3 Kids, 3 Different Dads

Dexter Doria: Mannish celebrity moniker

Even if you have stopped telling anyone about your biggest dream, just quietly hold on to it. 

One day, when you have given up obsessing for that goal, boom! the dream falls on your lap from out of the blue! (It’s the obsessing that blocks the dream from manifesting.)

For Dexter Doria, the dream comes true in “Paki,” an entry in the festival Cinema One Originals 2017, which opens in select theaters on November 13. It is Dexter’s first-ever lead role in her 40-year-old acting career. 

I’ve not heard, or read, of anyone who is not happy for the almost-statuesque, fair-skinned, well-featured actress whose career began as a ramp model for Dante Ramirez’s creations. (It was the couturier that gave her the mannish celebrity moniker, practically contradicting her ethereal real maiden name of Gloria Taccad.) 

In “Paki,” Dexter portrays an 80-year-old woman who wants to separate from her husband of 60 years so she can begin living like an old maid. Her children are doing their best to stop her. Noel Trinidad plays the husband and Paolo Paraiso one of their children. 

The still-lovely Dexter is 62 in real life —and has three now grown-up children— with three different fathers. She was married only to the father of her first child. 

Dexter is more than intelligent enough, more than hardworking enough, to bring up all her three kids as a single parent. And being one seems close to being a sexually liberated old maid.

Giancarlo Abrahan directed “Paki” from his own script.

Maxine Eigenmann: Dream-come-true

Earning Keeps From Indies

The indie film festivals, more than the mainstream movies, seem to be making the dreams of so many people come true. 

Indie fest organizers-administrators aren’t obsessed with big stars getting into the casts of the entries they accept based mainly on submitted scripts. They are after unusual, if not shocking, storylines and unusual film style or treatment. 

Do you know that Maxine Eigenmann also had her dream-come-true of finally being a film’s lead actress in an indie film fest after seven years of doing supporting roles? 

It happened in “Kulay Lila ang Gabi na Binudburan pa ng mga Bituin,” an entry in the recently concluded Quezon City Film Festival. 

There are really a lot of fine actors who earn a living and sustain a much-admired career in indie films. Angeli Bayani, Sid Lucero, Anna Luna, Mara Lopez, Sandino Martin are among them.

Let’s go on supporting the country’s indie film industry. 

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