Burlesk King

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Burlesk King
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Directed by Mel Chionglo
Written by Ricky Lee
Starring Rodel Velayo
Leonardo Litton
Nini Jacinto
Release date(s) 1999
Running time 109 mins
Language Tagalog
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Burlesk King is the second series of the gay-themed trilogy of Mel Chionglo and Ricky Lee about the lives of Macho Dancers.


Harry went to Manila with his friend James to exact vengeance to his abusive father who used to pimp him and killed his mother. He ended up working as a Macho dancer in a gay club and became involved with a gay writer and a hooker. When he set out to look for his father to avenge his mother's death, he found him dying of AIDS in a shack in squatter's area and told him that his mother was alive after all. He looked for his mother and got reunited with her who taught him to forgive his father. His father eventually dies. After this event, Harry's mother shocks him as she admits that she is a lesbian. The movie ends with Harry macho-dancing with her mother.


Year Film Festival/Award Award Category/Recipient
2000 Star Awards, Philippines New Movie Actor of the Year Leonardo Litton

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