Now that I finally have a computer again, it’s time for something long overdue! An update to the LGBT drama/Movie pages! There were some things I could sneak and do on my work laptop, but the intense research needed to update those pages? Not one of them. (I’m not going to tell you the sites I find myself on while doing this, let’s just say a spritz of Holy water sprinkled on the laptop wouldn’t be a bad thing.
Since it’s been so long since we’ve had an update, I think you deserve a reward! A supersize update!
That Room (2014) Chinese, short film
A man whose lover committed suicide, and the struggle of wanting to stay close to his spirit by staying in that room.
The Poet and That Boy (2017) Korean, movie
Hyun Taek-Ki (Yang Ik-June) is a 40 year old poet. He doesn’t have much talent in writing poetry and he doesn’t make any money. His sperm count is also low. His wife (Jeon Hye-Jin) gives him a hard time, but she does care about him. Hyun Taek-Ki agonizes over his poetry and wife badly wants a baby. One day, a teenage boy (Jung Ga-Ram) appears in front of him. Taek-Ki feels something he never felt before.
Hana wa Saku Ka / Does the Flower Bloom? (2018) Japanese, movie
Kazuaki Sakurai is a 37-year-old man working at an advertising agency. For a CM shooting, he goes to a beautiful house. At the house, he meets Yoichi Mizukawa (Tsurugi Watanabe) while he is painting a picture. Yoichi Mizukawa is a 19-year-old art student. He lives with his cousins in the big old house. Kazuaki Sakurai becomes attracted to Yoichi Mizukawa.
Meanwhile, Yoichi Mizukawa is only interested painting, but he begins to take an interest in Kazuaki Sakurai. The two men get closer, but Kazuaki Sakurai gets transferred to Osaka.
Method (2017) Korean, movie
PARK will play Jae-ha, a stage actor who co-stars with a younger Kpop star in a stage play called Unchain. The characters they play become a gay couple and as both actors get more involved with tense rehearsals, reality and fiction begin to mingle.
A veteran actor and an idol are starring together in a play called ‘Unchain’.
In the play, their characters become involved in a relationship and as they rehearse, the distance between reality and fiction starts to get blurry…
The Boy Next Door (2017) Korean, web series
College students, Park Gyu Tae and Seong Ji Jae are two awkward neighbors that have a small disliking towards each other. After an accident, the two boys move in together. They soon figure out that they are both friends with Kim Min Ah. The two end up in hilarious, awkward situations that lead Min Ah and her closeted boyfriend to believe they are gay.
Your Voice, My Heart (2018) Taiwanese, drama
Su Ye Xin left his parents to live on his own because they were furious and unsupportive after he told them he was gay. He is a huge fan of famous dubbing artist Sheng Sheng and has a crush on him. Since he fears that Sheng Sheng has prejudices towards homosexuals he is using a female profile and known among the fans for strongly supporting his crush. Coincidently, he had the chance to do private coaching for Sheng Sheng in real-life, whose real name is Xie Xiao Sheng. Apart from his excitement to be able to get to know his crush in person, Su Ye Xin also realizes something bizarre about Xie Xiao Sheng. Xie Xiao Sheng’s occasional emotional outbreaks and his hate towards his cousin Gu Fan and his lover Shen Hai all point towards an incident that happened in his childhood…
Long Time No See (2017) Korean
The renown hitman, ‘Flying Dagger’, bumps into ‘Wild Dog’, who happens to be a hired assassin for mobster ‘Black Leopard’. While both of them try to be incognito, they cannot help falling in love with each other. However, ‘Wild Dog’ has a secret that he couldn’t confide to ‘Flying Dagger.’ After all, ‘Flying Dagger’ and ‘Wild Dog’ reveal their secret identities to each other during the fight led by their bosses. They run into danger as gangsters brand them as traitors. Will they be able to overcome obstacles and keep their love?
Web drama/Gay/Main storyline
Stephanie’s Take: Heard it was a happy ending? The ladies and I are going to watch this weekend, so I’ll let you know what I find out.
Anger (2016) Japan, Movie
A man brutally murders a married couple and leaves behind the words “Ikari” (“Anger”) written with their blood. The killer undergoes plastic surgery and flees.
