I visited quiapo and bought some dvds. I have watched Lalake sa Parola in wide screen at Robinson's Indie sine.
The DVD copy is much better, for one i can put in slow motion the hot stuff. One scene i kept on repeating was when Mateo was being blowjobed by her teacher girlfriend at the Parola..... then i found out na it was shot with Mateo's penis tumescent! Matigas ang titi ni Harry Laurel sa scene na ito (brief seconds at around 15 minutes sa time track), i can't blame him, imagine a straight guy acting that he is enjoying a blowjob from a girl.
Mateo was daring in this movie, he was very natural and so was the acting of all the rest in the film. Flerida (the gay vendor) was brilliantly portrayed by the actor.
The DVD copy is clear. I appreciated most the additional commentaries of the crew while they are making the film. Especially the director's view - that this movie is not just an ordinary gay-themed indie film, it mirrors how society view the different aspects of being gay. From the typical Flerida, the next generation gay (as portrayed by a kid, who's dad is an OFW), the old closet guy who loved only one man until his death, Justin as the urban gay guy, and Mateo as a person who still searches for his true identity.
Sa mundong ating kinagagawalawan, ang pagiging bakla ay isa pa ring aspeto ng pagkatao na hindi pa tinatanggap ng lipunan. naiintindihan ko ito. alam ko may ibang tao na hindi makakaintindi kung bakit ako nanatiling nakatago.... sa simpleng kadahilanan na ang lipunan ay hindi pa ganap na handang yakapin na ang bakla ay parte na ng mundong ating kinagagalawan.
sinabi ni harry na "ang babae ay para sa lalake", ngunit sa pag ibig, ang magmahal ay walang kasarian.....