By MA. LEONILA R. GARCIA
Released on January 18, 1989, Macho Dancer was the story of Pol (Alan Paule), a poor, gay teenager from the mountains, who was forced to move to Manila and support himself and his family. In the city, he entered the underground world of male strippers, prostitution, illegal drugs, sexual exploitation, and sexual slavery and became “macho dancer” himself.
Directed by the late Lino Brocka, the movie earned international accolades abroad and recognitions from several award-giving bodies locally.
Scheduled for a digital screening worldwide on January 30, 2021, is the sequel titled Anak Ng Macho Dancer, starring Sean de Guzman as Pol’s son.
This time megged by Joel Lamangan, Anak… is produced by Godfather Productions headed by former actor turned businessman producer Joed Serrano.
Sean, along with four starrers of the movie: Ricky Gumera, Charles Nathan, Mhack Morales and Miko Pasamonte, have been introduced in several press conferences.
Interestingly, of the five newbies, Mhack had a real-life experience as macho dancer having worked in a gay bar to sustain his studies and graduate from college.
“Yes, I did macho dancing to support my studies. And I even continued dancing for a month or two after graduation to show my gratitude to my employer. Because without this job I wouldn’t be able to graduate,” Mhack Morales confessed before members of entertainment press in a pocket interview recently.
To show his macho-dancing skills, Mhack gave a sample number, showing his well-toned body and good skin. But what is more interesting about Mhack is the fact that he is a licensed teacher having gained Bachelor of Physical Education and Sports degree from Universidad de Manila and having passed the licensure exam for teachers.
In fact, he was handling PE classes in a public school in Manila when he decided to give show business a try.
“I have always wanted to be in showbiz. That’s why when I learned of the audition for this movie and that it would be megged by ace director Joel Lamangan, the more I was determined and inspired to become part of the movie and I’m happy to be here now,” he said.
We wish you luck in your chosen career, Mhack!