Asian LGBT Drama/Movie List

(updated 6/16/2017)

On this page, we have a fairly comprehensive list of LGBT Asian movies and dramas. Well, all the ones that we could find as, let me tell you, it’s not an easy task! But we’ve had the question many a time, so I’ve striven to find all the ones I can. Below, separated into countries, you’ll find the name of the movie/drama, the release date, synopsis, and when possible, a little key as to what you can expect. For example, it will list whether it is a drama or movie (or movie short), whether it can be listed as gay, lesbian, or trans, whether the plotline in question is the main point of the movie (be it romantic or just issues based) or if it’s just a side character, and finally, for those of you out there looking of these types of titles, there are soooo many of them which end horribly (we’re not just talking heartbreak here), so when possible we’ve put in a little hint.

Disclaimer: A title showing up in this list is, in no way, an endorsement. Most of these I’ve found by research and have not actually seen myself. (Many of them being not available online, or translated online.) So if a title ends up being of poor quality, don’t blame the messenger, this page is just a resource. When possible, if I have seen the title, I will put in a little line or two review to give you a further heads up.

Anyway, I hope you like it! And when you come across ones I’ve missed (because we know there will be), please give me the information in a comment, and we’ll add it in!

Chinese

Advance Bravery 2017

Sergeant Xia Yao, born into a wealthy and renown ancestry, is a playboy who has turned over a new leaf. Yuan Zong is an ex-soldier from the special forces who opened a bodyguard training company after being discharged.

When Yuan Ru, Yuan Zong’s little sister fell for Xia Yao’s charms, but could not break down his erected barriers, she came to Yuan Zing for assistance. The moment Yuan Zing saw Xia Yao, he knew no other person would ever catch his eyes.

And so begins the battle between brother and sister for the most coveted price – Xia Yao’s heart.

Movie/Gay/Main Storyline/

Stephanie’s Note: Huh. Part of this sounds great but then the brother/sister love triangle can’t be good and may chase me away.


Alternative Love 2016

alternative loveHuh. Can’t find a synopsis on this one, let’s see if I can’t make one up. New kid in town gets a heart on for one of his only friend’s boyfriend. Manages to get friend’s boyfriend to like him, causing his only friend to turn on him. Then friend’s boyfriend (now his boyfriend) fights with his mom, mom ends up in the hospital, movie ends in a angsty rain scene between the boyfriend, boyfriend, and ex-girlfriend. Apparently, there will be a ‘season’ 2, but this is badly acted, very badly written, and should just be a pass. There are so many more out there that are better than this piece of gay baiting. (Apparently I have OH-pinions on this movie…)

Movie/Gay/Main Storyline/Open ending


attractionAttraction 2016 Chinese

Attraction is a fantasy web movie. It talks about the meeting between 2 straight boys from different social circles, and their story from a fantasy point of view. The story is pieced together with a few short chapters of stories

Movie/gay/main storyline

Stephanie note: This is pretty terrible.


Bad RomanceBad Romance 2011

7 young men and women and their three stories involved with heterosexual, homosexual and bisexual affairs that happened in Beijing. A single mom meets a young student; A city boy meets a guy of his dream; A girl falls into a love game of a male and a female fellows in her French class.

Movie/Gay/Lesbian/Main Storyline

 


CEO and His Man 2015 CEO and his man

Xiao Mau falls in love with Wu Si Cong the minute he meets him at a friend’s birthday party. He does everything he can to try to win Wu Si Cong over, only problem is that Wu Si Cong is a married man.

Movie/Gay/Main Storyline/Happy Ending

Stephanie Note: Pretty terrible with an ending that may or may not be happy?


the-chinese-botanists-daughters

Chinese Botanist’s Daughters 2006

At the house of a famous Chinese botanist teacher his daughter and a female intern fall in love with each other – a forbidden love that must be kept secret.

Movie/Lesbian/Main Storyline


Chinese-boy-love-storyChinese Boy Love Story 2013

Short gay movie about 2 guys who fall in love. But the parents are against their relationship. Will they overcome the obstacles in their life, so that they can be together?

Short Movie/Gay/Main Storyline/Happy Ending

Stephanie Note: Short cuteness.


Customized Companion 2017

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.

Movie/Gay/Main Storyline


east palaceEast Palace, West Palace 1995

A park in the midst of Beijing, surrounded by old palaces, is frequently searched by the local police as it is one of the secret meeting places for the local gay scene. The young writer A Lan on several occasions runs into policeman Xiao Shi who ends up arresting the young man one evening and takes him to the park’s police station. After one intense night of interrogation which turns into A Lan telling the story of his past, Xiao Shi finds himself wondering whether his arrest of A Lan had other motives than he initially thought. This movie was forbidden by chinese authorities for its open depiction of homosexuality in Mainland China when it first came out and director Yuan Zhang was arrested for a short time and his passport taken away from him temporarily. Yet he managed to get a copy of the movie out of the country and “East Palace West Palace” has been aired at prestigeous film festivals all over the world.

Movie/Gay/Main Storyline


Fanatic Love 2016

No synopsis to be found so let me try my hand. Boys enter alternate video game world in order for one to win back his first love.

Stephanie’s Note: This is one crazy pants drama. I tried to explain to Cherry on the podcast and ended up just making it sound crazier and crazier. Oddly though, I think you should check out this trainwreck.

Movie/Gay/Main Storyline/Happy Ending


go princess goGo Princess Go 2016

Zhang Peng is a playboy who hits his head as he falls into a pool when he’s trying to run away from an ex-girlfriend. He wakes up to find that he’s traveled a thousand years into the past. But, that’s not even the biggest problem, he also wakes up as the crown princess of the dynasty – Zhang Peng Peng. Hilarity ensues as Zhang Peng weighs between trying to get back to his time and leveraging his new female identity to seduce all the concubines and women he can.

Web drama/Uhhh…gay? Transgender?/Main Storyline 

Stephanie Note: Cherry seems to be enjoying this campy fun.


Hard To Give Up  – 2016

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.

Movie/Gay/Main Storyline


heroinHeroin 2016

Ever since he was young, Bai Luo Yin has been living with his careless father, Bai Han Qi and his grandmother. When he turned 16 years old, his biological mother Jiang Yuan is re-marrying, and her partner is the party’s high-ranking official, Gu Wei Ting. Because of his mother’s death, Gu Wei Ting’s son, Gu Hai, has been harboring a deep grudge towards his father. Due to the random hand of fate, the 2 brothers with wildly conflicting emotional backgrounds have been placed in the same class. With time, they slowly developed a different kind of feeling. ~~ Based on a BL novel by Chai Jidan.

Web Drama/Gay/Main Storyline/Please Let It Be A Happy Ending

Stephanie Note: This is awesome. The original book is written by the same person who did CounterAttack so I was expecting it to be the same cheesy awful, but I’m really enjoying the story. You can read my full review here.


irrsistable loveIrresistible Love- Secret of the Valet  (Also known as Uncontrolled Love) 2016

When Shu Nian was 12-year-old, he was adopted by Xie Yan from an orphanage. Shu was 5 years older than Xie and he worked as a page boy for him until Xie went abroad to study(page boy: a kind of servants that study and play with master’s children). The main story begins after Xie return home when he was 25 years old (Shu was nearly 30). Xie had a slight tendency of homophobia and after he returned home he noticed that Shu was gay. He knew himself was not gay but he cannot control himself, he just fell in love with Shu.

Movie/Gay/Main Storyline/Open Ended (season 2 in the works)

Stephanie’s Note: Eh. This movie is not so good. And when I say not so good. It’s really bad. The boss is a bit of a douche who’s push me, pull me attitude is maddening.


uncontrolled-loveUncontrolled Love 2 2016

Movie/Gay/Main Storyline/TERRRIBLE ENDING GAH

Stephanie Note: Did you not see my TERRIBLE ENDING?? THIS IS TERRIBLE. Review coming soon to a blog near you. (Mine)

Stephanie Note II: Turns out the end was not the end. Ends happily (or as happily as this story can.)

 


my fair sonMy Fair Son 2009

“My Fair Son” is a tender and touching tale about a father and son trying to reconcile their separate lives. Ray, a tall, thin and handsome young man returns to live with his father after having grown up with his grandfather. He is angry and disconnected over his father s middle class life style and hard line ways. Ray enrolls in art school where he makes new friends and starts a relationship with a another student. One morning, Dad discovers the two young men naked in bed and, after being surprised, he must begin to understand his own feelings toward homosexuality. Then Ray meets Bo, one of his dad’s top employees. From the start, sparks fly and Ray falls in love. But Bo is to be married, how will the two connect and what will Ray s father think?

Stephanie Note: Tried to watch this but couldn’t. Pretty poor production quality.


like love 2

Nobody Knows But Me 2015

An offbeat love story about campus life around the An Zi Yan and Mai Ding who start military training as college acquaintances, Mai Ding was the one who made the first move to An Zi Yan, they have a good relationship and gradually felt sparks. After their relationship strengthens, their relationship is obstructed by their family and friends, like An Zi Yan’s sister Ansul who has a difficult attitude. An Zi Yan secretly asks help from his ex-girlfriend Bai Xiao Si. ~~ Based off of the best-selling novel of the same name by Angelina.

Movie/Gay/Main Storyline/Happy Ending

Stephanie Note: I liked Like Love the first movie in the series because it didn’t play to makjang stereotypes, but this one? Yeah, every angsty thing that could happen did—and then it ended on an obvious cliff-hanger for part 3—and it left me with a bad taste in my mouth. Not to mention all the online versions cut out all the boom boom jiggity scenes.


like loveLike Love 2014

An offbeat love story about campus life around the An Zi Yan and Mai Ding who start military training as college acquaintances, Mai Ding was the one who made the first move to An Zi Yan, they have a good relationship and gradually felt sparks. After their relationship strengthens, their relationship is obstructed by their family and friends, like An Zi Yan’s sister Ansul who has a difficult attitude. An Zi Yan secretly asks help from his ex-girlfriend Bai Xiao Si. ~~ The film is adapted from the best-selling novel of the same name by Angelina.

Movie/Gay/Main Storyline/Happy Ending

Stephanie Note: This drama has poor production value, terrible writing with huge plot holes, and yet, I watch it again and again. I do really love the story of Mai Ding and An Zi Yan.


like love 3Like Love 3; 2016

An offbeat love story about campus life around the An Zi Yan and Mai Ding who start military training as college acquaintances, Mai Ding was the one who made the first move to An Zi Yan, they have a good relationship and gradually felt sparks. After their relationship strengthens, their relationship is obstructed by their family and friends, like An Zi Yan’s sister Ansul who has a difficult attitude. An Zi Yan secretly asks help from his ex-girlfriend Bai Xiao Si. ~~ The film is adapted from the best-selling novel of the same name by Angelina.

Movie/Gay/Main Storyline


lost-loveLost Love 2016 

Movie/gay/main storyline/from the comments online? Sad, sad, sad ending. As it is a Chinese movie, I’m apt to agree. 

 

 

 


love is more than just a wordLove Is More Than A Word 2016 (August)

Tao Mo is a playful guy with a good family background. He had spent 5000 bucks to buys a county magistrate position in Tanyang. Tan Yang is a well-known place for barristers because both of the top barristers, Lin Zheng Yong and Yi Chui are staying at there.

Tao Mo is illiterate and uneducated, but he is truly repentant and hopes to become a dedicated magistrate for the sake of his fatherthat already passed away. Not long after he took up the official post, he met Gu She, a student of the top barrister, Yi Chui, and having some feelings with him. Gu She is narcissistic and indulge in self-admiration, however the way of how honest is Tao Mo in judging and handling cases in his own way has caught Gu She’s attention towards Tao Mo.

It looks like just an ordinary story of how determined is Tao Mo to becomes a good magistrate for his father, but there are many mysteries that lying at behind.

Series/Gay/Main Storyline

Stephanie Note: You have BETTER tell me when this comes out and you find it subbed!!!!

Stephanie Note: Come on and put this movie already, and you’d better be good! GAH! I just realized it has the guy who plays Ahn Zi Yan from Like Love in it. I must see this!


The Male Fairy Fox of Liaozhai 2016

Liao Zhai Zhi Yi, or Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio, is a collection of nearly five hundred mostly supernatural tales published during the early Qing Dynasty. One select of stories, Liao Zhai Qi Nü Zi, tells four stories about some beautiful unique women’s life. This would be a BL (Boys Love adaptation of this). They are Chinese fantasies and fairy tales, usually these stories end up kind of happy, and not usually sad, but there are still sad endings.

Movie/Gay/Main Storyline/Open Ending

Stephanie’s Take: I watched this. Not entirely certain it was actually LGBT. Maybe I wasn’t paying enough attention but it seemed a bit more gay-baiting than anything. Which, as it’s Chinese makes sense.


mr x and IMr X. and I 

Chinese BL series with four different gay love stories based on real-life events: “Us Against the World” (Ep. 1), “Beijing Beijing” (Ep. 2), “The Groomsman” (Ep. 3) and “Promise You a City” (Ep. 4).

 

Series/Gay/Main Storyline/Happy Ending/ Bittersweet depending on the storyline

Stephanie Note: Eh, not great. Do yourself a favor and just skip to season 2.


mr x and I 2Mr X. and I Season 2

Season 2 of the “Mr. X and I” series. This time the story focuses on Xu Zhengxi, a boy who unexpectedly found himself falling in love with his straight best friend Tao Ye.

Short Series/Gay/Main Storyline/Happy Ending

Stephanie Note: This is a really great story and I recommend you giving it a try.


My Roommate is a Fairy Fox

Why is there no synopsis for this one? Please, I can not even begin to tell you what this story is about. An alternate realm with mythical beings? That somehow are connected to the present and come over to this side?

Series/Possibly Gay/Main Storyline

Stephanie’s Note: I’m not entirely certain this show is actually going to be gay. However, I’m mid watch, or at like 7 episodes, early in the watch and surprisingly I’m really enjoying it. I’ll keep you updated.


l4j9e2k3_ffc51b_c2xRound Trip To Love 2016

Two boys at school fall in love, but their families are split up and send one to another country. They meet for several years at one company as a subordinate and boss. They become secret lovers, but the coincidence is again divided into several years. She secretly forty years as men who already have families. Their relationship restarters disrupt disease.

Movie/Gay/Main Storyline/Haven’t seen it but when it’s said right in the description, tragedy I’m going to go with no. 


a-round-trip-to-love-2A Round Trip to Love Part 2 2016

Continuation of A Round Trip to Love

Movie/gay/main storyline/bad,bad,bad ending. (According to the flame of comments online)

 


spring feverSpring Fever 2009

China, 2007, Spring. The protagonist is a private investigator hired to spy on a man who is having an affair with another man. However, the investigator becomes entangled in a love triangle with the boyfriend of the man he’s investigating and his own girlfriend.

Movie/Gay/Main Storyline

 


Til Death Do Us Part 2017

Liu Yu Sheng hails from a rich family. After studying abroad, he returns home to find his asset/inheritance stolen by his other family members. To make a living, he has to work as a teacher at a small school. In this hopeless state, he meets an old friend in Zhou Yao Hua, who harbors a crush on him for the longest time. Thus begins Yu Sheng’s rounds of difficult choices.

Movie/Gay/Main Storyline/


to-you-for-meTo You For Me 2014

A short film about making relationship choices, and second chances. Starring Ian Lao, Paul Wong, Sabrina Tam, and Jeffrey Mak.

Short Movie/Gay/Main Storyline/Who the fudge knows? I’m going to go with sad, but it kind of looks like they go back in time one last time? 

Stephanie Note: Kind of like a life redo that continues to end badly. Trying to wrap my brain around that last ending and what that means.

 


Yandai byway no.10 – 2016 China

This is a love story between a ‘weirdo’, the novelist, Liang Ze and a ‘nice guy’, the pet shop owner, Hang Hang. Both of them know each other through Hang Hang’s online pet shop and meet each other for the first time in No.10 YanDaiXie Street, the address of Hang Hang’s physical store. Their funny story begins with the inquiry of Liang Ze to Hang Hang on something about his beloved chinchillas.

Movie/Gay/Main Storyline/Sad or happy ending depending on where you stop

Stephanie’s Note: currently watching this one. It’s cute and fluffy, I’m a little concerned because I read youtube comments that it ends badly, but then they say that there are two bonus episodes that show a happily ever after, so I will continue pushing forward.


