With everything happening around the world, it shouldn’t be so bad to look for any ounce of inspiration we could get. And because it’s Pride Month, what better way to spark motivation than by admiring these fabulous, courageous LGBTQ personalities on iWant? We present to you, our fave queer characters!
1. Mark Salvacion and Noel Villanueva, In My Life
Here, Luis Manzano and John Lloyd Cruz play lovers in The Big Apple, New York! Everything goes fine until Shirley (Vilma Santos) travels all the way to New York to see her only son, Mark (Luis). Little did the couple know, Shirley plans to stay with Mark for good!
More than teaching Shirley about acceptance, Mark and Noel (John Lloyd) also prove that once and for all, love knows no gender.
2. Max and Christian, The Third Party
Andi (Angel Locsin) finds herself in a sticky situation when she realizes that her ex, Max (Sam Milby), is in love with someone else—a new guy named Christian, played by Zanjoe Marudo. To make matters more complicated, Andi is pregnant with Max’s baby!
As proof of what love can do, Christian offers to adopt their child and take care of Andi throughout her pregnancy. Drama and hilarity ensue!
3. Trisha, Die Beautiful
Make way for the kween—the glorious Trisha! Starring Paolo Ballesteros, the film offers you an intimate look into a transgender’s journey of overcoming personal and societal challenges to become a beauty queen.
And if that’s not enough of a reason for you to watch this, you should know that Ballesteros won Best Actor in the 29th Tokyo International Film Festival for this notable masterpiece.
4. Alex and Jess, Baka Bukas
They say falling in love with your bestfriend is the best thing ever. But what some other people fail to recognize is that for queer couples, it’s not that simple. In this award-winning film, Alex (Jasmine Curtis-Smith) and Jess (Louise delos Reyes) struggle to find their way through the tricky and inconvenient labyrinth of coming to terms with who you *really* are.
5. Alex, Alex, Cris, and Cris, Changing Partners
The film expertly harnesses universal relationship truths to weave the stories of four characters, Alex (Agot Isidro), Alex (Jojit Lorenzo), Cris (Anna Luna), and Cris (Sandino Martin). In Dan Villegas’ adaptation of Vincent de Jesus’ musical play, the characters face issues surrounding gender roles and age gaps.
It’s reassuring to know that LGBTQ films are now more accessible than ever. For more fresh and unconventional films you can watch for FREE, check out iWant via Google Play Store, Apple App Store, or through iwant.ph.