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Miss Bulalacao

Ara Chawdhury, 2015

MISS BULALACAO (2015) Official Trailer

Debut filmmaker Ara Chawdhury’s “Miss Bulalacao” is about a young drag queen, Dodong, who joins a barangay (village) gay pageant to gain acceptance in his father’s community. He instead faces hostility from his father, who chases him to a jungle, where he sobs to a lone bright star. What follows is the strangest night in his entire life, and an even stranger nine months when he realizes he is pregnant. With only his stepmother, Lisa, as a support, Dodong deals with ridicule from the people who do not believe him – until his predicament becomes a tabloid headline: “Bakla, ina ng Diyos!”


Best Screenplay, Cinema One Originals FF
Best Supporting Actress, Cinema One Originals FF

Film Festivals

Cinema One Originals FF • Seoul International Women’s FF • Bangkok Gay & Lesbian FF • Durban IFF • Dharamshala IFF

Producing partner

Cinema One Originals

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