Korean

CrimsonMarkA Crimson Mark 2004

A secret relationship between two Korean government employees is complicated by the difference in the men’s ranks.On a rainy day during the Joseon Dynasty, a chancellor casually recites a poem of solitude. His secret yearning is dedicated to a young scholar in his commission. They have contrasting viewpoint when it comes to politics, however, the two are discreetly having a homosexual affair.

Short Movie/Gay/Main Storyline

Stephanie Note: Eh, seems more of a chance for a couple of boom boom jiggity scenes.


answer meAnswer Me 1997

Set in the 1990’s, the drama centers around a female high school student Shi Won, who idolizes boyband H.O.T and her 5 high school friends in Busan. As the timeline moves back and forth between their past as 18-year-old high schoolers in 1997 and their present as 33-year-olds at their high school reunion dinner in 2012, where one couple will announce that they’re getting married.

Drama/Gay/Side Character/Happy Ending

Stephanie Note: Gah, he might just be a side character but he really is the heart of this drama, check it out.


antique bakery

Antique Bakery 2008

As an heir to the family fortune, Jin Hyuk has money, the looks, the charm, everything except finding the love of his life. So he sets up a cake shop where women are sure to come. He hires Sun Woo, a talented patisserie who had a crush on Jin Hyuk back in high school. Along with an ex-boxing champion Gi Beom and a clueless bodyguard Su Young, the four unique and handsome young men stir up the quiet neighborhood at their cake shop, Antique. Although seemingly careless and happy, each of the four men have unforgettable past that they are afraid to face, but their secrets slowly begin to unravel.

Movie/Gay/Side Character/Happy Ending

Stephanie Note: People call this a gay movie, but really, it just has the one gay character. I first didn’t like this movie, but after a rewatch I find it delightful and have big hopes that, in the future, way off screen, the owner and the baker end up up togehter.


beating heartBeating Heart 2005

Beating Heart is a MBC experimental omnibus drama composed of six chapters with the title: “When did you feel your heart beating the hardest?” Conveying answers, such as love, sorrow and joy, are six pairs of directors and screenwriters who participated in this drama. Each team took one chapter consisting of two episodes.

 

 


boy meets boyBoy Meets Boy 2008

On a warm spring day Min-soo, a small boy, meets tall and broad-shouldered Seok-yi inside a bus. Min-soo keeps looking at the intimidating boy whose sharp eyes are hidden under his baseball cap. Min-soo’s heart starts beating. What will happen to Min-soo and Seok-i ?

Movie/Gay/Main storyline/Happy Ending

Stephanie Note:First part of the trilogy that includes Just Friends and Love at 100 Degrees C. It’s a cute very short bit with no dialog. Do yourself a favor and shut it down before the singing fairy begins, trust me you’ll know what I mean when you get there.


cheese in the trapCheese in the Trap 2016

Having returned to college after a year long break, due to her family’s poor background, Hong Sul, a hard-working over-achiever, inadvertently got on the wrong side of Yoo Jung, her senior who is athletic, good looking, gets good grades and has a kind personality, but also a hidden dark side. From then on her life took a turn for the worse and Sul was almost certain it was all Yoo Jung’s doing. So why is he suddenly acting so friendly a year later?

Drama/Gay/Side Story

Stephanie Note: I haven’t watched, I probably won’t, I hear the whole thing is pretty problematic, and, from what I understand is the gay storyline is a bit of gay-baiting.


rumorGay Out Soon 4: Rumor 2014

[Open] Han-do lives alone and was doing his homework with a friend when his drunk girlfriend comes by. This is the start of a three way tug-of-war.
[FMSM] Expession of emptiness that isn’t satisfied by loneliness and lust by watching “A Gay’s Night”.
[Tea Time] A guest visits Gwang-ho and his mother. It’s his boyfriend Joon-won. The three of them have tea and his mother starts saying Gwang-ho lost his memory in an accident…
[Cohabitation] Mal-lo wants some time alone but Bok-hee is an unwelcome guest. In the end, Mal-lo hooks up Bok-hee and virgin ghost Sang-won together. However, Sang-won with a special tendency and and angry Bok-hee appears in front of her.

Movie Short /Gay/Main storyline

Stephanie Note: If you find this one subbed, please let me know!


depthsThe Depths 2011

Depths is a Japanese-Korean movie Korean photographer Bae-Hwan (Kim Min-Jun) & gay Japanese hotel employee Ryu (Hoshi Ishida) work together on a series of photographs. Their relationship crosses uneasily between friendship and love, while they also battle their own internal scars. Their salvation comes by their photographs which helps them find the meaning of their lives

Movie/Gay/Main Storyline/Bittersweet Ending


frozen flower

Frozen Flower 2008

Under the pressure of the Yuan Kingdom, the King of Goryeo is pressured to produce a successor to the throne. But the king is in love with his loyal general Hong Rim. After seriously pondering the issue, the king asks his lover Hong Rim to sleep with the Queen, with unexpected consequences.

Movie/Gay/Main Storyline/Bittersweet Ending

Stephanie Note: Haven’t seen this one, but I’ve heard what happens and I can say pretty strongly that I will not be watching it. Not only is this bittersweet it actually has a TERRIBLE ending. Unless you are fans of castrations and then–Go team!


futureless thingsFutureless Things 2014

At AM 07:00, Ki Chul begins his part-time job at a convenience store on the outskirts of town. He is learning the ropes from Ha Na who is about to quit. Ki Chul hesitates to reveal his feelings for Ha Na as she is heartbroken over a failed relationship.
At PM 1:0, A university student, dropout, indie musician, lesbian and others gather at the small convenience store to do part-time work. At PM 6:00, Light goes out at the 24 hour convenience store. Customers try to enter the store, but the door is locked. An unsuspected ending takes place for the day.

Movie/Gay/side story

Stephanie Note: Finally found this subbed and it is a omnibus drama (lots of little stories) and the one gay story is suuuuper tiny.


Going SouthGoing South 2012

Gi-tae who is going to terminate his military service goes on a road trip with Jun-young by drugging him with a sleeping pill. They learn more about each other and come to terms with their sexuality.

Movie/Gay/Main Storyline

Stephanie Note: I may have watched this one unsubbed. One sexy bit but the rest of it was a big blur of what? Probably would be fixed if I watched with subs.


handmaidenThe Handmaiden 2016

1930’s Korea, in the period of Japanese occupation, Sook Hee is hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress, Hideko, who lives a secluded life on a large countryside estate with her domineering Uncle Kouzuki. But the maid has a secret. She is a pickpocket recruited by a swindler posing as a Japanese Count to help him seduce the Lady to elope with him, rob her of her fortune, and lock her up in a madhouse. The plan seems to proceed according to plan until Sook Hee and Hideko discover some unexpected emotions.

Movie/lesbian/main storyline/


Happy TogetherHappy Together 2008

Jeong Im’s husband comes out of the closet and the two divorce. One day, she sleeps with a young man, Byeong Seok. To her surprise, he is her daughter’s boyfriend. Meanwhile, Seung Rok moves into the same apartment where his fist love, Jeong Im, lives. Seung Rok enjoys a date with her, but soon Jeong Im learns that he is Byeong Seok’s father. Four people experience conflict in entangled relationships. However, they ask themselves what it means to be a `true family.’

Movie/Gay/Main Storyline


Hello My LoveHello My Love 2009

Hyo Jeong works at a radio station as a scenario writer and DJ. Her boyfriend of 10 years Won Jae, promised to marry after he returns from his studies in France. When Won Jae returns to Korea he brings along another man named Dong Hwa. Hyo Jeong then discovers Won Jae and Dong Hwa’s relationship is more than platonic.

Movie/Gay/Main storyline

 


heynaHyena 2006

A quirky male version of Sex and the City, this drama is about four single 30 year old men and how they live their daily lives.

Drama/Gay/Side storyline

 


just friendsJust Friends? 2009

Min-soo is on leave from the military and visits his boyfriend Seok-yi. While having fun out on the town, they run into Min-soo mother’s mother! When the Min-soo’s mother asks about their relationship, Min-soo replies “… just friends.” Making things more complicated, Min-soo’s mother ends up sleeping between them that night!

Movie/Gay/Main storyline/Happy Ending

Stephanie note: Watch it watch it watch it watch it watch it watch it! This is adorable.


King and the ClownKing and the Clown 2005

At the height of the 16th-century Chosun Dynasty, a pair of rural male actors – boisterous, macho Jang-seng and quiet, feminine Gong-gil – travels to Seoul and team up with a struggling acting troupe. When their irreverent show, complete with enough bawdy humor and gender-bending to make a contemporary audience blush, mocks the famously hedonistic king, they get more than they bargained for. After being promptly arrested, they’re given a chance to spare themselves if they can make the king laugh. To everyone’s surprise, the ecstatic monarch loves the show and names the actors official court jesters, giving them more extravagant food and shelter than they’d ever imagined. But the king’s attentiveness to Gong-gil makes it quickly apparent that humor isn’t the only thing motivating his generosity. The king’s mistress, the country’s ministers and Jang-seng soon grow suspicious, and jealousy and anger spring from all sides.

Movie/Gay/Main storyline/bittersweet ending


Lady DaddyLady Daddy 2010

In the comedy “Lady Daddy,” a young child from a divorced family searches for his father. What he doesn’t know is that his father is now a woman after having sex reassignment surgery. His father Ji-hyeon (Lee Na-Young) was a medical student but is now a photographer …

Movie/Trans/Main Storyline

 


life is beautiful 2Life Is Beautiful 2010

The story of a blended family comprised of multiple generations living on Jeju Island.

Drama/Gay/Main storyline/Happy Ending

Stephanie Note: You have to muddle through a lot of other Weekend Drama junk, but it’s worth it for the son’s storyline. One of the first main gay storylines in Korean drama.

Stephanie Note II: Reading my note I don’t think I properly explained how awesome this is. It really is so, so, so good. You’ll laugh, you’ll sob, you’ll forever love Tae Sub and his boyfriend.


Life Is PeachyLife Is Peachy 2011

What is it like when you love a woman?
Yoon Ji-woo, who had been plotting a fake suicide with pickpocket Kang Ji-woo, is cuffed by detective Min-yong and falls in love as destined. Jeong Ji-woo and Hee-jin hear about their love story and start asking questions. Director Kim Soo-hyeon’s latest film, “Life is Peachy”, is a story about three people, all named Ji-woo, that brings a new approach to presenting the sentiment of love through the language and bodies of women. Did they truly fall in love? Did they tell the truth? “Ashamed” travels between reality and fiction as it caresses the wounds and memories of love.

Movie/Lesbian/Main Storyline


like grainsLike Grains of Sand 1995

A psychological drama about love, longing, homosexual desire and psychological turmoil–i.e., the perils of puberty. Ito is a shy boy in the top class at secondary school. He feels attracted to his classmate and best friend Yoshida, who is not aware of Ito’s intimate feelings. They spend alot of time with Kanbara, whose comic actions hide his sensitive nature. Aihara is new at school and remains aloof with her cool attitude. No one knows that at her previous school she was raped and is now in therapy. Meanwhile Yoshida, who’s currently involved with the insecure Shimizu, is interested in Aihara, the mysterious new girl… It is obvious, the each teen is hiding behind a wall which they must break through in during this tough process of maturation.

Movie/Gay/Main Storyline


Like A VirginLike A Virgin 2006

Dong-gu is not your average Madonna fan. Listening to the Material Girl’s second album (and applying a little lipstick) allows the young teenage boy to escape into his imagination, away from his dysfunctional family — his pathetic alcoholic father, a former boxer, is prone to violence, his older brother is beginning to resemble the old man, and his mother has fled family life to work at a Disney-esque amusement park. Things aren’t much better at school, where he’s bullied for his effeminate tendencies. But once again, fantasy comes to the rescue in the form of a young male teacher who, Dong-gu imagines, beckons to him during class. But when a wrestling coach discovers the boy’s natural talent, and a potential goldmine in those stocky thighs, Dong-gu starts training, striving to win a competition for the cash prize that will allow him to realize his ultimate fantasy: becoming a woman.

Movie/Trans/Main Storyline


lily feverLily Fever 2015

Drama/Lesbian/Main Storyline

 

 

 


Love 100Love 100 C 2011

A hearing-impaired boy, Min-so is gay, and he likes his classmate, Ji-seok. One day, Min-so impulsively has sex with a man who works in a public bath, an experience that lends him a new-found confidence, but at a heavy price..

This is considered to be part of a trio of movies including Just Friends and Boy Meets Boy

Movie Short/Gay/Main Storyline/Bittersweet

Stephanie Note: Not sure what the point of this was except for some icky sexy bits and then a terrible, terrible ending. I’d steer clear of this one.


The LoverThe Lover 2015

The series talk about four different couples living together in one apartment complex. 
Lee Jun Jae is a loner who prefers to stay at home, but is forced to find a roommate for financial reasons. He doesn’t even want to exchange unnecessary small talk so he advertises for a foreigner who can’t speak Korean very well. Enter Takuya, a Japanese guy on his travels. Takuya thinks Jun Jae is wasting his youth, and begins to draw him out into the world.

Movie/Gay/Side Story/Happy Ending

 


Man On High HeelsMan On High Heels 2014

Ji Wook is a cold-blooded detective who would brutally assault and stop at nothing to catch criminals. However, despite his perfectly masculine appearance, Ji Wook struggles with a secret desire to be a woman. At last, he decides to get a sex change. However, a gang Ji Wook had brutally arrested by force plots revenge against him. While he resigns and secretly dreams of transforming into a real woman, people close to him get caught up in a conspiracy and killed. When the one person he must protect, ‘Jang Mi’, also falls in danger, Ji Wook faces a crossroads in making his choice.

Movie/Trans/Main storyline


Miracle on Jongno StreetMiracle on Jongno Street 2010 Documentary

When it gets dark, people pack the Nak-Won neighborhood in Jong-Ro District, Seoul. There, gay men comfort each other, meet their friends and find love there.

Documentary

 

 


Mr. CEO is Falling in Love with Him

From YouTube I learned this might not be the actual name of the movie. Which would make sense considering I can’t find a synopsis for it. Making one up myself it is then! Fresh out of college, boy gets fired from his first job by the CEO of the company. Little did the CEO know this guy would vow to come back and be a big star, or that they would fall in love.

Movie/Gay/Main Storyline/happy ending

Stephanie’s Note: This story got a little too tied up in the antagonist, it really could have spent a lot more time with the main couple, and it would have been a much better movie. It’s nto terrible, I just wish it could have been better.


Night FlightNight Flight 2014

Three teenage boys who were once close friends grow apart when they reach high school: Yong Ju lives hiding his true sexual orientation, Gi Woong becomes the leader of the school gang, and Gi Taek an obsessive manga fan. Tired of the constant malicious bullying by Gi Woong’s gang, Gi Taek betrays them by disclosing that Yong Ju has loved Gi Woong for years. Surrounded by an insecure boundary of the school and wounded by betrayals, the boys are driven into catastrophe.

Movie/Gay/Main storyline


No RegretNo Regret 2006

Leaving the country orphanage where he grew up, Su-min comes to Seoul to study design. However, after several tough jobs, he unexpectedly ends up working as a prostitute in a gay bar. There he meets Jae-min. Su-min refuses Jae-min who’s been trying everything he could to win Su-min’s heart. Jae-min is from a rich and conservative family…

Movie/Gay/Main storyline


One Night Only 2014One Night Only 2014

Han Jae meets gay men at a bar in Jongno District, Seoul. He first meets them through an internet site. Once they get drunk, Han Jae steals their money. He is accompanied by Hoon and pretends he is his boyfriend. Hoon is popular, but Han Jae ignores Hoon’s feelings for him. One day, Hoon suddenly kisses Han Jae.

Movie/Gay/Main Storyline

 


One Summer Night 2017 Korean

In the winter of 2013, Yong-jun and Jae-sung, a member of the Korean People’s Army, are caught having sex by a superior. After that, Yong-jun decides to defect from North Korea leaving Jae-sung.

Movie/Gay/Main Storyline/

 


The Perfect Man’s Man – 2011

Korean short film about a schoolboy, Hye Sung Won, who struggles with his feelings of inadequacy and tries to rationalize his guilt over a betrayal to his cherished and seemingly perfect friend, Jeong Hyuk Moon.

Movie/Gay/Main Storyline/Happy Ending

Stephanie’s Note: Eh. This wasn’t great. It was nice to see one that was Korean as they are a bit behind there, but that, with their dumb misunderstanding was not enough to recommend it.


