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Gender-bending roles and stars

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JARED Leto won an Oscar best supporting actor trophy for playing a transgender in “Dallas Buyers Club.”

Most film roles are played by gender-appropriate actors—like Scarlett O’Hara being portrayed by Vivien Leigh and Rhett Butler being vivified by Clark Gable.

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‘Quick Change’ in Denmark

Filipino filmmaker Eduardo Roy Jr.’s “Quick Change” will compete at the 29th Mix Copenhagen LGBT Film Festival (Denmark), from Oct. 3 to Oct. 12.

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‘Maximo’ in BFI top gay films list

AS GAY teener “Maximo Oliveros,” he won Best Actor in Spain.

Kanakan Balintagos’ “Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros” is in the list dubbed “10 Great Gay Films from East and Southeast Asia,” drafted by the British Film Institute. The Cinemalaya 2005 film is in the same list as Wong Kar-wai’s “Happy Together,” Chen Kaige’s “Farewell My Concubine,” Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s “Tropical Malady,” among others. Bayani San Diego Jr.

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Underachiever finds his/her niche

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“I HAVE become feminine. My skin is smoother, my clothes more stylish.”

While malling with his family recently, GMA 7 actor Gabby Eigenmann overheard fans arguing about his gender.

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The continued blossoming of ‘Maximo’

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NATHAN Lopez (right) worked in front of and behind the camera in “Resbak.”

How fast time flies! Nathan Lopez, breakout star of the 2005 indie hit “Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros,” marks his 23rd birth anniversary on Aug. 19.

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