The service will include original LGBT content from Southeast Asia
GagaOOLala is Asia’s first streaming service created entirely for the LGBTI community.
The service currently has 350 titles and will be to available to subscribers in Southeast Asia. The countries which will have access to the service are; Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.
The organizers of the Taiwan International Queer Film Festival launched GagaOOLala earlier this and have collated content from around the world.
Following in the footsteps of Netflix GagaOOLala will also create original content available only on the platform.
Its first original feature film is an international co-production between Taiwan and the Philippines called Tale of the Lost Boys. Directed by one of the innovators of gay cinema in the region, Joselito Altarejos it will also reinforce two of the platform’s main goals. The first goal is to open a channel of communication between the platform and the queer film festivals in Southeast Asia. The second is to find and promote more LGBTQ stories from the region.
GagaOOLala has already produced original content in collaboration with other brands. One of the series, Out People, stands out by placing focus on reality and exploring the lives of different queer personalities in Asia, from artists to politicians.
Some of the international content on GagaOOLala includes films such as Carol and Paris 5:59. The British Queer as Folk will also screen on the service.
Every month, the titles will be curated into topics that vary from the timely relevant. Such as, marriage equality to the the most camp and fun – ‘queer midnight screaming’. The aim of curating content is to steadily encourage the viewers to discover new content.
The service will cost USD$6.99 monthly to people living in the 11 countries in Southeast Asia.