Prince's PrincePrince’s Prince 2015 viki

Park Shi Hyun’s younger sister is so engrossed in video games and her computer, she lives in an imaginary world all her own. Shi Hyun tries to get his sister to return to the real world, however his nemesis Lee Mong Ryong is trying to stand in the way.

Web Series/Gay/Fake

Stephanie Note: I watched this one as it was billed as gay drama, but it really isn’t, it’s more gay-baiting—unless the story goes on after the drama ends. This show really irritated me.


ButterflyQueer Movie Butterfly: The Adult World 2015

Cheol Soo, who is also a loner, can’t the ability to save by oneself. Cheol Soo, now an adult, is living alone. As first social life, He began life (the Adult world) at gay host bar “JUNGLE” as an apprentice. As time goes on, The world treated him harshly, also ruined him gradually. This is a story about gay host bar, shedding a more humane light on the hosts and focusing on their stories.

Movie Short/Gay/Main storyline

Stephanie Note: Found this, eh, it’s not great, doesn’t have much a plot, more of a gateway to the boom boom jiggity.


RecRec 2011

On their 5th anniversary a gay couple film themselves on video in a small motel. During filming they re-confirm their love for each other, but as the day progresses hints come out that this could be the couple’s last day together.

Movie/Gay/Main Storyline


go mrs goSaving Mrs Go Bong Shil 2011

‘Saving Ajumma Go Bong Sil’ (written by Park Eun Ryung and directed by Yoon Sang Ho) tells the story of Go Bong Sil (Kim Hae Suk) who was living a peaceful life in a village, tending to her flower garden. But when her husband suddenly passes away and she is threatened with bankruptcy, she moves to Seoul’s Itaewon district, starting the second chapter in her life. The drama unravels the heartwarming story of Go Bong Sil as well as others who actively pursue their own happiness.

Drama/Trans/Gay/Side Characters


secret gardenSecret Garden 2010

The drama tells the story of Kim Joo Won, an arrogant and eccentric CEO who maintains the image of seeming perfection, and Gil Ra Im, a poor and humble stuntwoman whose beauty and body are the object of envy amongst top actresses. Their accidental meeting, when Joo Won mistakes Ra Im for actress Park Chae Rin, marks the beginning of a tense, bickering relationship, through which Joo Won tries to hide a growing attraction to Ra Im that both confuses and disturbs him. To complicate matters further, a strange sequence of events results in them swapping bodies.

Drama/Gay/Side Character


Seonam Girls High School InvestigatorsSeonam Girls High School Investigators 2014

Five students are members of a private investigator club at Seonam Girls High School. They face and do their best to solve problems like private education, abortion, bullying, suicide. ~~ Based on the novel “Seonamyeogo Tamjungdan: Banggwa Hooui Miseuteori” by Park Ha Ik.

Drama/Lesbian/Side Story


she is wowShe Is Wow 2013

A-Ra leads the perfect life. She is a popular actress, has an ideal husband Jung-Han, who is the most popular announcer, and a son Min-Kyu. People adore them as a couple, but their life isn’t as great as it appears. A-Ra struggles to get cast as an actress as she gets older. Jung-Han and A-Ra do not respect each other or love each other.

One day, their troubled son Min-Kyu arrives back in Korea from America. Min-Kyu got kicked out of school over there and is a troubled kid. A-Ra and Jung-Han worry that others may find out about Min-Kyu’s troubles. Making matters worse, a secret, which can destroy A-Ra’s perfect world, exists.

Drama/Gay/Main Storyline


Stateless ThingsStateless Things 2012

“Stateless Things” follows three young people – a teenage North Korean defector named Joon who wanders the streets in Seoul, an ethnic Korean girl living in China and a gay boy named Ah-In who exchanges sex for money. These three come together to commit suicide, but find meaning in their lives…

Movie/Gay/Main Storyline


Suddenly Last SummerSuddenly Last Summer 2012

6 hours of weakness…can we be able to love? Teacher Kyeong-hoon pushes out Sang-woo who keeps coming closer to him. Will Kyeong-hoon be able to resist his urge that Sang-woo keeps poking?

Movie/Gay/Main Storyline


Two Weddings and a FuneralTwo Weddings and a Funeral 2012

A gay man, Min Soo and a lesbian, Hyo Jin are both promising doctors at a general hospital. The colleagues agree to marry so Hyo Jin can legally adopt a child with her lover of ten years Seo Yeong, and Min Soo can please his parents while maintaining his closeted lifestyle. While secretly living with their respective partners, who move in next door, Min Soo and Hyo Jin appear to be a happy, “normal” couple. They enjoy all the benefits afforded to heterosexual couples and are also able to ward off public scrutiny and parental disapproval. However, Min Soo’s intrusive parents begin to get a bit too involved with the couple’s life, threatening their scheme.

Movie/Gay/Lesbian/Main storyline


WeightThe Weight 2012

Born with a hunchback and left at an orphanage, Jung was adopted by a woman who hid him away in the attic only to use him as a child slave for her dress shop. The woman’s own child Dong-bae is younger than Jung; she has always wanted to become a woman, loathing her own male body. While Jung feels affection and sympathy for his younger stepsister, he feels burdened by Dong-bae’s struggles. Under the weight of life and death carried by the dead bodies that he faces each day coupled with his love-hate relationship with Dong-bae, Jung endures the pain and thirst that he feels like a camel crossing a desolate desert in silence. Then he quietly prepares his biggest, his last gift for his sister.

Movie/Trans/Main Storyline


White NightWhite Night 2012

Won-gyu, a steward, returns to Seoul 2 years after he left with a painful memory. He meets Tae-jun acquainted on the Web and they have a special night at the place of Won-gyu’s bad memory. A queer film by Leesong hee-il inspired by an actual case of random street assault by a homophobe in Jong-no.

Movie/Gay/Main Storyline


Thailand

Bad Romance – 2016

A group of people meet and becomes friends.

Series/Gay/Main Storyline

 


Bangkok Love StoryBangkok Love Story 2007

Mhek (Rattanaballang Tohssawat), an assassin, is sent to kill Itt (Chaiwat Tongsaeng). but when a twist of fate brings the men together, Mhek refuses to kill Itt and in a gunfight takes a bullet. Itt helps Mhek back to a safe house and nurses him back to health. A bond begins to develop.

Confused, since Mhek’s life as an assassin doesn’t allow him emotional attachments, especially with his assigned target, he attempts to leave but Itt will not give up on him. And when Mhek goes back to his boss to rectify the situation and Itt suddenly appears, the end result is a bloody gunfight that will pit enemies, friends and lovers against each other.

Movie/Gay/Main Storyline


Beautiful BoxerBeautiful Boxer 2004

Based on the true story of Thailand’s famed transgender kickboxer, Beautiful Boxer is a poignant action drama that punches straight into the heart and mind of a boy who fights like a man so he can become a woman. Believing he’s a girl trapped in a boy’s body since childhood, Parinya Charoenphol (affectionately known as Nong Toom in Thailand) sets out to master the most masculine and lethal sport of Muay Thai (Thai boxing) to earn a living and to achieve his ultimate goal of total femininity. Touching, funny and packed with breathtaking Thai kickboxing sequences, Beautiful Boxer traces Nong Toom’s childhood, teenage life as a traveling monk and grueling days in boxing camps.

Movie/Trans/Main Storyline


blue-hourThe Blue Hour 2015

The story of a bullied teenager Tam who befriends and has a sexual relationship with a mysterious gay boy Phum at a haunted abandoned pool. Their affair starts out as a romance but, later, shifts to a darker territory.

Movie/gay/main storyline

 


changeChange 2014

Champ and Jay are best friends in an all-boys high school. Jay is protective of Champ, and Champ begins to develop a one-sided crush for him. How far will you go for someone you love?

Movie/Gay/ Trans/ Main Story/Bittersweet

Stephane Note: Watched this one, thought it was pretty terrible as it’s trans but I’m not really sure it is, I think that they make it pretty clear the girl just changed because the boy, once upon a time, made an offhand comment that he would have dated him if he was a girl. You know what? My first unrequited love said that if it weren’t for the girl he met at the same time, we totally would have dated. Is it true? Probably not. And neither is this story.


Citizen DogCitizen Dog 2004

Love sends a country-born city boy on a surreal search through the streets of modern-day Bangkok in Tears of the Black Tiger director Wisit Sasanatieng’s adaptation of wife Koynuch’s novel.

Movie/Gay


club fridayClub Friday: Seasons 2, 3, & 5

This is a series of short stories based on a radio program called “Club Friday” where people call in to tell their stories. The stories told are true account of their life. Each episode is a different story. ***Inspired by true stories from listeners who called into the Club Friday radio show to ask for advice about their relationships, the Club Friday TV series has been massively successful. The star-studded series explores themes of differences in points of view, language and age, which can sometimes cause problems in relationships. Each Series has a different story and cast.

Drama/Gay/Lesbian


dreamerCondo/Barista/Architect 2016

This was a recommendation from a reader, Mydramalist calls it a miniseries. Yep, that’s the sum total of of the description. Helpful.

 

 


tootiesDiary of Tootsies 2016

A story based on a diary about three heartbroken gay friends finding their true love.

Drama/Gay/Trans

Stephanie’s Take: Watched the first sevenish episodes of this drama and while it took a little bit to get into it, it was pretty funny and I hope to some day finish…

 


Diary of Tootsies Season 2 – Thai 2017

Continuation of the love life stories of four gay friends.

Movie/Gay/Main Storyline/

Stephanie’s Note: I really liked season 1 so everytime I see a clip from season 2 I get excited. I’m going to have to sit down and check these out soon!


The Extra- The Series 2016 Thailand

This series shows stories of people in the age of social media.

Series/Gay/Side Characters/

Stephanie’s Note: Hmmm… with that synopsis it reminds me of that college one with all the stories taking place with the different residents of the same floor?


fathersFathers 2016

Phoon (Asda Panichkul), 36, a finance and investment manager, and Phoon (Asda Panichkul), 36, a finance and investment manager, and Yuke (Nat Sakdatorn), 33, a graphic illustrator, have been in a serious relationship for 13 years. The couple has adopted an abandoned child named Butr (Aritach Pipattangkul) since he was a baby. When the child goes into grade one at school, he is made fun of not having a mother by his school friends, which makes the once-specialty that he has two fathers undesirable. Consequently, the son begins to ask about his own mother, and that causes some discomfort to the fathers to answer. Following the advent of Rattiya (Sinjai Plengpanich), the director of Children’s Right Protection Organization, everything in the family is changed. Her suggestions and the dig-up for Butr’s background causes even more tension to Phoon and Yuke. The couple doesn’t have so many options but to choose what is the best for their son, even though they may be in despair.

Movie/gay/main storyline/I hope this has a happy ending otherwise that’s just sad


feel-good-to-say-goodbyeFeel Good to Say Goodbye 2016

The story of love and bound of high school students. Chai is beach volleyball player who face the grave danger in his life. Aek is shining player of the football team. Competition in sport game with a stake of honor. A love matter which he have to win it. ? Love is a great thing which will be impressed on their hearts.

Movie/gay/main storyline/sad ending

Stephanie Note: Essentially you know right from the beginning that these guys never made it. Bummer.


gayok-bangkokGayok Bangkok 2016 Thailand

A web series following the lives of six diverse gay men living in Bangkok and their drama – relationship, career, family and, most of all, sexual health.

Movie/gay/main storyline/hopeful ending

Stephanie Note: I watched this, it was pretty good. More of a more real-life take on the subject matter. While not every story ends happily, some are open-ended, it worked for all the characters. I hear they are going to make a season 2, which I would totally watch as I think there is still a lot of story left to tell.


Gayokay Bankok Season 2   

A web series following the lives of six diverse gay men living in Bangkok and their drama – relationship, career, family and, most of all, sexual health.

Series/Gay/Main Storyline/

Stephanie’s Note: Yay! It’s back! Can’t wait to check this one out.


grey rainbowGrey Rainbow 2016

Grey Rainbow tells the love of Nuer and Porsche. Nuer is the son of the owner of an elephant camp while Porsche is a law student. In university, they were dormitory roommates and close friends, each fighting against the feelings that one has for the other.

Drama/Gay/Main Characters

Stephanie Note: Watched the first episode of this and part of the second, it is so beautiful, with an interesting story and good characters. I have been explained though that if one wants to have a happy ending one should stop watching while they are still in the elephant camp as it takes a bad turn in the last few moments.


gray-secretGray Secret 2015

Frame and Earth, they are the close friends since the college. One day, Earth introduce his boyfriend that older than him for 22 years name “P’Non” to Frame. They both have a good life. They love and take care each other. The love of this couple always in sight of Frame.
One day, Frame needs to go to Bank’s house to make a group works and that day is also the birthday of Bank’s mom. On that day, Frame also meet Bank’s dad and it makes him shock because Bank’s dad is P’Non who is the boyfriend of Earth.
What Frame will decide to do? Is he will tell Earth that P’Non is his friend’s dad? or He will tell Bank that Bank’s dad is the boyfriend of his friend?

Movie/gay/main storyline/


HIStory – 2017 Thailand

Obsessed

Another part of the HIStory webseries follows the life of Shao Yi Chen, a man who is reborn and sent back 9 years ago to change his past and future. Will he resist the love of a handsome man Jiang Jing Teng and save his future self, or will he fall for the same men twice and risk his life?

Stay Away From Me

When their parents get married and leave for a long honeymoon, superstar Cheng Qing moves in with his new stepbrother Feng He. With Meng Meng, his fujoshi best friend, around, dreaming of the perfect BL fanfic, will Feng He be able to stay away from his brother?

My Hero not sure why this is the only one without a synopsis, but let me give it a go. Girl is mistakenly taken by a reaper before her time, is allowed to go back to Earth, inhabit a body, and has 7 Days to have her beloved boyfriend kiss her on her new form for the switch to stay permanent. The only trick is she was transported into the body of a boy!

Movie/Gay/Main Storyline/Happy Ending(s)

Stephanie’s Note: surprisingly my favorite of the trio is My Hero, the story I liked the least at the beginning. The guy in Obsessed is a little rapey first my tastes and Stay Away From Me actually reminded me a little bit of Heroin.


HormonesHormones 2015

This drama features issues and experiences of Thai teenagers in high school such as relationship, sexuality, sex, bullying, school gang violence and substance abuse. Family issues are also gradually revealed as the series progresses.

Drama/Gay/Side Characters

 


hormones 2

Hormones Season 2 2014

This drama features issues and experiences of Thai teenagers in high school such as relationship, sexuality, sex, bullying, school gang violence and substance abuse. Family issues are also gradually revealed as the series progresses.

Drama/Gay/Lesbian/Side Characters/Open ending

Stephanie Note: This is one crazy ass drama. Think Degrassi on crack. There are actually several gay storylines but NONE of them turn out well. Made me very cranky.


hormones 3Hormones 3 2015

The seniors have graduated from Nadao Bangkok High School leaving a legacy for the next generation to build upon… Another school year has arrived and the “wounds” caused by just living and learning are still very raw. How these teens deal with life’s ups and downs will determine how their wounds turn out in the end. Can they learn from their struggles and become stronger or will they succumb to their pain and be scarred for life?

Drama/Gay/Lesbian (haven’t seen this one so I can’t tell you the scope of it, but it’s pretty much a formula by now, so I’m guessing open ending, with not a great ending for the LGBT characters. 


How To Win At CheckersHow To Win At Checkers (Every Time)

The film is set in the economic fringes of Bangkok and examines the joys and challenges of growing up in contemporary Thailand.
After the loss of both parents, 11 years old Oat faces an uncertain future when his older brother must submit to Thailand’s annual military draft lottery. Unable to convince his brother to do whatever he can to change his fate, Oat takes matters into his own hands resulting in unexpected consequences. ~~ Based on the stories from the bestselling book Sightseeing by Rattawut Lapcharoensap.

Movie/Gay/Main Story

Stephanie Note: While I haven’t seen this myself, it’s supposed to be exceptional. From what I understand from a review I read, it is a gay drama but it isn’t so much about the brother being gay, it’s about the relationship between the two brothers and what the possible impending military means to this already fractured family.


