NEWS: Asian LGBT Film Streaming Platform GagaOOLala Launches In South Asia
The over-the-top (OTT) service has selected 377 LGBT titles to initially offer in India in celebration of the repeal, in September 2018, of the law that banned homosexual acts in the country.
Taiwanese platform GagaOOLala will feature exclusive queer content never distributed in India before, including the recent Taiwanese gay/lesbian family drama Bao Bao; last year’s Thai entry for the Academy Awards Malila: The Farewell Flower; Filipino transgender drama, Those Long Haired Nights; exclusive short films from filmmakers from around the world; classic series such as Queer as Folk; and new content such as French LGBT-activist series Les Engagés and the first Singaporean gay series People Like Us.
GagaOOLala has a growing slate of original content and, this year, will produce its first original in India as part of the new season of Queer Asia. Following episode shoots in five other countries in the region, the docu-series Queer Asia will explore the uniqueness of LGBT culture in India and its stories.To bring the project to life, GagaOOLala is looking to collaborate with local producers, filmmakers and creators.
GagaOOLala is currently available in 21 territories: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.
The LGBT OTT platform currently offers two types of memberships: a free but limited one, and an unlimited VIP membership for INR390.
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