Alvin Yapans Gaydar is one of the three featured films at this years Q Cinema: The 2013 Quezon City Film Festival that will run from October 3-5 at Trinoma Cinemas.
There was actually a short comedy film of the same title written and produced by Terry Ray and Larry Lafond in 2002 but it seems totally different from the first film. We are not in the position to comment about the film as of this posting but we would like to believe that the Philippines Gaydar is different from the foreign version.
Yapans Gaydar stars Pauleen Luna, Rafael Rossel and Tom Rodriguez and is set to be shown at Trinoma Cinema 3 on October 5 at 9pm.
UPDATE 11/20/2013: (MOVIE REVIEW) We werent able to watch the film during the Q Cinema festival but did catch the film during the Cinema One Originals second week of November. I liked the films comedy and a mixture of drama but I am looking for more. The characters are lovable especially Rafael Rossel whos been my constant favorite ever since. Overall, I would give it a 5/10 ratings.
Alvin Yapan’s Gaydar Movie stars Rafael Rossel, Tom Rodriguez and Pauleen Luna
Alvin Yapans Gaydar Movie stars Rafael Rossel, Tom Rodriguez and Pauleen Luna.
GAYDAR SYNOPSIS: Tina thinks she’s cursed. She always ends up falling in love with gays. After her latest embarrassment with Ricky, whom she thought would propose to her on their date but ends up introducing to his boyfriend, she vows never to fall in love again with men. Men always end up gay whenever she falls in love with them.
Tina is part of the Makati working class. She lives in Quezon City and rides a regular FX service to Makati. This is where she met Ricky. When everything went sour with them however, she forced to look for another FX service she could use on a regular basis. She calls on her reliable best friend, Nick, to help her find one. Nick is forced to go with Tina and abandon using FX service where they met Ricky. Nick and Tina have been friends since they first met at the cafeteria of the building where they both work. Tina always thought Nick to be gay and they become best friend since then. But secretly, Nick is in love with Tina. He just couldn’t tell her for fear of ruining their friendship. He is so in live with Tina that it is already enough for nick to be with her every day.
While looking for a new service nick, Tina meets Richard, an FX driver, who immediately forces Tina to abandon her new vow never to fall in love again with men. Nick just couldn’t believe Tina. She employs the help of nick to find out whether Richard is gay or not. Both nick and Tina then set up different “traps” for Richard. Can he catch a ball with single hand? How does he pick items from the floor? How does he cut his fingernails? Every manner of gesture and detail they could think of they let Richard go through with it. Tina will never allow herself again to fall in love with a gay guy.
On the other hand, nick is beginning to realize that Tina will never be his. He will always be Tina’s unofficially gay best friend. He will have to let her go. Especially when he finds out that Richard is really straight and is also beginning to fall in love with Tina. More than this. Nick also discovers that Richard is really not just an FX driver which Tina has already come to accept as long as Richard really comes to love her. As it turns out, Richard actually owns the entire FX franchise and sells cars on the side. He masquerades as an FX driver since he is also looking for the right girl who will fall in love with him, and not his flourishing business.
Nick now feels that his love for Tina is finally a lost cause. He begins to distance himself from Tina. When Richard finally reveals his true identity and declare his love for her, Tina fined that nick is no longer around to share her happiness and triumph at love. It was then that she realized that Nick has already become a huge part of her life.
Fortunately, with the help Richard, she encounters Ricky again who tells her of nick’s secret love for her. Ricky knows about this since he courted Nick in their past FX days, and Nick declined his advances by telling him unrequited loves stories about Tina,
Tina just couldn’t believe what she’s hearing. Now she has to choose between two men, between Richard and Nick. In the end however, what wins is the love that has stood the test of time. Tina chooses nick. Nick however now refuses to see her again. Richard, being a gentleman that he is, helps Tina in convincing nick to be with her again, and if need be to start all over again. They set this elaborate trap where they kidnap Nick, bring him to an abandoned house, bind him to a chair and blindfold him. And just when Nick has already given up his life for dead, Tina removes his blindfold and declares her feelings in front of him, saying that Nick already has her heart from the very start. She now wants his heart in ransom for hers since he has stolen her heart, as deftly as a thief, that she never realized it until now.