It Gets BetterIt Gets Better 2012

“It Gets Better” is shot beautifully; everything from cinematography, sets, locations, costumes are of very high standards. The story is in three segments. The first is about a young man coming back to Thailand from the USA to inherit his father’s gay bar. The second is about a young boy who is caught dressing in women’s clothes, and he gets sent to a Buddhist temple for repentance. The third is about a woman who goes to a remote village, but is mistaken for a thief. These stories are all very touching and engaging. It brings to the surface the desires and needs of people, being they physical or emotional.

Movie/Gay

Stephanie Note: Haven’t seen this one, but if you find it subbed somewhere you’d better let me know!


Varieties of Love (Love 8009) 2005

Drama/Gay/Side Characters/Happy ending


Love of SiamThe Love of Siam 2007

Love of Siam shows the relationship of a weak family, a lonely girl, teenagers who start to know the meaning of love and friendship that will be remain in the memory forever.

Movie/Gay/Main story


Love Complex – 2017

The lives of a group of people who come to live at the Love Complex.

Series/Gay/One storyline of an omnibus series


Love Love YouLove Love You 2015

Part 2 of Love’s coming movie.

Movie/Gay/Main Story

Stephanie Note: Hasn’t become available online yet, however, as much as I once liked the original, I’m hesitant about the sequel because it doesn’t seem to have that same sweetness—not to mention the recasting of Gump.


love next doorLove Next Door 2013

“Love Next Door” is a gay sex comedy directed by Thitipan Raksasat. The story begins with Khao who runs away from home and stays at his friend’s house where people knock on the wrong door to pay for sex. Khao needs the money anyway, so he goes with the flow without knowing that he would end up falling in love with Pete, the guy next door who is actually the escort all the customers are knocking for!

Movie/Gay/Main Story/Open Ending


love next door 2Love Next Door 2 2015

The story begins again when Kao (Asia) decides not to have sex for 30 days according to a fortuneteller’s advice but Nut (Arm Rattapon), his co-worker, asks to stay with him for a while. Sometimes Nut sleeps in his underwear driving Kao out of control but the more he tries to control, the worse he falls for Nut. In a restaurant where Kao and Nut work for, there are 2 transwomen, Tangkwa (Tanwarin) and Bua (Jennie), having a crush on Kao in the same time so they fight with each other just to win Kao. They are willing to risk losing their long friendship for a waiter they just meet. One day Hanoi (Thanapat), a gay brother, comes to visit his sister who is the restaurant owner. Hanoi tells his sister that he wants to become an air hostess but he can’t swim so Game, a restaurant’s helper, is assigned to help train swimming and that leads Hanoi to feel something different in his heart. They fall in love and they fight for the love they believe it belongs to everyone equally.

Movie/Gay/Main Story/Happy Ending


Love SickLove Sick The series  2014

Phun has a girlfriend but his father wants him to date his friend’s daughter. Phun’s little sister, Pang, is obsessed with boys’ love.
Phun needs to convince Pang that he has a boyfriend so that she can help talk their father around the idea of dating his friend’s daughter. So he asked Noh to become his fake boyfriend in exchange for helping Noh raising fund for his Music Club.

Movie/Gay/Main Story/Open Ending

Stephanie Note: Big fluffy love for this one! Love it so hard! The first episode is hard, but bear with it for a few episodes and if you want to, fast forward through anything with the girls (an add on for hte drama, not in the original book so you really don’t need it) and you will so not regret it.


Love Sick2Love Sick the series Season 2 2015

Phun has a girlfriend but his father wants him to date his friend’s daughter. Phun’s little sister, Pang, is obsessed with boys’ love.
Phun needs to convince Pang that he has a boyfriend so that she can help talk their father around the idea of dating his friend’s daughter. So he asked Noh to become his fake boyfriend in exchange for helping Noh raising fund for his Music Club.

Movie/Gay/Main Story/Happy Ending

Stephanie Note: Please see above, but if you’ve already watched Love Sick season one OF COURSE you’re going to watch season two as you need to see what happens to these two guys.


Love's ComingLove’s Coming 2014

The storyline revolves around a group of schoolboys who suspect two of their number are in love with each other. They come up with ways to prove the secret love affair, but things get more complicated when a girl comes into play.

Movie/Gay/Main Storyline/Happy Ending

Stephanie: High production value, cute story. Bear through the friends bit at the beginning and wait for the flash back where you see how Gump got into the whole situation. They did come out with a sequel for this.


never againNever Again 2014 Because … love happens more than once;

Special/Gay/Main Storyline/Happy Ending

Stephanie Note: Guy sleeps around because of some sort of bad history with his first boyfriend leaving him. Falls in love with a friend of one of the guys he cheats on. Interesting idea of what that means for the relationship and the friendship.


make it rightMake It Right 2016

A Line TV series based on the popular BL novel “Make It Right.”

 

 


My BromanceMy Bromance 2014

Golf is an ill behaved and aggressive high schooler. He grew up never feeling loved by his parents. One day, Bank a fellow high schooler 4 months his junior entered his life by becoming his step-brother. For Golf, who never had to entertain the idea of being an older brother, this comes as a shock to him. But what happens when things begin to feel more than just a love between siblings?

Movie/Gay/Main Story/Bittersweet

Stephanie Note: Gah! Weepie! Weepie! Or at least it wants you to weep, I was left with more of a WTF? I recommend you give this one a pass unless you are pretty desperate.


my-bromanceMy Bromance: The Series 2016

Based on the successful movie, Golf’s and Bank’s homophobic father/step father, sends Golf to the USA to study, while a devastated Bank stays in Bangkok, Thailand, after knowing their relationship. However 8 years later, Bank and Golf returns home from their respective trips (Bank was in Los Angeles working on a project as a researcher), and (Golf returns from a working trip in Pulau Weh, Indonesia as an experienced diver). Unbeknownst to Golf, is that Bank is attached to his overseas boyfriend (Jackson) of 2 years. Who will Bank choose, Golf, a lover/brother for more than 8 years or his soon to be husband (Jackson) of 2 years.

Movie/gay/main storyline


oppressive loveOppressive Love

Ah Nam is a transfer student who has a strange nightmare, which bothers him from almost one year. For some reasons, he meets Chang Ru Hao, who then tries helping him fight with his nightmare. However, Ru Hao’s family conceal the secret which is combined with Ah Nam’s nightmare and tragedy of his little brother.

Movie/Gay/Main Story/WTF Ending

Stephanie Note: I watched this trainwreck of a movie and, though it’s better than a lot of the other ____ Love movies, the ending? WTF. Seriously, WTF. I hear there will be a ‘season’ 2, but I don’t know if I care. (Actually, who am I kidding. I need to see where they go with this, but I’ll go in cranky. Very cranky.)


part time the seriesPart Time: The Series 2016

A series about students who have to work part-time to make ends meet.

Drama/side characters/Too soon to tell for the ending, but it has the guy who played Earn in Lovesick, so I’m thinking it can’t end all that bad. 


Present Perfect – 2017

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.

Movie/Gay/Main Story/Happy Ending (I’m taking the reviews at their word for the happy ending, I haven’t seen it myself but I hope to soon.)


Right By MeRight By Me 2005 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRPPLCw6kuI

Three Thai teens struggle with everyday teen problems, plus the challenges of accepting themselves as gay, coping with the pressures of college life, coming out to their friends and crushes, and coming out to their families.

Movie/Gay/Main Story/Happy Ending

Stephanie Note: Get past the bad production value and the terrible, terrible friend (seriously, I hate him so hard for the way he ‘outed’ his friend for his own desires) this is a really sweet story about realizing and coming to terms with who you are.


the-right-manThe Right Man Because I Love You  2016

Than tries to have a relationship with Palm while text with his neighbor who help him with his problems and have to deal with his mother…

Movie/gay/main storyline


room aloneRoom Alone 401-410 2014

This series shows stories of lonely people in the age of social media. Everyone stays by themselves on the same floor, from room 401 to 410. Although their lifestyles may be different, the owner of each room has to confront with the same problem, and that is loneliness. Social media seems to be the only choice for them to have someone for talking, liking, and following. However, in reality, that loneliness cannot be deleted.

Drama Series/Gay/Lesbian/Main Stories/ Open Ending

Stephanie Note: Watched this drama it has both straight, lesbian, gay and gender fluid storylines. While I didn’t love it, I liked it enough to continue onto season 2.


room alone 2Room Alone 2 2016

This series shows stories of lonely people in the age of social media. Everyone stays by themselves on the same floor, from room 401 to 410. Although their lifestyles may be different, the owner of each room has to confront with the same problem, and that is loneliness. Social media seems to be the only choice for them to have someone for talking, liking, and following. However, in reality, that loneliness cannot be deleted. Continuation of Room Alone 401-410

Drama Series/Gay/Lesbian/Main Stories


same-not-the-sameSame Same Not the Same 2015

Inn and Max try superstitious Inn’s mom accepts their relationship as a couple.

Movie/gay/main storyline/happy ending

Stephanie Note: This is pretty terrible even though they do end up together at the end. Who tries to ration with their mother that way?


Secret LoveSecret Love: Love Behind Ones Back

The true story of Tar and Wan, who are having problems with their relationship because Wan is also in a relationship with P’Ohm. But in this case, Ohm (who is the third hand) wants to be more than the other man.

Movie/Gay/Main Story/Bittersweet

Stephanie note: Gah! Take a pass on this one guys. It is pretty terrible and they all deserve each other at the end.


sense-loveSense… Love 2016

It is the story of Shane who has to deal with his friends and family until Razorbacks comes to his life making her happier…

Movie/gay/main storyline


SheShe: Their Love Story

Bua is a successful business woman, who lives the perfect life. When diagnosed with incurable cancer she turns her back on her husband and daughter in order to ease their pain and hide her destiny. In her self-imposed isolation, the only person that Bua lets into her life is June, an undemanding and encouraging freelance photographer. At the end of her life journey, Bua is granted one last chance to discover the profound meaning of passionate love. Da, a hardheaded columnist, has her reputation ruined when her “perfect” boyfriend emails raunchy video clips of her to all her work contacts. In order to escape the embarrassment she immerses herself in work and accepts to write a “trendy” feature about the love life of lesbians in Bangkok. She convinces Be, a charming tomboy, to be her research subject. During the course of the assignment their relationship turns sexual and Da starts to asks herself if her feelings towards Be could be real love.

Movie/Lesbian/Main Story


Slam Dance The Series 2018

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.

Series/Gay/One Storyline in an omnibus drama


sotus-the-seriesSOTUS 2016

There’s a university system called SOTUS (an acronym which stands for Seniority, Order, Tradition, Unity and Spirit – a tradition in which upper classmen sometimes exploit and even abuse freshmen and others seeking acceptance). Junior level students are required to mentor those freshmen and be respected in return. Enter a rather assertive and vocal freshy at the Engineering faculty named Kongpob who gets to be under the mentorship of Artit, a strict Junior who happens to be the boss of his year. ~ Based on a BL novel by BitterSweet (Nabu Publishing)

Drama Series/Gay/Main Story

Stephanie Note: If you find this one subbed, let me know.


Soulmates: The Series 2017

BL web series about an older student who has to choose between two of his younger admirers – a ghost who might be the right one for him, and the other, a human that he likes.

Series/Gay/Main Storyline/It’s not out yet, but it’s Thai so I’m going to go out on a limb and say happy ending.

Stephanie’s take: not out yet so no take, just eagerly anticipating.


sunset-night-legend-bite-fightSunset Night Legend – Bite Fight

Don’t have anything beyond this except it’s a gay thai vampire movie. Come on, how can you go wrong? Unless you’re that other gay thai vampire movie. This movie will be out sometime this year.

Movie/Gay/Main Storyline/Open Ending

Stephanie’s Take:


superstar-and-ordinary-people-2 superstar-and-ordinary-peopleSuperStar & Ordinary People 2016

Movie/gay/main storyline

Stephanie: GAH! I need to see this. Like yesterday. You guys find it, you tell me where it is.


timelineTimeline

3 gay romance stories: Two best friends are confused about their feelings. A famous gay couple receive a threatening anonymous letter. A young guy falls in love with his lodger, but he already has a boyfriend.

Movie/Gay/Main Story/Bittersweet

Stephanie: Another ‘what the’ drama for me. The first story was cute, the second story was ‘ew’ and the third story was pretty sad—especially taken into context that people say that all of these vignettes is the same couple just played by different people at different times in their relationship.

Together With Me – 2017

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)


tomorrow I'll still love youTomorrow I’ll Still Love You 2009

Bor (Pong Nawat) and Kaew (Aom Piyada) are lovers who are about to get marry. Then, tragedy strikes. Bor’s older sister, Putt (Pin Kejmanee), murders Kaew’s older sister, King, because she believes her sister and her husband (James Ruengsak) are having an affair. Naturally, after the killing, Kaew forces herself to break up with Por.

This lakorn will also have a love story between Pipat’s younger brother, Phiwit (Oh Anuchit) and Kaew’s younger brother, Kong. These two families keep on finding themselves fated to one another, but how can the love between pra`nangs Bor and Kaew and supporting characters Phiwit and Kong survive when a murder is embedded in their past?

Drama Series/Gay/Side Story


2 Moons The Series – 2017

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_

Drama Series/Gay/mainstoryline

Stephanie Note: Everyone seems to be loving the shit out of this thing, can’t wait to watch it!


who-sleeps-my-browWho Sleeps My Bro 2016

The movie follows a group of freshmen in college as they navigate through the wild days of friendship, pranks, and love. ~~ Based on the song written about friendship growing apart after college.

Movie/gay/main storyline/talk of a bad ending, a bad, bad, bad ending. 

Stephanie: I heard about this ending, I’m not touching this at all!


waterboyyWater Boyy 2015

The overnight story of Competition, Love and Friendship of innocent men. At a high school in Hua hin, Nam (Ngern Anupart) is a talented swimmer, but he barely practices. A hot and handsome young man whit an athletic body, Nam likes to party and has a lot of girlfriends. Everyone is jealous of him and everyone knows that he watches porn every day as if it’s his sleeping pill. His father, swimming coach Neung (Two Noppon), found out one secret about Nam and they haven’t been getting along well ever since. Enter Nine (New Assavapat), a bright student who is about to take an exam of Armed Forces Academies Preparatory School, but doesn’t know how to swim. He asks Nam to teach him and in exchange he’ll be doing Nam’s homework and tutor him. However, Nine wants something more than just swimming lessons…
Then one day Muek (Beam Prapangkorn), a young swimmer who was forced by his father to come to Hua hin for 3 months, becomes Nam’s new roommate. But Nam doesn’t want to watch porn anymore after his arrival …They have to live, sleep, eat, practice together… Meanwhile Muek’s girlfriend, Nune ( Book Olive), a rising actress, wants to surprise him at the dorm and, to her delight, Nam allows her to stay there.
In this love competition, Nam, Muek and Nune… who will eventually be the last man standing and fighting for Love?

Movie/Gay/Main Story

Stephanie Note: This isn’t out yet all I can tell you is it has the guy who played Earn in Lovesick. Here’s hoping he’s not as irritating.


Water Boyy The Series -2017

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.

Series/Gay/In the movie this was the main storyline, however, looking at the poster for the series, the gay couple is shunted off to the side, so who knows. 


Yes or NoYes or No 2010

Pie, a college girl who holds a negative attitude about tomboys and lesbians. Yet she finds out that her new college dorm room-mate, Kim, is a tomboy who looks and dress like a boy. As their friendship develops, Pie and Kim begin to wonder if the feeling they feel for one another is just an ordinary friendship or true love.

Movie/Lesbian/Main Storyline/Happy Ending

Stephanie: This movie is just adorable and one of the few Lesbian titles out there.


Yes or No 2Yes or No 2 2012

Three years later after graduation, Pie and Kim have to travel into two different directions for their internship; Kim is going to work in a farm in the northern province of Nan, while Pie is going South to work in a fishery center. Their love is being tested by the distance.

Movie/Lesbian/Main Storyline

Stephanie: Can’t watch this one, I heard what she did and I just don’t agree she would have done that after season one.


Yes or No25Yes or No 2.5 2015

Wine, a photographer, and Pii, a chef, are roommates. Their lives suddenly change when Pim and Fah move in next door. The two girls are Wine’s junior back in the university, and Pim also happens to be Wine’s first love, whom she still couldn’t forget.
Upon meeting each other once again, Pim is now with her boyfriend. Wine is hurt to discover the news. Pii, wishing to save Wine from the heartache, tries to set her best friend up with Fah, Pim’s roommate. However, things get complicated when Fah starts to develop feelings for Pii instead.

