Coring (Dolphy) is a gay beautician whose world gets turned upside down when his companion Dennis (Philip Salvador) leaves him for a bar hostess, Mariana (Marissa Delgado).
One year later, Dennis reappears at Corings's doorstep to deposit a baby boy, presumably his and Mariana's lovechild.
Dennis entrusts the baby to Coring and leaves to join the US Navy.
Coring resorts to living a dual life, trying to be a good role model to the child.
Nonoy, (Nino Muhlach) while hiding his true nature to spare the boy embarassment.
Several years later, Mariana comes into good forutne and fights to take Nonoy back from Coring.
While this film is not considered to be among Lino Brocka's masterpieces, it is landmark nonetheless because of its honest and sympathetic portrayal of gay men, the first film of its kind in the Philippines.
Comedian Dolphy, in a rare dramatic role, delivers a tour de force performance as Coring in this unforgettable story.
Directed by Lino Brocka.
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