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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Oct 1, 2017

Writer-Director Alejandro 'Bong' Ramos Says His 3-Act Play, 'Solo Para Adultos', Portray Real Life Situations That Happen In Local Showbiz

WRITER-DIRECTOR Alejandro “Bong” Ramos of “Solo Para Adultos” is better known as a film director for movies like “Haw-Ang” (“Before the Harvest”), “Butas” (“Loophole”), “Halik sa Tubig”, and “Araro”. But he has also directed for the theatre, like “Jun at Johnny” written by Jun Lana and staged in UP, “Pahimakas ni Donya Teodora”, “Huling Pahina” and “Pasyon ni Rizal”. How did he conceive of “Solo Para Adultos”?

“I originally thought of it as a screenplay,” he says. “E, hindi natuloy, so ginawa naming play ng Red Lantern Productions who has plans of also showing it in key provincial cities. It’s about the making of a porn film with five major characters whose stories intertwine. Aside from Vivo, April and John, kasama rin si Georgina, played by newcomer from Singapore Tori Garcia, called the Scandal Queen

because her sex videos are available on the internet, and Andres Vasquez, discovery sa Protege ng GMA-7, as Nicolas, a macho dancer who’s willing to do anything to make it in showbiz. Also in the cast are Brylle Mondejar as a gay director and comedian Mosang as the lesbian manager of John. The play is also a commentary about some real happenings in local entertainment. I want to thank Red Lantern for producing this. They did ‘Kabesang Tales’ before starring John Arcilla and written by Ricky Lee. They aim to stage all-original Filipino productions to satisfy local theater aficionados.”