Movie/Lesbian/Main Storyline


Japanese

A Touch of FeverA Touch of Fever 1993

Yoshihiko and Masashi play Tatsuru and Shinichiro, respectively, both young male hustlers in Japan. The older one, Tatsuru, disconnects himself from his emotions in order to perform his job. The younger Shinichiro, meanwhile, grows uncomfortable with the work once he has fallen in love with Tatsuru. After Shinichiro gets thrown out of his parents’ house, he stays at Tatsuru’s apartment, and their once casual relationship awkwardly develops into something else.

Movie/Gay/Main Story


Ai No KotodamaAi No Kotodama 2008

Ootani and Tachibana have been inseparable since high school. Now that they’re in college, they live together, they’re happy and everything seems prefect. But their little world is disrupted when they meet an old high school friend, Yuki, who seems to have a crush on Tachibana, making Ootani feel jealous…

Movie/Gay/Main Storyline/Happy Ending

Stephanie Note: Not bad, I like the story between the two guys who had been together for a few years.


Ai No Kotodama2Ai no kotodama 2 ~ Sekai no Hate Made 2012

Hirofumi and Shinji are colleagues at the same advertising agency. Hirofumi works in IT, and Shinji is on the company’s elite fast track. The two start off completely on the wrong feet, but as time passes they find themselves falling for each other.

Movie/Gay/Main Storyline/Happy Ending

Stephanie Note: Not as good as the first one, not a great story, but nothing horrible about it.


blueBlue 2003

Kirishima Kayako of the third grade at a high school feels a sense of isolation in school life and vague admiration and uneasiness in the future. One day she makes friends with Endo who is isolated from her surroundings because she remained in the same class for another year. Kayako is strongly attracted by Endo who shows her a world that she didn’t know.

Movie/Lesbian/Main Storyline


Boys LoveBoys Love 2006

Mamiya Taishin is assigned to write an article about the new top model, Kisaragi Noeru. They meet up and everything goes smoothly until Noeru decides to hit on Taishin, something that Taishin didn’t expect would happen.

Movie/Gay/Main Storyline/Bittersweet

Stephanie Note: For the longest time I was talking smack about this movie, but then ralized I thought was a different movie. Rewatched a bit and it’s actually really good with a nice message.


Boys Love2Boys Love 2 2007

Kairu Aoi (Yoshikazu Kotani) teaches at one of the nation’s most prestigious boarding schools. One day, after a falling out with his girlfriend, he meets a young guy who provides him comfort and consolation during his time of need. Soon after that, a new student, Sora (Atsumi Kanno), transfers into…

Movie/Gay/Main Storyline/Bittersweet/Happy Ending

Stephanie Note: Not as good as the first one, in parts it’s pretty terrible actually and I’m not entirely certain how this is going to end up.


Bokura no Ai No KanadeBokura no Ai No Kanade 2008

Maki is a young gay music student who’s completely smitten with his classmate Ruiku, who plays piano with incredible passion but is cold and distant to everyone. Maki decides to do whatever it takes to get Ruiku to return his feelings.

Movie/Gay/Main Storyline


Boys ChoirBoys Choir 2000

A young teen’s father dies, and he is sent to an orphanage. He’s teased because he stutters almost runs away, until a beautiful, androgynous boy, Yasuo (Sora Toma), convinces him to join the choir.

Movie/Gayish

Stephanie Note: Haven’t seen this but from what I’ve heard it’s not super gay.


candy and kissCandy And Kiss  (Ame to Kisu) 2015

A new BL live adaptation of the manga ‘Ame to Kiss’ by Akihira Shiro. (Haven’t been able to find a synopsis more than this. Or an English subbed version of it. If you find it, let me know!

Movie/Gay/Main Storyline/ Happy Ending

Stephanie Note: You can really tell this is an adaptation of a manga, one they didn’t try very hard to convert. The acting is pretty terrible, and the plot works better on the page. I love the fact that there is so much out there now that we are allowed to be more picky that we can go and expect a BL plotline AND quality.


Docchi mo DocchiDocchi mo Docchi 2014

Ozaki and Tsuburaya both work at the same company but want to determine who is seme.

Movie/Gay/Main Storyline

Stephanie Note: This was not avery good movie based on a manga I didn’t really like and the fact that the version I watched had subs up until the last 5 minutes did not endear me to the dumb story anymore. Update: Found subs for the last five minutes. Nope. Still terrible.


dousoukai

Dousoukai 1993

This is the story of Onihara Natsuki, who is married to Ando Fuuma. During his high school days, Ando Fuuma was once in love with a schoolmate, Atari Kousuke. However, as Kousuke is straight, Fuuma tried his best to forget about him, by hanging out at Shinjuku 2-chome. Together with Kousuke’s girlfriend’s brother, Tanno Arashi, Fuuma has sexual orgies with partners of both sexes. Now, Ando Fuuma is married to Onihara Natsuki, who doesn’t know that Ando is gay. One day, Natsuki accidentally found out that Ando is gay. In her despair, she sets out to Shinjuku 2-chome, wandering around aimlessly deep in the night. There, she bumps into Arashi, and had a one-night stand with him, after which Arashi demanded money from her. Soon after, Natsuki realises she is pregnant with Arashi’s child. She abhors the thought of having a child from paid sex and is adamant to have an abortion.

Drama/Gay/Main Storyline


Forbidden LoveForbidden Love; Kindan no koi 2008

“Kindan no Koi” starring “Gogo Sentai Bokenger” actor Takashi Mikami! When an apparel designer returns home after studying in New York, he begins living with the company president and his two sons .

Movie/Gay/Main Storyline/Bittersweet

Stephanie Note: Bad ending! Seriously! GAHHHH.


Bokura no Ai No KanadeFujimi Orchestra 2012

Kanreizensen Kondakutaa – Fujimi Nichoume Koukyougakudan Shiriizu Fujimi Orchestra is a Boy’s Love film that has come from a Japanese novel series that has also had a manga and an anime Original Video Animation created for it. Tonoin Kei, a musical genius who has studied extensively in the area of conducting, falls in love with a violinist, Morimura Yuuki. Morimura acts as the concertmaster for a small amateur orchestra that meets three times a week at the Fujimi Civic Center. Morimura is in love with Kawashima Natsuko, a female flutist in the orchestra, but Kawashima falls for Tonoin when he joins to act as the group’s new conductor in order to get closer to Morimura.

Movie/Gay/Main Storyline/Open Ending

Stephanie Note: Gah! gah! I don’t want to get tooooo spoilery, but this show irritated me as the conductor does something pretty unforgivable which irritated me when it was forgiven.


Gay LoversGay Lovers Itsuka no kimi e 2007

After Noboru saves Hayase from drowning by giving him mouth-to-mouth, Hayase grows confused about his feelings. It doesn’t help that around the same time he meets Noboru’s twin brother Ryu who has a very different, outgoing personality.

Movie/Gay/Main Storyline/Bittersweet

Stephanie Note: this one is a bit of a cheat as I think I’ve seen it but am not super sure and I remember it not ending well, so I’m forever going to take a pass on it.


girls bloodGirls Blood (Aka X Pinku) 2014

Four girls take part in illegal underground fighting event “Girl’s Blood” held at an abandoned school building in Roppongi every night. The girls have their own stories and quirks from their private lives. Satsuki suffers from a gender identity disorder, Chinatsu ran away from an abusive husband, Miko is a S&M queen and Mayu has a Lolita face

This one was a rec from a reader, I haven’t seen it so I can’t classify it. 


gohattoGohatto 1999

Set during Japan’s Shogun era, this film looks at life in a samurai compound where young warriors are trained in swordfighting. A number of interpersonal conflicts are brewing in the training room, all centering around a handsome young samurai named Kano Sozaburo. The school’s stern master can choose to intervene, or to let Kano decide his own path.

Movie/Gay/Main Storyline


Gymnasium BabyGymnasium Baby 2008

Based on the novel awarded the first prize at “The First Junon Love Novel Grand Prix,” this is a boys’ love film depicting the love triangle among handsome guys.

Jun, the ace in his swimming team, lost against his rival, Naoki, at the summer college tournament. But since then there is a special feeling between them….

Movie/Gayish/Side Story/Open Ending

Stephanie Note: I think I’m going to have to do a whole review on this one, as I said it’s gayish. Naoki is definately gay, but I’m not entirely sure the hero is. Or that he even thinks of him in that way. I enjoyed this movie as an interesting movie, not really as a gay one.


Jinroh Shokei GameJinroh Shokei Game 2015

Taiga wakes up in an unknown place, next to Niina with whom he had lost contact. Confined in a school with former elementary school classmates and their teacher, they find themselves forced to participate to a sadistic game: “The Werewolf’s game”

Movie/Gay/Side Story/Bittersweet

Stephanie note: Dude. If you find this one subbed—let me know! Update: Someone found it subbed for me, it was pretty terrible. But I watched it and it’s terrible prequel, not so much for the story but because once it started I realized I’ve actually played the werewolf game.


junjou purejunjou pure 2010

Tozaki (Rakuto Tochihara), who works as a writer, meets by chance his first high school crush Kurata (Yuta Takahashi) while working on an assignment. The pair later go out for drinks with Tozaki confessing his old feelings for Kurata…

Movie/Gay/Main Storyline/Happy Ending

Stephanie note: This movie isn’t terrible! I’ve actually now seen these actors in a couple of different gay themed movies. The one guy is a little rapey for me, but it all ends out well.


KizumomoKizumomo  2008

Aki, who loves freedom, mets Masaya, an aspiring watchmaker. The two have opposite personalities and initially clash. The two reach better terms when Masaya is able to see Aki’s inner pain. Eventually, Masaya uncovers Aki’s sad past which was supposed to be held secret from everyone.

Movie/

Stephanie Note: Adding this as most lists consider it a gay movie, however, I watched it and it’s really not.


La Maison de HimikoLa Maison de Himiko 2005

Saori has always disliked her gay father and has lived her life denying his existence. One rainy day she receives a visit at work from a young man called Haruhiko. He tells her that her father is dying of cancer and that the nursing home he operates is in danger of closing. Out of curiosity and debt, Saori goes to visit her father at the House of Himiko, a nursing home for gay old men. It is a sad place but filled with sardonic good cheer. Surprised but pleased, Haruhiko shows her around. The old men who live there are delighted. Saori is at first repelled by the relationship between Haruhiko and Himiko but she soon sees that their feelings are genuine. She begins taking an interest in keeping the nursing home alive…

Movie/Gay/Main Storyline


Last Friends – 2008

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.

Series/Recommended by a reader – Trans Character


Like Grains of SandLike Grains of Sand 1995

A psychological drama about love, longing, homosexual desire and psychological turmoil–i.e., the perils of puberty. Ito is a shy boy in the top class at secondary school. He feels attracted to his classmate and best friend Yoshida, who is not aware of Ito’s intimate feelings. They spend alot of time with Kanbara, whose comic actions hide his sensitive nature. Aihara is new at school and remains aloof with her cool attitude. No one knows that at her previous school she was raped and is now in therapy. Meanwhile Yoshida, who’s currently involved with the insecure Shimizu, is interested in Aihara, the mysterious new girl… It is obvious, the each teen is hiding behind a wall which they must break through in during this tough process of maturation.

Movie/Gay/Main Storyline


Love My LifeLove My Life 2006

Ichiko falls in love with Ellie. Yes, she is a girl. When Ichiko introduced Ellie to her father, he was surprised but understood them contrary to her expectation. However, she did not know that he would confess some secrets to her as well.”Ichiko, I am gay. And your mother was lesbian.” What is love? What is usual? Those questions never stop coming to her head but no one give her answers.

Movie/Lesbian/Gay/Main Storyline


No Touching At AllNo Touching At All (Doushitemo Furetakunai) 2014

On the first day of Shima’s new job he met a man with a hangover in the elevator. That was his first meeting with his new boss, Togawa. Though Togawa seemed rude and cross, Shima was drawn to the kindness beneath his rough facade. Both men harbor a painful past but unlike Togawa, who was open with his feelings, Shima seems unable to move on. ~~ Based on the manga with the same name by Yoneda Kou.

Movie/Gay/Main Storyline/Happy Ending

Stephanie Note: An inside joke on the podcast is calling this movie the boring Japanese movie, but both Cherry and I love this movie. It’s quiet, sad, and yet so hopeful and touching. Then go read the manga.


Schoolgirl ComplexSchoolgirl Complex 2013

At a female high school, Manami (Aoi Morikawa) is a senior and a member of the school’s broadcast club. Graduation is near for the students. Meanwhile, Chiyuki (Mugi Kadowaki) becomes a new member of the broadcasting club. Manami is becomes shaken by Chiyuki.

Movie/Lesbian/Main Storyline


Seven DaysSeven Days Monday – Thursday 2015

Bright and early one Monday morning, Shino Yuzuru asks Seryou Touji out on a lark when they run into each other at the school gate. Seryou, who’s immensely popular, has the odd habit of going out with anyone who asks him out first at the beginning of the week, then promptly dumping them at the end of it. “Anyone” apparently includes male upperclassmen like Shino, and as a boyfriend, Seryou is perfect–unfailingly thoughtful and kind. Shino, obviously, has no intention of being in a serious relationship with Seryou.

Movie/Gay/Main Storyline/Open Ending

Stephanie Note: Watch it. Seriously, stop searching for titles and just go watch this. Then watch the second one, and then read the manga.


Seven Days2Seven Days Friday – Sunday 2015

Yuzuru asked Touji out as a half hearted joke, not expecting to be taken seriously. Touji accepted, and Yuzuru knew he was like the rest, relationship begun on a Monday, and dumped on the Sunday. What eh did not expect was the feelings that went beyond friendship that emerged. It’s now Friday, and the end is approaching. But is it? Yuzuru may be mourning the inevitable, but what about Touji? Friday begins the end, but Sunday reveals all ~~ Based on the manga with the same name by Tachibana Venio!

Movie/Gay/Main Storyline/Happy Ending

Stephanie Note: Watch it. Seriously just watch it. Well, watch it after watching the first part of the series. Then go read the manga.


SukitomoSukitomo 2007

Young and earnest, Tomokazu is a third year college student and also a member of the boxing team. He has a great friendship with Yoshiki, who he sees as a younger brother. But, unlike Tomozaku, Yoshiki’s feelings are much deeper. To complete the confusion, Tomozaku’s stepsister Misao (Komatsu Airi), also secretly nurtures feelings for him and starts to get jealous of the relationship of two friends. What Tomozaku will do when he finds out about the true feelings of Yoshiki and Misao?

Movie/Gay/Main Storyline


TabooTaboo 1999

Set during Japan’s Shogun era, this film looks at life in a samurai compound where young warriors are trained in swordfighting. A number of interpersonal conflicts are brewing in the training room, all centering around a handsome young samurai named Kano Sozaburo. The school’s stern master can choose to intervene, or to let Kano decide his own path.

Movie/Gay/Main Storyline


Takumi Kun Series

takumi kunSeries  1; And The Spring Breeze Whispers 2007

Set at Shidou Gakuin, a boys’ Boarding school, situated off the beaten track. In the second year at school, Takumi Hayama is allocated a room in a dorm to share with Giichi Saki, AKA Gii. Gii was brought up abroad and is the school idol with his exceptional academic performance, as well as his good looks. One day, Gii confesses to Takumi that he has been in love with Takumi for some time. This unexpected truth of events unsettles Takumi, however, he comes to realize the true sensitivity of Gii.

Movie/Gay/Main Storyline/Happy Ending

Stephanie Note: This movie is the introduction to the series, however after this one they recast the main couple, so it kind of stands out. Weird thing is that they have a higher production value here and a better couple in the following ones. After watching it for the first time, I didn’t need to go back. (Especially after finding the fanmade version of the first movie using hte replacement couple.)


takumi kun 2Series 2;  Rainbow Colored Glass 2009

This is the second part of the Takumi-kun series. Takumi and Gii are now a couple and the envy of the whole school. However, their relationship becomes rocky when first year student Morita Tooru appears in the picture. Hayama Takumi begins to doubt Gii’s love, and thinks that his lover has given up on him and has moved on to Morita, a freshman student. How will the story end? Will Takumi and Gii eventually break up, or will their love become stronger as they fight for their love?

