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That song just popped in my mind as I saw these photos sent to me as PR for this new movie by Cris Pablo’s Queeriosity/Sinehan Digitales, “Boylets.”

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Sinehan Digitales presents a QUEERiosity Project: “Boylets”

Synopsis:
How far will you go to prove your worth? Yes, how far will it take you to realize your worth? Teenaged Krys is simply starting his day intending to prove himself to his father. But when breakfast starts terribly wrong, Krys runs away and meets a group of adolescents from the slum area near their new apartment. Lost and confused, Krys spirals with his new friends as they prove, test and evaluate their own worthiness as well. And this means some gambling, stealing, flirting with girls, servicing matured gay patrons, and experiencing sex and a hint of love.

Boylets casts young actors who are not professional celebrity performers but young men who have gone through similar stages in their lives.

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The movie stars JOEFFREY JAVIER, CHARLES DELGADO, RUSTY ADONIS, and FRANCIS SIENES. Directed by CRISALDO PABLO. Showing on OCT.14, 2009 @ Robinsons Galleria, Remar Cinema Cubao, Isetann Recto, Cebu

Watch the trailer here:

The “-er” looking star of the indie film “Troika” resurfaces via Ian Felix Alquiros Photography. Here’s Jamil Basa. Still “-er” and boy, I’d say fresh-er, and yummi-er too. Enjoy!

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More here.

BoY is the newest gay-themed indie film of director Auraeus Solito.

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BoY” is a coming-of-age story about a boy who falls in love with a Macho Dancer. A young budding poet (Adam Asin), who is unnamed, observes lip-synching drag-queens and dancing rent-boys in a gay bar one evening and finds himself attracted to Aries (Aries Pena), who comes from a poorer part of town. Selling his action heroes and comic books so as to be able to afford Aries for one night, he buys Aries at the bar and brings him home for the new year. Sparks fly while celebratory fireworks go off outside the house and the boys forge a fragile connection that neither of them is certain will last. This is an idealistic, coming-of-age tale of a sensitive boy who arrives at his first lesson about love and who learns to grow confidently into his own sexuality. [source]

BoY is going to be shown on July 24/Fri, 6:15PM at the Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theatre).

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Watch the trailer:

Janvier Daily resurfaces in the indie movie scene through Monti Parungao’s Bayaw. He is joined by veteran indie actor Paolo Rivero and newcomer Andrew Miguel. Enjoy the following promo pics, and the trailer…

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Introducing Andrew Miguel

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Paolo Rivero in Bayaw

Watch the trailer:

Bayaw premieres as an exhibition film in the 2009 Cinemalaya Film Festival on 21 July 2009 (9PM) at the Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theater).

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The Bakla Review (TBR), the undisputed expert in Philippine gay film criticism, says of the movie “Dose” —

There’s no nudity, and a “penetration” consummates only towards the end, but Dose is a decidedly sexual journey. It’s the story of a boy’s coming of age, yet the genius of the movie is that it acknowledges the boy’s sexuality as something to be anticipated and inevitable, a thing of the future, but also a tactile presence, already happening… I found it touching, funny, sad, and exhilarating. This is a gay coming of age that’s deeper, braver, edgier than Ang Pagdadalaga Ni Maximo Oliveros (The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveros) or Ang Lihim Ni Antonio (Antonio’s Secret).

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TBR says more here (a full review), and then in the end gives the film an “A” rating. I missed the movie when it was shown last year, but here’s good news from Senedy Que, the director of “Dose”:

hi. hope all is well … my directorial debut, “Dose,” will have a one-week engagement at Robinson’s Galleria Indiesine July 1 to 7. It stars Yul Servo, Emilio Garcia, and introducing Fritz Arvhie Chavez as the 12-year-old boy at the center of this disturbing tale about love, lust, and loss of innocence … In Dose, love knows no age or gender. senedy que

July 1 to 7, then. See you there.

