two lovers, Amine and Victor, discover him dead in his bed. In this house lost in the middle of nowhere, where they live with a band of friends, follows a dark drift where all mutations become possible. And on the horizon there is a mysterious leopard. Stream ‘Silence Du Leopard’ now on Dekkoo!

New To Dekkoo – 2/25/22

Tom of Finland shaped the fantasies of a generation of gay men, influencing art and fashion before crossing over into the wider cultural consciousness. But who was the man behind the leather? This stirring biopic follows his life from the trenches of WWII and the repressive Finnish society of the 1950s through his struggle to get his work published in California, where he and his art were finally embraced amid the sexual revolution of the 1970s. Watch ‘Tom of Finland’ now on Dekkoo!

While his strict father dreams of making him a champion, 16-year-old Amine practices synchronized swimming in secret. Lost between the fear of disappointing his dad and the desire to become the person he really is, the young man slowly finds the courage to accept his choices – and himself. ‘Amine; is available to stream now on Dekkoo!

From the heart of the Amazon comes this amazing compilation of LGBTQ+ short films from emerging Latin American directors from Brazil and Peru. These thought-provoking stories prove that universal social themes have no borders. Includes the short films ‘The Last Romantics’, ‘Savage Fire’, ‘My Only Earth is the Moon’, ‘Sandra Calling’ and ‘Carlito Leaves Forever’. ‘Coming Clean’ is available now on Dekkoo!

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Coming next week: A beautifully evocative “night-in-the-life” gay fever dream.