Lovebirds – Not Just Another Gay Movie

Another gay-themed indie movie is set to the silver screen, but the critics say this one's not a sexually-explicit skin-flick type of film but the one that can be listed together with the award-winning "Maximo Oliveros", "Masahista" and "Selda."

From the Director of the film Sikil (Unspoken Passion) whose film was screened at Valencia, Spain; Cancun, Mexico and Palm Springs, California and from his another film Kurap (Blink), Ronaldo Bertubin helmed a coming-out tale starring acclaimed actors Boots Anson Roa and Tommy Abuel.

Lovebirds stars new actor Joseph Izon and, imported from Puerto Rico, Andres Alexis Fernandez, who will play the role of Alexis and Mario respectively.

Alexis is a foreigner who came to the Philippines to meet his chat mate Mario. As a filipino culture, visitors are welcome by family host with welcoming party of food, fiesta and people. When Alexis visited Mario, Mario’s parents told to the neighborhood that Alexis is a girl, but surprisingly it was Alex. Mario’s mother denied that he was Alexis and introduced him as Alex the brother of Alexis to the neighborhood. His parents known about Mario’s sexuality until at the end Alexis become closer and fell inlove with Mario. With all the laugh and cry. A story of a foreigner in another country, different culture, and acceptance of love will have all a happy ending.

Lovebirds is set to premiere on December 4, 2008 at Cine Adarna inside UP Diliman, Quezon City.

Video Link: Lovebirds Movie Trailer

Joseph Izon through the lens of Ian Felix Alquiros:

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