Out of the blue, my friend Satxi asked me, "What's your favorite gay film?"
I told him, "Marami eh."
This got me thinking. By "favorite", this means that I have seen these films over and over again. May films kase na okay panoorin nang paulit-ulit, meron namang hindi. Kung bakit at paano 'yon is another topic. I am digressing.
Anyway, here are my picks:
1. Trick (1999) by Jim Fall. This film happens in almost real-time setting. Overnight lang. It is like a gay comedy of errors type of film. It centers on two guys who want to get off but can't seem to find a place to do it. It is very enjoyable to watch - nice original songs (Enter You, Trick of Fate), good lines (It's big. It's beautiful and you're gonna love it!), a motley crew of interesting personalities, cute men, and lots of cute men. Fag hag Tori Spelling gives her best performance to date, a role that is foil to the two leads' characters (cutey Christian Campbell who plays a playwright and sexy John Paul Pitoc who plays a go-go boy). This film never fails to make me believe in love; that love is out there, waiting to be found by me. Recommended after a break-up, when you're ready to fall in love again.
(Say it with me, "CHEESY!")
2. Latter Days (2003) by C. Jay Cox. This film tries to be a treatise on the stand of religion against homosexuality in the guise of a romantic flick. Though it deals with a serious subject matter, the film is actually light viewing - a lot of banter and exchange of witty lines (gay and fag hags vs. straight homophobes). There are a lot of interesting characters who are funny by themselves. Of course the highlight would have to be that scene in the hotel...Not telling you anymore. In the end, it is essentially a romantic film. Hay, ang sarap umibig! (Say it with me, "CHEESY"!)
3. Boy Culture (2006) by Q. Allan Brocka. This film is based on a novel of the same title by Matthew Rettenmund, published in 1995. It is the story of X, a successful escort who describes in a series of confessions his tangled, emotionally- convoluted romantic relationships with his two roommates and an older, enigmatic client. The mood of the film is light yet serious, makes you think about a lot of things while events unravel and the characters throw their lines in the film to each other. What impresses me more about this film is its honest depiction of a gay man's emotional journey towards finding his self, his heart, his soul (that have all been lost because of his job as a hustler). I read from Wikipedia that this film has won several awards. Please watch it.
4. Eating Out (2004) by Q. Allan Brocka. This film series (check out also Eating Out 2: Sloppy Seconds and Eating Out 3: Eat All You Can) is about a scheming gay protagonist, willingly helped by his fag hag best friends, who will do every trick he knows (read: EVERYTHING), just to get the guy he wants. All this happens in a parallel universe where the gay guy always gets his prince charming, where they live happily ever after. The plot may be campy and contrived at times, but it is entertainment at its best. Part 4 will be out soon. Enjoy!
I am listing more films next time.
Mga parekoy, what are your favorite gay films?
Sunday, October 9, 2011
Pumunta kami sa likod ng stage at sabi niya na may gusto raw siya na ipakita. Patay ang mga ilaw. Madilim ang buong paligid maliban sa konting liwanag na mula sa poste sa labas. Nang magtanong ako kung bakit kami nandoon ay bigla niyang ibinaba ang kanyang pantalon, kasama ang brief.
"Gusto ko 'to ipakita sa yo.", sabi ni Gerald. Tinignan ko ang mukha ni Gerald. Nakangiti sya. All smile. Lalong lumakas ang dating ni Gerald. Kung looks lang ang usapan ay lamang ako sa kanya pero may kakaibang appeal si Gerald. May X factor. Yung itsura nya ay parang may libog parati sa mata. Kaya sexy siyang tignan. Times one hundred yon ngayon. Lalo pa't nakahubad sya sa pang-ibaba nya. Nagkamalisya ako bigla kay Gerald.
Damage control, ang nasa instinct ko.
"Gago. Ano yan?!", ang pagmamaang-maangan ko.
"Hawakan mo", ang utos nya sa kin. Kahit sa konting liwanag na nasa backstage, kitang-kita ko pa rin sa mga mata nya ang tuwa sa nangyayari sa amin. Parang may twinkle ang mga ito - it's like he's enjoying this very moment. At yung nguso nya, it was pointing down, towards his exposed manhood. Pilyo talaga tong si Gerald, ang naisip ko.
Naging defensive ako, I don't wanna lose control in this awkward situation. "Ayaw ko nga. Meron din ako nyan. Tara na baka mahuli pa tayo dito.", sabi ko sa kanya.
Biglang hinawakan ni Gerald ang crotch area ko. Tapos sabi nya, "May hard-on ka rin. Di ka natuturn-on?" Sinumulang niyang himasin yung bahaging yon.
"Alis na tayo, baka mahuli tayo.", ang pakiusap ko sa kanya.
Di sya masaway sa paghimas sa aking pagkalalake at para tumigil na ko sa pagtutol ay hinalikan nya ko. We kissed. Torrid kissing. French kiss. Yup, it felt good. Masarap sa pakiramdam kaya I gave in already. All my defenses, gone. Kinuha nya kamay ko at iniligay sa kanyang ari. Ginabayan nya kamay ko para magtaas-baba sa kanyang etits. Di ko na namalayan na bukas na zipper ko at hawak na rin ni Gerald ang akin. We were stroking each other's dicks while kissing passionately. It felt good.
Tinanggal nya ang butones ng pantalon ko, ibinaba ang black pants ko, at ibinaba rin brief ko. Lumuhod sya sa harap ko and went down on me. Di ko inaasahan 'yon. We were like 13 years old then, first year high school pa lang. Big deal na ang blow job! Dati-rati'y quota na ko pag i-kiss ako at ijack-off ako. This felt good. At si Gerald pa ang gumagawa sa kin nito.
After a while, I came in his mouth. May sasarap pa ba sa pakiramdam ko na yon? Heaven yon.
Gerald spat and went up on me. Hinalikan nya ko ulit. Ganun pala lasa non. Kahit idinura nya, nalasahan ko pa rin. Kinda weird pero okay lang naman. Sa patuloy naming halikan, na-arouse ako ulit. Naramdaman yun ni Gerald at hinawakan nya ako roon ulit. Natawa sya. Parang in disbelief ang tawa nya kase may hard-on ako ulit. Pagkatapos non ay binulungan ako ni Gerald na sya naman daw. Medyo hesitant ako but what the hey. Return the favor.
In less than two minutes down there, narating din ni Gerald ang langit.
We kissed again. Ilang minuto rin yon. Nag-ayos na kami ng mga sarili namin and walked out of the backstage of the auditorium na parang walang nangyari.
Pagkatapos ng tagpong yon, sa tuwing magkakatinginan kami ni Gerald, may malisya na mga tinginan namin. May kahulugan na ang mga ngiti. Ewan ko kung napansin yon ng ibang classmates namin. Iba ata impact ng first time talaga.
Naulit pa yon ng ilang beses. Medyo experimental ang iba doon, we tried different stuff. Blame it on our hormones...We were teenagers exploring our bodies.