Pinoy BL Series GAMEBOYS, a Breakout Hit of the Pandemic

At the height of the pandemic, while everyone was in quarantine, the think tank of The IdeaFirst Company challenged themselves to create a series that can be shot remotely with everyone just in their respective homes. The result of this is a YouTube series called GAMEBOYS, and without any fanfare or big promotions, it already hit over a million combined views after just 2 episodes – with fans not just in the Philippines but also in the USA, Europe and Latin America – and has started a new trend of Filipino “BL” (or “Boys Love”) series that has a global following. “GAMEBOYS is ultimately about love overcoming all boundaries – even physical ones set by our new reality,” says Executive Producer Jun Robles Lana. “It is about two people who find each other at a time when they can only connect with one another virtually. I think that is what makes it so resonant with audiences around the world. We want to believe that you can still find love and companionship even in the middle of a pandemic.” Starring Kokoy de Santos (one of the stars of the Cinemalaya hit, “F*ccbois”) and Elijah Canlas (the star of internationally acclaimed film, … Continue reading Pinoy BL Series GAMEBOYS, a Breakout Hit of the Pandemic