Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Monday, June 28, 2010
|Joselito Altarejos directing for "Ang Laro ng Buhay ni Juan"|
We are about to shoot our new film by Joselito Altarejos, "Laruang Lalake", ang I am opening the doors of our shoot to selected Lexuality readers.
If you are interested to see the shoot of this daring gay film, shoot me an email, tell me about yourself and why you want to watch the shoot. If your email is chosen, you get an all access pass to the first shooting day of Laruang Lalake.
It's just unfortunate that I can only accomodate five guests for the shoot.
Thank you guys for all the support!
Friday, June 25, 2010
My gay friend recalled dating a gorgeous man from New York. Let's call him Gary. The guys is a unique man simply because he used to be a female. Yes, a former female who underwent a sex change operation to become a "he". But why is he now dating my gay friend?
Here's the twist. Gary always wanted to become a gay man and not a straight man.
It was my first time to encounter such odd sexual journey. And my friend recalled how he made love to prosthetic balls and oversized clitoris, now functioning as a penis.
Such experience made me appreciate how diverse and different we all are. And that the life of a gay man is so unique that some females have actually transformed themselves to become one with us.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
I had a great time having dinner with one of Lexuality readers Doc G, and in the course of our conversation, there was one thing he raised that struck me most, his dream of retiring so he is free to be gay.
Doc G claims he comes from a field in his discipline where being gay is frowned upon, where being "out" is a career suicide.
And I can't help but feel sorry for many Filipino gay men in the same situation. The bitter truth is, for many professional gay men, the social acceptance of our sexual preference is far from reality. And for Doc G, reitiring is the only way out for him to enjoy his sexual identity.
Doc G, when you reach that day, when you are free to be gay, I will be very happy for you. But I will be happier when the time comes that no Filipino gay man will have to wait for their retirement just so they can enjoy they really are.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Monday, June 21, 2010
I'm inviting all fun loving Lexuality readers to be a part of White Party on June 26 at the gay corner of Orosa and Nakpil sts. in Malate, Manila. I'm not exactly a party goer but this is one of thos parties that I try not to miss. The event is organized by the hard working Task Force Pride.
See you all there!
Labels: gay entertainment
Sunday, June 20, 2010
|models only from getty images|
Aren't we lucky to be in the Philippines?
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Saturday, June 19, 2010
Our film, "Ang Lihim ni Antonio" directed by Joselito Altarejos is named by Spot.ph as one of the the "Ten Filipino Films You Must Watch Before You Die"
Thank you Spot.ph for this recognition.
But as for me, what's really the "must see" is Josh Ivan Morales in all his erect glory in this film. Hehehe.
And speaking of Antonio, the film is currently doing the rounds of different cities in Spain and is also a part of the "2010 New York Filipino Film Festival".
Friday, June 18, 2010
Thursday, June 17, 2010
To ease the fears of these curious young men, just remember that when you are simply a part of the audience, and the bar gets raided due to indecent exposure from the performer (i.e. penile exposure, live sexual act), as per my lawyer friend, the police cannot file any case against you. They can invite you for questionning. But they cannot hold you for more than 14 hours, as you can charge them for illegal detention should that happen.
So technically, there is no reason for anyone to fear patronizing strip bars.
But here's the fact, Filipino authorities are fond of threatening gay men because they know a lot of us, especially the closeted ones are vulnerable to cough up bribe money to release them immediately as they fear of being exposed to their failies and employers.
Reflecting on these cases, if those who are in power know that we gay men are still ashamed of our identity, we will always be a target of abuse.
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
|This image does not represent the resort. This is my personal photo|
of where I am at right now - Amanpulo, Palawan
And everywhere in the resort, a sign is posted saying that the hotel is not responsible for any private transactions between guests and personnel. Needless to say, my lawyer friend found this very intriguing.
You want a clue to the resort?
It's owned by a gay media personality.
Monday, June 14, 2010
But that dream is now dead.
The governemnt of Saudi has just issued a "gay ban" to foreign workers. Now, recruiters in the Philippines will now have turn you down if they suspect you to be gay wanting to work for Saudi.
Here's the full story on the gay ban.
Saturday, June 12, 2010
|from the film "Little Boy/ Big Boy", an exploratory |
narrativeon the joys of being a gay parent
If you are gay and you have a child, will you be honest enough to reveal your sexual preference to your child? If you plan to adopt a child, will the law recognize you, a gay man as a legitimate parent? If your child is sick, will your employer understand that you need to take a leave to take care of your child?
These are some of the difficult things, gay parents face on a daily basis.
Let me share an interesting article from the Philippine Daily Inquirer on this issue "When the Parent is Gay".
Friday, June 11, 2010
|Harry Laurel, one of our inspirations in|
making our next film
And because I am producing this film, I am opening the doors of the shoot to a limited number of Lexuality readers either as an actor or just a spectator. How to get in? I still don't know. But, I'll keep you guys posted.
Labels: Laruang Lalake
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
|image from getty images|
Entrance to the bar is around Php250. And the "macho drinks", which is the mandatory purchase if you want to invite a dancer on your table is priced around Php350 to Php450. They now have a music room which costs Php3500 consummable which includes a dancer of your choice. We didn't try this so I wonder what kind of videoke microphone is used inside this room -- must be intersting.
Anyway, the quality of the dancers here are for me, still superior over the other bars I have been to. Big Papa is located along Tramo in Pasay.
Labels: gay strip bars
Sunday, June 6, 2010
An innocent sounding lady friend of mine blurted out one time, "Is Piolo really gay?". To the non-Filipinos, she is referring to Piolo Pascual, one of the country's formidable leading men in entertainment.
Although I have heard a lot of juicy stuff from people working around him and his alleged lovers, I chose not to share those stories. I simply challenged her to a simple showbiz "tsismis" analysis.
I have never heard of any persistent rumor accusing Robin Padilla or Willi Revillame or even John Lloyd Cruz to be gay. Simply because these actors never gave any reason for the people around them to believe that they are not straight. But the Piolo Pascual story has never died and it has resurrected again and again for almost a decade. Now, what does that tell us?
Labels: Philippine Entertainment
Friday, June 4, 2010
This is one of the photos I did with talented photographer Ian Felix Alquiros in his new studio "The Room" along Panay ave., in Quezon city (632-5770332)
Speaking of photos, I uploaded a lot of my behend the scene photos from all my previous film projets at my lexuality facebook. Check them out and let's be connected through facebook.
Finally, if you've been following my film projects, you might be happy to know that Jay Altarejos and I are cooking up a very emotional film. And I'll be updating this blog with regards to this new project.
Thank you for reading Lexuality!
Thursday, June 3, 2010
|Scene from "Ang Lihim ni Antonio", one of the featured films |
2010 New York Filipino Film Festival