A few years ago Queerguru was asked to share some of our film reviews with a brand new queer streaming service that was just opening in Taiwan. Fast forward to today and that same service GagaOOLala has gone global making it the first and only queer asian video-on-demand service in the world
They carry an impressive catlogue of LGBTQ film, shorts, TV and originals from Japan, South Korea, Thailand and Taiwan., and also also hosts plenty of series from the ‘Yaoi’ or ‘Boys’ Love’ genre – animated Japanese fiction that features homoerotic relationships between male characters.
GagaOOLala also produces and streams original series such as Handsome Stewardess, the first Singaporean series to star a lesbian couple, and Taiwanese feature film The Teacher, which was nominated for several Golden Horse Awards (the Taiwanese version of the Oscars).
The company behind GagaOOLala, Portico Media, also co-founded the Taiwan International Queer Film Festival, once the biggest queer film festival in Asia,
A monthly subscription to GagaOOLala will set you back just $6.99 similar to other streaming services such as Netflix, and the platform also currently offers a free section of more than 30 films to help ease the monotony of lockdown.
P.S. And yes, is named after lyrics from Lady Gaga’s ‘Bad Romance’,