It’s that time again! Now that I’m settled and am paying attention again, I realize it’s been a few months since our last addition to the LGBT drama/movie list. Looking at what is out there or what is coming I have to say, I can’t wait to try some of these out! I’d say the next rainy weekend, I’ll have a LGBT dramathon, but now that I live in sunny-sunny Denver, rain days don’t really happen. Looks like I’ll have to find some other excuse to sit in my house and watch tv….
Bad Romance – 2016 – Thai Series
A group of people meet and becomes friends.
Customized Companion – 2017 – Chinese (movie)
The love between two guys in a long-term relationship has faded and each look outside the relationship to a phone app that summons a customized virtual companion, hoping to find what they have lost between each other.
Gloomy Salad Days – 2010 – Taiwan Drama
This drama involves 12 different stories which happened to teenagers, taken from real life social cases. Shen Qi is a student who has a brain tumor, giving him the ability to see Death Girl when no one else can. As he witnesses her task of ferrying different people to the afterlife, he gradually falls in love with her and begins to understand the transition between life and death.
Per reader: Deals with teen issues and three of the stories involve gay/lesbian/trans relationships. The only one of the three with a happy end is the gay relationship.
Hard To Give Up – 2016 – Chinese (Movie)
It’s a story of a painter, Su He, who is nervous looking for inspiration for one of his works that will be displayed in an important exhibition. In the search of models for artistic nude drawing, gets to know a boy, Er Meng, who catches his attention, and slowly he ends up seeing more and more attracted to him, although he doesn’t know yet how he feels, and what kind of relationship they are in.
Last Friends – 2008 – Series
Last Friends tackles issues that afflict the current generation. Michiru’s mother has brought a man back to their home and she is bullied at her workplace where she works as a beauty parlour assistant. She starts cohabiting with her boyfriend, a good young man who works at the Child Welfare Division and the only person who can give her emotional support, but ends up the victim of domestic violence and becomes fearful of love. The boyishly charming Ruka was a classmate of Michiru’s in junior high school. She has performed brilliantly as a motocross racer and aims to win the national championship, but as the story progresses, a deep worry that she can neither confide in her parents or close friends grows evident. Takeru is a hair and makeup artist acquainted with Ruka. He is a good confidant to females due to his kindness and perceptiveness, and finds himself attracted to Ruka but has a phobia of sex as a result of a past trauma. The three of them become house mates and through their associations with others, gain the capacity to be positive about life.
Recommended by a reader – Trans Character
Love Complex – 2017 – Thai Series
The lives of a group of people who come to live at the Love Complex.
Present Perfect – 2017 – Thai Movie
Following a painful breakup, Toey decides to heal his broken heart in Higashikawa town where he meets Oat, who is on his bachelor finale trip. From stranger to friends, romance sparks off between the two. Before returning to the “real” world, they have to pick up their broken pieces and rebuild it. Join us for a heartwarming journey as we follow the simple pursuit of love. This is the simple story of Present Perfect.
Red Balloon – 2017 – Taiwan series
Chen is a serious top student in school, both in studies and sports…..he thought everything will be smooth-going….until he meet Wan, a carefree student. He disliked him at first, but later he developed feelings for him. When Chen’s dad, who was a gang leader, found out, the boys faced opposition from their family too, on top of that coming from friends, classmates and their own self doubts. Will they love bravely?
Slam Dance The Series – 2018 – Thai (only part)
Every match has winners and losers. Rules are important for the game on the field. But what about the game outside the field? Meet the wonderful stories of the athletes in a college. Striking in and out of the field at this college, sports dance and wrestling collide. Members for both teams are required to compete for medals together. But instead, everyone will unite to overcome the challenges of the opposite sport. There are some people who take this opportunity to destroy their fellow members just because they are competitors on the field.
Together With Me – 2017 – Thai series
This story takes place before the events of Bad Romance The Series. It is focused on Korn and Knock and how they met and all the obstacles they had to go through before they officially became a couple. (end of year)
2 Moons The Series – 2017 – Thai
Meet the story of six university students: Phana, Wayo, Ming, Kit, Beam and Forth, who will have to face new challenges like: studying hard, making new friends and enemies, and unexpectedly falling in love with the least likely person. ~~ Adapted from the BL Novel ” Two Moon” by Chiffon_
Water Boyy The Series -2017 – Thai Series
This series is based on the 2015 movie Waterboyy. Waii is the most popular member and captain of the Ocean College swimming club. He has a difficult relationship with his father who is also the team’s coach. Apo is the latest swimmer to join the club and Waii’s new roommate.