New This Week – 7/28/17

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In ‘I Killed My Mother‘ a cute gay teen’s fiery relationship with his mother drives this audacious, comedic debut from 20-year-old writer-producer-director-star Xavier Dolan.

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In ‘Vito‘, filmmaker Jeffrey Schwarz pays tribute to Vito Russo, a founding father of the gay liberation movement, author of “The Celluloid Closet,” and vociferous AIDS activist in the 1980s.

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A young drifter searches for a connection on the streets of Los Angeles, trying to understand his place in the world, and wondering who’ll remember him when he’s gone. Watch ‘The Happy Ones’ now on Dekkoo.com.

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Starring Big Brother contestant Will Wikle, ‘The Stillest Hour‘ is a twisted new take on the psycho-sexual thriller that explores the power of perception and reality.

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Coming next week: An Irish reality web series, following the lives of 7, 20-something, friends living in Barcelona.

New This Week – 7/21/17

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Stray‘ is a brom-com in which Jay, a brash gay dude, and Rich, a nerdy straight guy, navigate sexuality and friendship in New York City. When Rich and Jay, once college buddies, reconnect after years apart, Rich discovers Jay is gay, even though Jay has been out as long as they’ve known each other. Rich’s repeated miscues earns Jay’s constant ridicule.

Don’t forget to check out our Dekkoo interview with ‘Stray’ creator Pablo Andreu!

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This revealing documentary invites you into the day-to-day lives of gay dads Scott, Steve, Randy and Drew, who are fathers through adoption, co-parenting and surrogacy. These men represent a new possibility, showing how in a modern world gay parenting can transform from a distant dream into a reality. Watch ‘Fatherhood Dreams’ on Dekkoo!

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The insecurities of sexual attraction, intimacy and connection are explored in the sensual short film, ‘Last Night‘.

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From John Greyson (‘Lilies’) comes ‘Proteus‘, a thrilling and erotic historical gay love story set in a South African penal colony during the 1720’s when sodomy was punishable by death.

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Coming next week: “An emotionally powerful documentary portrait with an impassioned voice.” – The Hollywood Reporter

New This Week – 7/14/17

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After Indre, his star actress, murders her mother, rich-kid filmmaker Romas helps her plan an escape from Lithuania before she’s apprehended. He decides to make one more movie along the way with the help of his handsome Mexican boyfriend Carlos – who is reluctant to become an accomplice. ‘You Can’t Escape From Lithuania’ is now available on Dekkoo!

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In the experimental, yet erotic short film ‘OuT‘ we travel through the stages of coming ‘OuT’ with the mysterious “A”. Watch ‘OuT’ on Dekkoo!

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Buenos Aires in the 1980s. Detective Chavez, a family man and a tough cop, once again must solve a mysterious crime. To reveal the identity of the murderer, Chavez must clarify the enigma waiting in ambush to capture his own heart. Passion surprises even the most astute detective. What will triumph: law or desire? ‘Death In Buenos Aires’ is now available on Dekkoo!

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When an old flame passes through town, Julian is confronted by the lingering memory of lost love. In an attempt to decipher nostalgia from his present feelings, Julian opens closed doors to explore new possibilities. ‘Sorry You’re Sad’ is a new episodic series now available on Dekkoo!

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Coming next week –  A ‘bromantic’ comedy series in which a brash gay dude a nerdy straight guy talk sex and relationships while reconnecting in New York City years after college.

 

New This Week – 7/7/17

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In 1952, Army Sergeant Bob Claunch was courted by his commanding officer Lieutenant Jack Reavley. In this self-narrated documentary, these two men recount the challenges they faced keeping their relationship intact, the issues they face growing old in a gay relationship, and their need for equal rights. Watch ‘Bob and Jack’s 52-Year Adventure’ on Dekkoo.com!

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In ‘Tonight It’s Me‘, a hot young hustler finds himself in uncharted waters when he spends the night with a client who’s far from the “johns” he’s used to servicing.

