Dear Straight People,
It seems like the BL (Boys Love) craze will not be dying anytime soon.
In 2022 alone, production companies across Asia produced nearly 200 different BL titles. One notable production was ‘Getaway’, which made history as Singapore’s first BL web series.
In 2023, BL fans can look forward to a lot more BL titles coming their way, particularly from Taiwan.
During the inaugural ‘Taiwan LGBTQ + BL Mixer Night Out’ held in Singapore, GagaOOLaLa unveiled a slew of original LGBT+ titles slated to be released on their platform in 2023. With over 1,600 queer titles, GagaOOLaLa is touted as the world’s largest LGBTQ+ and BL (Boys Love) streaming service.
“Founded in 2017, GagaOOLala has gradually expanded worldwide to become Taiwan’s first home-grown streaming service with truly global reach.
As of 2022, we have more than 2.5 million members, as well as partnerships with 30 other streaming services. We’ve accomplished great things and won attention across Taiwan, Asia, and the world.Jay Lin, CEO of Portico Media and founder of GagaOOLala
Upcoming GagaOOLaLa Shows Slated For 2023 Release
With a rapidly growing subscriber base, here are 4 GagaOOLaLa shows to look forward to in 2023.
1. BOYS LIKE BOYS
Touted as Taiwan’s first gay dating show, Boys Like Boys just concluded their open casting call, and is slated for release in 2023.
2. Papa & Daddy: The Animation Series
Following 2 successful seasons, Papa & Daddy is slated to make a return to our screens, but this time, as an animation series!
As Asia’s first family-friendly LGBT+ animation series, we can foresee Papa & Daddy: The Animation Series making a big splash when it comes out.
3. Light – The Series
Released in 2021, Light was a 44-minute short film that dealt with the heavy topic of sexual abuse.
Following a positive reception, GagaOOLala will be releasing Light as a series in 2023.
4. Fragrance of the First Flower 2
Written and directed by Angel Teng, Fragrance Of The First Flower was a GL (Girls Love) series released in 2021.
GagaOOLaLa will be renewing Fragrance Of The First Flower for a 2nd season, slated for a 2023 release.
You can find out more about GagaOOLala here.
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1 comments on “4 Taiwanese LGBT Productions Coming Out In 2023”
I’ve often wondered how the actors and production companies can make enough money on GagaOOLaLa. How do their earning compare after they abandoned YouTube where videos could hit 40+ million views per episode? GMMTV gathered 11,311,395,563 views before it dropped most of it’s popular shows. 15 million YouTube subscribers didn’t pay GagaOOLaLa. I was one of many who found great Asian films on YouTube and a few on Vimeo in extremely great color.