Upcoming web drama Where Your Eyes Linger will feature a male gay relationship, breaking the stigma against LGBT individuals in Korea.
Where Your Eyes Linger will depict a heart-racing romance story between two males in their 18 year old youth. The drama will be Korea’s first BL (Boys Love) drama.
The drama will star Han Gi Chan, who also participated on Produce X 101 and finished in 57th place. He will take the role of Taeju, the only heir of a chaebol family. Also starring in the drama is Jang Eui Soo, who is taking the role of Kook, Taeju’s friend, bodyguard, and always by his side.
The female lead in the drama will be Choi Gyu Ri, who previously appeared in Super Junior‘s “Magic” and BTOB‘s “Dear Bride” music videos. She will play the role of Hyemi, a transfer student from Thailand who creates tension between Taeju and Kook.
The drama will be a short form drama, with a total of 8 episodes. Each episode will be around 10 minutes long. It will be released to the public on May 22, and then edited for a director’s cut theater version for release in June.
South Korea has hinted at gay characters in their dramas before, most notably in Reply 1997 and Reply 1994, but the country has never produced a drama focusing solely on the male-male relationship until now. Another drama from 2010, Life is Beautiful, did have a gay couple, however the drama did not solely focus on the couple either.