Simply known as Jero of the 2005 Calendar Boys, the 22-year old daring hunk from Binan, Laguna is a gym instructor by profession. No wonder he has the most developed bod in the motley group of good-looking men that made up the controversial calendar that started it all. Of the group, only Maico Eduria still remains active in the limelight, as one of the older members of the Men of Provoq.
A lot of readers have also noticed how the movie Ang Lalake sa Parola is being promoted in this site as a “male sex organ” show-and-tell. One reader even asked if the storyline is so “thin” that promo for the movie had to shift to the slant of “close-up scenes of a stiff schlong.” Such a pity, really, since the movie is directed by award-winning tv director Joselito Altarejos with a story from Lex Bonife. I’m pretty sure the movie has a decent plot and story worth watching. Harry’s supposed scene-shocker would just have to be a come-on, however, fleeting.
Toffee Calma started out as one of Manila’s in-demand male models in the early 90s. When the modeling assignments got sparse, he went into acting – without his clothes on. He churned a considerable number of sexy movies, and he became fodder for the gay mags in his time due to the publicity photos. Eventually, he stopped doing movies when the era of soft-porn flicks ended. He is now into the networking business and reportedly, a researcher for a magazine show in one of the networks. Lately, he was in the news because of a libelous maid [“Nag-uuwi po ng lalaki ang amo ko“] on radio who wanted to collect her overdue salaries from Toffee. Toffee Calma was last seen at the recent Kadayawan Festival in Davao City this month.
One of premiere collegiate basketball’s exciting players, 21-year old Ken Joseph Barracoso of the Ateneo Blue Eagles is not only making heads turn with his role as a court swingman but also with his height and good looks. The 6’3″ forward-guard of the Blue Eagles is currently a senior AB Management Economics student at the Ateneo. Prior to the big league, he was the UAAP junior MVP in 2003 for helping the Blue Eaglets capture the cage crown. He is described in his hoop profile as an “[E]lectric swingman, superb athlete. Brings everything to the game and leaves his guts on the court. Will embarrass any other bench player.”
Nineteen-year-old John Miller of the Men of Provoq is the most reserved in the lot. The Aussie-Filipino lad from La Union is also the shortest in the group at 5’7″ . Although he is not doing any projects at the moment, unlike his contemporaries in Provoq, John Miller is happily contented with the way things are going for his so-called career. At the moment, he is busy rehearsing with his group for future shows around the country and in the Asian region.
I, personally, do not think so. Abandon all hopes of seeing Justin’s pecker [or maybe Harry’s, too]. Unless the director or screenplay writer can confirm otherwise, the much anticipated close-up of an “erected male sex organ” [quote Lex Bonife, screenplay writer] could be that of a body double or a bit player in the movie. At most, there could be a lot of teasing from Justin and Harry. Just the same, see the movie at the UP Film Institute on 3 September, if only for the sexy lead actors, wonderful script, and bittersweet homosexual love story. [Tickets can be bought on site at Php 100.00].
Ryan Forbes started out modeling for the series of underwear shows that featured men and women in skimpy gossamer excuses for bikinis and undergarments. In 2005, he joined that year’s edition of Kouros Male Model Search, where he placed second runner-up to eventual winner Dennis Dimalibot and first runner-up Randolph Dungo. In 2006, he was seen in two queer flicks: the underrated Jupit [gay lingo for “haircut”] – where his acting was noticed, and the critically-panned Twilight Dancers.
This is a still from the movie Ang Lalake sa Parola [The Man in the Lighthouse], and it looks like we’ll all get to see the lead actors’ members, after all. Aside from that, though, there’s a bittersweet love story. Here’s the synopsis of the movie: A homo-erotic journey in finding one’s true self Mateo (Harry Laurel) has been searching for his father (Richard Quan) who left when he was five. His search leads him to Lobo, Batangas only to discover that his father is in Dubai. Awaiting his father’s return, Mateo works as the caretaker of Lobo’s lighthouse. Here, he meets Jerome (Justin de Leon), a gay man from the city. What ensues soon after the meeting is the beginning of his homoerotic journey, while Suzet (Jennifer Lee), Mateo’s girlfriend struggles for his love and attention. What begins as a search for one’s father evolves into a search for one’s self. Will Mateo, in the midst of his conservative rural community, cross the thin line between being straight and being gay? This story is a search for oneself as seen through the lens of rural homosexuality, myths, and fairies (superstitions/belief?); and the lies that people create to escape the bitter realities of life. The movie will be shown on 3 September at the UP Film Institute at 7 p.m.
In the movie Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, mean Mike Teavee complained that the Chocolate Factory tour doesn’t make sense and has no point. To which, good Charlie Bucket replied: “Candy doesn’t have to have a point. That’s why it’s candy.” Now, before I get another email trying to validate the purpose of this blog as “insensible”, I wish to declare that this blog doesn’t have to have a point. It’s enough that you see the eyecandy -sweet, bitter, sour – in this site. For those who wish to have meaning in their gay existence, there are other blogs out there with lots of “musings”, “sojourns”, “travails”, and whatever banner title they might think up, straight out of their high school papers. Maybe you will find your meaning there, as they discuss their dates, dream sequences with their crushes, scented candles in the house, and membership in a gay blog ring which supposedly advocates and advances gay rights. Right. Unapologetically, this is a photoblog – pornographic or otherwise – that will never put sense into your lives. Meanwhile, if you can stand the posts, enjoy the scrumdidliumcious photos.
New Provoq star Harry Laurel seems to be cozying up with Justin de Leon in this candid shot taken while filming their much-anticipated movie, Ang Lalake sa Parola [The Man in the Lighthouse]. The movie is finally showing at the UP Film Institute on 3 September at 7 p.m. Tickets are at Php 100.00 [if I’m not mistaken, but what the heck, bring extra cash for your date too]. Lex Bonife, who wrote the script, proudly asserts that the movie has “several scenes with frontal nudity, close up of an erected male sex organ and graphic sex scenes”. [ Lex, better come up with those close-up scenes of the guy’s todgers, or else I will get hate mails again.] Anyways, aside from the come-on of seeing the wang dudles of say, Harry and/or Justin, the movie has a decent script, which means it has a story. So guys, better watch the movie and enjoy the love and life story there.