THE “P” TALKS!
BY: Pilar Mateo
COME November 20, 2019, Director Roman Perez, Jr. brings to the big screen an erotic thriller he collaborated with Direk Yam Laranas.
“Adan” is a movie about love, lust and lies involving two women. It stars Cindy Miranda (Bb. Pilipinas Tourism 2013) and Rhen Escaño (Best Supporting Actress nominee at the 2016 Cinema One Originals Film Festival for “Si Magdalola at Ang Mga Gago“).
Cindy’s quest in being a beauty queen dates back to 2008. She became Miss Teen Philippines as well as Miss Philippines Earth Baguio. when she was crowned Bb. Pilipinas Tourism, she represented our country in the Miss Tourism Inernational Pageant in China. She didn’t get the crown but she landed as a semi-finalist. and then, the PBB Unlimited welcomed her.
She started a life on Television.
“I took up Tourism in UST. The TV bug bit me so, I started out by being a co-host for Kuya Willie Revillame sa TV5. after a while, sa ABS-CBN, I became part of she “La Luna Sangre”.
And she was part of a Korean Film, “Package: Golden Holiday”.
“I rried lang to audition kaya when I got a callback I was so surprised. it was the director Kim Bong Han who called me back and got me for the film.”
Her leading man was Kwak Do Won.
“The projects I have been part of are “Maria” and “Sanggano Sanggago’t Sangguwapo”, both from Viva Films.”
Cindy and Rhen portray the best friends who grew up together in the film. Their closeness develops into a secually charged romance. they become lovers and starts to face the threats that will test their relationship.
Both actresses shared a different kind of professionalism in portraying their roles as Marian and Ellen.
Which required them to have innumerable love scenes, kissing scenes, intimate scenes.
“We were lucky!” mused Rhen. “Kasi, hindi nahirapan sa amin sina Direk na magawa namin ang mga eksenang kailangan. Nagkaroon kami ng workshop. Ang maganda rin both kami ni Cindy, ibinigay na ang best namin with each shooting day kaya ‘yung awkwardness napalitan o nabura after a few days. Pareho kami na first time na naka-kiss ng kapwa babae. Nakatulong din na may mga movies kami na pinanood tackling lesbian relationships.”
To which Direk Yam said that this movie violates all the rules of what a lesbian flick should be.
“When I was writing it, kaialngan na ilagay ko ang sarili ko sa point of view ng babae. It is based on a true story. A love story. Na partly na-experience ko when I witnessed something. Na pagbaba ko sa condo oo, may nakahandusay na body na duguan. Apparently, away ng magka-relasyon. Doon ko nasimulan ang konsepto. nag-collab na kami ni Direk Roman. Ginawa naming parehong babae ang involved. Kaya masu-surprise ang viewers sa violence-thriller part niya.”
Both the ladies are one in saying that, “Babae’ng-babae po kami!”
Love in a different light.
Asin’s “Himig ng Pagibig” interpreted by Shanne Dandan as the movie’s theme says a lot about the erotic-thriller wanting to delight the audience.
Will Cindy really schedule a block screening where her guests will be her colleagues in the Binibini?
Is Rhen really turning her back as a member of Ka Erdy Manalo’s congregation?
Bembol Roco (as Rhen’s father) and Epy Quizon (as Police Inspector Abraham) play important roles in the film.
In cooperation with Viva Films, Aliud Entertainment and ImaginePerSecond presents a new take on a provocative story.
Are we ready to take a peek?