Movie/Gay/Main Storyline/Happy Ending

Stephanie Note: I really don’t like this epsiode, but it’s still Takumi Kun so I’ll skim through it. I’m just not as interested in a story that is not Takumi and Gii based.


The Beauty of DetailSeries 3; The Beauty of Detail 2010

The third live-action film based on Goto Shinobus yaoi light novel series Takumi-kun, Bibo no Detail continues the boys love tales of romance, friendship, and all that angst at an all-boys boarding school.

Movie/Gay/Main Storyline/Happy Ending

Stephanie Note: Series 2, series 5 and the fan made version of the first movie are the ones I go back to all the time. I love it when Takumi stands up to Gii, although the forced separation is irritating since it doesn’t have a reasoning for it.


PureSeries 4; Pure 2010

Different from 3 previous movies, this Takumi Pure’s movie is focus on the relationship between Misu Arata (Ryouma) and Shingyouji Kanemitsu (Taiki). Started from their 1st meeting when Shingyouji was taken the test to enter in Shidou Gakuen as a junior high student and felt in love with Misu at the first sight, and two years later in the present time. The appearance of the legendary sempai; Sagara Takahiro (Yuusuke) became aproblem between them ’cause Misu is always admire Sagara-sempai. Takumi (Mao), Gii (Daisuke), and Akaike (Takki) want to help Misu and Shingyouji in this matter. On the other side, there’s also a little side-story of Takabayashi (Ryo) and his lover Yoshizawa (Yutaka).

Movie/Gay/Main Storyline/Happy Ending

Stephanie Note: Eh. I watched it the one time and never felt the urge to go back to it. I guess if it weren’t based on Takumi and Gii, I didn’t care.


hat, Sunny Blue SkySeries 5; That, Sunny Blue Sky 2011

It’s June of their third year of high school, and Takumi has an important anniversary to attend back in his hometown. He wants to invite Gii along for the trip, but time and scheduling and possibly broken promises stand in the way. 5th and final film to feature Daisuke Watanabe and Kyosuke Hamao as Saki Giichi and Takumi Hayama respectfully.

Movie/Gay/Main Storyline/Happy Ending

Stephanie Note: We’re back to their fake separation, but at least they are on the same page, until they aren’t. Bad video quality (could they not afford a tripod, at all???) but I have to say, I do love this series.


DaiMao version https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=alO0JujyqnI

Youtube fanmade video using deleted scenes, flash backs, and other bits to recreate the first movie using the actors from the rest of the series, sounds weird but it’s actually better than the real first movie.

Movie/Gay/Main Storyline/Happy Ending

Stephanie Note: See above, I wrote that it’s a great version of the first movie and whoever did it did a great job!


transit girlsTransit Girls 2015

“Transit Girls” tells the story of two girls, aged 18 and 21, who become stepsisters when their parents remarry. The girls clash at first but then fall in love.

Movie/Lesbian/Main Storyline

 


meet meWait for Me at Udagawachou 2015

In bustling Shibya, Momose sees his high school classmate Yashiro. Yashiro is dressed as a girl. Momose continues to observe Yashiro and becomes attracted to him. Meanwhile, Yashiro becomes embarrassed that Momose knows that he dresses up like a girl.

Movie/Gay/Trans/Main Storyline/Happy Ending


yasha

Yasha 2000

The story is about a set of twin baby boys who were created/cloned in the laboratory as a part of gene altering/gene therapy experiment. Because of the nature of the project, the twins were born with superior physical strength, supernatural powers and extremely high IQ. Unfortunately, the twins were separated at birth. One of the brothers, Sei, grew up to be an elite bio-chemistry scientist in America. He was assigned to a project where he has to travel to a small island in Japan to investigate an unidentified virus that is spreading on the island. By a freak of nature, he found out that he has a twin brother, Rin, whose evil, dark personality is entirely opposite of him.

What is going to happen when they finally meet face to face? WHat are their true identities? Why were they separated at birth, what other secrets are hidden from them? Does the fast spreading virus has anything to do with the twins? Who created them? And why?

Drama/Gay//Main Storyline


Taiwanese

Blue Gate CrossingBlue Gate Crossing 2002

The film stars Lun-Mei Guey as Kerou, a sullen teenager who tries to act as a go-between when her shy friend Yuezhen (Shu-Hui Liang) falls in love with Zhang (Bo-Lin Chen). Kerou approaches Zhang on her friend’s behalf, but the boy likes Kerou instead and doesn’t want to hear about Yuezhen. As Zhang is the popular kid at school — a swimmer with an easy way about him — Kerou thinks she should be happy, but she’s not. She is beginning to realize she has lesbian feelings for her friend Yuezhen

Movie/Lesbian/Main Storyline


Beautiful CrazyBeautiful Crazy 2008

What is youth all about? Before they could figure out what was happening, Xiao Bu finds herself in a cat fight with Angel over a cigarette, Ah Mi sleeps with Xiao Bu’s boxer boyfriend, and Angel kisses Xiao Bu.

Movie/Lesbian/Main Storyline


candy rainCandy Rain 2008

Based on true stories, “Candy Rain” tells four intimate, lyrical stories of women in love with women in contemporary Taipei.

Having broken up with her boyfriend and quarreled with her family, Jessie decided to restart her life in Taipei. Her highschool friend and secret admirer-Pon, told her, “I’ll take care of you.”
U is an Aries. She protects herself well. She has been looking for the ideal love but she doesn’t know where it is.
Spancer is in love with Summer, who is getting married. Before saying goodbye, they promise a reunion in 10 years’ time.
Ricky’s relationships are always filled with violence. Like fireworks, magnificent but short. For Ricky, It’s a vicious cycle.

Movie/Lesbian/Main Storyline


crystal boysCrystal Boys 2003

Taipei in the 1970’s was a very intolerant place for homosexuals. This story is about a young man named A Qing whose family cut him off because of his sexual orientation.

Drama/Gay/Main Storyline


Drifting FlowersDrifting Flowers 2008

Three women in three different periods navigate the waters of sexual identity in Zero Chou’s sensitive portrait of the search for self and love. Three loosely connected episodes illuminate the flux of life: Young Meigo struggles to understand her feelings of jealousy when her older sister begins a romantic relationship; Alzehimer’s sufferer Lily lives her life between moments of lucidity and remembrances of her dead lover with the help of an oldfriend; and teenager Chalkie tries to reconcile her awakening sexuality with her body.

Movie/Lesbian/Main Storyline


Eternal SummerEternal Summer 2006

Three high school students experience the perks and pitfalls of love in director Leste Chen’s sensitive tale of friendship and yearning.

Movie/Gay/Main Storyline

 


Formula 17Formula 17 2004

Cradling his lucky condom, Tien (Tony Yang) moves to Taipei to meet an Internet hottie. But as soon as said hottie drops the “I have some hot DVDs at home” bomb, Tien flees to a nightclub, unwilling to part with his virginity outside the context of a passionate love affair. At the club, he glimpses Bai (Duncan), a/k/a “Playboy No. 1.” Bai’s got a pitch-black heart, though, either from reading girlie mags or an unprecedented series of one-night stands.

Movie/Gay/Main Storyline/Happy Ending

Stephanie Note: Low quality, bad acting, not a great storyline, but it’s cute and over the top. It’s not terrible and yet it is, if that makes sense. If you’re just looking for a bit of fluff, check it out.


Girlfriend BoyfriendGirlfriend Boyfriend 2012

In the 1980s, high school students Aaron, Mabel and Liam are best friends and also caught in a love triangle. As the three friends go through the turbulent times, when social revolution takes hold over martial law, their relationships go through many ups and downs.

Movie/Gay/Main Storyline


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.

Series/Gay/Lesbian/Trans/Storylines within omnibus drama


go goGo! Go! G-Boys 2006

A-Shin and A-Hong are close buddies, but gradually A-Shin started to have feelings for A-Hong. A-Hong decided to join a gay beauty contest in order to gain 10 million in prize money to pay his girlfriend’s credit card debt. At the same time, an anti-gay cop, Jay, was assigned to pretend to be gay and join the contest to investigate a possible crime by gay-resented group.

Movie/Gay/Main Storyline/Happy Ending

Stephanie Note: This is pretty terrible. But if you want an over the top time, kind of camp, then there is nothing horribly offensive here.


Miao MiaoMiao Miao 2008

18 year-old Ai lives the life of a mischievous teenager. She ignores her studies, putting all her passion into baking cakes that always come out burnt, lopsided, or hard as a rock. Ai cannot imagine a greater happiness than one day making the perfect pastry, until someone new walks into her life and Ai discovers some things in life are sweeter than cake.

Movie/Lesbian/Main Character

Stephanie Note: Not so much a main plotline, and it’s not a side character, it’s more of a story about 2 girls and one of them is thinking she’s jealous of her friends crush and she’s not sure why.


Red Balloon – 2017

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?

Series/Gay/Main Storyline


Red Wine in the DarkRed Wine in the Dark 2015

A story about boys, their love and friendship.

Movie/Gay/Main Storyline/Happy Ending (Someone told me this was a happy ending, however, now that I’ve seen the show, that person is CRAZY, this is not a happy ending. Unless by happy ending you leave the thing thinking that maybe this whole movie was this weird dream of the messed up hero’s.) 

Stephanie’s Note: Don’t watch this. Gah, it’s terrible. For big parts of the movie I wasn’t sure if it wasn’t just some badly done porno. You can actually check out my drama chat for this movie here.


pair-of-lovePair of Love 2009

Li Jeng-je and Hue Wei Luen are best friends. Before they realize, they fall in love with each other and change their relationship from best friends to lovers. But Je is a basketball player who is afraid that his sexual orientation might be found by his homophobic friend, so he decides to break up with Lun. He tried to have a straight relationship with Ying, who is actually a lesbian. But eventually, he realizes that it doesn’t feel right…

Movie/Gay/Lesbian/Main Storyline/Happy Ending for one couple let me know in the comments if you want to know which. Actually, looking at the synopsis you can probably tell which one ends happily. 

Stephanie Note: Seen it, was sad when the one turned from the other, angst ensued but I like to think everything ended up well.


the roseThe Rose 2003

A stone with an ugly outward appearance and not catching to the eye,
Would people be able to see a glittering gem that is wrapped around inside?
Being looked down by people for a long time, cold and indifferent treatments,
It will gradually turn rusty and lose its brilliance;
Or maybe after experiencing all these hardships,
It’s luster and beauty will be highlighted even more?

Drama/Gay/Side Character


Spider LiliesSpider Lilies (Tattoo) 2007

When Jade, a web-cam girl visits Takeko’s tattoo studio, she becomes entranced with the image of the spider lily and with Takeko as well. In order to get closer to the object of her desire, Jade asks Takeko to give her the same lily tattoo, challenging Takeko’s monastic existence and opening up memories which threaten to tear the two women apart.

Movie/Lesbian/Main Storyline


will you still love meWill You Still Love Me Tomorrow 2013

Richie Ren stars as Weichung, a 30-something optician. Weichung has been married for nine years to Fen, played by the lovely Mavis Fan. They have an adorable six-year-old son. However, Weichung lived the gay lifestyle before he was married, and a chance encounter with a handsome airline steward draws him back into the gay community.

Movie/Gay/Main Storyline/Happy Ending

Stephanie Note: This is a cute and heartfelt movie. It’s not overly romantic, it’s more about being who you are meant to be and how that’s affected by those choices you make.


Hong Kong

a queer storyA Queer Story 1997

A relationship of eight years, between a younger, “out” hairdresser and his older, closeted counsellor lover is on the rocks. The counsellor’s lesbian aunt is beginning to confront the hostility that kept her estranged from her son after she went to live with her girlfriend. The son is, you guessed it, now a raging homophobe graduating from college. The older gay man’s high school girlfriend is putting pressure on him to finally marry her — even though she suspects that he is gay.

Movie/Gay/Main Storyline


Butterfly 2Butterfly 2004

The film follows Flavia (Josie Ho), a married high school teacher, who meets a beautiful free-spirited female singer-songwriter named Yip (Tian Yuan) and strikes up a relationship with the younger girl. Flavia is a closeted lesbian because she was brought up in a society where homosexuality was not accepted. When Flavia was a teenager, she fell in love with a girl in her class, but was forced to end the relationship when it was discovered by her parents. Heartbroken, she eventually married a competent and caring businessman after graduating from university. Now in her 30s and married with a child, she meets Yip. Flavia is deeply attracted to Yip’s carefree personality and bright spirit, and falls for Yip in the same way she fell for her first love in high school. She slowly dares to break out while worried about the consequences but at the same time, hopeful about finding her true self again.

Movie/Lesbian/Main Storyline


BishonenBishonen 1998

Jet is a male hustler who approaches his job with the demeanor and style of a professional. All that is thrown out the window when he falls for Sam, a seemingly straight cop with a beautiful girlfriend. Enchanted by Sam’s beauty and quiet grace, he draws closer to him. He doesn’t mean to deceive Sam about his sexuality but he’s powerless to walk away from him. Little does he know that Sam has secrets of his own, which involve Jet’s colleague Ching as well as a teen-idol pop star named K.S.

Movie/Gay/Main Storyline


Counter Attack

Counter Attack Falling In Love With A Rival 2015

The drama tells the story of “how a poor loser become successful and finally fall in love with the boyfriend of his ex-girlfriend”.

Movie/Gay/Main Storyline

Stephanie Note: The storyline will give you a WTF? And frankly, you can tell that you are missing A LOT that was cut out of the book. There are some things that just don’t make sense. And after a while you kind of think the ‘poor loser’ is an asshole for leading the guy on, but I’ll admit, it’s a guilty pleasure for me.


Counter Attack 2Counter Attack Falling In Love With A Rival 2 2015

Season 2 picks up where season 1 left off and continues the love story of Chi Cheng and Wu Suowei. Based on the popular online novel “Counter Attack”, that spans 79 volumes.

Movie/Gay/Main Storyline

Stephanie Note: While season 1 was super problematic, man, I can’t wait to see season 2. Maybe they will fix it all.


For Love, We CanFor Love, We Can 2014

Jun is a reckless, rebellious young man. His coming out enraged his father, with his mother stuck in the middle. Even after his father’s death they are still unable to reconcile and the two barely communicate. Knowing that being gay is not accepted by his mother, there is a wall between the two even though they live under the same roof. Michael is an honest, stable young man who works in a bank. He distastes his parents’ indulgence in their work and business dealings in China. When Michael met Jun, two lonely souls fell deeply in love, oblivious to the wide open eyes of people around them. Jun’s mother disapproves their relationship, while reluctantly she had to accept it. Because of Michael’s positive energy, the relationship between mother and son gradually defrosts. One day, Jun’s ex-boyfriend revealed to him a secret, which overturned the world of Jun. And now Jun and Michael have to face the most difficult test in their relationship while Han is also going through her struggles.

Movie/Gay/Main Storyline

Stephanie Note: Seen it, and it’s cute, hopeful and a little sad.


han-zi-gaoHan Zi Gao (The Male Concubine) 2016

A BL story, Han Zi Gao turns into a concubine, but he has to become more to keep his place by his master.

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happy together 2Happy Together 1997

Ho Po-Wing (Leslie Cheung) and Lai Yiu-fai (Tony Leung Chiu-Wai), a couple from pre-handover Hong Kong, visit Argentina hoping to renew their ailing relationship. The two have a pattern of abuse, followed by break-ups and reconciliations. One of their goals in Argentina is to visit the Iguazu waterfalls, which serves as a leitmotif in the movie.

Movie/Gay/Main Storyline


i-go-to-school-not-by-busI Got To School Not By Bus 2012 hj

A coming out of age story of 2 secondary school students who study in a Christian school. Ming, is in closet and Hei is openly gay, “I go to school not by bus” is a story of self-discovery, struggle thru love, loneliness, religion in the no-regret-rebellious-moment.

Movie/Gay/Main Storyline/sad ending

Stephanie Note: Not together in the end. Spoiler. There. I saved you.


lan yuLan Yu 2001

The movie, which was directed by internationally acclaimed director Stanley Kwan, tells a romantic and tragic love story of two men. The story is set in Beijing in the late 1980s and early 1990s, and makes vivid reference to the Tiananmen Square massacre. The film can be counted as a mainland-made movie as most of the crew are from mainland China.
In the movie, Lan Yu (Liu Ye), an architecture student in desperate need of money, finds himself in the bed of successful businessman Chen Handong (Hu Jun). While Lan Yu falls in love, Chen tries his best to avoid emotional attachment, showering Lan Yu with expensive gifts and even getting married. However, as the years go by, Chen soon realizes that he cannot live without Lan Yu.

