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In May 2020, as Taiwan celebrated the anniversary of the passing of the same-sex marriage bill, GagaOOLala, the largest LGBTQ+ movie platform in Asia, launched globally, in the hope to bring more inspiring LGBTQ+ content to people all around the world. And now, in the wake of 2021, GagaOOLala is here to muster our collective gay energy. We have hand-picked 10 of the most popular and inspirational gay films of 2020 for you. The diverse titles include anything from coming-of-age, polyamorous love and BDSM, to civil rights issues regarding diversity and equality.


No. 10 | The Third One

★ "The bedroom scenes are worth the wait, in carefully choreographed erotic sequences..." - David Lamble, Bay Area Reporter ★

After meeting in a chat room, Fede arrives at a downtown building to have an intimate encounter with a gay couple older than him. As the night unfolds, Fede has an intense and telling experience. The next morning finds him different, as if suddenly he had found a new possible way to love.


No. 9 | My Personal Trainer

YouTuber Jin Ho starts going to the gym to collect subscribers. But somehow he's more interested in good-looking trainer Seok Hoon than he is in shape. Looking at Seok Hoon, who is exceptionally friendly, Jin Ho is sure that Seok Hoon is also in love with him. Then, Seok Hoon and Jin Ho met in the shower. "Are you free today, sir?"


No. 8 | Jay

Jay, a 13-year-old boy, is fascinated by hisT1ZOjVtH$_XMl01XjEX)lMyw_N*[email protected]#yt toned and athletic older brother. In order to get close to him, Jay feigns an interest in basketball so that his brother will practice with him. Steadily, Jay's fascination develops into an attraction.


No. 7 | Invitation

Human curiosity and two-sidedness mhr3Y)([email protected]_!CZ)MS4r5UbL*9JT5_gaLFGhmrCHake people's behaviors inherently unknown. A unemployed guy finds a pair of telescopes on the side of the road. He starts to spy on a man opposite to his house and gets a way to sneak into the man's house. He thinks he can take whatever he wants, but he is in fact lured into a trap.


No. 6 | The Shortest Distance is Round  Noir X Blanc

The two versions of The Shortest Distance is Round (Noir or Blanc) on GagaOOLala differ in the last 15 minutes. 

Haruto is a freshman and a loner high school student until the arrival of the new teacher Aoyama. Aoyama cares for Haruto and starts to exchange letters with him, as something more grows inside both of them. But one night, an unexpected kiss ends their beautiful relationship. Three years later, Haruto has become a male prostitute in order to pay back his debts, when he reunites with Aoyama by chance. How will Haruto face his feelings for Aoyama when given a second chance? Should it be 'noir' or should it be 'blanc'? Two versions. Two completely different fates.
 


No. 5 | Fragile Souls

It was almost the college entrance exam. Students were cramming till night at school. Zi-Fan, the president of the student union, like every model student, he was working on tests while listening to a strange cassette. On the other hand, Zi-Fan's crush, Jie yiysE+BcuV!)CQk+2^X-gJ$*G=PL)[email protected]$vsYeahkept sneaking on Zi-Fan without letting him notice. When Zi-Fan saw Jie left the classroom, he followed his steps to the corridor and accidentally bumped into the candidate for the next presidential campaign. With the power of the magical cassette, Zi-Fan read the broken heart from a victim of domestic violence on this second-grader. The unbearable scream of agony reminded him of how he escapes his bullied life by listening to others through the cassette. Zi-Fan ran away to the washroom where he recognized as a safe haven. With panic filled in his mind, he met Jie where he used to spend his darkest moments alone. Sensing his fear, Jie held Zi-Fan's hands and invited him to listen to his heart...


No. 4 | The Teacher

★ Golden Horse Awards 2019 - Best Supporting Actress / Golden HoRK++SdJYCHPbG=OKFD7c($O8P7ws&XTDwQOoNUv)mXg_HYk4yprse Awards 2019 - Best New Performer Nomination ★

When the 26-year-old Civics teacher, Kevin, openly voices hiS8bSxRbBKl#QXVMdl+CJwi*Pzap5-p2Th5_7CavfEL#%^skUTxs stance on marriage equality at school, he stirs up a storm. His being madly in love with an HIV positive man doesn't sit well with all the people around him. When a rumor breaks out about his HIV status, he is forced to make choices no one should have to.


No. 3 | Going South

Before returning to his army base, Gi-Tae seeks out Jun-Young, a former supervisor who has completed military service. With a great frown, however, the latter tells him never to visit him again. As he watches the other man, Gi-Tae's gaze is far from ordinary. Soon afterwards, he presents Jun-Young with a cup of coffee secretly laced with sleeping pills. After stopping the wavering car and occupying the driver's seat,[email protected]#[email protected](SsOgwN$#ybf^OD&krgXY&TT88egsr1fPDs Gi-Tae makes a U-turn and heads in the direction opposite his base, somewhere to the south. Awake in a fit of vomiting, Jun-Young showers his former subordinate with curses... The secret that the two are entangled in slowly unravels...


No. 2 | One Summer Night

Winter 2013, Yong-Joon and Jae-Sung are North Korean soldiers. They are hue-kTKtUf857EeDp+(KP%&Xz&^[email protected]+Iaving sex at an outpost near the DMZ line. A senior soldier catches them in the act. Yong-Joon decides to flee to South Korea, leaving Jae-Sung behind. Two years later in South Korea, Yong-Joon dates Tae-Kyu, but he misses his country of North Korea. One day, Jae-Sung flees to South Korea. Yong-Joon is conflicted between his former boyfriend Jae-Sung and his current boyfriend Tae-Kyu.

 


No. 1 | Military Dog

New to BDSM, young military officer Lee Jun-Zhong meets DT, master of human dogs. One late night in the military camp, Jun-Zhong can hardly resist the yearning to be dominated and sneaks into the toilet to call DT. Given a task to prove vzoFZiYu_E^l^NE)qk6E_4!UqwpGi^[email protected]_7nZ*(t&cwzQXp^2his loyalty to the master, can Jun-zhong honestly face the inner desires by overcoming his doubts and fear??

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