The Dekkoo streaming service has dropped a trailer for an upcoming series about the interconnectness of queer lives.
“Stranger Hearts,” a new original series from filmmaker Kevin James Thornton (“How To Get From Here To There”), follows three queer protagonists from wildly different backgrounds who gradually find out they are all connected – “through fate, work, family, love…and donuts,” as the show’s press release puts it.
According to the synopsis:
“Andre is a shy young African-American man struggling with his sexual identity. When his mother finds a stack of gay porn hidden in his closet, the truth starts inching ever closer to the surface. Luka is a gender non-conforming photographer who has fallen on hard times. In need of a steady job, Luka decides to dip their toe into the risky world of escorting. Billy is a smooth-taking media mogul who finds his life turned upside down when he’s diagnosed with an incurable heart disease. While waiting for a transplant, he begins reevaluating his life and learning to appreciate the people closest to him.”
Thornton says of his first series, “I wanted to tell a story about interconnectedness. It’s interesting to me that within a minority group like LGBTQ+ there’s so many types of people that this could be explored within itself.
“I am a queer filmmaker making queer cinema. I hope viewers will see ‘Stranger Hearts’ and see themselves.”
The three lead characters are played by Amo (MTV’s “The Challenge”, “The Real World: Go Big or Go Home”), musician Matt Moran, and newcomer Qua Robertson Harper.
Dekkoo (pronounced “DECK-koo”) has positioned themselves as “the premiere subscription-based streaming service dedicated to gay men, providing the largest streaming collection of gay-centric entertainment available.” It is available via iTunes, Google Play, AppleTV, and a host of other platforms.
The first five-episode season of “Stranger Hearts” will be available on the network beginning March 12th. You can watch the trailer below.