Plot / Synopsis
How far would you go for love? Everything has a price, even love! An intriguing story is about to unfold this November 2 in cinemas.
Watch The Escort Official trailer here:
The Escort Official Trailer Impression
The Escort 2016 Film Trailer Review
What can be said about The Escort's official movie trailer? While tackling adult themes is nothing revolutionary when it comes to the local film scene, it is a bit refreshing to see a mainstream film studio like Regal to invest on something that is not accessible to the general movie going audience. An adult-themed romantic drama that might be rated for adults (Rated R) unlike the slew of conveyor belt romcom produced year after year by local mainstream film studios.
We haven't seen that many veteran actors engaged in mainstream films tackling about other aspects of society besides romantic comedies, horror, or something about mistresses. A film that delves into something not many would want to talk about as it is somewhat a taboo. That prostitution still exist in the shadows on a supposedly conservative and religious country like the Philippines. We usually see these kinds of themes tackled on independent film festivals. Well good for Regal Films for doing something different. Well of course, we still need the usual mainstream set up to carry such adult topics and this is where Lovi Poe and Derek Ramsay comes in. The trailer also showcase some pretty steamy scenes which made me think that the film will have an R-Rating. I do hope that the director and studio would go for this and not a much tamer PG-rating not because of the gratuitous "conservative love scenes" featuring your favorite mainstream artists; but somehow having an R-Rating will somewhat give us some hope that the film will not be that dumbed down and that there will actually be something unconventional exposes tackling the highly debatable industry of prostitution.
This made me wonder however as to why don't mainstream film studios produced documentaries that discusses other aspect of Philippine society that deserves the attention but is not being talked about. A big budget documentary minus the frequent commercial breaks, thought-provoking stories, uncensored or not dumbing down content as it it not public television, and minus the superficial romance or drama featuring good looking escorts and its patrons. Oh one last thing though, why are they always going for Derek Ramsay? Is he the only available mainstream actor that is available for such roles? I am just really curious why he is the go to guy for most of these adult roles. Do you think he delivers a good performance on these kinds of films?
How about you guys? What do you think about this adult-themed drama featuring Lovi Poe, Christopher De Leon, Jean Garcia, and Derek Ramsay? Do you think the film is perfectly casted or do you have someone else in mind who would be better in the role? Will you be seeing this 2016 Regal Films that uses the underground prostitution industry as its background? Is this enough to pique your curiosity and actually see this in theaters? Share your thoughts and opinion about the The Escort in the comments section below and let's discuss about it.