‘Ang Babae Sa Septic Tank 3’ takes a swipe at historical revisionism
MANILA, Philippines — After making a parody of poverty porn and mainstream romances, “Ang Babae Sa Septic Tank” is back on its third installment, this time taking a swipe at historical revisionism.
The Marlon Rivera-helmed satire, “Ang Babae sa Septic Tank 3: The Real Untold Story of Josephine Bracken,” will see Eugene “Uge” Domingo’s megalomaniacal and egotistical version of herself discussing the appropriation of facts in art.
Writer Chris Martinez said it is high time to discuss historical revisionism since it is the “era” where people in power are twisting truth.
“Sa paligid natin, ‘yung mga tao, habang nasa kapangyarihan ay binabaluktot ang katotohanan para makamit ang kanilang minimithing mas matindi pang kapangyarihan (Around us, people in power twist the truth to gain even greater power),” Martinez said Wednesday at a press conference.
“It’s a way for us to comment on historical revisionism, how we appropriate facts and historical events to fit our needs,” Martinez added.
The seven-part mockumentary series tackling the life of Jose Rizal’s common-law wife in Dapitan, Josephine Bracken is Domingo’s directorial debut. She will produce, direct, and take on the role of Bracken.
“Bakit pinagpipilitan ni Ms. Eugene Domingo sarili niya sa isang role na red-haired Irish woman na napakatangos ng ilong (Why is it that Ms. Eugene Domingo is insisting on taking on the role of a red-haired Irish woman who has an aquiline nose)? But she’s in power. She’s the producer. She’s the director,” Martinez said.
“Masaya siyang panoorin (She’s a joy to watch), but at the same time, every episode, you’ll feel that meron siyang gustong imulat sa mga manonood (she wants to impart something to the audience). And that is, we should be careful, and we should be aware how we treat history, how we treat facts, how we treat truth,” Martinez added.
Apart from Domingo, filmmaker Joey Reyes will also be in the series as Uge’s screenwriter who becomes her reluctant partner-in-crime.
Tony Labrusca, on the other hand, will be portraying perhaps the hunkiest version of national hero Rizal. Mylene Dizon and Joanna Ampil will play Rizal’s sisters Narcisa and Saturnina.
Historian Ambeth Ocampo will be onboard to provide viewers background on the true stories of historical characters, which Domingo will try to break.
“Ang Babae Sa Septic Tank 3: The Real Untold Story of Josephine Bracken” will be available for streaming in iWant starting July 17. (Editor: Eden Estopace)
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