Burlesk King (2000)

Burlesk King


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Harry leaves Olongapo, the former site of American bases, with his best friend James. They end up in Manila where they soon find work as macho dancers in a gay bar run by Mama Odette. Harry has a troubled past- his American father used to pimp him and his mother, Betty. When his father accidentally killed his mother, Harry struck out on his own. He made a vow to kill his father. In Manila, Harry witnesses various kinds of relationships. He meets Aileen, the sister of James. Aileen is a lesbian … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Ricardo Lee
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On DVD: Sep 25, 2001
Strand Releasing


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Though using the same format and basic elements--sexually titillating scenes with heavy dosage melodrama--this is an inferior follow-up to Mel Chionglo's charming efforts, Macho Dancers and Midnight Dancers.

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