The Spider’s Lair

Greg is an impoverished young man who goes online on Facebook as Bam Bonifacio, a wealthy ex-model and professional bum. He befriends strangers and wins them over by flirting and hints of possible face-to-face meeting and eventual romance. He can be gay or straight depending on the sexual orientation of his Facebook friend. When the time is right, he tells his Facebook friend that he is in a bind, needs cash immediately and requests that money be deposited in an account.

babagwa alex medina 005The idea isn’t Greg’s but Marney’s, his gay friend and sometime handler. Marney fabricated a detailed web of deception that revolves around fake Facebook accounts and multiple disposable SIM cards. The third partner is Lisa who owns the bank account where the victims deposit the money. Unlike Marney who is employed as a make-up artist in modeling gigs, Greg has no source of income other than his 20 percent share in the Facebook scam.

The ruse works without a hitch, and the victims had been many, until Greg befriends Daisy, a wealthy matron who likes to pour her money on charitable causes. Enamored with Daisy whom he finds kind and elegant, Greg suddenly becomes hesitant in making her his next victim..


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Original Title: Babagwa

AKA: The Spider’s Lair


Language:  Filipino, Tagalog

Country:  Philippines

Category:  Crime

Director: Jason Paul Laxamana

Stars:  Alex Vincent Medina, Joey Paras, Alma Concepcion

Run time:  101 min

Release:  2013

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