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Geyluv

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Transcript of Geyluv

Gey
luv

Gey
luv
Honorio Bartolome
De Dios
Plot
It tells the close
friendship
and
love
story between
Mike,
an attractive Manila-based journalist, and
Benjie,
a gay project director of a non government organization.
Benjie
confessed his love
for Mike
and then follows a
flashback
on how they
met
and became close
friends
.

Characters
Benjie
A program officer of an NGO. An out gay man who fell in love with Mike.
Mike
A journalist. Not sure with what he really feels about Benjie but he knows that he is very important to him.
Joana
Benjie’s officemate who insisted him to get to know Mike.
Carmi
Mike’s very beautiful ex-girlfriend. Their relationship lasted for two years.
Mike's group of macho friends
his set of straight friends
Nanay
Benjie's mom whose death caused Benjie's world to crumble
Themes
Equality
- friendship
- the right to love and be loved
THANK
YOU!
- born in Marilao, Bulacan -
1962
- was a
seminarian
who studied Sociology
- engaged in
social works
for
10
years
-
wrote about the
lives of gays
in the
current society



-
1991
: published "Impetu : Pangalawang Antolohiya ng Katha", where he contributed some of his short stories

-
1993
: his "Lihim ng Tag-araw" received a Carlos Palanca Award for Literature in Short Stories

-
1997
: wrote Jose Sison's "Ganti ng Pagmamahal" into a novel
-
1998
: published "Sa Labas ng Parlor"
-
2004
: his "Etong Bayad, Sang Kalayaan Lang" received a Carlos Palanca Award for Literature
in Short Stories
Geyluv
challenges
the Philippines’
conservativeness
and the society’s untold
discrimination
against members of the
third sex.
A simple story that tells us about
friendship
,
equality
and the right
to love and be loved
whatever
gender preference
a person has.
Rising Action
Benjie and Mike became close friends
Climax
When they cuddled and Mike hugged Benjie.
The latter went for a kiss.
Falling Action
When they were going home from Baguio and both were contemplating on asking each other if they should try living-in together
Setting
-
Modern Manila
- Zambales
- Laguna
- Baguio

Point of view

1st Person Omniscient
(the usage of
I, my, me
)


Exposition
Benjie and Mike met at a media party. Benjie was attracted by Mike's good looks but he knew that it will never materialize
Denouement
When Mike took Benjie's hand and assured himself
that he may not be sure if
he's gay
"but does it matter?"
Conflict/s

Man vs Himself
Benjie is unsure whether to pursue a relationship with Mike while Mike is still unsure if he has feelings for Benjie

Man vs Society
Benjie's daily battle with discrimination


Interpretation
- Cultural criticism
- Queer theory
Patrick
Tayo
Vincent
Gabriel
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