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Boy (I) (2009)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  1 June 2009 (USA)
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A poet sells his collection of comic books and action figures in order to afford to hire a male stripper on New Years Eve.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Aeious Asin ...
Boy (as Aeious)
Aries Pena ...
Macho Dancer (as Aries)
Belinda ...
Manager
Madeleine Nicolas ...
Mother
Noni Buencamino ...
Father (as Nonie Buencamino)
Danton Remoto ...
Poet
Gelo Pascual ...
Poetry Reading
Dana Uy ...
Poetry Reading
Carmenchu Caballero ...
Poetry Reading
Sobey Wing ...
Poetry Reading
Wild ...
Poetry Reading
Lady Alliyah ...
Female Impersonator
Lady Abbie ...
Female Impersonator
Lady Marimar ...
Female Impersonator
Lawrence ...
Macho Dancer
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A poet sells his collection of comic books and action figures in order to afford to hire a male stripper on New Years Eve.

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Singapore's Board of Film Censors (BFC) banned and prevented the film from exhibition in 22nd Singapore International Film Festival (2009). The film was supposed to vie for competition for the Silver Screen Awards. See more »

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Hapi Hapi Holiday
Performed, Composed, Arranged by Isha
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Imperfect perfection

Regardless of its faults, I'm rating this movie at the top wherever I can. It's not a coming-out film; it's an affirmation film. It's not about an abyss; it's a joyful release. It's one of the most beautiful films I've ever seen.

What you get in an hour-and-a-half is a lovely cast playing likable characters, heart-opening music, unusual settings, poetry, fish, food, fireworks.

You get lives.

Sure, there are faults here. The acting seems unrehearsed at times. We don't get much depth on the background of the characters. So this is a slice-of-life, an observation, a short love story, and you, viewer, get to fill in the blanks, because the film is not going to tell you. The sex is honest and tasteful and truly breathtaking. "Boy" is exactly what queer cinema needs sometimes: an unconventional, cleansing experience of awakening and renewal. Happy New Year, indeed.


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