The Thai BL Between Us, adapted from the book Hemp Rope by Lazy Sheep and starring Boun Noppanut and Prem Warut, has ended on a high note.
With the Boys Love universe growing every day it can be difficult to decide what to watch amongst the new and returning shows. To make it easier for you, we’ve put together an impressive list of some top-notch Boys Love television shows that are sure not to disappoint! There’s a little something here to suit everybody’s taste.
It’s been about a week since Miss Patchayamon Theewasujaroen (Poi) one of the authors of KinnPorsche the novel broke her silence and exposed beloved Be On Cloud Actor Build Jakapan as an abuser. A revelation which caused a ripple effect in Build’s life. First he was suspended from all BOC activities, then he was dropped as a spokesperson by two major brands, and most recently he was excluded from the KinnPorsche world tour appearance in Hong Kong. The hate from fans has been overwhelming with the hashtag “BuiIsAnAbuser” trending for days on end, forcing Mr. Jakapan to delete his entire social media presence. Now while the evidence against Build is glaring, a shadow of doubt has been cast upon Miss Patchayamon. This is mainly due to inconsistencies in her story. Facts have been distorted, posts have been deleted and fans have begun to wonder if everything Poi was alleging is actually true.
Although most BL dramas focus on romance between the BL/GL couples, another element that plays an important role in the storyline is- Friendship. Confused teenagers often seek advice from their friends that encourage and support them. Being a member of the LGBTQ community is difficult, so friends become a big part of the support system that drives them forward. In today’s feature, we will be talking about such varied friendships that offer comfort and solace when the need arises.
Qiang Jin Jiu means “invitation to wine”. That wine refers to the wine drunk by the couple at the wedding celebration in the Chinese tradition. It’s not for less. This story is a love one, where the romantic feelings between the protagonists are born from their rivalry, suffering, and resilience.
This is one of those series that is so centric to being Vietnamese, that it might not be translatable into other languages. Idiomatic expressions and nuances of the language are powerful but when translated into other languages might not have the same intended impact. Does that take away anything from the series? Sure, it does. Does it make watching this series more difficult to interpret? Absolutely. Does it make it less impactful? No! I still felt its impact. I merely have to translate into my own internal language and give it meaning to me. And this series is astonishingly moving and so full of life. And that life had so many peaks and valleys that it made watching it joyful and sorrowful emotionally for me.
“Thus with a kiss I die.” – Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet
Every once in a while an awful story will surface about a BL actor’s personal life. Ohm Pawat, Krist Perawat, Nam Yoon-Sung and Toy Thanapat are just a few names that come to mind when you think of BL actors who have had controversies surrounding them. The latest name to join that list is none other than KinnPorsche star Build Jakapan. Build Jakapan rose to fame quickly after his mind-blowing performance as Pete in KinnPorsche The Series. Alongside his co-star Bible Wichapas, they dominated the BL scene. They were on the cover of every magazine, on the red carpet at every event, in commercials, talk shows and just last week they announced their first role as the lead couple in an upcoming Be On Cloud’s original series 4 Minutes. He seems to be at the peak of his career, which is why it came as a shock when we woke up to news of Build Jakapan being accused of abuse.
This is an excellent example of what you can do when you have a robust focus on a story to tell even within a short time frame. This gay short film is all of 22+ minutes long and has a powerful message. What is that message? Determination and Acceptance.