3 weeks Q&A: Juan Miguel Severo wouldn’t mind if his BL series gets called ‘a rom-com cliche’ Inquirer
After Thai gay drama "2gether: The Series" captivated Filipino audiences earlier this year, the floodgates finally opened for queer creators in the country. Seeing this interest, Juan Miguel Severo seized the chance to bring a gay love story to the forefront with his debut series "Gaya sa Pelikula". The series directed by JP Habac follows cash-strapped student Karl (Paolo Pangilinan) as he is forced to live with his assertive --- and attractive --- neighbor Vlad (Ian Pangilinan), an upperclassman in his university, to pay his bills. Since the screenplay is set in pre-pandemic 2018, production faced restrictions, with only the ... more