Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Exploiting Sex


The films I have written were accused by several people to be sexually exploitative.



Fortunately, I never had any issues regarding sexual exploitation. Or using sex as a selling point of a particular material.



Sex is just like food. It is a physiological need. It’s just like clothing and fashion. It is part of our identity. And aside from these, many great things can be borne out of sex — relationship, love or even another human being.



Hence, I don’t see why it is wrong for anyone to use sex for commercial purposes unless a minor or an ignorant adult has been deceived in the whole process.



On the other hand, I do understand where these critics are coming from. They come from their religious perspective on sex: Sex is only for procreation. And sex should only be practiced between married people. That’s why using sex for commercial purposes is a violation of religious moral codes per se.



But then, the big question is, what right do these people have to impose their religious beliefs and its permutations on me or to my audience?



We own our sexuality and we have the right to purchase and consume anything that makes us enjoy it as long as we do not step on the rights of anyone.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

The sex scenes in your movies were done in good taste. It was part of the thrill, the love and the pain.

Anonymous said...

The sex scenes in your movies were done in good taste. It was part of the thrill, the love and the pain.

-trois

richard said...

nice blog!

Eros said...

Somebody from the audience muttered in a whisper loud enough to be heard, "Kay Altarejos ba yan? Ang babaw." Honestly, I didn't know if I had to agree or not with what the man said. It's hard to point out why your latest offering has to settle for a weak tier of adjectives. I have no problem whatsoever with regard to its technical aspect, even though the sound is bad in some scenes I can hardly understand what the characters are talking about. Its simplicity and lightness work but it seems to fail to deliver its point.

It's more fun to watch than Parola and Antonio though. The road scenes remind me of "Y Tu Mama Tambien."

More power to your upcoming films.