The LGBT Collection

Posted by Stephanie on February 15, 2016

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It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of the odd gay movie or drama. Now, it’s not easy to be a fan of these, not because of mockery or whatnots, or even how many bad or tragic ones I’ve found. (Seriously, I have found many a bad one, I’d ask why they have to end so tragically, but that is a question for another day.) No, the very hard part of this is just finding them—knowing about them. To find them it is either word of mouth or you have to stumble upon them.

While there are many places that make searchable drama lists, unfortunately there is no LGBT column. So, announcing a project I’ve been working on for a while is a new page to the site. It’s my list of LGBT dramas and movies!

On the page, I’ve separated the the list into countries and then within there I’ve added the dramas or movies alphabetically. Each item has a description and when possible a little key listing whether it is gay, lesbian, trans, whether the storyline is the main story or a side character (think Lovesick vs Answer Me 1997), and, when possible, whether the story ends happily of if it has a bittersweet ending. Trying to help you avoid those ones which are just terrible.  (Like the one where a younger brother ended up murdering his beloved older brother because the brother was boom shakalakaing his boyfriend when the younger brother wanted the older brother for himself—in a boom shakalaka type of way.)

Then, if I’ve seen the show I’ve done a little miniature review as to whether I liked it or not (or whether it’s worth watching or not).

Now, there are a lot of shows on the list that I HAVE NOT SEEN. So by it being on the list it is not a rounding recommendation. This is just a list, a tool if you will. If the show is terrible, I take no responsibility to your watching.

Also, one more caveat. A lot of the movies you’ll find are movie shorts, if it’s less than 15 minutes, I wasn’t really sure if it was worth putting on the list. There are a lot of those out there.

If you see one that you know of that isn’t on the list, please let me know! There is a section at the bottom for comments, so just put all the information you have and I’ll be happy to include it.

For now you can find the list at the top of the site, but in the future we are going to make it a link on the side as the title is a bit…unwieldy.

Check out the page here!

4 Comments

  • Reply DBChen February 15, 2016 at 10:55 pm

    So happy to see this list.

    Two to add:

    Happy Together — Hong Kong — by Wong Kar Wai. What I find really interesting is that it’s about 2 guys from Hong Kong who go to Argentina. They clearly have a disfunctional relationship but keep getting back together. They finally break up and date other men, so there’s an interracial element too.

    Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow — Taiwan. A married man has an affair and his wife finds out just as their child is getting married So will they divorce?

    By the way, I really recommend Drifting Flowers from Taiwan.

    • Reply Stephanie February 16, 2016 at 1:34 pm

      Thanks for the heads up! I’ll add them in!

  • Reply humbledaisy1 February 16, 2016 at 1:19 pm

    Now I really, really want to watch the movie with the younger brother – maybe you can have a Drunken Movie Night with one of your co-watchers and blog about it.

    • Reply Stephanie February 16, 2016 at 1:34 pm

      There may just be two bottles of soju in my fridge…

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