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Day: May 22, 2020

Filipino Reviews 3

Gameboys The Series – Episode 1 [Review]

Gameboys The Series follows the carefree lives of two young Filipino gamers Cai (Elijah Canlas) and Gav (Kokoy de Santos). The boys become ‘acquainted’ after competing in an online game where the relatively unknown Gav won a over much-touted Cai. In the Philippines, young boys such as our main characters compete as a team or as individual players in such games as DOTA or Mobile Legends. Some Filipino gamers have won huge prizes in recent international tournaments.

Here’s the link to Episode 1 on YouTube.

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Documentary “Taiwan Equals Love” from GagaOOlala

Recently, Taiwan has been back in the news due to its effective response to the current COVID-19 crisis. However, one year ago, the island hit the world’s headlines for a very different reason: On May 24th, 2019, Taiwan became the first country in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage. To commemorate the one-year anniversary of this milestone, streaming platform GagaOOLala is releasing a documentary, three-years-in-the-making: Taiwan Equals Love (Yan Zhexuan, 2020), that chronicles the local LGBTQ+ community fight for this landmark achievement.

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Gameboys: The Series (2020)

The IdeaFirst Company will hold the record as the production team to launch the Philippines’ first BL series. Entitled Gameboys, it stars acclaimed young actors Kokoy De Santos (Fuccbois) and Elijah Canlas (Kalel 15).

There have been countless, independently produced films in the Philippines that featured LGBTQ+ characters. Some will even argue that there were previously shown series that could be labeled as Boys Love, GMA’s My Husband’s Lover being one of them. But, Boys Love as a genre is different from queer media – as our blog has been saying time and again. In a nutshell, Boys Love is a fantasy world where love is blind to gender and that it’s perfectly natural for boys to fall in love; albeit, hesitantly at first for most of these stories.

Episodic reviews are here:

Episode 1 | Episode 2 | Episode 3 | Episode 4 | Episode 5 | Episode 6 | Episode 7 | Episode 8

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