Monday, 15 August 2011 21:57

A Lesbian Drama Series Shocked South Korea

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Daughters of Club Bilitis

 

In South Korea, the first episode of a lesbian series was broadcast on a television channel and the whole country was shocked!

Daughters Club Bilitis screen

"Daughters of Club Bilitis", the name refers to the first U.S. lesbian organization launched in 1955, was broadcast last Sunday on KBS. It was the first time a television channel decided to schedule a lesbian series.

Several episodes were planned, but given the public reaction after the first episode, the channel has decided to stop airing it.

On the forum of the series, you could read homophobic remarks such as "this will negatively influence the youth" and "this drama has crime against humanity", …

Yet homosexual fictions have been broadcast on television in the country but they were fictions where gay characters always ended badly or were ridiculed so nothing shocking contrast to this series that tells a common story, the story of three lesbian couples representing different generations: 50-year-old Choi Ran and Choi Hyang Ja, 30-year-old career women Han Go Eun and Oh Jung and high school students Jin Yeon and Ahn Ji Hyu.

Have you watched the show?

Unfortunately, these anti-gay comments have given rise to the deprivation of a project that I think would be of great interest to lesbians in South Korea. KBS had planned to continue running this series on its website, but again, they had to abandon.

We have just the trailer in Korean as follows:

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