A 12-year old Anita falls in love with the new woman in town; years later, a girlhood crush blossoms during the Fiesta of Santa Clara in Obando, Bulacan.
Dingdong and Aljur (Brad Laurente and James Pinca) both work for Melos (Toffee Calma), a gay film director. Dingdong resists Melos’ advances, while Aljur is all too happy to oblige him. As Aljur and Dingdong start to get closer, Aljur’s estranged wife Bea (Irish Contreras) suddenly shows up at Melos’ doorstep. Seeing an opportunity, Melos begins to manipulate his housemates, forcing them into a game of betrayal and infidelity. He locates Dingdong’s old girlfriend Angelica (Jenaira Chu) and brings her into his home as well. Before long, relationships are strained as sex runs rampant in the household.
Selya is disappointed with Bobby who only wants sex but no real relationship nor marriage. So she leaves and decides to marry the gay Ramon who, she is convinced, is definitely different.
Jay Aquitania stars as Marlon, a handsome but closeted gay student who collects cell-phone porn videos to impress his friends-especially tricycle driver, Jonas (Janvier Daily), to whom he’s attracted. In his search for the ultimate sex video, he consequently ends up creating a scandal involving one of his mother’s (the scene-stealing Elizabeth Oropesa) boarders, the mysterious Roxanne.
Shirley Templo (Vilma Santos-Recto) is a ruthless woman. Many people deal with her strong attitude only for fear of her cold stare, or her outlash. She works as a librarian in a school, and lives in a compound that is owned by her ex-husband, Benito Salvacion (Tirso Cruz III). Many of the Salvacion family members that live near the compound, even including her eldest daughter, Dang (Dimples Romana), plead with her to sell it so they can make a profit, and she can move to a more suitable living area. Hard-headed as she is, Shirley refuses and feels betrayed by her two daughters, Dang and Cherry, for even siding with their father who left them nearly fifteen years ago. Even more upset, she finds out that Dang will want to move out of the Philippines to Australia. Leaving her alone in the Philippines since all her children moved out, Shirley decides to move to New York City with her youngest and only son, Mark Salvacion (Luis Manzano). Mark is unaware, however, that this supposed vacation of his mother is actually a permanent visit.
“Bathhouse” uses characters to tell the story of what gay life is in the Philippines.
Mario has fallen in love with Alexis, a young man from Spain, after engaging solely in a whirlwind romance over the Internet. However, Mario’s family doesn’t know he’s gay yet, and when Alexis shows up for a visit it throws the household into turmoil.
Brando and Brandy are twins, one is straight and the other is gay, and both incessantly argue with each other. When Brandy is hit by an ambulance and goes into a coma, Brando reluctantly pretends to be Brandy to pay his debts and salvage his gay brother’s business.
The storyline is about a gay soldier
Three adolescent friends survive individual dillemas that spring directly from their being gay. One fears coming out to his father; another is beaten up by his; the third gets constantly nagged by his mother for his girly behavior. All of them are taunted by bullies their age. Their stories whiz by with lightfooted comic panache, especially in the first half, that the movie is mostly funny and fun even as it tugs at deep hurts.