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Could We See More LGBTQ+ Media Representation in Singapore?

Brooklyn 99, Queer Eye, 2gether, Sex Education. The list goes on. Slowly but surely, LGBTQ+ representation is increasing, and all this is seeping into the media Singaporeans consume. But how are Singaporeans reacting to this new media trend? And what does this mean for the largely conservative Singapore?

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Squid Game and Social Commentary: An Age-old Story, Refreshed

Teal tracksuits and white vans are set to become the go-to Halloween costume of 2021 as Squid Game continues to chart as one of Netflix’s best international series. While some are surprised by how the nine-episode series goes beyond senseless killing with an underlying tale reflecting Korean society, this isn’t anything new in the world of Korean dramas and movies.
So, should we be less surprised by the success of international media? Ignite’s Janelle shares her take on the series and the Hallyu scene.

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Meet the Directors Behind Singapore’s First BL Series, Summerdaze: The Series

Boys’ love (BL) dramas from Thailand, the Phillippines, and East Asia have surged in popularity in recent years, with fans flocking to watch 2gether, Gameboys, HIStory, and many more. Now, Singapore might also expect its own BL drama production as Summerdaze: The Series launches its fundraiser to turn it into reality.

We sat down with the web series’ co-directors to find out more about what inspired the drama, the challenges they face, and what this film means for representation in Singapore.