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The Perfect List For Your BL Recommendations

Everyone loves a dose of information with some slice of life. If you are someone who is getting to learn about the world of Sex while understanding the importance of one’s health and rights, then this article is the perfect choice for you. I will summarize the best BL media and literature recommendations in this particular article to spice up your watchlist. Here are my personal favourite BL (Boy’s Love) series/ movies/ literature that I would personally recommend-

Bed Friend

“Bed Friend” is a Thai romantic drama series that premiered in 2023, chronicling the relationship between Uea Anol and King Kunakorn, co-workers initially harbouring aversion towards each other but eventually developing a close bond. The series delves into the intricacies of navigating their romantic connection within the confines of a traditional corporate environment and societal norms. The show has received acclaim for its nuanced portrayal of trauma, gay romance, LGBTQ+ themes, and the dynamics within an office setting.

Kinn Porsche

Directed by Noppharnach Chaiwimol, Kinn Porsche is a Thai romantic drama series that delves into the nuanced exploration of love, friendship, and sexuality. Centering around the narrative of two men with disparate backgrounds, the series unfolds as they cultivate a romantic relationship, grappling with the complexities that arise. Noteworthy for its representation of LGBTQ+ characters and themes, the series has garnered commendation for its nuanced portrayal of diverse relationships and identities.

Your Name Engraved Herein

“Your Name Engraved Herein” is a romantic movie from Taiwan in 2020. It’s about two boys, A-han and Birdy, who fall in love in 1987 when Taiwan is going through big changes. They face challenges from their families, people who don’t like their relationship, and the new co-ed school they attend. Even though they like each other, they are afraid to show it. Birdy gets attention from a girl in their class, which makes things more complicated. The movie shows how A-han and Birdy go through ups and downs in their relationship, and how fate eventually takes them in different directions. People liked the movie for how it tells the story of LGBTQ+ characters and themes, and it’s also a celebration of same-sex marriage becoming legal in Taiwan in 2019.

Red, White And Royal Blue

Embark on a romantic journey with Casey McQuiston’s contemporary masterpiece, ‘Red, White & Royal Blue, which has now also been made into a movie.’ This enchanting tale immerses readers in the captivating love story between Alex Claremont-Diaz, the charismatic First Son of the United States, and the charming Prince Henry of Wales. Fueled by a delightful blend of wit, humour, and a dash of political intrigue, the novel delves into the complexities of love, self-discovery, and the hurdles of a high-stakes romance within the tumultuous world of politics. As the narrative unfolds, it reveals unexpected doses of humour and heartwarming moments, painting a vivid picture of Alex and Henry navigating the intricacies of their emotions while gracefully balancing the weight of their nations’ expectations.

Conclusion

This brings me to the end of my list of recommendations. Watching BL can be a step towards increasing your interest in popular culture as Asian BL has increasingly found a market for itself, and becoming more aware of different communities existing in the society. BL content also gives you an insight into the culture of countries such as Thailand, Japan, Taiwan, and South Korea. More often than not, BL challenges the traditional gender stereotypes and binary division of sexes, making it more important for us to support the content. And to put a cherry on top, the stunning visuals and inclusive storytelling reflect the rich tapestry of human experiences.

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