‘WHAT?! You have a big crush on a drag queen? That’s the weirdest statement I’ve ever heard in years!”
If a female friend of mine confessed her addiction on drag queens years ago, I’ll instantly give her a strange look. Do you have a serious problem in life that you don’t want me to know yet you can’t handle it? Tell me and I’ll listen. Let’s talk about boy bands instead.
Gurl, I ain’t crazy! I Just love Manila Luzon and Elmo the Puppet | Photo by Mark Liddell
But no. Actually, my love for drag queens started when I discovered LOGOTV’s Rupaul’s Drag Race. They’re currently airing the 5th season in the US of A and I’m proud to say that a lot of Filipino drag queens made it to the show. The fun part there is they look so pretty with the make-up and glamorous clothes, yet they look equally hot when out of drag. My Top Three favorite queens from all five seasons include Manila Luzon, Willam Belli and Ivy Winters.
Gran Torino is a classic car. A lot of people especially the collectors of vintage cars would like to add this on their garage. I bet most drivers dream to drive this car even just for once in their lifetime.
"Get off my lawn!"
Last night, a number of movie bloggers were invited at the Philippine movie premiere of Gran Torino Starring Clint Eastwood.
I admit that I would rather watch Filipino movies rather than watch the films made in Hollywood. I only heard of the name Clint Eastwood when a friend of mine made me listen to the song by Gorillaz. My grandfather is also a big fan of Clint Eastwood. He said he admired him as an actor and director. I remember him asking me to look for Letters from Iwo Jima in a VCD store.
When I went at the screening, I didn’t have any idea on what the film is all about. I bet most people would think of fast cars and stuff when they hear the title, but the film is more than a car story. It is a story that teaches us how to drive our own life – the struggles, life, death, forgiveness and all that drama.
I don’t want to post some spoilers, but I would like to share some of the lessons I learned from the movie. That way, maybe that can help persuade you to spend your Php150 watching a movie that is worth your time and money.
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