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Love triangle with a twist


LOVE TRIANGLES WITH – While reading the press release on Star Cinema’s “The Third Party,” that delightful Viva comedy “Pusong Mamon” comes to mind.

“The Third Party,” directed by Jason Paul Laxamana and topbilled by Sam Milby, Zanjoe Marudo, and Angel Locsin, is about two gays and the woman who comes in between them.

Directed by Joel Lamangan and starring Albert Martinez, Eric Quizon, and Lorna Tolentino, “Pusong Mamon” shows the three in a similar situation, a love triangle of sorts.

Yes, love triangle with a twist. A situation no longer unusual these liberated days of same-sex marriage. And sex video left and right.

BRAVE – Angel describes Star Cinema as brave, very brave, for tackling such a subject… and casting her two opposite machos in gay roles.

But then – and this has been said time and again – Sam and Zanjoe are so confident of their gender (masculinity) that they don’t mind at all playing gays.

Well, John Lloyd Cruz is a crossdresser in “Ang Babaeng Humayo.”

When will Piolo Pascual, Gerald Anderson, Jericho Rosales, Xian Lim, and Richard Yap follow suit?

And perhaps in time Daniel Padilla, Enrique Gil, and James Reid?

MAVERICK – Direk Jason Paul may well be called maverick.

Look, his credits include the cutting-edge “Babagwa,” the all-out romcom “Love is Blind,” and the black comedy “Mercury is Mine.”

And now “The Third Party,” written by Patrick Valencia and Charlene Sawit-Esguerra.

PLOT – Angel and Sam play college sweethearts who shared a short-lived romance. After many years, they meet again, with Angel hoping to rekindle their romance.

She gets the shock of her life when Sam introduces his current partner, Zanjoe, of course.

An unexpected problem leads Angel to seek Sam’s help. He agrees, albeit reluctantly, and all three are forced to live under one roof.

The tension, fun, jealousy, riot begin.

How will the love triangle with a twist end?