Friday, Oct 21, 2011 8:00 PM
Set in a world foreign to most of us, yet not unlike the often harsh reality of its location, Pulupot (loosely translated to the pulpit) pulses to the throbbing beat of nightlife in Manila. It is a multi-character story set in a world of prostitution and pan-sexuality. At the center of the story is muscular, hunky, handsome and tattooed Edgardo, a country boy who works in a club where he is a prostitute servicing both men and women. When not working, he spends time with his girlfriend and dreaming about a better life in America. A real sex machine, he is a favorite with all the club customers. His life could change when he meets a doctor who claims to be in love with him, but perhaps his destiny is to be a sex object forever. An assorted cast of characters gay, straight and trans all have their own role in the film and bring added depth and dimension to the story.
Dir. Monti Parungao, 2011, Phillipines, 80 mins. in Filipino and Tagalog with English subtitles