Sunday, July 24, 2011

Zombadings, The 'Gay-la' Premiere

It was exactly like what Raymond Lee said in his speech before the screening. As if it was only yesterday when we all sat at the same theater to watch Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros at the first ever Cinemalaya. Now we are already at the seventh year of celebrating Filipino's artistry in independent film making and somehow, you couldn't help but stop and feel proud. So it was rather fitting, says Raymond Lee, that they're going to screen first their much awaited film in a festival that started it all.

Zombadings 1, Patayin sa Shokot si Remington is one of the most hilarious Pinoy made films I ever watched so far. The entire film is a full riot with a provocative goal of not just to entertain but also to educate people in matters concerning the LGBT sector. It's no exaggeration to say that the entire Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo exploded last night out of the perfect blend of comedy provided by the legendary Roderick Paulate, Mart Escudero, Eugene Domingo, John Regala, Lauren Young and the rest of the gang.

No worries, coz I'm not putting any spoiler here coz I want you guys to watch it on its official theater release this coming August 31.

Among the casts, Mart Escudero was probably my least expected to perform well but he proved me and other cynics like me wrong. He gave a stunning gay portrayal that is comical but while remaining subtle and realistic. Sabi nga ng isang kaibigan, hindi niya binakla yung pagkabakla ng role niya.

Wala pa ring kupas si Roderick Paulate! He's such a great actor that even his one word lines would knock you off your seat. Ever wonder what happened to former Seiko star Leandro Baldemor? Now you'll be able to see him in this film if you missed him during the 90's plus a treat from our Vice-Governor, also a former sexy actor, Bulacan's Daniel Fernando. And for the first time ever, I have no criticism to say against Marian Rivera. It was a cameo appearance but it was morbidly outrageous.

Noon ko lang nakitang punum-puno ang buong CCP Main Theater. Walang lumaylay na eksena that you'll laugh every second of it. It's just sad that a lot of people weren't able to watch it since tickets are sold out everywhere, but its just a premiere anyway.

The last part was very touching especially for most of us gays who are not just accepted by this hypocritical society, but also even in our own households.

The fun didn't stop when the credits started rolling. The lobby is just filled with ecstatic air! Foods are everywhere, promotional pins are distributed by half-naked hunks, casts walking around talking to everybody at may nag-iinuman pa sa gitna ng CCP Main Lobby! How insane was that? Siyempre hindi ko pinalagpas ang pagkakataon na maka-nomo. I took a double shot of the fiery Lambanog.

It's simply a party-party atmosphere that night, like a massive reunion where you knew almost everyone even only by face and you get to be introduced to some amazing people. Frederick Peralta is simply a darling, I can't believe the famous fashion designer is the humble person shaking my hand that night. I feel so privileged. Binabawi ko na rin ang mga sinabi ko against Direk Rafa Santos, haha. I know right? He's kind a very quiet person. Actually, I just melted in front of him, haha. It was also my first time meeting Mart Escudero as he's an artist from the rival network. He's a very charming young man, sabi ko nga sana magkaro'n pa siya ng magagandang projects like this. But I digress.

Sabi nga ng pelikula, kaya negatibo ang hatid ng salitang bakla ay dahil hindi maganda ang pinanggalingan nitong salita na ang ibig sabihin ay duwag. Pero sa dalawampu't apat na taon kong pagiging bakla isa lang ang masasabi ko, wala pa akong nakilalang duwag na bakla. Walang duwag na bakla!

So there, I hope I convinced all of you to watch Zombadings 1 Patayin sa Shokot Si Remington. We all know it's been tough and the production went through a lot for this film but it was definitely worth the wait. So there! It's out in the theaters this coming August 31 plus I think there will also be a special screening at UPLB this coming August 2 and 3.

Congratulations to the whole staff and casts especially to Direk Jared Castro and Sir Raymond Lee.

17 reaction(s):

Xall Percé said...

Now, I want to watch it on theaters. Too bad I didn't have the chance to watch it during Cinemalaya.

Yj said...

ahahaha eto ang hindi ko palalagpasin. magkabaklaan na!

Nimmy said...

papanuorin namin 'to! :)

Will said...

yeah, i was there. and hanep ang palakpakan at hiyawan ng mga tao sa pelikula. sarap ulitin!

RainDarwin said...

gusto kong panoorin yan kaya lang napa-paranoid ako hahaha, baka may maka-sightsung sakin at pagtsismisan akembang.

(ay.. bakla pala si sir! hahahaah)

jc said...

we were supposed to watch the premiere too! so sad august 31 pa ang regular screening. ang tagaaaaaal! di ko na mapapanood. =((((

the green breaker said...

half-naked hunks. whoa.

I wish I took hold of the tickets from my UP friend. :(


the green breaker said...

I watched the trailer, poooch@, nakakatawa. I can't wait to watch this in a theater. :D


the green breaker said...

amp yung nakikigamit ng account ng may account ah. hmp. pasensya na! adik lang. sabog (siya). ganyan. hihi


^travis said...

lols @ joe & james.

@ DB : Walang duwag na bakla! may we all live up to this statement.

Mac Callister said...

hay sana lang mapanood namin yan dito sa doha!!!

last year pa namin yan inaabangan.

Aris said...

i will surely watch this. habang nagbabasa ng post mo, sobrang excited na ako! :)

bienvenido_lim said...

I want! I want!

Ms. Chuniverse said...

Ang tagal ko ng inaabangan itetch.



engel said...

matagal pa daw siya ipapalabas sa general public?

dark_knight said...

sana mapanuod ko din.. haha

KikomaxXx said...

naiingtrega tuloy ako dito... mas maganda din daw yung babae sa septic.. hehehe


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