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New gay programming on Dekkoo

I’ve teamed up with Dekkoo (pronounced “DECK-koo”), the premiere subscription-based streaming service dedicated to gay men with the largest streaming collection of gay-centric entertainment available. I would welcome including more gay programming if you have any suggestions. Let me know your thoughts about this new post, how I can improve it, and if it’s of interest to you.

Below is recently released content on Dekkoo, available for download and viewing with a subscription.

New programming on Dekkoo

Everything I Like ||Todo Lo Que Me Gusto (2019) 8-part romantic comedy series from Argentina: Daniel is straight man renting a room from his friend Mario, a lawyer and drag queen. Things get complicated when Daniel realizes he has feelings for Javier the new cameraman at the dysfunctional production company he works. Available on Dekkoo, starting February 18, 2021.

Scaffolding (2012) From Spain 14 minutes: The film centers on Eduardo a snobby, cranky publicist and his neighbor, David, a shy literature student of literature who live in a building that is under construction. After months of barely greeting each other, construction activity brings them together in a most unexpected way. Available on Dekkoo, starting February 24, 2021.

Nevrland (2019) From Austria, 1 hour 28 minutes: A 17-year-old struggles with an anxiety disorder, that makes life increasingly difficult for him, and develops a virtual friendship with a 26-year-old artist. When they finally meet, an extremely unexpected chain of events occurs. RATING: 5.4 Stars on IMDB. Available on Dekkoo, starting February 25, 2021.

More Than Only (2017) 1 hour 47 minutes: A young gay man finds how to love himself and accept love from another, despite the disapproval of his father. RATING: 6.0 Stars on IMDB. Available on Dekkoo, starting March 2, 2021.

Involuntary Activist (2019) From the U.K., 20 minutes: An openly gay teacher must make a decision when his sister asks him to step back into the closet for her wedding in Turkey. RATING: 6.3 Stars on IMDB. Available on Dekkoo, starting March 3, 2021.

Why Not You (2021) From Austria, 1 hour 47 minutes: Mario, a young dancer living in his small village has to face the loss of his beloved friend Lenz, victim of an attack in a gay club. RATING: 5.3 Stars on IMDB. Available on Dekkoo, starting March 4, 2021.

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Gay Films & Short Movies Coming Out Later This Month
Becoming Leslie (2019) 1 hour 24 minutes, Documentary: Chronicles life on the streets as seen through the eyes of a cross-dressing, homeless man, Leslie Cochran, one of the most beloved yet polarizing cult figures of Austin, Texas. Told with unapologetic humor, Leslie's bizarre meteoric rise to iconic status is starkly contrasted with living life on his own terms in a changing world. RATING: 6.1 Stars on IMDB. Available on Dekkoo, starting March 9, 2021.
Verona (2010) 22 minutes: The story of two young lovers separated by their rival fraternities. RATING: 6.1 Stars on IMDB. Available on Dekkoo, starting March 10, 2021.
Kept Boy (2017) 1 hour 29 minutes: A story of love, greed - and moisturizer. RATING: 5.4 Stars on IMDB. Available on Dekkoo, starting March 11, 2021.
Reel (2013) From Sweden, 13 minutes: It is the last day before Victor has to move to another city with his parents. So he and his best friend Robert do all the things they liked to do together so much: skateboarding, spraying, hanging out. But something is different this time. RATING: 7.3 Stars on IMDB. Available on Dekkoo, starting March 17, 2021.
Ernesto (1979) From Italy, 1 hour 34 minutes: Set in Triest in the year 1911. Ernesto is a priviliged, 17-year old who is passionate about playing the violin. Things go sideways after Ernesto meets the15 year old violin player, Emilio, and the two start an intense friendship.  RATING: 7.0 Stars on IMDB. Available on Dekkoo, starting March 18, 2021.
Such Good People (2014) 1 hour, 37 minutes: A young gay couple discovers a secret room filled with cash while house-sitting for a rich couple who die while out of the country. RATING: 4.7 Stars on IMDB. Available on Dekkoo, starting March 23, 2021
Calamity (2017) 22 minutes: France meets her son's girlfriend for the first time. She loses control. RATING: 7.5 Stars on IMDB. Available on Dekkoo, starting March 24, 2021
Little Miss Westie (2018) 1 hour 15 minutes, Documentary: Chronicles a year in the life of two transgender siblings as they navigate puberty, a local beauty pageant, and transitioning in the Trump era. RATING: 7.7 Stars on IMDB. Available on Dekkoo, starting March 30, 2021
The Big Snore (2020) From Canada, 20 minutes: A light sleeper struggles one night to get some rest amid his man's loud snores. RATING: Not rated on IMDB. Available on Dekkoo, starting March 31, 2021

BosGuy cooks: Pasta with tomato and feta

I saw a version of this recipe on TikTok and it inspired me to make a pasta dish with feta cheese. I’ve modified ingredients to suit my tastes and encourage you to do the same. This is really easy to pull together and a delicious vegetarian meal.

