Ang Tatay Kong Nanay

posted on the Atlantic online forum:

Lino Brocka's Ang Tatay Kong Nanay (My Father the Mother) is a lovely gay film, about a cross-dresser who ends up taking care of the son of a man he loved. Melodramatic and chock full of stereotypes, but at core it's an eloquent and ultimately moving little story about a gay man's outsized heart.

Brocka's gay of course. Practically all of the finest filmmakers in the Philippines during the '70s were gay, and quite a few of them even today.

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