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Boy (2009)

Unrated | | 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.

Director:

Auraeus Solito

Writers:

Jimmy Flores (screenplay), Arturo Calo (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Aeious Asin Aeious Asin ... Boy (as Aeious)
Aries Pena Aries Pena ... Macho Dancer (as Aries)
Belinda Belinda ... Manager
Madeleine Nicolas ... Mother
Nonie Buencamino ... Father
Danton Remoto Danton Remoto ... Poet
Gelo Pascual Gelo Pascual ... Poetry Reading
Dana Uy Dana Uy ... Poetry Reading
Carmenchu Caballero Carmenchu Caballero ... Poetry Reading
Sobey Wing Sobey Wing ... Poetry Reading
Wild Wild ... Poetry Reading
Lady Alliyah Lady Alliyah ... Female Impersonator
Lady Abbie Lady Abbie ... Female Impersonator
Lady Marimar Lady Marimar ... Female Impersonator
Lawrence 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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Genres:

Drama | Romance

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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
12 May 2012 | by awerlingSee all my reviews

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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Country:

Philippines

Language:

Filipino | Tagalog | English

Release Date:

1 June 2009 (USA) See more »

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Solito Arts See more »
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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