Movie/Gay/Main Storyline


Permanent ResidencePermanent Residence 2009

Ivan (Sean Li) is an IT professional who works hard and has no time for dating. The young man is forced to come face-to-face with his sexuality when Josh (Jackie Chow) from Israel asks if he is gay during a television talk show in which the two are guest speakers and a life-long friendship begins.

Movie/Gay/Main Storyline


swapSwap 2016 Chinese

Over the years, Owen’s life has been mired in mourning his brother, in pain unable to extricate himself. Until one day, in their business Yuwen Entertainment Company when he encounters the lonely courier, Bare. Bare is not only cute, but he also resembles Owen’s brother. His heart can’t help but to fall in love with him, he’ll keep getting over protective over Bare and do his best to make him happy. Meanwhile, Bare meets a security guard of a building who is also a loner like him, who also keeps protecting him but never stays for too long. The world is filled with billions of people, can all those hearts be filled with love instead of loneliness?

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110 Comments

  • Reply Greta Fye March 9, 2016 at 11:30 am

    You missed a few (all of these are from Thailand):
    1) Thai series “Tomorrow I’ll Still Love You” (2009) with Oh Anuchyd and Fluke Pachara as the two boys in love. Here’s a fan-made teaser: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hq1TWrcksS0. You can download the entire here: https://app.box.com/s/qf97pcp5m4pfbfibk9ju
    and the subtitles are here: https://app.box.com/s/1xm4hmuiotpkx86vqxpy
    2) Thai mini-series Club Friday2: Hack & Choke, you can download it here: http://www.kudalakorn.com/reupload-eng-sub-club-friday-2/
    3) Thai mini series Club Friday3: Your Love, His Love and Our Love. I couldn’t find it anywhere, but here’s a music video which shows some scenes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09WacueH9o4&index
    4) A very old one from 2005,Varieties of Love (Love 8009). You can download it here: https://app.box.com/s/zcxciyngqbuflqnde3dm
    5) Club Friday5: Secret of a Heart that Doesn’t Exist. I couldn’t find the mini-series, but here are a few teasers from Kudalakorn’s blog: http://www.kudalakorn.com/eng-sub-club-friday-5-teaser/

    • Reply Stephanie March 9, 2016 at 9:08 pm

      Thanks for the additions! I completely forgot about those Club Fridays. Do any of them end happily? I heard no. Is the first one any good?

      • Reply Ari November 13, 2016 at 10:39 pm

        Uncontrolled love 2 has a happy ending and you can find it with English subs if you look it up on YouTube. The ending is so cute and I like it way better than the horrible other ending (sorry I couldn’t figure out how to comment otherwise so I just replied to another’s comment)

    • Reply Anonymous December 3, 2016 at 11:42 pm

      For Sotus you can watch it on Dailymotion with English subtitles

      • Reply Mike December 18, 2016 at 11:48 am

        Yeah, the drama is so silly that I loved it hard!

    • Reply songreasy December 16, 2016 at 12:31 pm

      You should add handmaiden. it’s an epic korean movie

      • Reply Stephanie December 24, 2016 at 2:21 pm

        Thanks for the heads up! I thought I had!

      • Reply antego2010 March 1, 2017 at 4:38 pm

        so true…….i thoroughly enjoyed Handmaiden

  • Reply Greta Fye March 10, 2016 at 2:35 am

    The first one “Tomorrow I’ll Still Love You” was a big hit in Asia, and the two actors (Oh and Fluke) were shipped together for several years. There’s a lot of tragedy in the drama, but It ends happily. “Varieties of Love” is also very good, also with a lot of tragedy, but it too ends happily. Club Friday 2 doesn’t end happily, but you might want to watch it for Oh and Bom; their scenes together are very sweet and romantic. Club Friday 3 was beautiful; it didn’t end happily, but it’s worth watching if you can find it. I didn’t get a chance to see Club Friday 5 before it was taken down, so I don’t know how it ends. If I find Club Friday 3 and 5, I’ll post it here.

    • Reply Anonymous July 22, 2017 at 10:36 am

      Hey if your looking for Club Friday season 5 you can find it on Dramanice, with subs

  • Reply Harleyqwen March 13, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    Hi guys…love your podcasts they give me life…Im a new listener and noticed how often you mentioned Love Sick the series so of course I watched it and omg the feels in that show….love Phun and Noh so damn much its my new favorite and I miss it now that Im done…I wanted to make a movie rec for you guys if you hadnt seen it…its called Love of Siam https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Love_of_Siam its also Thai…it had similar feels and it used to be my favorite BL till Love Sick snatched my soul and left me in a puddle…. thanks for all the wonderful content again later!

  • Reply shane March 28, 2016 at 4:08 pm

    your feedbacks are really good, well i’m judging it based on those movies i’ve watched. Thank you so much for these list of movies/series.

    • Reply Stephanie March 31, 2016 at 10:07 pm

      Thanks for reading, I’m glad you liked it. If you know of any I missed, please let me know.

      • Reply Marisa February 15, 2017 at 2:55 am

        Bite Fight is NOT a Thai movie and you used the wrong photo for for Fujimi Orchestra. Waterboyy is an amazing movie and one of the best boys love movies out there. Sotus is a good drama as well. I watched Sotus with English subs on kissasian

  • Reply DBChen March 29, 2016 at 11:20 pm

    Thai web series about 3 gay men and a lesbian: Diary of Tootsie

    http://youtu.be/zHILuTgoIlo

    • Reply Stephanie March 31, 2016 at 9:55 pm

      Thanks for the info I will add it and check it out!

  • Reply Whatsthescenario March 31, 2016 at 4:35 pm

    I stumbled upon your site after watching Love Sick. I’m so in love with Puhn/Noh! I need more! I’ve been on a hunt for a series like this since I started watching kdramas in 2009. Thank you for your suggestions. In my search over the years, I have already watched quite a bit of the suggestions made here and totally agree with your opinions. Keep up the good work!!!!

    • Reply Stephanie March 31, 2016 at 9:50 pm

      GAH! Aren’t Phun/Noh wonderful? That show (minus the girl parts shoehorned in) just makes me so happy. Unfortunately, I think LoveSick is the best of the best, so it’s hard to go from there. Did you try Heroin? It has flaws but is not nearly as bad as CounterAttack. Ooh and the Seven Days, except that’s a movie. Thanks for reading!

  • Reply Jessica April 16, 2016 at 1:44 am

    Hello!! I’ve been steadily working my way through this list for the last month or so (thank you so so sooooo much for the happy/bittersweet/sad ending tips) and thought I’d let you know, if anyone else hasn’t already, that Jinroh Shokei Game has actually been subbed by Aarinfantasy. They don’t consider it an official project per se and say there may be some errors but it’s better than nothing, yeah?
    http://aarinfantasy.com/forum/f353/t187769-jinroh-shokei-game.html

    • Reply Stephanie April 21, 2016 at 2:34 pm

      I came across so many that ended terribly, I figured, why make others sit through that? Thanks for the link! Have you seen it? Any good?

  • Reply mi April 19, 2016 at 8:29 am

    Have you heard about the upcoming Thai drama “Make It Right”? It’s based on a popular BL web novel & it’s made by the same creators of season 1 of Lovesick the Series! The story’s so cute, you’ll love it XD

    Here’s the official trailer that’s just been released: https://youtu.be/WrgSXJk_8qE

    Just so you know, it comes out on May 14th every Saturday on MCOT and then an uncut version on Line TV that comes out a few hours later ^^

    • Reply Stephanie April 21, 2016 at 2:35 pm

      Thanks, I’ll check it out!

  • Reply missienelly April 20, 2016 at 12:56 pm

    You missed Transit Girls – Japanese Lesbian drama http://mydramalist.com/15847-transit-girls

    • Reply Stephanie April 21, 2016 at 2:33 pm

      Thanks! I’ve added it. Do you know if it ends happily? Or bittersweet?

      • Reply missienelly April 21, 2016 at 2:37 pm

        Bittersweet for their parents, sweet ending for the couple 🙂

  • Reply mi May 19, 2016 at 5:44 am

    I have another recommendation for you, to what is in my opinion that best and most beautiful BL drama I’ve ever watched (and a lot of fans agree!)

    It’s a 4-episode drama called Gray Rainbow that aired recently, it’s getting English subbed here:

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqtzWCFXznjCYU0LSzZbsNQ/videos

    • Reply Whatsthescenario May 30, 2016 at 2:15 am

      I loved Grey Rainbow until the very end. Won’t spoil it for everyone else, but…WTH?

      • Reply Stephanie August 10, 2016 at 10:32 pm

        Oh noes, oh noes, oh noes. I didn’t see your comment and started the show. GAH! It’s so good. Now I’m scared.

        • Reply Shawn G September 20, 2016 at 7:04 pm

          If you haven’t finished it yet, just stop like 15 minutes from the end and assume that they lived happily ever after on the elephant camp lol.

          • Stephanie September 21, 2016 at 12:53 pm

            Oh, noes! You know what? I just might do that. Thanks for the tip. Hate those last 15 minutes change ups.

          • Nandhu October 4, 2016 at 11:50 am

            yeah. me too. I wish i hadn’t seen the last part. When i showed it my sister i didn’t let her watch that part.

  • Reply NS June 22, 2016 at 6:31 pm

    Great list!

    I’d like to recommend a Thai drama called ‘Part time the series’. I’m really enjoying it.
    It has BL, straight and GL elements.
    It’s currently airing atm so I can’t say anything about the ending but I’m enjoying the Journey (I’m rooting for my fav ship to make it, but I usually don’t have much luck haha #teamHallTi)

    There are 22 episodes available on Youtube, only 6 episodes have been subbed so far.

    • Reply Stephanie August 10, 2016 at 10:37 pm

      Sorry I just found your comment! Thanks for the rec! I added it to the list. Funny how that guy seems to be in all the gay dramas now…

  • Reply Pororor August 2, 2016 at 2:30 pm

    You forgot hormones the series season 3 (thai) , The condo and the barista (thai) , girls blood (japanese) , blue ( japanese ) , uncontrollable love ( china)

    • Reply Stephanie August 3, 2016 at 12:35 am

      Not so much forgot as didn’t know. 🙂 Thanks for the info, always on the hunt for more, I’ll get them added. Have you seen them? Is Hormones 3 better than 2? That thing was CRAZY!!!

      • Reply Stephanie August 10, 2016 at 10:12 pm

        Turns out I did have Uncontrollable Love, listed under one of it’s many other names. I even watched that thing. Ugh. The sequel comes out soon though–which seems like a rehash of the first.

  • Reply yamadayugifan August 8, 2016 at 2:02 pm

    I wish I had seen your page before compiling my own list – it would have made things a lot easier 🙂
    https://yamadayugifan.wordpress.com/2016/05/19/yaoi-live-action-films-and-series-from-east-asia-with-happy-endings-and-english-subtitles-2/

  • Reply yamadayugifan August 14, 2016 at 8:19 pm

    new blog post: My Yaoi/BL Live Action Translation Wish List 🙂
    https://yamadayugifan.wordpress.com/2016/08/14/my-yaoibl-live-action-translation-wish-list/

  • Reply Kristina August 18, 2016 at 4:37 am

    New Thai BL drama coming out this Saturday, August 20, called Sotus The Series! It’s based on one of the most popular Thai BL novels from what I understand

    https://youtu.be/Ke3RRiXo7rg

  • Reply Kristina August 18, 2016 at 4:45 am

    This list I found might help if you want to find more completed/upcoming dramas!

    https://yamadayugifan.wordpress.com/2016/05/19/yaoi-live-action-films-and-series-from-east-asia-with-happy-endings-and-english-subtitles-2

  • Reply Talie Walker August 20, 2016 at 2:42 am

    I’m assuming you haven’t seen Two Weddings and a Funeral because there is no review? If not you have to! It has some sad parts to get through but also some reeeeally adorable/funny ones. Also a super cute ending (I hate a sad ending so no probs there) and pretty good quality in my opinion. The closeted main character is a touch annoying, but it all works out in the end!

    • Reply Talie Walker August 20, 2016 at 2:51 am

      PS: Love of Siam is also pretty cute, but has a bittersweet ending and is more about one of the boy’s families issues than anything. Some precious kissing scenes and soppy romantic singing moments though so, if you don’t mind the occasional bittersweet, it’s a good young love story.

      • Reply Stephanie August 27, 2016 at 10:46 am

        I want to say I saw that one, but it may have just been one I saw the end on. For research I know I should watch it, but it’s hard knowing where it ends up.

        • Reply ngracew April 17, 2017 at 2:54 am

          Fair enough with Love of Siam. You really HAVE to watch Two Weddings and a Funeral though. Seriously. I’ve seen it probably 20 times now and it makes me cry my eyes out (both laughing and sobbing) every time!

  • Reply Jelly September 3, 2016 at 3:35 pm

    Uncontrolled Love is so sad but so nice though. I was shocked when I saw you saying it’s bad. The master is harsh but you can’t blame him. He really loves xiao nian but can’t seems to accept it. If you can’t bear with it, it’s better to not watch Season 2 with the sad ending (you can probably try the happy ending once they release it). I’d say the male leads did a very good job in acting and portraying the characters’ emotions. It’s a highly recommended BL movie! You sure get disappointed with the master’s attitude but you will feel touched seeing how much he cared for xiao nian.

    P/S : Watch the video/interviews of the two and you will definitely not regret it! If you hate how much a douche the master is in the movie, you will surely fall in love with how gentle and funny he really is 🙂

  • Reply UJ September 11, 2016 at 6:49 am

    SOTUSSSS!!! Best BL drama ever!!!

    https://youtu.be/QWVyRU8n_fA

    • Reply Stephanie September 15, 2016 at 8:49 pm

      Oooh, I haven’t heard about that one, I’ll do some research! Thanks for the info.

    • Reply Stephanie September 17, 2016 at 11:06 pm

      Question, where did you watch it, I’m not seeing it subbed anywhere.

      • Reply Anonymous September 20, 2016 at 9:08 am

        Hey its currently being subbed by the W2S subteam up to episode 4. You can find it on dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/tron-ld

        • Reply Stephanie September 20, 2016 at 12:58 pm

          WOOT! Thanks!

          • Anonymous September 22, 2016 at 10:30 am

            Np!!! Here to help out people of the same interests.

            Btw love your blog. This is where i found out about love sick and heroin. Plz keep on updating this blog i need my bl fix for the rest of my life

          • UJ September 23, 2016 at 5:59 am

            GMM’s channel, they have official subs every Monday!!

          • Nandhu October 6, 2016 at 1:09 pm

            Waterboy is in youtube

    • Reply byanni October 15, 2016 at 11:24 am

      sotus is more BL than called gay i think (i’ve watch 8 ep of it) but P’arthit and Kong are so sweet!! hope they make to boyfriend relationship soon!

    • Reply byanni October 15, 2016 at 11:29 am

      ah yes, i enjoy Love Sick (TH), SOTUS (TH), Addicted (CN) as the best BL drama i’ve watch till now.
      For movie, Seven Days – Monday Tuesday (JP), Seven Days – Friday Sunday (JP) (the sequel), My Bromance (TH), i enjoy the most 😀
      any other brilliant recommendation??

      • Reply Audrey November 28, 2016 at 10:56 am

        Try to watch “make it right the series” (Thailand drama) its similar w/ sotus

        • Reply Anonymous December 2, 2016 at 1:39 am

          I’ve watch it as well! Fuse and Tee

  • Reply J100 September 20, 2016 at 9:13 am

    I sow most of the movies and your review for most it’s accurate
    the best of them with happy ending but still open it’s “Heroine”. super amazing drama. very cute, tuching story
    you can get SOTUS 2016 eng sub at youtube.
    i also love the Yandai byway no.10 drama but it’s stop for now because of what happening in china.
    also from Japan i recommand
    Doushitemo furetakunai (2014) the J Movie.
    Kdrama is the most touching and real full of humor films but their ending is so sad that i don’t want to watch it any more, anyways i watched already the “beautiful life couple years a go and it was good also Ya-gan-bi-haeng (2014) was amazing film but very sad also most of your list.
    swap also is good until the last 6 episode that their body switch and for me it’s just lame. but i’m gonna give it a chance.
    the best so far it the web chinese series. and of course love sick just because i fell in love with Kongyingyong Chonlathorn and skip all the parts without him
    Counter Attack Falling In Love With A Rival seasone one was very funny and season 2 was less good, also like love the 1 seasone was better then the others.
    Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow 2013 was very boring and depressing i think ..and also Seven Days Friday – Sunday 2015 was slow and boring .. they didn’t talk as normal people and it’s frustrating

    • Reply Stephanie September 20, 2016 at 12:46 pm

      Thanks for the comment! LAUGH. I swear the ones I like usually are the boring and depressing ones.

