Artists: Cherry Pie Picache, Diana Zubiri, Francine Prieto, Rafael Rosell, Alfred Vargas, Nina Ricci Alagao
From the same team that created 2003's box-office and critical hit, "Bridal Shower", comes a fresh and bitingly funny satirical take on Filipino beauty contests- Bikini Open.
Presented in a "mockumentary" (fake documentary) format, this up-to-date comedy chronicles the proceedings of an on-going bikini contests in one of Malate's sing-along-bars.
Go-getter Susan, an investigate TV host desperate for higher TV ratings, exposes not only what goes behind the pageant but even the most private lives of the aspiring contestants: Gail- a wannabe movie star; Lara- the overachieving "perfect" girl and Binibining Pilipinas beauty contestant hopeful; Sonny- the hunky playboy gym instructor and Billy, a would be singer in search of his real father.
These contestants along with 18 other pairs of male and female aspirants, their families, sponsors, benefactors, managers, judges, hosts, organizers and even the audience take us not just in the front seat but even behind the scenes for an examination of the bikini contest phenomenon.
As for Susan, will the TV host get the much- needed ratings boost her TV show despeartely needs?
How far is she willing to go and her expose reveals not just each contestant's body but even the spirit, soul and secrets?
Directed by Jeffrey Jeturian