Recipe Ingredients: 1 package of pasta (I used rigatoni), 12 oz of grape tomatoes (I used “Sugar Bomb” grape tomatoes on the vine), a block of feta (1/3 to 1/2 of a pound), 1 onion (sliced thinly), 4 cloves of minced garlic (I used roasted garlic) as well as fresh parsley and basil. For additional seasonings I used extra virgin olive oil, salt, pepper and dried oregano.

Start by heating water to boil the pasta and in a second pan add oil, the thinly sliced onions and chopped garlic over medium heat. Salt to season and stir until the onions soften. If the pan is too hot and the onions start to stick to the pan add a dash of stock, water or white wine and turn down the heat.

Add the pasta once the water starts to boil and in your other pan add the tomoatoes. These should cook for about 10-12 minutes so they will soften and breakdown. Stir every couple of minutes and add dried oregano and a pinch of salt and pepper. When your pasta is almost done cooking (approximately 2 minutes remaining) add the feta cheese. I chopped the cheese into large wedges and broke it up with my hands as I added it to the pan. Turn the heat on your stove down to low and stir everything together. Note that the photo above only shows approximately half of the feta that was used.

Drain your pasta and add it to the pan with the vegetables and cheese. Drizzle olive oil over the pasta, add chopped parsley (I use a lot because I love parsley) and add 5-6 medium sized basil leaves (hand torn) to the pan. Turn off the heat and stir together. It should look like the photo below when you are done.

This was really easy to make and extremely satisfying. It comes together in about 20 minutes and smells fantastic. The more cheese you add, the more creamy this will taste. I was trying to be healthy so I used the feta sparingly, but if I was making this for a dinner party I would double the amount. I guarantee you will enjoy this meal.

Scruffy Sunday

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Saturday morning coffee

Enjoy your morning cup of Joe (or whatever you might like to call him).

Saturday morning comics

ADAM & ANDY is set in the fictional New England town of Woodfield, CT. You can learn more about Adam and Andy and purchase a copy of “the definitive collection of Adam and Andy” by visiting, adamandandy.com.

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Furry Friday

Two words: Wicked Gawjus.

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BosGuy brain teaser

riddle, exercise for your brainEach Friday morning I post a riddle to get you to think outside the box and exercise your brain. If you are stumped, share it with a friend or colleague and see if you can figure out the answer together.

This week’s brain teaser:  You walk into a dark room holding a match and find a kerosene lamp, a candle, and a fireplace. Which do you light first?

Like riddles? Check out past week’s brain teasers.

The Boston Eagle has closed

Another gay bar in Boston bites the dust. The space formerly occupied by the Boston Eagle is now for rent.

I started getting texts about four weeks ago that the Boston Eagle (a.k.a. “The Dirty Bird”) had closed and was for rent. After doing a little digging I was able to confirm it is for rent. The lease for the 1,400 sq. foot bar also comes with the use of a license for food, entertainment and liquor until 2:00 AM.

The Boston Eagle has been operating for more than 40 years but for more than a decade, the bar was probably best known as a last stop before heading home for the night. The bar was typically busiest between 12:30 – 2:00 AM, after which many would comment on the “sidewalk sale” that would spill out on to Tremont Street as people would forgo looking for “Mr. Right” and settle for “Mr. Right Here, Right Now”.

The bar also proved to be confusing for many out of town gay visitors since many gay bars called The Eagle, cater to the leather crowd. However, The Boston Eagle was always, first and foremost a neighborhood bar, catering to all who could weather the withering stare from Jack the bartender. Whatever happens next I hope it will remain such and that after it is rented and reopens the LGBTQ crowd will move in to make it their own all over again.

RIP – Boston Eagle

Boston’s 2021 Wicked Queer Film Festival begins next month

Boston’s Wicked Queer Film Festival will begin next month, but due to ongoing concerns related to public health and the coronavirus, the program will be hosted on xerb.tv with feature films will running from April 8th – 18th.

This year the Wicked Queer Film Festival will also partner with Emerson College (April 30 to May 2) and The Brattle Theatre (dates TBD) to show films (more details to follow). Below is a partial listing of some of the films you can expect to see at this year’s festival.

See You Then (March 2021) Directed by award-winning director, writer, producer, and editor, Mari Walker.

Cicada (January 2021) is a New York love story that toes the line between narrative and documentary with two actors reliving parts of their own experiences.

