Tony Labrusca, Angel Aquino think Filipinos ‘welcome’ sexy scenes
Tony Labrusca and Angel Aquino were elated with the positive response in their upcoming movie “Glorious.”
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Labrusca said the enthusiastic response may mean that Filipinos are actually welcoming to watch and accept these intimate scenes in a film.
“Nung nakita ko yung reactions ng mga tao, marami talagang may experience nito. I think it’s just something that people don’t want to talk about,” he said on Thursday during the film’s press conference at ABS-CBN’s ELJ Building in Quezon City.
Written and directed by Concepcion Macatuno, the film tells the story of Glory, played by Aquino who falls in love with Niko, played by Labrusca, a guy 30 years her junior.
“Filipinos are ready to accept these kind of things, they’re more welcoming,” he added.
This echoed his recent statement about the steamy scene with Aquino in the trailer, downplaying the sexy moments as “normal.”
“Feeling ko lahat ng Filipino are actually malibog so normal yun. I don’t think it’s intense, I think it’s normal. Everybody does that,” he said as quoted by ABS-CBN news on Wednesday.
Aquino agreed, saying that it’s “wrong to think that Filipino are narrow-minded” because the content they are willing to receive and enjoy are not limited.
“They’re just waiting and they’re hungry. They’re just waiting for new materials and expressions. Bigay natin yun sa kanila kasi hinihintay lang nila,” she added.
The trailer released Sunday became viral not only because of its wild scenes, but also for its attempt to stir debate whether the society accepts relationships with large age gaps or not.
“I think we all needed this. To come to terms with what turns us on, what makes us happy, what moves us, what we like,” Macatuno said.
Macatuno added that the intimate scenes were meant to stir that kind of reaction, because watching it is “experiential” and not “detached.”
“Glorious,” Dreamscape Digital’s first offering, will stream on the iWant app and on TFC Online (TFC.tv) starting November 17. /muf
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