On Screen, Normalizing Queer Love in the Philippines

 | 
07/27/2020

Known primarily for his poetry and acting, Juan Miguel Severo announced his latest show this month, produced by Globe Studios, about same-sex love between two adolescent boys. “Gaya sa Pelikula” or “Just Like the Movies” is set to air in the last quarter of 2020. The plot revolves around a university romance and borrows motifs and scene styles from well-known romantic movies. Severo explains that the show will take those aspects and “situate a gay couple in that, that’s it! To tell the public it happens to us, and we should be allowed to have these experiences too.” The artist spoke with The Diplomat about how he intends to make something that creates a space for the narratives of the LGBT people while pushing for greater equality and justice in society as a whole. He claims “there is nothing special” about what he is doing.

Regions: ,

Share this:

Latest Global News

Added on: 06/24/2024
06/23/2024
House Deputy Speaker and Las Piñas Rep. Camille Villar has called for a stop to the continuing discrimination against members of the LGBTQIA+ community. During …
Added on: 06/24/2024
06/23/2024
We always knew Oscar-nominated actress, Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor, was a queen. But it wasn’t until 2022 that we learned Ellis-Taylor was a bisexual queen. Two years …
Added on: 06/24/2024
06/23/2024
The US ambassador in Budapest has accused the government of Hungary’s far-right prime minister, Viktor Orbán, of using a “machinery of fear” to launch …

Explore LGBTQ+ Issues

Other News from ,

Added on: 06/24/2024
House Deputy Speaker and Las Piñas Rep. Camille Villar has called for a stop to the continuing discrimination against members of the LGBTQIA+ community. During …
Added on: 06/24/2024
The Chinese city of Chengdu is known by many Chinese millennials as the country’s unofficial “gay capital”, even sometimes dubbed “Gaydu”. Although probably more famous …
Added on: 06/20/2024
Organisers of Pink Dot 2015 said the estimated turnout of 28,000 was a record for the event, surpassing the crowd count of 26,000 they …