At 3 different locations in Japan, a male stranger appear. People there suspect that the stranger might be the murderer.
At a fishing harbor in Chiba, Yohei Maki (Ken Watanabe) works at the harbor and he has a daughter, Aiko (Aoi Miyazaki). Aiko begins to date Tetsuya Tashiro (Kenichi Matsuyama). Yohei begins to suspect that his daughter’s boyfriend might be the killer, because he is using a fake name.
In downtown Tokyo, gay male Yuma Fujita (Satoshi Tsumabuki) works at an advertising agency. He meets Naoto Onishi (Gou Ayano) and they begin to live together. While getting Naoto to open his mind, Yuma begins to suspect Naoto as the killer.
In Okinawa, Izumi Komiya (Suzu Hirose) and her mother move to an isolated island there. One day, she takes a walk and meets Shingo Tanaka (Mirai Moriyama). The young is backpacking alone. Izumi gets close to Shingo, but Shingo asks Izumi to not to tell others about him.
Double Mint (2017) Japanese, movie
“We can’t live without each other. You’re my other half.” “I’ve killed a woman.” The domineering voice on the phone was that of a high school classmate, Mitsuo Ichikawa(Shunsuke). Buried memories from the past resurface in the heart of a man with the same name, Mitsuo Ichikawa(Yasushi Fuchikami). It drags him right back into the passions of the past. They reunite as accomplices, yet their relationship as master and servant slowly changes into something else.
The Tenants Downstairs (2016) Taiwanese
The story is about a man inheriting an old apartment and decided to rent it to tenants who had different kinds of strange inner sides. By setting up the pinhole cameras in the apartment, he enjoyed the pleasure of peeping people and discovered their secrets. However, the story of those tenants and the landlord were becoming crazier and complicated.
The Underwear (2017) Thai, series
A story about the lives and relationships of young adults and teenagers and how they all connect through The Underwear Forum.
Project S The Series: Side by Side (2017) Thai, series
Gym, an autistic teenager who was often bullied by his peers decides to join the badminton team with Dong, who is his childhood friend. However, Gym plays better than Dong, as Gym is able to control the dynamics of the game, leading to Dong displeasure. With the help of Dong’s and Gym’s widowed mom. Can the two able to conquer all their fears and weaknesses to be the top in the badminton field. And what Gym and Dong’s future be?
Innate Differences (2016) Chinese
We Are Gamily (2017) Taiwanese, Series
Wu Gang and Yang Duo get fake married so that he can live with his boyfriend Sam and she can be with her girlfriend without their families getting suspicious, but after the marriage, Wu Gang’s mother starts showing up at her son’s apartment more and more
Happy Together (2015) Taiwanese, Series
This is a story of 6 people living under the same roof. It involves friendship, love and kinship. It also brings the wonderful and crazy moments of their daily lives.
Awakening Love (2017) Chinese
Third Country (2017) Chinese
Not wanting to face the death of his father, Lin Qing Yu, alone in Li Jiang, unexpectedly lost wallet and was hired to be a school teacher for the Naxi people. Feelings develop between him and A Ren, a local who supports Lin Qing Yu. When the two open their hearts, they exchange keepsakes. But when these feelings of what the Naxi find unacceptable occurred in the remote mountains of ethnic minorities,what choice will A Ren make between tradition and love?
This Summer (2015) Chinese, short film
A sweet and delicate Chinese short movie: A boy breaks up with his girlfriend and remains alone. Later, he finds a wounded cat in front of the door house and decides to take care of him. Can a cat become your life partner?
Tale of the Lost Boys (2017) Taiwanese
“Tale of the Lost Boys” is the story of the friendship between two men — Alex, a Filipino mechanic, and Jerry, a Taiwanese aborigine student. The two meet randomly when Alex flees to Taipei from Manila, after leaving his girlfriend pregnant. A casual conversation develops into a surprising personal connection between them. Both realize that they yearn a more intimate connection with their mothers since Alex’s abandoned him for a new family while Jerry is afraid that his traditional parents will reject him for being gay.
From Now To The Past (2015) Chinese
An 8 minute short film about a groom, who kisses his best man the night before he gets married. Only for the wedding to end in blood.