Sunday, August 15, 2010

The Cubao Bakal Boys

Hi lex,

im cielo, i msg u here bcoz u wrote the film lihim ni antonio. I started to watch indie film around 2008 and i think LIHIM was d 1st indie m0vie i watched in big screen, together with my 1st ever bf. lolz.


Just wondering kung may indie film nang lumabas about "BAKAL BOYS"

yun lang, thanks and hope for ur reply. :-) tc godbless

- cielo

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Hi Cielo,

Thanks for sending a message.

There's a film called "Bakal Boys" directed by one of my most admired screenwriters, Ralston Jover, but the film is not about the Cubao Bakal Boys that is your point of interest. I have not seen any film about these Bakal Boys but I remember one of the final scenes of Mel Chionglo's "Midnight Dancers" where one of the dancers become a bakal boy. That is to my recollection the only film that refers to this distinct group of sex workers.

I think the bakal boys also refer to the men who hang around the Araneta Coliseum about a decade ago when it was used to be perimetered by steel railings. But there are no more railings around the coliseum so the term "bakal" has become outdated in a way. But sex workers still hang around the coliseum especially around the area of Italliani's and Starbucks. Some of the workers I've met here were even former models of sexy magazines in the late 90's (Coverboys era). I am not so sure if there are still sex workers inside Farmer's plaza that's something I need to have update on. Because the back of the Gateway has become a mini-gay district, the sex workers now hang around Aurora blvd area of Gateway mall.

Thanks for getting in touch. Please continue to support gay films.

Salamat.

Lex Bonife

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

yes meron ang dami sa arcade area sa farmers saan ung sa area ng araneta c. di p ko nakagwi n wat tym haha

John said...

the first indie film a watched was campus crush. galing umarte ni Joeffrey Javier... naadick 2loy ako sa mga indie films... at ayan me bago nanaman: laruang lalake. bida ba di2 c Arjay Carreon?

Anonymous said...

gusto ko sa gay movies yung sipsipan ng nipols,,sana si JANVIER DAILY,sarap dilaan ng nipols,.sana mag ka movie din sina johnron tanada,ryan dungo,orlando sol,denis tores,,sila ang type kong mag todo hubad,,welllll....till now,uso padin ang pagtatambay ng mga callboys sa pinas,,salamat nalang at open country at na aalow natin mga ganitong eksena sa pinas,,actualy,kungbaga sa dumi,dumi ang ganitong eksena ng pagtatambay,.ng mga lalake,,.dahil sa kahirapan,,ganun paman,,mahirap mag take a risk ,sakit na hiv ang kalaban mo kung dadayo ka at mag pipick up ka sa kanila at yung life mo,,na baka animal pa ang makita mong callboy!scary!!!.jakol na lang,wahha,,,saka,,sana naman ang mga sex workers sa mga bar o club sa pinas,ay may mga monthly medical check up diba,iwasan po nating maging pugad ang pinas ng kadumihan at mga sakit tulad ng hiv,,lets enjoy but be sure,dont spoil the name o image ng pinas,,

Anonymous said...

for those living in Makati and those na nag cruise along Makati specially in JP Rizal Ave. be careful there are 2-3 guys pretending to be for hire pero once they get inside your car and about to do the deed inside, may darating na police pretending na nag roving sila and found your car suspicious. asset nila yung lalake, the guy usually may suot na heaphones pag naglalakad sa street...police will try all efforts to extort money from you,sasabihin nila na may media nag aantay sa police station and they will inform your family..so wala ka magawa kundi to give money and hindi lang basta 5000 ah! more than that!