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GagaOOlala: Unlocked – Episode 1 [Review]

Andrew and Brix

The pandemic has changed lives around the world. With many countries implementing severe lockdown restrictions, our opportunity to explore the outside world seems to have vanished into thin air, leaving us with no other option but to stay at home most of the time. However, when a door closes, another one opens. Living in our own cocoon for months has taken us on a spiritual journey to the deepest part of our heart, where the most important question of our being is waiting to be answered.

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Capture Lover | 冰糖陷阱 (Ep.7 to 10) [Review]

The Finale Episodes of the Chinese BL drama Capture Lover left a lot to be desired. Although the main leads got a convoluted “Happy Ending,” the penultimate episodes seemed rushed and haphazard. I’m least disappointed to say, but the actors’ have chemistry in spades, and that’s what keeps you hooked to this show, that was banned on the local shores for depicting same-sex relationships.

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Unlocked – The World’s First Series about Gay Relationships under Quarantine

Like many other places around the world, Manila has been under quarantine since March due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, and with it, most film productions came to a complete halt. However, this situation did not stop director Adolfo Alix Jr. (Donsol, Adela, Manila, Death March) to conceptualize and help produce Unlocked, the world’s first series about gay relationships under lockdown.

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Capture Lover | 冰糖陷阱 (Ep.4 to 6) [Review]

Capture Lover, despite being slow-paced in the initial episodes, is picking up speed. The old adage of “Opposites Attract” comes into play as Ying Jiaming’s mischievous demeanor suddenly turns flirtatious. Ding Junjie is left flustered at times and overwhelmed at others. Certain scenes might seem lacking, but the chemistry between the main leads shines through, and you can’t help adore them.

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Capture Lover | 冰糖陷阱 (Ep.1 to 3) [Review]

Capture Lover becomes the first gay series to have a worldwide opening since China banned LGBTQ+ content in 2016. Despite the budget constraints and difficulties faced in casting, Director Aria Lee persisted, and now this rom-com starring newcomers Luigi Zhang and Han Jing-cheng is streaming live on GagaOOLala and will very soon be available on WeTV Taiwan and Viki as well.

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LGBT Movie “Athlete” Brings Gay Sex to Mainstream Cinema in Japan

GagaOOLala releases one of the few Japanese films trying to push for gay rights, while also giving us some eye candy

Athlete (Takamasa Oe, 2019) explicitly tackles gay issues such as coming out and sexual desire, something rare in the usual conservative queer Japanese films. These events take place through the relationship between a retired swimmer and a young webcam boy. The film is now available worldwide on the streaming service GagaOOLala.

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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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GagaOOLala, the First Asian LGBTQ+ Streaming Service, Launches Globally

Asia’s first streaming platform catering to the LGBTQ+ community, GagaOOLala, is launching globally in May, 2020. Originally founded in 2016, the service had expanded to other Asian territories during the past years, and it is now available worldwide featuring a rare catalogue of Asian LGBTQ+ content from countries such as Japan, South Korea, Thailand and its native Taiwan. 

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Spotlight on Jay Lin, LGBTQ+ Rights Activist and Founder of GagaOOlala

As promised, we continue our conversation with Mr. Jay Lin, LGBTQ+ activist, co-founder of the Taiwan International Queer Film Festival (TIQFF), and CEO of Portico Media and streaming service GagaOOLala. He took some time out of his busy schedule to allow us to get to know him and his efforts to improve the lives of those around him.

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GagaOOLala goes global!

Taipei-Based Streaming Service boasts one of the largest selection of Gay films and Series!

Film Journal ScreenDaily interviewed Jay Lin in 2018 and reported on the LGBTQ+ scenes in Asia. As the CEO and prime mover of GagaOOLala, among others, Mr. Lin is known for his “planting trees”, a special term he uses about his many projects that serve the LGBTQ+ community. This article is a precursor to a special feature we’ll be launching about the streaming service and of Mr. Lin.

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