Laruang Lalake


Direction by Joselito Altarejos
Written and Produced by Lex Bonife
Photography by Arvin Viola
from Lexuality Entertainment

From the team who brought you the internationally acclaimed “Ang Lihim ni Antonio” (Antonio’s Secret) and the record-breaking “Ang Lalake Sa Parola” comes a narrative expose on what goes on behind the camera of gay erotic cinema in the Philippines.

“Laruang Lalake” is a realist film that portrays the people within the gay film industry and their personal stories – from the naughty to the gritty, from the horny to the hopeful. Created by Joselito Altarejos with the script from Lex Bonife, the film weaves the short journey of an ambitious probinsiyano actor, Samuel (Arjay Carreon), an idealistic film staff (Mark Fabillar) who is secretly in love with an actor and a filmmaker in the brink of bankruptcy (Richard Quan). The film also features the daring Marco Morales, as a come-back actor willing to do everything to steal a name for himself.

As the camera grinds between naked bodies in homoerotic play, it’s all in a day’s work for everyone in an industry operating in a society that is yet to accept the Filipino gay man.