Monthly Archives: January 2008

Queeriosity

I received an email yesterday from Jeff Tabason, seeking support for his group – Grupong Sinehan, Queeriosity. The group has produced a video called M2M Eyeball [photo stills above], directed by Crisanto Pablo, who made the indie digital queer-themed movies “Duda”, “Bathhouse”, “Bilog”, “Pitong Dalagita”, “Metlogs”, “Moreno”, “Retaso”, “Kiss Meeh Manananggal Me” and “SEB: Cyber Game of Love.” The video is not yet available in stores but you can get the unrated copy for Php 250 from Jeff [ +639164120743]. Add another Php 250 and you can also avail of the Coverboyz Fantasies video – of course, unrated also [according to Jeff: includes butt exposure, frontal nudity, and cum shots]. For more info, you may contact Jeff in his site or at the Queeriosity site.

“Ang Lihim ni Antonio” premieres February 4

The Viva-produced movie Ang Lihim ni Antonio [Antonio’s Secret] will have its director’s cut premiere on February 4, 2008, Monday at the UP Film Institute [7.30 pm] . From the director [Joselito Altarejos] and scriptwriter [Lex Bonife] of Ang Lalake sa Parola, the “boldest gay film in Philippine history” stars newcomer Kenjie Garcia , Provoq man Josh Ivan Morales [in photo, again], Jiro Manio and Shamaine Buencamino. The synopsis of the movie: Antonio (Kenji Garcia) is a curious fifteen year old boy who is beginning to come to terms with his own sexuality. Although his straight best friend, Mike (Jiro Manio), has been supportive of his coming out, his first sexual conquest has led to the destruction of his friendship with his other best buddy, Nathan. Antonio’s exploration of his identity unfolds as his family begins to break up. His altruistic mother, Tere [Shamaine Buencamino] is in complete denial that his father has already abandoned them. A shocking tragedy begins to spiral up as Antonio meets his hedonistic uncle Jonbert [Josh Ivan Morales], who becomes the boy’s sexual obsession.

Victor Basa is sexually confused….

…. in the digital flick Maling Akala [Wrong Assumption]. Expect this hunk to do some acting as he tackles a queer role in this Cinema One original movie. In the movie Victor Basa is caught making love with a fisherman. The promo for the movie goes: From the creators of Inang Yaya comes this romantic comedy that dares to ask: Is the perfect man gay? Co-directors Veronica Velasco and Pablo Biglang-Awa collaborate once again for the indie film Maling Akala, which is one of the finalists of the 2007 Cinema One Originals Digital Film Festival. The movie will be shown from January 28-31 at the UP Film Institute Cine Adarna. The synopsis: The bittersweet love story of JP (Victor Basa) and Teta (Jodi Sta. Maria) gives us a glimpse of how a gay man-straight woman relationship works… or doesn’t. JP is a fugitive on the run, after having accidentally killed his lover. On the bus, he sits next to Teta, who is nine months pregnant. When Teta gives birth, JP accompanies mother and child home to their fishpond in Sasmuan, Pampanga. Teta impulsively introduces JP as the father of her child, surprising both JP and her parents. When JP and Teta agree to play-act husband and wife, their queer, dysfunctional tale begins.

Dave Concepcion, Sexy Body 2008

The chinito hunk’s name is Dave Concepcion, a 21-year-old native of Lucena City. A part-time model and a student, Dave was last seen as a finalist in Kouros 2006 Male Model Search. The 5’9″-tall Dave is now in this year’s edition of Mr. and Ms. Sexy Body 2008, an annual bikini event sponsored by Sta. Lucia East Grand Mall in Cainta, Rizal. It looks like the bikini contests are just around the corner then, as summer is fast approaching.

“Lobo”

Beleaguered leading man Piolo Pascual will finally have his own fantasy series in his home studio. Entitled “Lobo” [Wolf], Piolo will star opposite Angel Locsin in what is touted as the most ambitious project to date of ABS-CBN. The series, reminiscent of a Blood and Chocolate plot, will have Angel Locsin as a white Siberian Husky that turns into a human in flowing white robe, with Piolo as, I think, a soldier. The trailer of the series got me going, and along with the others, I’m eagerly thrilled to watch the pilot on January 28.

All that bulge

The revealing photos of Ram Ace Bautista got people talking about his swelling, which took on different flaps and flops underneath his wet and thin jockeys. Prior to Ram Ace, Paul Guesande was already doing that bulge-in-undersized-skivvies thing when he posed for the now-defunct Rice bookazine [photo above] . Reportedly, mighty beefy Paul , done gyrating in Adonis and driving a taxicab around the metro, is now a dance instructor in a Greenhills studio.

Can’t get enough of Dexter Castro!

It’s Dexter Castro again, cute and sexy in his gossamer bikini! The 5’8″-tall part-time commercial model is now an actor, as one of the leads in Kurap, a new movie by the Sikil movie tandem of Roni Bertubin [director] and Ome Avellanosa [writer]. Dexter was last seen in the provocative video Erotika: M2M 2 [The Art of Striptease and Sensual Dancing]. As the promo for the video goes: Striptease, lap dancing and pole dancing – viewers can learn it all just by watching the video!

“Sikil” extends showing…

…at the Robinsons Place in Manila. Starting tomorrow, January 23, the movie “Sikil” will have an extended commercial run at the Malate branch of Robinsons Malls. The movie, which recently did the rounds of the Cancun, Valencia [Spain] and Palm Springs film festivals, was written by Film Development Foundation winner Romualdo E. Avellanosa and directed by Ronaldo M. Bertubin. Sikil tells the story of “a different kind of love that brings on the true beauty, the deeper meaning of forgiveness and the joy of letting go.”

Whatever happened to Harry and Justin?

After the success of Ang Lalake sa Parola, lead actors Harry Chua and Justin de Leon seemed to have disappeared from the limelight. Last seen at the Cruise show last year, the popular couple from the Men of Provoq are just not that visible these days. Maybe they are busy shooting another movie, proof positive that the duo has such great appeal and chemistry on screen that the producers are churning up a bolder movie now. Maybe Lex [Parola and Ang Lihim ni Antonio writer] can update us about the two?

The Mask

It’s the week of the lively festivals down South, where revelers paint their faces black with soot, wear masks and head-dresses, and don bright and kooky costumes. Tourists will soon be flocking to the cities of Cebu, Iloilo and the town of Kalibo in Aklan for this heady mix of religious fervor, pagan rituals and just plain revelry akin to the Fat Tuesday carnivals abroad. Photos above are of an unknown person, in a mask, taken some time back at Lips Bar along Aurora Blvd. [near the J. Ruiz Station of LRT-2].
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