Friday, August 8, 2008

"At Work"

At the risk of reinforcing the wrong impression on my sex life - given the 'smear' campaign by Gibo and Kiks - my ass is a little bit sore.

For the past couple of days, I’ve been sitting hours after hours in front of the PC stringing words that should sound professional, broad, and appealing for those who hold the purse. Honestly, I feel like I did a mediocre job of it. Anyway, I did my best and it should be freakin’ good enough at least for now.

In between bouts of inspiration for what I was writing and staring blankly at the screen, I had sex. Kidding! I watched movies after movies.

The line-up: Boy Culture, Phoenix, Coffee Date, Hancock and The Seeker. Oh, I also re-watched episodes of my four fave TV shows. This may give you an idea of how frequent the ‘in between work’ moments have been.

(To digress a wee bit, my weird work ethics include working while dialogues of something I’ve watched before play in the background.)

Anyway, it was a good thing that my movie marathon ranged from entertaining to quite good ones that raise questions we usually ask and topics that we usually talk about. The former describes the sci-fi/fantasy flicks while the latter are on the gay-themed ones.

Boy Culture asks about: A. sex, B. love, C. relationship – the three favorite themes for many of us. All the permutations of the drama and fun of gay romance come from mixing one with the other/s. A plus or minus B plus or minus C can equal one-night stands, fuck buddies, open relationships, platonic relationships, platonic and lustful relationships, virtual, long-distance, etc.

We add and subtract as we play the field hoping to finally get that explosive equation. Sometimes we do.

Phoenix, meanwhile, deals with betrayal and how broken one can be if he experiences that breakdown of trust. The film has some dragging moments wherein you feel like you’re just waiting for the two betrayed guys to just jump into bed and devour each other. (Which they did eventually.)

Finally it just says that one can deal with a relationship betrayal in two ways: either be burned by it and get miserable or look at it as a time to learn and realize that he’s not worth it and someone better will come along.

Coffee Date is a bit different. We are used to topics of gays asserting to live as one. But this film put a twist: what happens when a straight guy finds himself defending his sexuality tooth and nails. Interestingly, the very same stereotypes about gays are the same stereotypes this straight guy has to face to prove he’s a hetero.

While it is funny, it also shows how the macho culture impacts males – gay or straight. A little off-tangent is the homophobic brother turning out to be gay and transforming overnight from this macho I’ll-barf-if-you-say-gay into an in-your-face homo who wears a tight pink shirt, speaks in high-pitched voice, and sees every guy who looks at him as a potential trick. It just doesn’t work that way.

Anyway, for this week so far, the activist in me is a tad disturbed and distracted while the gay in me is quite contended.

God, if only I can string these two into a cohesive proposal that can make money, the sore ass will be much more worth it!

19 comments:

dabo said...

hehe.. but you sounf satisfied for sure and ready to face another 'soreness' the next time around.

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new word na na pick up ko: off tangent

Kiks said...

oh he is, dabo. he is.

kapet yosi boy has to be the richest source of gay movies in the planet.

if downloading can only be a job, mayaman na sya ngayon.

kawadjan said...

naku, puro ka na lang yata in-between-work activities ha. parang nakaka-relate ako dyan. magandang suggestions itong mga films na itez. will try to see them some time. have a nice weekend dear.

... and for once, magtrabaho ka naman. choz!

Lyka Bergen said...

Baka magka-pressure ulcer ka na ha? Hinay-hinay lang.

RONeiluke, RN said...

sana mapanood ko na yung hancock...i'm waiting for the DVD release...arar. di ko kasi napanood sa sinehan ii..hehe!

goodluck sa 'soreness''hehe

mel beckham-atienza said...

Baket, puede naman manuod ng movie kahit 'di nakaupo palagi ah. Subukan mo rin ang patayo or nakatuwad. Chaaaaar laaang! Hihi

Gibo said...

ang sweet ni lyka, dont you think aa?

Gibo said...

now that you have your hands (and ass) on these funding proposals, sana naman ay tumabo ito ng pera sa takilya.

now that your hard drive is overflowing with these new movies, don't forget to save the copies for me.

wagi ka talaga aa, tumatabo ka ng proposal, ng movies to watch, at tambay ka pa sa mga sauna! (this is according to kiks of course).

multi-tasking to the highest level!

Abou said...

ha ha pakape na lang nga

jericho said...

@dabo: I have to see about that. hehe
@kiks: kureks. hindi na kailangan ng proposal.. hmp!
@kawadjan: hahaha. nagta-trabaho po. do watch Boy Culture. same director ng Eating Out ang gumawa. kaya hottie central.. ;)
@lyka: ano yun? hehe. you'll nurse me if ever? chos!
@roneiluke: aliw naman sya. hindi sobrang wagi pero .. aliw (parang inulit ko lang)
@mel: mwahahaha. sige. subukan ko yan.
@gibo: leche! multitasking ka dyan. hmp! ;)
@abou: kala ko inuman ang trip mo ngayon? hehe

mink said...

i have seen Boy Culture and its a nice film...

and the old man is really lucky!
hehe

KRIS JASPER VAN DYKE said...

dont work too hard (or shud i say, dont make your eyes work too hard?)

Yffar said...

hays.. now lang ako nakapag online...

dahil super busy rin sa work,,,

grrr...

Yffar said...

kamusta naman ang kuya ko?? ahihih

PROSETITUTE said...

wow, thats lotsa pink films. are these films american? i think im interested with phoenix. :)

kiel said...

i watched boy culture na and it's ok as far as gay flicks go (because some of them are really crap).

i think i'll look for coffee date- it sounds interesting.

(^oo^) bad girl (^oo^) said...

Well well well......

dazedblu* said...

too much of a work, hay rest lang katapat.. :)

goddess said...

pahiram!! hehe..