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Following up Lino Brocka's raw, confronting Macho Dancers and Midnight Dancers about exploited gay prostitutes in Manila, director Mel Chionglo continues where the now deceased master of Filipino cinema left off. Harry (Rodel Velayo) was born in Olongapo near the former site of America's largest military base in Southeast Asia. His abusive American father pimped out his mother and eventually young Harry, as well. With his best friend James, he runs away and goes to Manila, where he eventually finds work bumping and grinding in the city's gay clubs. Filled with anger, he seeks out his father, who murdered his mom, only to discover him decrepit, impoverished, and dying of AIDS. ~ Jonathan Crow, Rovi

  • Release date:June 30, 2000

Crew

Mel Chionglo
Director
Ricardo Lee
Screenwriter
Nonong Buencamino
Composer (Music Score)
Jess Navarro
Editor
Edgar Martin Littava
Production Designer
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