Upcoming Shows: May 2023

Curious about what’s coming in May? BLtai is here to ease your curiosity! Don’t forget to save these dates so you won’t miss any episodes from upcoming BL shows.

May 1 | Please Tell Me So (South Korea)

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One day while Yoo Kyum is working at a coffee shop, a handsome customer named Seung Woo comes in. Getting a closer look at Seung-woo, his look, and behavior is exactly the kind of guy that Yoo Kyum is looking for. Whether he’s reading a book with his glasses on, enjoying a dessert, sipping freshly brewed coffee, or even the mysterious scar on his arm, he catches Yoo Kyum’s eye, and he decides to make the first move!

☆ Heaps of public praise! A cute short film that you can’t stop replaying and replaying!

☆ Han Hyun Jun from the Korean BL drama “Love Class” shows off his cute self once again, using a coffee to flirt with his dream guy.

Watch ‘Please Tell Me So’ on GagaOOLala

 

May 1 | House Of Stars (Thailand)

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Beyond being a star is to be a superstar. Every beginning happens here in the “House of Stars” which incubates the most famous top stars. But love and affection are prohibited. It creates superstars and breeds love, greed, anger, happiness, and tragedy. To what ends will this reality and fantasy go? Who among the aspiring actors will defy the house rules for love?

May 2 | Pornographer: Spring Life (Japan)

The novelist Rio Kijima moves back to his hometown and lives with his sister’s family, while Haruhiko Kuzumi has already joined the workforce, living a busy life as an office worker in Tokyo. After two and a half years of absence, the two of them finally meet in person after writing letters to each other and enjoy their fated reunion.

☆ When our eyes met again, my heart trembled with a feeling I had never forgotten…

☆ Koichiro Miki, the director of “The End of the World With You” and “I’ll Do Better Next Life”, brings us a new sensory masterpiece to enjoy.

Watch ‘Pornographer: Spring Life’ on GagaOOLala

 

May 2 | Pornographer: Continued Spring Life (Japan)

Haruhiko Kuzumi has been a regular visitor to Rio Kijima’s house since he first visited the latter’s hometown. One night at dinner, a thoughtless remark by Rio’s niece forces their relationship out into the open. Later that night, Rio receives a call from Shiro Kido, prompting memories of his past.

☆ Your specialness is what makes me want to spend every moment with you.

☆ Koichiro Miki, the director of “The End of the World With You” and “I’ll Do Better Next Life”, brings us a new sensory masterpiece to enjoy.

Watch ‘Pornographer: Continued Spring Life’ on GagaOOLala.

 

May 4 | From A to Q (United Kingdom)

Alex wakes suddenly from a dream where she’s intimate with Kayla. The only problem is: Kayla happens to be Alex’s best friend and Alex has never been with a girl before… She must now navigate through her newfound feelings, all the while trying really hard not to mess up the friendship she’s had since she was 5.

☆ When full of doubts and hesitancies, sometimes the answer you’ve wanted is right in front of you…

☆ Inspired by the Netflix series “Atypical” along with the director’s own experiences, the short has gained traction with many audiences and has been screened at several international film festivals.

Watch “From A To Q” on GagaOOLala

 

May 4 |Love Mate (South Korea)

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Catch the latest episodes, every Thursday at 11 AM GMT+8 on GagaOOLala.

Watch “Love Mate” on GagaOOLala

May 8 | Your Mother Will Love Me (Israel)

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It’s been a few hours since Shaked and Perry, a young gay couple, got stuck in the middle of nowhere on their way back from a secret romantic vacation. When Perry’s mother decides to get ahead of the tow and pick them up herself, their secret is about to be revealed and the gaps between them reach a climax.

☆ To foster a relationship between us, it takes courage to express your love openly.

☆ Tears on Tap! Two talented up-and-coming actors showcase their emotional range in this captivating performance.

Watch “Your Mother Will Love Me ” on GagaOOLala

 

May 9 | Gaze in Silence (Taiwan)

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Yan Xin is an ordinary white-collar worker who prefers to have sexual relationships with different guys. Yun Fei is a stalker, for whom pursuing, taking pictures, and prying into others’ private lives is his biggest hobby. One day, Yun Fei becomes curious about Yan Xin and starts to follow him. During an encounter, Yan Xin meets a pervert and his physical safety gets threatened. After witnessing the encounter, what will Yun Fei do?

