Category Archives: Tagalog

Circles

In the main setting (Quezon City Memorial Circle, a park), with Martial Law (1972-1981) serving as the socio-cultural-political milieu in which assorted character’s lives intersect. The main character is Cris, the glue that gels the movie (and the various personas) together.

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Cry For Redemption

This is a story about Ram who is a discreet but promiscuous gay guy who frequents malls, bars and third-run theaters in search of a sex partner until he met Jay who works as a trike driver and fell madly in love. From then on, his sexcapade stops losing its rainbow color when he submits exclusively to Jay overwhelmed by the feelings that he is most happy even just seeing him until he finds out that Jay has long been a call boy and is occasionally selling himself to hungry homosexuals including a best friend.

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Lihis

Set in the 70’s during the darkest hours of Philippine History, we follow the story of two young NPA (New People’s Army, the armed wing of the Communist Party of the Philippines) warriors who find themselves entangled in a web of frustration, despair and victory as they fight not only for democracy but also their love for each other.

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Campus Crush

The movie revolves around a bunch of hunky college boys taking a bet for their school’s equality week to see who can make the biggest loser the happiest. There’s a young nerdy gay boy named Cris who gains the attention of his longtime crush, Edge. His mother accepts his lifestyle and he gets the guy he’s in love with.

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Ben & Sam

A college heartthrob meets a college newbie – a challenge, a tension, a discovery, and a love that will change everything between them. Ben and Sam are polar opposites. They couldn’t be more dissimilar from each other, except that they share a dubious Film Class together – and that they vie for the “Campus King” title. While Ben is the resident sports jock, Sam is the eccentric who takes dance lessons. When Sam invites Ben as partner for their thesis, the latter accepts. Then one day, they share an unexpected kiss and thus starts their arduous journey towards social acceptance.

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Dose

Dose is about a relationship of a twelve year old boy and the male house gardener with hints of sexual intonations. Loneliness attenuates the context of love when two people in solitude unite and realize their shared aims of happiness, they will easily break through the boundaries of the norms. Neither age nor gender supervenes. Whether or not it has broken the margin of social order, it is silly not to show gratitude to the very inspiration of the dreams of a boy to become who he will be and has become.

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Daybreak

Pediatrician William is planning on going to Australia and before he flies to the great down under, he invites local tour guide/boatman JP  to his home in Tagaytay. Twenty-four hours under one roof, the two men remind themselves of how they met. From here we learn that they had a relationship. A call from a girlfriend begins the bitter moments of the film but is eased by dancing waltz. The evening ends with steamy lovemaking that would be their last. By morning, William packs his stuff, drives off and contemplates whether he will leave an asleep, butt naked JP for his girlfriend or just stay in bed… feeling warmth with the sad boy who’s so much into him.

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