AFTER the rise of the popular boy love (BL) genre in the international viewing scene, people are now leaning towards the women loving women (WLW) or girl love (GL) films and series.
While lesbian films and television series are not new to viewers, Asian countries like Thailand, South Korea, and the Philippines are reviving this genre with fresh and exciting storylines.
Looking for new GL recommendations? From bite-sized films to full series, here are three WLW content you should list down on your to-watch catalogs!
Sleep With Me
Starting off with a local release, Sleep With Me starring award-winning Filipino actresses Lovi Poe and Janine Gutierrez garnered well-deserved attention for the leads’ performance and undeniable chemistry in this series.
The six-episode series follows the story of two queer individuals Harry (Gutierrez) and Luna (Poe). Harry is a wheelchair-bound radio disc jockey who provides relationship advice for her late-night listeners while Luna suffers from a sleeping disorder that keeps her up all night.
All six episodes of Sleep With Me are available on iWantTFC apps and website for free.
Screengrab from Sleep With Me (2022)
This ongoing Thai series starring Sarocha Chankimha and Rebecca Armstrong features the romance between two LGBTQIA+ characters Sam and Mon.
Starting off as childhood acquaintances, Mon idolized Sam for a long time and aimed to work under her company. However, her perception of Sam changed after the latter showed her true colors. But this didn’t stop the two from developing feelings for each other.
Screengrab from The Gap (2022) series.
Lily Fever is a mini television series adapted from a manhwa or graphic novel bearing the same title. Released in 2015, the plot circles on the blossoming romantic connection between a young girl and her friend’s roommate.
This face-paced series is an “opposites attract” themed show, with a shy girl and a daring girl falling in love with each other.
Starring Kim Hye-jun and Jung Yeon-joo, Lily Fever has nine episodes and is available on Youtube.
Screengrab from Lily Fever (2015)