Officer, I wish to report a crime!!
First, it was those two movies with the girls I recently watched WHERE WE BELONG and SISTERS. I still don’t know what the first one was trying to be and I don’t think the movie even knows what it was trying to be about! All that build up, the whole majority of the movie hanging on the subject of Sue leaving for abroad but guess what happens in the end…I most definitely don’t know! I don’t know if Sue left or if she decided to stay! If she stayed, where the fuck was she in the end? If she left, where the hell were the goodbyes!?! How did she and Belle settle things in the end!?
I was so pissed I didn’t even bother writing about it! Then there is the horror SisterS! Hell, even as Veena and Mora (BNK48’s Mew) are sisters here and Veena had it bad for some guy that only had eyes for Mora, for some reason it was ‘gayer’ than Where We Belong! Even the movie itself was very well executed and it did not take no prisoners! Idols in this? Fuck that, this movie was hardcore! The only thing that made it be ignored for this blog was because of, yes you guessed it, its poor ending! Looks like Thailand is joining the others in not knowing what the hell to do with endings! But the ending there was satisfactory somewhat because Dick got dusted, and despite the story and fate being against the sisters, one being of light and the other being of darkness, they managed to survive and I guess you can take the last shot of them reuniting even though they don’t show it happen!
So, as you see, I am still waiting to be pulled into BNK48. It is no surprise to all that know that China is at the top of the food chain when it comes to yuri! Those groups are in a world of their own! Which is really strange given that it is China!!! No other group, yes, not even AKB that has been here first, has anything on the gayness of the China sisters!
So then, it is this lack of gayness that’s keeping my interest in BNK48 on the very down low. And so when I spy something that has an inkling of gayness, I jump on it like a moth to a flame! Thus the fault is mine, getting worked up over some promo images of their new original drama ONE YEAR on twitter!
For some reason the official trailer was the last thing I saw and it hit me so hard I felt like knocking myself out! Before it the excitement was building! Albeit there was no subtitles so all I had to go on with were visuals but gosh damnit if Petch (Cherprang) and Tawan (June) weren’t shippable!!!
But then as the English subtitles hit I learned they were cousins! I was like, okay, I can deal with that, since at first I had thought they would be sisters given that this is a family drama! But in learning that I saw Petch softening to some guy and I was on pause again.
But then I learned that he would be her half brother given that their parents were looking into getting together! I let out a sigh of relief! But then the international trailer hit…
My thoughts exactly Tawan!
This is not the case of them liking each other before they learn of their parents! No, they meet because they know their parents might end up marrying each other! They fall in love with each other fully knowing this!!!
Yep, this show just decided to go the step sibling route instead of the cousin route!!!!
What’s even crazier is that you get the sense that their parents are even speculating about not being together because they will make their children unhappy, like…
I tried, okay? I fuckin tried! Someone just wake me up when BNK48 manage to inject some yuri in their veins…
It’s Over 9000!!!!
Now we are talking! This is it! This right here, Ladies and Gentlemen, this is it!
I can’t believe I am saying this but, this stage play is gayer than the anime!
Yes, I said what I said!
Dear Readers, this is a tough one!
The fact that Mr Park Chan-wook himself commented on this movie makes things that much harder! And so I am going to go a bit soft on this movie! I will always have a soft spot for Mr Park and if a movie caught his attention, it’s gotta be great, right?
Well, that part is on the money! This is one great drama! But I am not here talking about this because of its quality! I am here to talk about the gayness and that part of this story dear Readers, is not so great…or is it?
Dear Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Hong Kong and the rest of yous Easterners, WAKE THE FUCK UP!
Thailand be out here stealing the show in television since 2008 and yous all are sleeping!! And while I don’t like the odds of yaoi to yuri content, Thailand has been consistent in their yuri content and rarely do they have BAD ENDs when it happens! Not only that they actually put in effort in their endeavours and aren’t afraid to go through with what they put forward!
Not only that they are actually wish-fulfilling! Now, in this case it might just be me but here we are, them awesome country giving me not only yuri but with the flavour of my favourite genre – horror!
Frag-time is an upcoming animated movie based on a two-volume manga about a girl who can stop time for 3 minutes. Little does she know that there is another girl, one of her classmates, that is not affected by the abnormality.
I am so interested in this movie and its concept and I can’t wait for it to hit shelves. Sadly, that is a long wait away as it hasn’t even come out in cinemas yet! But what I am not going to do is read the manga before I watch the movie. I’ve learned my lesson quite a lot in that aspect. I have come to understand that it is better to get to adaptations first before going into the source material, unless of course there is no choice and you have already been acquainted with the source long before the adaptation.
The concept first of all, is intriguing in and of itself. A girl that stops time and there is another that is unaffected! Both having a crush on each other! Basically, they are spending those three minutes in a world of their own with no one else in it! And better yet, they are spending it wisely (read, looking under other girls’ skirts and all such), going on dates and basically doing whatever they would never do in front of other people!
I’m really intrigued!
And I haven’t read the manga like I said but this promises to be an actual to goodness pure yuri movie! I haven’t gotten that from Japan in a long while! Least of all one that might end on a happy note (if you have read the manga, don’t you dare!!)
Anyway, watch the trailer and more caps after the jump.
Hailee Steinfeld as Emily & Ella Hunt as Sue
Okay dear Readers, I wasn’t planning on writing about this series but I just have to give my thoughts on it because what I have seen so far, from other fellow members of the community, frankly, is utterly shocking!