Korean web series Lily Fever is making headlines due to it focusing primarily on lesbian relationships, something that is often removed or cancelled if it comes close to making it to air. Even more interesting, the series stars Jei, who also happens to be the leader of the Korean girl group Fiestar and is a notable idol in Korea. Typically idols are very selective in the projects they are involved in and a lesbian web series is considered a provocative one to be a part of.
The story revolves around the budding relationship between Kim Kyung Ju (Kim Hye Joon) and Jang Yeon Joo (Jung Yeon Joo) who meet when Kim can’t find her passport and has to go to her friend’s house to try and find it. When she arrives, the friend is leaving and tells Kim she can just go inside, but to be mindful of her houseguest, Jang.
Jang is a strange one, and basically throws herself on Kim and starts making out with her. Although Kim is kissing her back, it doesn’t seem like she really wants to be. In the next scene, they are laying on the floor together and Kim asks, “Why are you making me lay on your arm?” Which again gives the idea that Jang is forcing Kim to do something she doesn’t want to do.
After you get past the part of feeling like Kim is being tricked into a relationship, you realize that she is interested in Jang, but is surprised by her and confused by her feelings.
Lily Fever lacks detail, but the quirkiness and sometimes strange behavior makes the series funny and easy to watch. (In one episode, there are glowing shoes in the corner of the room for what seemed to be no reason at all!) There are some cultural catchphrases that aren’t easily understood, but the sentiment between two women is. It’s fun and different and the first five episodes are available with subtitles now.