Cris Pablo, the pioneer of commercial digital filmmaking in Philippine Cinema is back with two new digital features: "SEB Cyber Games of Love" and "Quickie". And more importantly for my readers, they are "gay" features.
"SEB Cyber Games of Love Love" is a compilation of four stories on the kind of relationships Filipinos get into in this age of cyber hook ups.This movie will premiere at Cinemalaya Festival at the Cultural Center of the Philippines on July 17 at 9pm.
On the other hand, "QUICKIE", which stars the daring Andro Morgan and newcomer Topher Barreto will premiere at the UP film center on august 9, 2008, saturday.
So from today (JUne 30), there are three gay fims to look forward to:
* Kambyo -- premieres July 5 at the UP Film Institute/ Regular Run: July 9 at Robinsons Galleria
* SEB Cyber Games of Love
And for all those people wondering and whining about how come so many gay films are being produced nowadays. The obvious answer is that the gay population watch movies. They PAY ticket prices for FILIPINO produced films.
Why? because the Filipino gay men are no longer ashamed to claim their own sexuality and desires. Our identity has been compromised, our desires have been suppressed for the longest time. But not anymore.
And as long as filmmakers like Cris Pablo, Joselito Altarejos and this writer included are alive, the Filipino gay man's stories and desires will always be told and will never be silenced again.
Mabuhay ang Baklang Pelikulang Pilipino! (Long live to the Filipino gay movies!)