Friday, March 28, 2014

TV5's "Beki Boxer" premieres on March 31, 2014

TV5 presents an interesting pink comedy story as it premieres its newest primetime series Beki Boxer on March 31, 2014.  Beki Boxer proves that fighting for one's dreams and aspirations in life is possible regardless of one's social status, gender and sexual orientation.

The life of gay boxer is for real. There are some provinces in the Philippines that actually hold a boxing event for gays. Telling this story in a teleserye format I think is first in the Philippines. Some would be curious to ask what difference will this story tell compared to the other existing stories released in films, for instance. It's always a challenge for the writers & directors to come up with something new and interesting. I look forward to seeing the drama-comedy story as it unfolds every weekday at 7pm on TV5.

Gay lingo (or language) has been around for some decades now. This type of language falls under the main category, Slang Language. The word "beki" was coined just a few years ago with the rise of another sublanguage of Tagalog slang lingo called "jejemon." Over the years, like any other language, gay lingo continues to develop and expand.

According to Badingtionary:
The term bekimon (beki is a colloquial word for "gay") took off from the growing popularity of the jejemon subculture, which refers to those who deliberately exaggerate ordinary words by adding or subtracting letters...

Playing the title role is versatile actor Alwyn Uytingco, who gets the biggest break in his career with this action-packed but heart-warming comedy series. The show recently held its media launch at Oasis Manila in Quezon City. The media were able to see the first episode of Beki Boxer.

The story revolves around the life of Rocky Ponciano (Alwyn Uytingco), a young man who is naturally gifted with boxing prowess. When Rocky's father Max (Christian Vasquez), a former boxing champion, lost his crucial fight that eventually doomed his career and tainted his reputation for life, it has become Rocky's ultimate goal to become a world-class boxer to bring back the lost glory of his family.

Rocky is not an ordinary boxer. While his killer punches can knock down any opponent, he knows deep inside his heart that the king of the ring... is actually a queen.

Will Rocky be able to vindicate his father and his family? What will his father's reaction be when he finds out that his boxer son is a beki? And will Rocky's sexuality stop him from pursuing his dreams?

Beki Boxer TV Trailer

Joining Alwyn to give life to Beki Boxer’s endearing characters are Christian Vasquez as Max, his boxing champion-father; Candy Pangilinan as Consuelo, a loving wife and mother to Rocky and Max; Cholo Barreto as Elorde, Rocky’s homophobic brother; Onyok Velasco as Ninong Onyok; his godfather/boxing coach; Joross Gamboa as Madonna, his gay friend/confidant; John Regala as the antagonist Coach Dalmacio; Claire Hartell as Venus, Kristel Moreno as Jessa, Danita Paner as Chloe and Vin Abrenica as Atong, Rocky’s co-boxer / love interest.

Introducing here who plays the young Rocky is Rain Quite.

Beki Boxer premieres on March 31, 2014 (Monday) at 7PM, replacing Let's Ask Pilipinas on TV5.

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