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Monday, 15 August 2011 21:57

A Lesbian Drama Series Shocked South Korea

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In South Korea, television channel KBS aired the first episode of lesbian series “Daughters of Club Bilitis” and it shocked the whole country.

Last Sunday, KBS broadcasted “Daughters of Club Bilitis”, the name refers to the first American lesbian organization created in 1955.

It was the first time that a tv channel programmed a lesbian series in South Korea.

The story follows 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
  • high school students Jin Yeon and Ahn Ji Hyu.

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Several episodes were planned but given how the audience reacted after the first episode, the channel canceled the broadcast of “Daughters of Club Bilitis”.

On the forum of the series, one could read homophobic remarks such as “this will negatively influence the youth” and “this drama is a crime against humanity”,…

Gay fictions have already been broadcast on Korean television but gay characters were ridiculed or their stories ended badly.

Anti-gay comments resulted in the cancellation of a project I felt was greatly interesting to lesbians in South Korea.

KBS had planned to continue broadcasting the series “Daughters of Club Bilitis” on its website, but again, they had to give up.

We just have the trailer in Korean to offer you:

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