Max's gay 12-year-old.
The film's honest portrayal of Maxi is winning more than just admirers--the movie has also been awarded prizes at film festivals around the world and was recently selected as the Philippines official entry in the Foreign Language Film category for the 2007 Academy Awards.
"Film has the power to expand our views and transform our perceptions," says Bernardo. "Just like Brokeback Mountain made it easier for rural gays to realize that they are not alone, I strongly believe that [Maxi] will make it easier for queer youth to come out."--G.D.
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|Publication:||The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)|
|Date:||Nov 21, 2006|
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