I’m a financial analyst by profession but my passion is watching movies and writing reviews.

I also love doing interviews. For previous publications, I did interviews with Nicholas Hoult, Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Channing Tatum & male supermodel Tyson Ballou.

Here I did interviews with filmmakers An Anusorn and Josh Kim, singer-songwriter Boy Sompob.

I started appreciating BL (or gay or Yaoi) way back in the early 1980s when Death in Venice was shown in a local film festival in the Philippines. It was quite a shock to me – seeing how an old guy pursues an incredibly attractive young boy and having to die without even touching him. I felt that tragedy is the major ingredient of gay movies in as much as this segment of the society is already persecuted and the butt of jokes already.

How do I rate movies and drama series? Here’s the rating guide!

I lost traction but went back into the groove with My Own Private Idaho (1991). I don’t think many Asian knew of this film. Also, River Phoenix is an acting demigod. He’s one of my favorite actors, and I watched most of his films.

Then there’s Brokeback Mountain (2005) and the equally engrossing (and perhaps better film) François Ozon’s Time to Leave (2005).

A question keeps on bugging me: Why no Asian gay movie? Well, there’s a lot. But I have a bias for American and European movies, thus I was late in exploring them.

Aside from Japanese gay movies and Yaoi, it’s the Thais who fascinated me the most, thus Psycho-Milk is born.

Right now, Love of Siam and How to Win at Checkers (every time) ranks very high on my list. SOTUS, Gray Rainbow and Love by Chance follow closely.

Also worth mentioning is Present Perfect!

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  1. Enjoy very much Psycho Milk and the insightful reviews. Regarding that “subclass of men who can’t decide whether they like pussy or dick”, perhaps they have decided they like both equally well. In this day and age must one choose one over the other? Just a thought.

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    • Being new to BL, I’m sorta lost. From you article “Their on-screen chemistry remains at a high level as in Love by Chance. And that’a not easy to do given all the controversies surrounding their casting, and what happens outside the show…” This is one of several references I’ve heard about problems with “Love by Chance”. It remains one of my favorite BL series, even winning out over SOTUS. I’m just wondering what was the controversy, and/or is there a history available to read (sorry, but in English) on this topic?
      Steve

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      • Hi Steve! Like other fandom or universe as some like to call BL, there are people who are opposed to each other, and that includes personalities associated with Saint and Perth. In all indications and according to reliable sources, the managers of both actors did not see eye to eye. The friction began in Love By Chance. By now there are fans and Twitter accounts out to smear Saint in particular. To be fair I was also looking for those who are doing the same to Perth. Right now it appears that the negativity is being orchestrated by someone in mithe Trigon club or whatever you may call it as movement or group.

        As for Saint and Perth, there appears to be.no personal issues with them. That is debatable of course since fans of both have opposing views.

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      • Also big fan of LBC. Especially fond of Perth Tanapon who portrayed his character, Ae, so well.

        Slightly off topic, but just finished binging Netflix’s The Stranded. A bit disappointed that Perth’s screen time was minimal. The tragic dilemma he and his boyfriend were facing had much more potential for development. Perth did well but just disappeared for about 2/3 of the film. Anyway, it was great to see him in a production with global appeal. He is still very young and has lots of time to entertain us.

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