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Peter, a gay cabaret pianist, falls in love with Bill, a construction worker with intimacy issues. When Peter discovers Bill’s secret, he is determined to set him on a straight path, and when a shy young woman moves in across the hall, he puts his plan in motion, even as Bill seeks to strengthen his ties to Peter. Watch ‘Rhapsody’ on Dekkoo.com!

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As their plane slowly makes its descent, a young couple is faced with their differences through sudden pockets of turbulence. Watch ‘Turbulence’, now available on Dekkoo.com!

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Coming next week –  A stylish and supremely sexy gay road movie from acclaimed gay filmmaker Romas Zabarauskas.

New This Week – 6/30/17

Animals_NEWA Spanish teenager is forced to abandon the safety of childhood (and his walking, talking teddy bear) for the troubling world of adulthood, sexuality and responsibility in this wildly original story. Watch ‘Animals’ on Dekkoo!

Kasal_NEWIn the movie, ‘Kasal’, a gay couple, who resolve to stay together, is challenged as they attend a wedding.

df10a71b-0708-433c-ae27-27bdf8095309-72f60c33It Gets Better‘ is a gay love story between Adam, a closeted jock, and Pierre, an openly gay boy, that revolves around peer pressure, bullying and acceptance.

7b73e8ce-b39e-4370-a849-734df08a2364-1364cf12The Abominable Crime‘ is a riveting documentary that explores the religious-based culture of homophobia in Jamaica through the eyes of gay Jamaicans forced to choose between their homeland and their lives.

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Coming next week – A true, self-told story about the same lifelong love we all hope for.

NEW THIS WEEK – 6/23/17

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New episodes of ‘I’m Fine’ are available NOW!

Cute, 20-something Nate isn’t hurting for dates. Even his best friend Jeff confesses his feelings in a moment of drunken vulnerability. Nate, though, is still hopelessly obsessed with his ex-boyfriend Joey. Poignant and funny, this Dekkoo-original series follows Nate as he tries to find closure and break himself out of romantic purgatory.

Don’t miss the Dekkoo Q&A with director Brandon Kirby!

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In this bittersweet drama, a closeted science teacher takes a job in a small Czech village. He’s soon fending off advances from the woman with whom he’s staying. At the same time, he becomes increasingly infatuated with her unruly 17-year-old son – and begins tutoring him in an effort to get closer. Watch ‘The Country Teacher’ on Dekkoo!

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In the short film ‘The Naturalist‘, a gay man living in a genetically modified society is given the chance to alter his sexuality. He must weigh his loving relationship, his dignity and his survival in this short film about the origins of sexuality.

 

New This Week – 6/16/17

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In ‘North Sea Texas‘, 14-year-old Pim lives in a small seaside town where his neglectful mother reigns as the resident floozy. He spends most of his time at his neighbor’s house with his best friend Gino. As the two teens enter a period of sexual awakening, they become closer than friends. Pim’s feelings for Gino, however, may not be fully requited.

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When his husband Frank is sent on a mission to Djibouti, Roger remains behind with his adopted daughter, the temperamental Roxy, at Fort Buchanan, a remote base in the middle of the woods. Over the course of the four seasons he seeks advice, company and consolation from a middle-aged woman, three pretty wives abandoned by their husbands and a farmer-cum-personal-trainer – all of whom have their own romantic turmoil. Watch ‘Fort Buchanan’ one month before it’s available on DVD now!

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In ‘Go Go Reject‘ a skinny, naive go go dancer meets with unexpected rejection when he attempts to fulfill his childhood ‘Flashdance’ fantasy.

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Drew and his best friend Brett set out on a road trip to pose as ex-gay ministers using exuberant high jinks to scam churchgoers, all in order to raise money for his mother’s experimental cancer treatment. Watch ‘Saugatuck Cures’ on Dekkoo!

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Coming next week – “It’s the kind of film that Hollywood used to excel at but no longer seems interested in making” – Calvin Wilson, St. Louis Post-Dispatch