If you haven't heard of Hugot, that new Pinoy gay indie film that's having its premiere at the UP Diliman Film Center on April 23, then you must be living under a rock. (Or just stumbled onto this website, in which case, welcome!) To remind you, you can go to Migs' PR post (containing lots of publicity photos) or AJ's excellent paraphrasing of the original promotional synopsis. So, I won't bother rehashing what the movie is all about (like the fact that it's a trilogy of short stories, like the various incarnations of the Shake, Rattle and Roll franchise).
Anyway, I got some inside scoop that some of the people behind the film are anxious that a few articles written about the film (such as in tabloids) have "mischaracterized" the nature of the movie. These production people are worried that viewers who have been moved to watch Hugot as a result of these articles might get mightily disappointed when they see the real thing. I've been given an idea by my source about what the "mischaracterization" is all about and while I can't divulge what it is, I can tell you that the content of the film apparently diverges from other recent indies like Sikil (read my review), Daybreak, and Ang Lihim ni Antonio. While I haven't actually seen the movie, it's probably safe to say that Hugot is not your usual Pinoy gay indie film.
Of course, it could all just be a PR stunt to generate more buzz for the film, but it certainly piqued my interest in watching the movie, though I'd have to wait for the regular screening instead of attending the premiere (blame it on work). And just for kicks, shown below is the trailer for the movie so that you read the cliché-ish line "one night will change their lives forever" again for the umpteenth time. So, do you plan on catching Hugot when it screens?