Saturday, March 12, 2011

TAKSIKAB: 9 SEX SCENES DEFENDED

SEX SCENE # 1
David [Kristofer King] touches himself the moment he wakes up in the morning. He gets up as he finishes and heads to the bathroom without clothes on to take a shower.

POINTS OF THE SCENE:
1. A taxi driver who has been secretly in love with his roommate for years has no other way to release his sexual desire.
2. This is a reflection of his character as a lonely gay man who has no other sexual outlets.


SEX SCENE # 2
Popoy [Dustin Jose] exchanges sexual favors for drugs in a market "bodega"

POINTS OF THE SCENE:
1. A reflection of an economically ill society where one corrupt act can be traded to another.
2. The cycle of bad habit knows no moral concerns

SEX SCENE # 3
Troy [Kevin Vitug] has an empty wallet. He needs to score more drugs. He prostitutes himself with a guy he met the other night. The gay guy Sonny [Jonas Gruet] offers a double pay so he can penetrate him backdoor. Troy reluctantly accepts the offer.

POINTS OF THE SCENE:
1. Drug addiction can further put you in worse situations. A man trapped in his own weakness will no longer have stronger hold for morals and sound decisions.
2. Sex can be used as a form of violence, trade, and power.


SEX SCENE # 4
Sonny's conquest for the day is momentarily followed by his encounter with a young struggling actor [Marcus Cabrera] who moonlights as a sex worker. Sex becomes wilder but magically passionate. The mutual attraction between the two is abrupt and confusing. They end up kissing each other passionately under the drizzling shower.

POINTS OF THE SCENE:
1. Although sex is used as a form of trade - sex can still be consummated by natural passion and reaction.
2. Even predators and preys or predator-to-predator can elevate the intensity of sexual relations if deep attraction ensues.

SEX SCENE # 5
David flirts with Popoy inside a cramped men's room in a cheap beerhouse. David touches Popoy's member. Popoy is somewhat pleased at first but growing aversion to his lifestyle makes him break out a violent reciprocation.

POINTS OF THE SCENE
1. Sex can be used as a form of violence if both parties are suffering from sexual repression
2. Hate crime roots from the attacker's own sexual repressiveness and the victim's own sexual incapacity. Both parties are to be blamed.


SEX SCENE # 6
Pepe [Jess Mendoza] is a former callboy who has j
ust come out of the prison for killing a customer later proven as a case of "heat of passion". He has new hopes to find a new job but luck seems tough on him. He goes back to his old way. First stop: a third-run moviehouse. A mentally-challenged gay [Paul Roquia] inspects Pepe's manhood saying he is looking for the perfect looking one.

POINTS OF THE SCENE
1. From Pepe's line, "I tried to find a decent job but no one seems trusting enough to offer one for someone who has just been to prison" In his own supposition, he has no other choice but to go back from where he started.
2. The close-up shot of Pepe's unaroused penis is framed to reflect hopelessness between two doomed characters as they both try to connect and make a deal in the seedy microcosm of extreme poverty. Both are looking for symbols of hope.

SEX SCENE # 7
Tony [Tony Lapena] is a taxi driver who thinks he can do two business inside his taxi at the same time. With his good looks, a proud member, and evil intentions - he lures his passengers to paid quickies. Gay and blind sampaguita vendor [Ray An Dulay] gives him a hand as he marvels each time staring at the driver's half-mast in exchange of what little he has earned for the day.
POINT OF THE SCENE
1. Sex does not equate economic class. Sex can be used as a lure to anyone who desires it regardless of social status. This happens, of course, if the moral fiber is loosed, or education is completely absent.


SEX SCENE # 9
Both down for the day, David picks up a wandering Pepe on the street and asks him to give him a head. Pepe agrees for a pay but eventually tries to flee when he notices that his customer may be not in his calmest condition. David violently forces him through.

POINT OF THE SCENE
1. Another reflection of the subject, "sex is violence". This of course ensues between persons with history of lapses in judgment. Remember that Pepe killed a customer before because of "sex is violence" . David, on the other hand, can be assumed is on that verge of comeuppance when everything that his sound mind desires got derailed along his day's journey.

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