Ahead of The Curve (June 2020) Franco Steven launched Curve, the best-selling lesbian magazine ever published, but decades later, in the wake of a disabling injury, Franco learns that Curve will fold. To forge a path forward, she reaches out to queer women working to understand what they need today.

No Ordinary Man (September 2020) is an in-depth look at the life of musician and trans culture icon Billy Tipton. Complicated, beautiful and historically unrivaled, this groundbreaking film shows what is possible when a community collaborates to honor the legacy of an unlikely hero.

P.S. Burn This Letter Please (April 2020) was the winner of the Audience Award at the 2020 Los Angeles Outfest for a documentary feature.

Saint-Narcisse (September 2020) When a young man who thought his mother was dead discovers that she may still be alive, he goes on a quest to find her. His journey takes him to a remote cabin in the woods where his mother lives in exile with a mysterious young woman.

While I am sure organizers had hoped to bring this year’s Wicked Queer Film Festival to theaters in Boston, the advantage of a virtual festival is that anyone with access to the Internet can join. If you love queer and independent film, consider checking out this year’s Wicked Queer Film Festival.

I’ll share more about this year’s festival as information becomes available. You can also bookmark the festival’s webpage, wickedqueer.org.

Vintage gay

The backdrop of the large granite blocks and rocks are reminiscent of Provincetown’s Causeway — a narrow path that starts by the Provincetown Inn and extends into the harbor ending by the dunes at Woods End. But that is just a guess. Where do you think this may be and when do you think the photo may have been taken?

I dedicate this weekly post, featuring vintage gay photographs, to the men and women who lived in a more critical time where being true to yourself and loving who you want wasn’t always an option and came at a great price. Do you have a photo you would like to share? Email me at bosguymail@gmail.com.

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This week on Instagram: sape91

So I have to thank blogger Kenneth in the 212 who first made me aware of this Italian ballet dancer who lives in Brooklyn, when he shared this New York Post story back in late January. Apparently, Saverio Pescucci caught the attention of a Facebook group when he was looking for a roommate earlier this year. In the article he is quoted as saying, “I saw a lot of people … posting pictures of themselves, like selfies and casual photos, to show that they’re not sociopaths or what kind of lifestyle they have,” Pescucci, 29, told The Post. “I did the same [but] I was not imagining that it would turn into an episode of ‘The Bachelor.’ “

The story has a happy ending. Apparently, Pescucci eventually found a place in Williamsburg but not from his viral post which garnered 600 likes and more than 400 comments! If you’d like to follow this handsome dancer, check out his Instagram account. He is fairly active posting selfies and poses of him dancing like the one I shared below.

You can follow this week’s featured account on Instagram here, and you can check out previously featured IG accounts here.

Caption this photo

I’ve shared this photo previously but it has been quite some time and I do love this. It practically begs for a humorous caption or two. Hopefully the one I’ve shared inspires you to offer up one or two of your own. Leave a funny caption as a comment for this post, and I’ll approve it for readers to enjoy.

“Teamwork”

JetBlue Mint Suites for Boston and NYC flights to London look ahhhmazing

JetBlue is expected to begin nonstop service between Boston and New York City to London in their third quarter between July 1 and September 30, 2021. When those flights begin, JetBlue’s Mint Service (the airline’s business class service) will take to the air featuring one of the largest beds available to customers.

The airline’s A321neos new “Mint Studio” (shown below) will consist of two mini-rooms at the front of its newest planes, each with a comfortable seat that turns into its own fully flat bed behind a privacy door with an adjoining sofa that, with the seat, converts to one of the largest beds in the air. Behind those come 22 “Mint Suites”, minus the adjoining sofa.

Reviews of the new Mint Studio are enough to make anyone who has taken long night flights drool with envy. The company put a lot of thought behind the comfort and design with details like wireless charging, multiple power points, space to work while eating, a tuft & needle mattress, and other thoughtful touches that other U.S. airlines don’t come close to offering.

For those of you patiently (or not so patiently) waiting until it is safe to travel again, this may be a tempting treat for your next flight to London. While the seats will certainly be costly (I couldn’t find any information on pricing), JetBlue traditionally offers more competitive pricing than traditional carriers. Check out the Mint Service and as JetBlue calls it the “Suite Life” video below.

Temptation Tuesday (courtesy of Modus Vivendi)

Modus Vivendi GLAM MEANDER Line

I’m mixing things up by including photos of some of my favorite new bathing suits from Modus Vivendi for 2021. The press release points to how fresh and pleasing this year’s color palette is, but I find the models even more so. Bathing suit season is coming up fast so check out their website to see their entire line of 2021 Modus Vivendi swimsuits.

You can click on the images above to enlarge.

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Men in kilts

This week’s photo comes from the Instagram account We Love Kilts and seems appropriate, considering it’s still winter here in New England. 

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