Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Charot (1984)

Basic Info: Director: Leonardo Pascual; Cast: Roderick Paulate, Shyr Valdez, Panchito, Bomber Moran, Tatlong Itlog, Rodolfo 'Boy' Garcia, Rez Cortez, Vilma Santos, Ike Lozada, Mario Escudero, Robert Talby, Val Iglesias, Alex Bolado, Fred Moro, Pong Pong, Ding Arraza; Producer: Jose M. Razon; Original Music: Rey Ramos; Cinematography: Apolinario Cuenco, Armando Dulag; Film Editing: Pat Ramos

Plot Summary: No Available Data

Accomplishment: One of early successful gay roles for Paulate.

Film Review: "...As far as he can recall, his first gay outing was in the critically acclaimed High School Circa '65. "Doon naman, I was nominated for Best Supporting Actor considering na 15 or 16 pa lang ako noon. I was the comic relief of the movie." Bibeth Orteza, who played a teacher in High School Circa '65, created a gay character for him in the sitcom "Tepok Bunot." "Nag-hit 'yon," says Roderick. Then a producer gave him the lead role in Charot, a movie inspired by Dustin Hoffman's gender-bending performance in Tootsie. Before Roderick knew it, other offers to do gay roles started coming his way, with one of them from a very persuasive line producer-actress. "After Charot, ayoko munang tanggapin ang mga gay-gay roles," he says. "But it was Charo Santos who convinced me to do a gay movie where I would be paired with Maricel (Soriano)." The project was Regal Films' Inday, Inday sa Balitaw which ended up being a huge success. "The rest is history!" Roderick exclaims. "Yun na! Sunud-sunud na sa box-office..." (READ MORE)

Maricel Soriano on Roderick Paulate: - "...Tinatrato niya akong tao. Pag galit ako, nagmumura ako, nagtatapon ako ng kung anumang bagay. Pinababayaaan lang niya ako. Pagnailabas ko na ang galit ko, ayun, kinakausap niya ako, sinasabi na niya sa akin ang mga mali ko. Ako naman, nakikinig na lang sa kanya. Mabait si Dick. Hindi ka niya pababayaan. We're parang soulmates. Mas Mahalaga pa sa friendship ang relationship namin ni Roderick..." - Manila Standard, Mar 2, 1987 (READ MORE)

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