Frederick Peralta proves to be a â€˜naturalâ€™ on the big screen
Donâ€™t look now, but after making his acting debut on TV last year in the soap opera â€œMagkaribal,â€ fashion designer Frederick Peralta is invading the big screen in â€œKape Barako,â€ a sex-oriented gay comedy film directed by Monti Parungao and written by Lex Bonife.
As its title suggests, the film revolves around a struggling coffee shop and how it was able to finally lure customers in, thanks to a secret ingredient that was mixed in the coffee. Even its owner (Johnron TaÃ±ada) was puzzled by its sudden turnaround, since the secret ingredient is known only to its two bumbling waiters.
â€œIf I may be brazen enough,â€ said Peralta, â€œitâ€™s the gay version of â€˜Like Water for Chocolate.â€™â€
Weâ€™re not telling you what the secret ingredient is, lest it ruins either your appetite or viewing pleasure (or both). But if weâ€™re going to go by Peraltaâ€™s assurances, the film is a guaranteed rib-tickler in a rather raunchy way.
Produced by Peraltaâ€™s fellow designer Avel Bacudio on a shoestring budget of P600,000, the film reportedly won positive reviews in New York during a recent special screening of Parungaoâ€™s films. It will open in a multiplex near you next Wednesday, Sept. 7.