Midnight Dancers

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Midnight Dancers ★★ 1994

Seamy look at Manila's gay subculture and male prostitution. Sonny and his older brothers Dennis and Joel work as dancers at a sleazy club whose upstairs apartments are used for prostitution. The boys need the money to help their impoverished family survive in the slums but the emotional wear and tear (not to mention police raids and assorted brutalities) provide lots of melodrama. Filipino with subtitles. 115m/C VHS, DVD . PH Alex Del Rosario, Gandong Cervantes, Laurence David, Perla Bautista, Soxy Topacio; D: Mel Chionglo; W: Ricardo Lee; C: George Tutanes; M: Nonong Buenoamino.