The popular Filipino rom-com BL web series Gaya sa Pelikula will be available on Netflix come Jan. 7, 2021.
Gaya sa Pelikula stars Karl (Paolo Pangilinan) and Vlad (Ian Pangilinan) who are forced to become housemates due to sticky situations they are in. Karl needed to pay rent for a condo he can’t afford while Vlad who has no financial issues needed a place to crash as he is in hiding from his family.
“I am incredibly grateful for this milestone thanks to Netflix. May this be one of many Filipino queer stories on this service. Padayon,” said Paolo. Ian also shared his excitement: “I used to daydream about it, but now it’s a reality! We’re on Netflix!”
The series creator/writer Miguel Severo and director JP Habac are both excited that Gaya sa Pelikula will be shown across Southeast Asia, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.
“I’m so happy that GSP will soon be on Netflix and that the series can now find new viewers through the service. As someone who binges Netflix shows, it means so much to me just to see our title on that iconic interface,” said Severo. “I’m beyond grateful and excited that Netflix has given us the opportunity to share our own little love letter to everyone who wants to love and be loved with no inhibitions,” Habac added.
Executive producer, Quark Henares from Globe Studios, also added, “Once in a blue moon something special will really come along so full of love and camaraderie that audiences can’t help but feel that love ooze out of that project. Gaya sa Pelikula is one of those projects, and I am so grateful, happy and honored that we get to share that magic on Netflix.”