      GAH!! I was watching Skip and first I was weirded out by the love for the guy who looks like your dead brother thing, and then the swap?? Dude. What was going on in that writing room?

  • Reply SenGared October 17, 2016 at 1:06 pm

    Recently i trying to find one for a movie or drama… about chinese army of somesort…

    Watch “Boys Love MV – All in one” on YouTube
    https://youtu.be/XD-ZyAW6IGc

    the first part of the mv…

  • Reply SenGared October 17, 2016 at 1:14 pm

    By d way have you watch “Addicted web series”?

  • Reply JADA October 23, 2016 at 10:59 pm

    I admire all the ways you found to say sex. It’s inspirational really.

  • Reply pendragonlord December 10, 2016 at 1:50 pm

    Hi! I just wanted to tell you guys that Grey Rainbow is really-really good. It’s a slowburn romance between the main characters but it’s realistic and sweet (altough the beginning is a little bit awkward). The first 3 episodes are great but the 4th one is a little bit rushed and the ending is very shocking and sudden… that’s why i wouldn’t give a 5/5 to this series only a 4/5. I honestly did not want to watch any more BL series after i finished Grey Rainbow it totally consumed me. If you can see past the strange ending, you could say it’s a happy ending. But I would say it’s bittersweet.

    Oh yeah, and the actors are SUPER HOT. I know that’s nothing special because almost everyone is really hot in these BL series but Nuer and Porsche are outstandingly hot IMO. I have a heart attack every time they smile (especially Nuer)!!!!

    • Reply Stephanie December 24, 2016 at 2:25 pm

      I’m still worried about continuing with the watch as I have heard about that ending. I feel like, since the rest is so good, it would tear apart my poor little heart.

  • Reply vigilante December 16, 2016 at 10:36 am

    the ending of “Heroin” is a little bit of a “hanger” but i dont hate them its just that i hope that they will release its season 2 soon.. I am also updated in “Sotus” and watch all of its episodes available. Also “Make it Right” its a good tv series. “Love Sick” is a good one also. but I like “Sotus” and “Heroin” the most because of the good combination of the characters (“sotus”= hazer and the junior, “Heroin”= the aggressive/romantic/funny Gu Hai and the sweet/charming Bai Luoyin), so yeah they’re good.

    PS. can anyone suggest another BL tv series, because i prefer tv series than movies and also only “BL” not “gay” because the thought of it is so cute. I would really appreciate your help. thank you!!!

    • Reply Stephanie December 24, 2016 at 2:22 pm

      You watched Love sick, right? Riiiiight? If not, go outside and watch it right now. Also, though the story is mixed in with other storylines, I completely recommend the Korean drama Life Is Beautiful. So touching.

  • Reply Kyree December 17, 2016 at 3:31 am

    From what I understand China banned Heroin so it won’t be another season.

    • Reply Vigilante December 20, 2016 at 3:45 am

      Why did they banned it? Just asking.

      • Reply Stephanie December 24, 2016 at 2:12 pm

        They are banning LGBT content.

        And Ghosts.

        And Aliens.

    • Reply Stephanie December 24, 2016 at 2:19 pm

      I was hoping they would try and do it under the radar like the other LGBT content coming out, but it looks like there is no such luck. 🙁

  • Reply Mike December 18, 2016 at 11:54 am

    Stephanie, thank you for making this list. I especially appreciate your comments on some of the shows you listed here, I watched too many LGBT-themed shows of poor production values, terrible acting and writing. I wanted hours spent on those horrible shows back! Haha

    • Reply Stephanie December 24, 2016 at 2:16 pm

      Thank you! This is exactly why I started the list–there is soooo much crap out there. Not to mention its hard to know what to look for. If you see anything I’m missing, please let me know.

  • Reply Anonymous December 20, 2016 at 3:13 am

    Candy and Kiss was terrible!!! It’s on YouTube with tolerable subs, though there are a few mistakes.

    • Reply Stephanie December 24, 2016 at 2:13 pm

      Oh noes! It looked so promising! Thanks for the heads up.

  • Reply Justin Wong January 1, 2017 at 1:18 am

    Can you just make a list of the good ones? It is quite a long list to scroll through to see if you made a comment/review

  • Reply Clementine Aurel January 5, 2017 at 7:37 am

    Gay ok bangkok is also a nice one, well, its more like a advetiser or sth like that but i think its a nice webseries.
    And sotus is a greatt drama!

  • Reply Aketi Gibson Gibson January 7, 2017 at 2:54 am

    So, you can watch the eng sub for Sotus the Series on Dailymotion.com. Just FYI.

  • Reply confessionslipsticklesbian January 12, 2017 at 1:07 am

    Japanese Drama, Last Friends. It is borderline lesbian/trans. Very good.

  • Reply Ally January 15, 2017 at 7:27 am

    Hi guys, can someone help me understand which series or movies are in this video? I know 2, Happy together and Uncontrolled Love, but would really like to know the others. ( the cutest couple is at 1:42)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrTSnSZgZgI&list=PLIQtFz2D5RksIPRhoekhM-U6oES9MLzw2&index=2

    Thanks for the help

  • Reply Hung January 27, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    Thanks for the list. I just rewatched Thailand’s “Iron Ladies” from 2000(?) based on a true story of a group gay/transgender volleyball players that won Thailand’s national tournament. The end credits showed clips of the real players during the match and on the talk show circuit.

    • Reply Stephanie January 31, 2017 at 12:55 pm

      Really? Thanks! I’ll add it to the next update!

  • Reply Anonymous February 4, 2017 at 7:53 pm

    There is a Thai gay drama which I loved, it’s called Bad Romance: The Series.

  • Reply Jazz February 13, 2017 at 8:23 am

    Hello! Just thought I’d let you know that I watched The Handmaiden a few days ago, and despite it looking pretty touch and go for a while, there IS a happy ending! There’s quite a few WTF? moments in there, mostly related to the thriller aspect of the plot and Hideko’s awful uncle, but overall I really enjoyed it both as a film and an LGBT film. Hideko and Sookhee aren’t defined by their sexualities and no effort was made to hide them either. It was really refreshing to see a lesbian couple face difficulty over something that wasn’t fear of catching the gay, and to then see them triumph over that difficulty, I’d definitely recommend you give it a watch 🙂
    (There’s quite a bit of the ol’ boom boom jiggity too.)

  • Reply Eli February 15, 2017 at 10:24 pm

    Hi! This list is amazing! I know you are including only those dramas/movies that are lgbt and not subtext, but I really wanted to recommend Please, Come Back Mister. It’s the “man in a woman’s body” type of drama, but the chemistry between Oh Yeon Seo and Honey Lee it’s amazing and the whole story is worth watching. So go watch it!

  • Reply Surreal February 16, 2017 at 11:12 am

    I’m not have luck finding out some information on a K-Drama Night Light. Is it lesbian or not? Will they, have they, or are they a couple?

    • Reply fann February 27, 2017 at 11:55 pm

      No, it doesn’t have any lesbian relationship. It more like admiration..? The younger girl is poor and feels atracted to the power that the older has, and wants to be like her. The older sees herself in the younger so they bond pretty fast. A lot of people ship it tho, I’ve seen a couple of videos on youtube and they are strong woman and powerful.

      I watched a couple of episodes and droped it, it was kinda slow and boring for me, at least.

  • Reply Etern February 16, 2017 at 12:27 pm

    Hi, thanks for the list.. I was looking everywhere for some of sort of list about lgbt movies in Asia. This was insightful although I haven’t watched 95% of them. However, I did watch The Dreamer (mini-series) and though I think it was more of a promotional stunt for products of a certain company, it was okay for me. The series only has 4 episodes so it was really short. They didn’t discuss the issues of being gay or whatever (the main character was workaholic so yeah, it was all about her work, the relationship was just sort of a sideline to the story) but they were some sweet and really funny moments. The girls were both pretty, and the boy was cute.

  • Reply Whatsthescenario February 18, 2017 at 11:17 pm

    So, I was sick in bed today and none of my usual dramas were cutting it. So I decided to catch up on some BL movies/series…

    Candy and Kiss https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMIhl46CUGU
    – I found the main character (Maeda-kun) to be quite exhausting in his constant need for affirmation and ridiculous anxiety. He was a constant ball of angst that would eventually almost cost him his ‘ship’. I also think the actor was miscast for the wallflower, shy type. IDK, this person interpretation of the character was to play him on odd and sometimes childish side. HIs love interest (Yagii-san) was a hottie tho’. I didn’t believe these actors would fall for each other, although, with a different actor- I can believe the storyline a lot more. Anyway , happy ending

    WaterBoyy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nloRqlFXQk
    -Interesting watch. I still have Earn stuck in my head…so Nam did not translate as a different character to me. In fact, he acted just like Earn in certain parts, which was not good. But he did have a lot of chemistry with OTP and there was one very steamy kiss scene that was worth the watch (not just lips pressed together or the “oh so close, but yet so far” pretend kiss some of these dramas try to fake us out with. Happy ending. Some plot holes . All in all. OK

    History: My Hero https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5bwg0o_episode-1-history-my-hero-boy-love-movie_shortfilms
    -Story of a woman who dies. In order for her not to be forgotten by her love (bf). So her soul jumps into the body of a boy, with a goal that she has 7 days to make her bf fall in love with her (or him). Many were not happy with the body swap idea, bc they classify it as not true BL. But it turns out to be a really cute series. Worth the watch until the end. I can’t find any ENG subs, so I watched it without subs.

    Also, Diary of Tootsie is back with a Season 2!!!!! I really enjoyed Season 1 for it’s slice of life portrayal of 4 gay besties. Can’t wait to see more of this series.

    I rarely make posts here, but I always check back into this site to see if any new series are out. Keep it up. Love it.

  • Reply Anonymous February 19, 2017 at 9:25 am

    Where can i find the Queer Movie Butterfly: The Adult World with eng subs?

  • Reply Zoe February 19, 2017 at 9:27 am

    Where can i find the Queer Movie Butterfly: The Adult World with eng subs?

    • Reply Stephanie June 15, 2017 at 12:40 am

      I watched it on Youtube I think, you can also try Dailymotion, they are a good spot.

  • Reply fann February 28, 2017 at 12:18 am

    It really hard to find K-dramas that are willing to deal with LGBT stories, and I’m recommending this dramas since I saw that seonam high school club (?) was on the list and only had 1 episode about a lesbian couple, so I hope it’s ok to recommend this dramas.

    The K2 – okay, i think everyone knows this drama, or at least has heard of it, I started watching it because of Yoona, and surprisingly found out that the Secretary of the Step mother of the character of Yoona, had a huge crush on her boss (and she knew that -her boss, i mean). The sad part is that she used that against her many times, and at the end, even tho a lot of people died, she didn’t and had a somewhat not so sad ending.
    Sidestory.

    Voice – Even tho the story is good so far the acting could be better. The plot is about two cops trying to catch the psychopath that killed the father of the main f protagonist and the wife of the main m protanist. On one of the episodes (it was between episode 9 and 11, can’t remember, sorry), a cop coligue gets himself involved into a mess thanks to a lunatic guy that was obsessed with him. The way they treat queer people it’s kinda cringey, but I’m not sure if I’m exagerating (i’m really sensitive about this stuff) or if it was really that bad, or maybe it was because lgbt themes in a kdrama is still new and they still don’t know how to deal with it..? But I think you should watch it yourself and decide for yourself.

    Another thing, Hormones 3 has an open ending to the lesbian couple, but It was happy. They deal with their parents acepting them and everything works out in the end (I saw it a long time ago and my memory could be wrong, but at least I remember it with a happy -open- ending.

  • Reply Anonymous April 10, 2017 at 5:35 pm

    Great list! Very gay male dominated though. I hope you can add japanese drama: Last Friends. It’s a show where the main character is transgender.

  • Reply Marija April 21, 2017 at 4:01 pm

    You can practically watch a lot of these on kissasian.com with subs 🙂

  • Reply dum May 2, 2017 at 11:54 am

    Stephanie, thanks for the list but I really hate how you commented on the films/series. You’re so insensitive and I think it’s annoying how much of a spoiler you became. I think it would be better if you just said you liked them or not. You played favoritism. Your comments would make people not watch some of them and I really hate that because I really love sole of your recommendations and people will be stopped to watch them just because of your comments? That’s an injustice to the beauty represented by these work of arts.

  • Reply Samantha May 6, 2017 at 1:01 pm

    Advance Bravery has been a fun one, but so far I can only find good video of part 1-2, part 3 is hard to come by (maybe because it jst released), and 4 doesn’t look like it is out yet. However, there really isn’t a “triangle” between the sister and the brother because the Xia Yao has literally NO interest in her. In fact, he spends most of the first two parts trying to get her to leave him alone. That’s really all I’m going to say, but the story is pretty funny so far and had me giggling allt he way through.

    • Reply Samantha May 6, 2017 at 1:03 pm

      i meant Advance Bravely… by the way…. don’t know why I keep dropping an R instead of an L when I make commetns or dos earches on it… **scratches back of head**

    • Reply Stephanie July 18, 2017 at 8:41 pm

      Turns out? Technically it’s not out yet. It isn’t scheduled for release until the end of the year, what’s out there are, depending on the theory, promotional episodes, or episodes that were stolen.

  • Reply Anonymous June 10, 2017 at 7:13 am

    Taiwan’s Gloomy salad days. High school/ supernatural/ urban legend. Deals with teen issues and three of the stories involve gay/lesbian/trans relationships. I do recommend to watch the entire thing or at least the first 3 episodes for the story to make more sense.

    The only one of the three with a happy end is the gay relationship, I believe it was episodes 13 and 14. Unfortunately, I can’t recall which episodes the other two were but I remember they were before the gay couple and the two were connected. Before you assume that the sad endings only involve LGBT, the series is about teen issues and quite a few have sad endings when the characters were unable to overcome their obstacles in life.

    The gay couple story line: Xiao Lun is an openly effeminate boy who loves designing nails and practices it on his female classmates. He is often bullied and extorted by Da Dong and other boys who seems to make it his hobby to torment the other boy. One day Xiao Lun gets away from Da Dong after a nasty encounter and finds a mysterious rock that has a spirit attached to it. Du, the spirit appears and makes an offer to him that comes with a heavy price; Xiao Lun only wants the bullying to stop. One day Da Dong is rescued by Xiao Lun and their relationship changes.

    • Reply Stephanie July 18, 2017 at 8:35 pm

      Thanks for the add! I added it to the list on the last round and hunted it up on Youtube for myself. Can’t wait to watch!

  • Reply Anonymous June 13, 2017 at 5:47 am

    My girlfriend’s boyfriend is an interesting watch. Not entirely BL but not entirely straight either. Hopefully it ends in BL, but that’s very doubtful.

  • Reply Elle June 18, 2017 at 12:52 am

    Hi, I was wondering if you were able to add trigger warnings to descriptions? I just finished the movie Night Flight 2014. While it was really good, the rape scene was very triggering. The ending was also a bit sad. Thank you.

  • Reply Temi June 28, 2017 at 4:13 pm

    Episodes of Slam Dance have already been released and are being released every Thursday. It is being released on YouTube by GMMTV and has already been translated to English (using cc)

    • Reply Stephanie July 18, 2017 at 8:30 pm

      WOOT! THanks for the heads up.

  • Reply Tou Lee July 11, 2017 at 1:09 am

    Thank you so much for compiling this list. I have never watched LGBT Asian Dramas/Movies before and this was a nice surprise. American ones don’t seem to hit me in the feels as well as Asian ones. (Could be because I’m Asian American) Anyway, I watched Red Balloon from your list. If you haven’t watched it yet, I highly recommend it.

  • Reply MatthewHalls July 17, 2017 at 9:49 pm

    Hello, you missed Swinging Blossom.

    • Reply Stephanie July 18, 2017 at 8:25 pm

      Thanks! I’ll get it added in the next round.

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