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Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Is Cebu Ready for Pink Films?

Pink Films are films referring to the Gay/Lesbian culture. A few weeks ago I asked Direk Cris Pablo for permission to show his gay film entitled "Duda / Doubt" at Handuraw Cafe here in Cebu, he gladly gave it me with the condition that I send the plans for the showing.

I posted my intent on, cebu's largest online forum. People reacted immediately, saying that Cebu is not ready for such films. Somehow, I am still expecting more violent reactions from the "macho" cebuanos. However, I personally think that it is time that we open our eyes to all types of films.

If we can watch Wong Kar Wai's Happy Together, why then can't we watch Cris Pablo's Duda?


  • Benjie, don't know if youre familiar with Todd Solondz's work (Happiness, Storytelling, and most recently Palindromes-huge hits on the fest circuit)...he deals with serious social issues like abortion, child molestation, etc...but within a totally comedic platform with no nudity whatsoever. It's amazing how much people will swallow within a comedic genre format.

    By Blogger Misha Anissimov, at 3:27 AM  

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