In the photo below: Senedy Que (middle), Dose’s director flanked by Yul Servo (left) and Emilio Garcia (right).

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jake_roxas_whp2 Promo pics for “Walang Hanggang Paalam” — here’s Jake Roxas in high resolution (click on the photo to get the high res version). (Promo text follows.)

In this Paolo Villaluna & Ellen Ramos film, Jake plays a gay private detective who is hired to look for a runaway girl (Lovi Poe) but bfore finding her, he must find himself first. He has a lover (Rico Barrera) who is unfaithful to him.

Jake turned down “Selda” before and he regretted it. Now, he gets a chance to sink himself into a real good role in “WALANG HANGGANG PAALAM.” The film will have a premiere on Sunday, February 8 at 8 pm at Robinson’s Galeria.

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2586359501_bbba0d9362 I love “Jay,” and I mean that indie movie which is also Francis Xavier Pacion’s directorial debut, and Cinemalaya 2008 Best Picture winner. It opens uncut today, February 4, in select SM Cinemas (SM North, Megamall, Southmall, MOA, Fairview, San Lazaro, Manila, Sta. Mesa, Cebu, Davao, Pampanga, Clark). If only for Baron Geisler’s superb acting, go watch. And for those asking, for those super curious: guys, the movie is really worth much, much more than Baron’s 2-second frontal flashing, ok? So go watch!

pm1nghtstand6 Eduardo Roy’s Pinakamahabang One Night Stand will be among the gay short films featured in the 1st Queeriosity International Film Festival, opening on February 4 (UP Diliman Film Institute), continuing on February 11-17, 2009 at Robinson’s Galeria Movie World.

On the festival:

Sinehan Digitales, the country’s most prodigious producer of gay, lesbian and queer media products with its trailblazing indie gay and lesbian videos Duda, Bathhouse, Quick Trip, Retaso and Showboyz is currently organizing the First QUEERIOSITY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL in Manila, Iloilo and several other cities in the Philippines.

On Roy’s Pinakamahabang One Night Stand (showing with 3 other shorts on February 4, 7:00 PM, UP Cine Adarna):

“Kapag ako lang mag-isa, kinakantot ako ng kalungkutan!”
– Paul

Story: Paul and Sam are lovers who casually invite strangers every night for a ménage-a-trois. Paul will grow tired of the game as his love for Sam deepens. But Sam takes Paul for granted, by having sex with other men in his presence, instead of him. Three is crowd but in this set-up, Paul feels alone. Until Jigs, who will matter, gets into the picture.

‘Ang Pinakamahabang One Night Stand’ was selected as the only Asian short film to compete in the Festival del Mar (Ibiza International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival) in Spain, Reeling Chicago Film Festival International, Grand Canaria Film Festival Spain.

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Cast: Christopher Canizares (Mr Pogi 2004, Cosmopolitan Men batch 2004), Venjie Pallena and Gem Cabreros.
Director: Eduardo Roy jr.

Movie stills follow:

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The promo folks of “Butas” sent these really high-res photos of the movie’s burlesk king, Marco Morales. Enjoy dudes! (Click on the pics to download high-res version.)

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Don’t forget — “Butas” on its regular run in cinemas starting January 28.

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“Si Cecilia at Eman pareho kong kaibigan. Mahal ko si Cecilia, mahal ko rin si Eman. Bakit ganun? Tinuruan ako ni Inay na matakot. Ako at ang sagwan ko.”

Ryan Dungo and the Capuccino boys star this gay indie movie directed by Monti Parungao.

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Premiere showing on February 4 @ UP Diliman Film Institute (uncut).
Regular showing on February 11-17 @ Robinson Galeria Movie World.

Also starring:
Dennis Torres
Martina Wilson
Heherson Esmeralda
Alexander Castillo
Arnold Mendoza
Gino Cabrillas
Mark Portus
Adrian Campos
Anton Vincent Malco
Erie Obsena

Trailer: