Celebrating queer love ‘Like in The Movies’

After making an indelible mark on the filmmaking scene with high-caliber and award-winning films like Birdshot, Goyo, Hintayan ng Langit, LSS and Dead Kids, Globe Studio is back with their first ever narrative digital series that aims to bring all the “kilig” and laughter in a refreshingly unique way with Gaya sa Pelikula (Like in The Movies). 

The series is a love letter for and from the community in how it freely presents queer love, all its feelings, and all its possibilities that can lead to a most-deserved happy ending. Without exoticizing queer love, the story is presented in the most normal way possible. For the LGBTQIA+ community, Gaya Sa Pelikula proudly banners - “It’s time to take back our story.”

‘Gaya sa Pelikula' is the latest BL series to hit the digital space following the emergence of the BL genre in the country.
‘Gaya sa Pelikula' is the latest BL series to hit the digital space following the emergence of the BL genre in the country. 
Written and created by Juan Miguel Severo and directed by JP Habac, the romantic comedy series tells us about Karl, a 19-year-old introverted architecture student in the middle of an identity crisis and Vlad, a schoolmate on the run from his own family. As their lives become entwined by fate, they become housemates over the semestral break where Karl and Vlad come to learn more about each other and about themselves than they could have ever imagined. 

Gaya sa Pelikula is an eight-part series of 20-minute episodes that is a prequel to the unproduced teleplays on Wattpad by Severro. It premieres on Globe Studios’ official Youtube Channel starting tonight (Sept. 25) with up and coming actors Paolo Pangilinan and Ian Pangilinan taking on the lead roles of Karl and Vlad, respectively.

Gaya sa Pelikula was also chosen to be part of YouTube’s Super Stream content line-up. Super Stream is an effort of YouTube to enable Filipino viewers to access partners' content such as movies, TV shows and more for free for a limited time. 

In collaboration with YouTube, the series’ official trailer came out earlier this month with people raving about Paolo and Ian’s palpable chemistry on screen. 

New episodes drop every Friday at 8:00 p.m. until Nov. 13. Follow the Globe Studios social media pages as well on /globestusiosph on Facebook and Twitter and @globestudios on Instagram. for more content about Gaya sa Pelikula and other exciting projects in the pipeline. 

Topics: Globe Studio , Gaya sa Pelikula (Like in The Movies) , queer love , LGBTQIA+
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