Official trailer of new Filipino film with a gay flavour starring Elijah Canlas and Enzo Pineda, directed by Jason Paul Laxamana.
A number of films have been stirring high emotions within the BL and gay communities. At this time, it appears that a number of Filipino and Thai independent filmmakers are making head ways in the global film festival circuit.
The trailer for Kalel 15 caught my eye when I was exploring new Philippine gay films. It’s about a young boy who contacted AIDS and the aftermath of the medical revelation.
Shown last August 2019 as part of Cinemalaya film festival in the Philippines, “F#*@bois,” tells the tale of Ace (23) and Miko (17).
Due to social media, they became famous with huge followings. But a video showing them in a compromising position could ruin their dreams of becoming actors.
Philippine gay films are either too edgy or outright commercial. Most often these films depict a society in decay. The 2016 flick from neophyte director Petersen Vargas is neither.
2Cool 2Be 4Gotten is edgy in its depiction of a young boy’s coming of age and the realization of his true sexual nature. It’s commercial viability rests with the huge fanbase of one of its stars.