☆ New director Huang Hao Liang skillfully examines diverse gender issues and analyzes gay me’s desire for physical intimacy.

☆ Lin Shu Han, a nominee for Best Newcomer at the Golden Bell Awards, delivers a revealing performance.

Watch “Gaze In Silence” on GagaOOLala

 

May 10 | When The Waves Rise (South Korea)

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Hwi-young and Kyung-jun are the closest of friends, always at each other’s side. However, just before their planned trip to celebrate Hwi-young’s birthday, a misunderstanding causes Kyung-jun to start giving Hwi-young the cold shoulder on purpose. Will Hwi-young’s long-awaited trip be smooth sailing despite his friend’s sudden distance?

☆ Can the heart of an adolescent boy be mended after it’s been broken?

☆ If only every person could be able to enjoy life with those that they treasure the closest to them…

Watch “When the Waves Rise” on GagaOOLala 

 

May 11 | Bicultural (USA)

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Torn between the ‘perfect’ daughter that her strict traditional family believes her to be and the open-minded free spirit that she is, a second-generation Filipina-American named Grace must make a move to declare her identity.

☆ Should I listen to my parents, or to my girlfriend? The inner struggle of the perfect daughter is shown for all to see!

☆ This short is written, directed by, and starring the talented Filipino-American Rachel Leyco, and fully realized by several gifted Asian actors and actresses.

Watch ‘Bicultural’ on GagaOOLala

May 15 | ReFeel (Israel)

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For their sixth anniversary, Dekel sweeps Neri into a journey through their memories with the help of a new drug, which makes you re-experience memories. This trip reaches a breaking point when they go back to a joint sexual encounter, which floods Neri with feelings he tried to suppress.

☆ Take the pill, close your eyes, and let the good and the bad resurface one after the other…

☆ The new and talented Israeli director tackles a daring theme, building on his previous effort “Your Mother Will Love Me” as he explores the nature of true love once again.

☆ The lead actor from “The Swimmer” showcases his untamed nature, taking his partner along on a psychedelic journey.

Watch ‘ReFeel’ on GagaOOLala

 

May 16 | Hotel Paraíso (Peru)

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Pierre is a young tailor who lives with his younger brother in a room of a gay club. He works hard every day to try to bring himself and his brother out of their current circumstances and towards a better life. After being fired, Pierre turns to Omar, a young prostitute who usually visits the club. Will Pierre be able to build a stable foundation for himself and his brother with Omar’s company?

☆ Driven by survival, a boy declares that he will do whatever it takes to reach heaven, even if it means selling his own body

Watch ‘Hotel Paraiso’ on GagaOOLala

 

May 17 | Even If  (Thailand)

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Cin, a new student at a school, quickly becomes friends with May. As they spend more time together, their bond deepens and they eventually confess their love for each other. They become a couple and make their relationship public, but not everyone is supportive. They become targets of bullying and harassment, causing Cin to doubt herself and their relationship. In the midst of it all, May reassures Cin that she will always be the perfect girl, no matter what happens.

☆ Even though we’re different from other people, that doesn’t mean that there is anything wrong with us!

☆ Experience the power of love and acceptance in this Thai Girls Love short film that features a clear and moving atmosphere.

Watch ‘Even If’ on GagaOOLala

May 17 | Fake It (Israel)

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Zohar must get more photos for her exhibition. So she asks Ella, her ex, to remake things that happened to them when they were together, and photograph it. Camera is ready. Fake it. Shoot. This is not real. Or maybe it is? Two women. One love. And all the past is yet to come.
☆ Memories can be revisited, but can a lost love ever be found again?
☆ The debut short film by a female director explores the themes of love and separation in relationships, and its unique perspective has garnered attention from film festival audiences around the world.

Watch ‘Fake It’ on GagaOOLala!

 

May 18 | Starstruck (South Korea)

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The drama follows the story of Seo Hanjoon who has been in love with Jo Yoojae, his best friend since childhood. He decided to keep his true feelings towards Yoojae and never dreamed of confessing. However, he realizes he could no longer hide his feelings and decides to confess on the day of their final exam in high school.

 

May 22 | 2Day (Thailand)

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Don and Ray continue to work together and live in the same house, despite the end of their romantic relationship. However, things become complicated when Ray’s new girlfriend moves in, and Ray must navigate the presence of both an old flame and a new lover under the same roof. As tensions rise, Don inadvertently discovers the truth behind their initial breakup…
☆ Meen, a supporting cast member in “Past Senger,” breaks away from his previous villain role to showcase a softer, more tender side.

Watch ‘2Day’ on GagaOOLala!

 

May 23 | Letizia (Italy)

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Letizia, a young 16-year-old boxer, lives with her mother in a small town just outside Milan. After losing her job, her mum decides to move to Rome where she can be supported by her parents and of course decides to take Letizia with her. The film concentrates on the last few days before Letizia moves away, paying particular attention to the relationship she has with Clara: an older girl who trains in the same gym as her. Just when she has to leave, Letizia is forced to reflect on how important this relationship with Clara is for her.
☆ She can swing her fist without hesitation, but the words in her heart remain unspoken…

Watch ‘Letizia’ on GagaOOLala!

 

May 24 | Debut (Sweden)

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Philip has always dreamed of becoming a model, and at a casting, he gets the chance to be photographed with the well-known model Sebastiaan. As they work together, the two develop feelings for each other, and Philip pushes his limits to keep Sebastiaan’s interest. However, things spiral out of control during the photo shoot as Philip becomes increasingly desperate to stay in front of the camera.
☆ The star of HBO’s “The Head” will stop at nothing to achieve fame!
☆ Can a single photograph capture the intensity of the moment when the shutter clicks?

Watch ‘Debut’ on GagaOOLala!

 

May 25 | Sleepover (Sweden)

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Emil and Adam are two guys in their 20’s. They are close friends, and after a night at the movies Emil is going to sleep over at Adam’s. Emil has unspoken feelings for Adam – feelings that are tested when they are sleeping in the same double bed. A film about friendship and the longing for something more.
☆ Equal parts awkward, ambiguous and romantic, this short vividly depicts the experience of a boy’s first time with someone.

Watch ‘Sleepover’ on GagaOOLala!

May 26 | Be My Favorite (Thailand)

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In 2029, Kawi, a single lonely guy, was about to attend the wedding of Praemai, the girl that he had a crush on since college, and her groom, Piisaeng, a flirty guy who was like a love rival that he lost Praemai to. Kawi regretted that he was too scared to confess to his crush. That‘s why he had to accept the consequence and watched them marry like this. He wished he could travel back to the past to fix it. His wish was granted. He traveled back to 2019 but only for one day. Every time he traveled back and change his path, the consequences in 2029 were even more unacceptable for him. He got a chance to travel back several times to choose a new path again and again. But then he started to learn that no matter how many times he traveled back to the past, he couldn’t run away from Piisaeng who was supposed to be his love rival. Kawi started to question himself what if fate didn‘t bring him to be with Praemai but to know someone else more? © OGTNAF

Catch the latest episode, every Friday at 8:30 GMT+7 (Thailand Standard Time) on YouTube: GMMTV.

 

May 27 | The Luminous Solution (Thailand)

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Catch the latest episode, every Saturday at 11:30 PM GMT+7 (Thailand Standard Time) on YouTube: PTG Entertainment.

 

May 29 | Pure Vanilla (Singapore)

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Charlie has always had a secret crush on Gabriel, but he’s not great with his emotions. Sparks fly when the two spend the night putting together the perfect recipe for a Valentine’s Day TV special.
☆ Is that sweet feeling from the baking or from your smile?
☆ This Singaporean BL is almost too sweet to handle, giving you a taste of the love between these two young sweethearts.

Watch ‘Pure Vanila’ on GagaOOLala!

 

May 31 | 10:10 ( Czech Republic )

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As two girls wait to be picked up at the train station, one girl finds that she is unable to let go of an end of a trip she wishes were only the beginning.
☆ While lacking dialogue, the delicate performance of the actress carries more than enough emotional weight to touch people’s hearts.
☆ This Thai female director has long been concerned with queer youth and women’s issues, and her first short film has stunned viewers at many international film festivals.

Watch ’10:10′ on GagaOOLala!

 

Which series/film are you looking forward to watching next month? Comment down below!

 

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