Tuesday, July 6, 2010

The Laruan Experience

We just finished a 23 hour long day 1 shoot of our new film "Laruang Lalake", directed by Joselito Altarejos under Lexuality Entertainment (Yes! There is now such an entity!). Together with our hard working actors Arjay Carreon, Richard Quan, Mon Confiado and Marco Morales (and several other daring new ones), some lucky Lexuality readers, we all witnessed a new film unfold before our eyes.

Lexuality reader Snakey Dreyfus writes about his memorable experience on theset of Laruang Lalake:

"As a former closeted fan of indie films, I have always been infinitely curious about what happens in front of the camera. As much as these films kept on winning international film festival, this was not the reason why I watched them. I have had countless dreams of subconsciously made-up scenarios; awake and otherwise, of young “up and coming” actors parading in front of me in various stages of undress. Those were the days (and nights) of visions of Antonio (he still is my forever crush), Mateo and even Tito Jo! I knew that it was every PLU’s longing to be a witness of this most mysterious and intriguing of rituals – the making of an indie gay film.


And lo and behold, I had a chance to see the first day shoot of Jay Altarejos’ “LARUANG LALAKI”. First time producer and writer...Lex Bonife gave an ALL ACCESS pass to a number of loyal followers of LEXUALITY, his blog."

Snakey continues, "I had a lot of preconceived notions of what to expect, I daydreamed of what I wanted to see. And boy did I shatter those expectations! What I had was even better!"


"I realized a movie set is a complex system of specialties. From the staff members, to the camera men (one of them is definitely hot by the way), to the bit players, to the production, to the actors etc. etc. I became conscious that I was in a roomful of very special artists. It was then that I lost the “malice” that I was thinking about, considering im in an indie set with a very interesting and thought provoking title. I thought I was an artist myself until I saw the dedication and the almost static energy of creativity around me. My respects and admiration flowed to each and everyone."


"The shoot was a memorable experience. To wrap it up without putting in spoilers for the benefit of the thousands of audiences that this movie will generate, I will sum it up that it would be one of the most talked about film in months to come (not that I know anything much about the story other than the bits and pieces that I was able to piece together)"

"All I can say right now is; Marco Morales is a nice guy with a very magnetic presence, Arjay Carreon is shy with an intense personality and tremendous angst (and very cute), Mark Xander Fabillar deserves to be called (vegan)prince being able to look like an angel after toiling it off the whole day... Mon Confiado, Richard Quan and the rest of the cast were superb to watch; you can almost see them shift from real life to character. And I should not forget those 3 appealing dancers."



"In summary, all I want you to really know is watch out for the bath scene, the feathers and the product of a whole bunch of artists. LARUANG LALAKI is something I can’t almost wait to see."
 
Thank you Snakey for writing this post in your facebook account. And thank you for the rest who shared this wonderful experience.  My apologies for those I cannot accomodate since our venue is quite small. But I will definitely give away FREE invites to the premiere of this film.
 
We are doing the day 2 shoot next week in some dark alley along Rizal avenue in Manila.
 
Thank you guys for all your support.

18 comments:

Melanie said...

can't wait for this movie... I adore Marco Morales and Arjay Carreon =)

jim said...

sna nman ds time hindi na mbaboy si arjay at ng d nman msyang ang mga pgod at perang nagagastos ko pra mbago ang buhay nya at d gmitin ang ktwan pra lng kumita at mkilala..sna, sna, at npkalaking sna

utada said...

what a glorified bitch you are. for all we know you just use these "movies" to satisfy your own horniness and it's a no brainer to think that you've done things off camera with them as well..tsk tsk people like you just exploit men and their need to be known in the biz with these gimmicks. pity us, the public for being fed with your dump! if you really wanted to make difference show some other side of our pride!

Anonymous said...

what a bitter sounding UTADA!! You are just jealous and no matter what you do you can't be lex bonife because he was a born artist and you you can only wish for yourself because you are a born loser! - marvin. - love you lex, it's a shame im not in the phils right now to even join your contest. maybe next time. take care now.

utada said...

if being an artist means taking advantage of financial inadequacy and having men ogle around you for exposure and fame while satisfying your hungry dicktraps, then i'd be glad not to be one. IF. And with that you might as well call yourself an artist, Anonymous 080710. Be your own 'artists' and 'winners' as much as you like! hah

Anonymous said...

you should have gotten another actor lex. nakakasawa na si Marco Morales, I'm sorry to say. ilang beses na niyang ibinuyangyang lahat, wala na syang ka thrill thrill.

Anonymous said...

@ utada: tanga lang ang nag-aakusa ng walang pruweba.

jim said...

,see??dhil dw ilang beses na nagbuyangyang c marco morales eh wla na syang thrill.. eh magkno nb nman ang kinita nya sa ganyan spat nb pra maging has been sya? sa totoo lng nggmit tlga ang mga artista llo na un mga bguhan, sna lng sa pagyaman ng mga director at producer na gumagawa ng ganyang klaseng pelikula, eh ksbay din nilang yumaman ang mga artista nila pra
may fallback nman cla pag npagswaan na..

Anonymous said...

UTADA - I THNK YOU ARE OUT OF YOUR MIND OR JUST PLAYING STUPID. THOSE ACTORS ARE ADULTS AND NOT MINORS AND THEY CERTAINLY KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING. DID LEX ASK THEM TO BE IN THEIR MOVIES? THEY ALL AUDITIONED WHICH ONLY MEANS THEY WANTED TO BE IN THE MOVIE AND WOULD CONSENT TO WHAT IT WILL REQUIRE. SO SHUT THE F... UP!! - MARVIN

utada said...

@Anonymous 0709 - tanga lang ang naghahanap ng prueba sa alam na.

@Marvin - My original message doesn't go to you, so shut up too. replying to your posts will have no gain for me since you're entirely out of the picture.

having the blogger read my post is my intention and not to answer you capslocked-written replies, alalay.

Anonymous said...

@ utada - assumption mo lang ito na si lex ay nakikipag-sex sa kanyang mga artista dahil ang mga artista ay gutom at desperado.

si marco morales ay nanggaling sa maayos na pamilya. nakatira sa isang maayos na tirahan sa isang pang mayaman na lugar. definitely hindi siya gutom kagaya ng sinabi mo. sa tingin ko hindi rin siya magpapagamit basta basta.

Anonymous said...

Utada, palitan mo kaya pangalan mo. gawin mong "inggitera"! hahahaha!

Anonymous said...

better sina JAVIER DALY,RYAN DUNGO,DENIS TORES AT ORLANDO SOL,sana sila nalang,,ang sarap nila,,lalakeng lalake ang dating nila,sarap asapin ang utong nila lalo na si javier,,hehe,,sana gumawa sila ng mas daring gaya ng DARANG O LIBIDO,,na sila ang bida dba,..well.i can say na gay movie a naman ito na meant to be sa mga mahihilig na gays jan,hehe.tutal proffesional naman ang mga stars at gawain na nila yan,hehe,so wala na sa kanila ang maglaplapan sa same sex,hehe,ang mas proffesional dapat yung director at staff o crew,di gaya nung sa SAGWAN,sa harap ng camera o during work humahada,,tsk,ok lang sana e if parehong umagree ang star at director diba,walang personalan,gawin lang sa labas at hindi sa work,,sana more etits dito,.yung sinusubo tlaga ha,,hehehe..hay nako,,ito lang mga gay movies pampalipas oras ng mga gays sa abroad,kase nga lalo na sa middle east,kaaktakot humada kase arabo na walang mga utak,mangagamit at mapagpanggap pa,,so,gay movies nalang,,heheh

utada said...

to the Anonymous people:

dont just read my posts please understand them..that is if you can and then i don't have to repeat myself.

nope, i won't change my UID just because you told me so..ang babaw ah

Anonymous said...

pag monti parungao... sulit ang Frontal nudity...... sayang walang Parungao film sa Cinemalaya....

Anthony said...

hehee proud ako kasi nabigyan ako ng chance na makita kung paano gawin ang movie na ito..at nabigyan pako ng chance na makaacting sa film na ito kahit exra lng hehe.. ang galing ni derek jay altajeros and arjay carreon is a very good actor. hope mainvit ako sa premiere nito.

Anonymous said...

hello

Jamzzz said...

Hi Lex, I want to ask a very small favor from you. I'm a Malaysian-Filipino citizen residing here at the heart city of Kuala Lumpur. Can you please tell me how to write email to Arjay Carreon. I know it's impossible to talk to him but at least I could write him email or chat with him, I like his character in his movie campus crash. my No: +60172890203 and my email: jalhabib@gmail.com, pls help me.