Hanging Out

Description:

Hanging Out is the first ever Filipino gay web series. It is created in collaboration with OUT, a gay magazine. Hanging Out follows the everyday life of a group of mostly gay millennials post-coming out. It starts off with David, who stumbled upon a birthday party for Adrian and became friends with a new group of friends. Each episode is around ten minutes and shows a different snippet of the daily lives of gay men in Manila (the capital of Philippines).

Cast:

Left: David; Right: Adrian

David- a sketch artist. He is accepting of new things and is supportive of his friends.

Adrian- David’s love interest. He is a romantic at heart.

And friends:

 

 

LGBTQ+ Positivity
Entertainment Value

One thought on “Hanging Out

  1. Plot

    3.00

    Entertainment Value

    5.00

    Cinemagrahy

    3.00

    LGBT Positivity

    8.00

    Acting

    4.00

    Even though Hanging Out about gay men in Manila, there are things that made it relatable to people worldwide, e.g. Grindr hookup, knocking on the wrong door, or even trying to snap a great picture of food (going to the extreme of standing on a chair to do so).

    I wish I could say we have all been there, but standing on a chair? Kudos.

    The acting, the plot, or the dialogue have huge rooms for improvement. Namely, there are awkward shots, prolonged silence, strange lighting and weird camera movements. Sometime, it can distract you from what the characters are saying (especially when you need to read subtitle) but it is not a catastrophe.

    One thing that makes this web series heartwarming is that Adrian and his group of close-knitted friends. They talk about silly stuff, tease each other, gossip, and just hang out. Seeing them banter with each other like old friends do, it made me feel both included in the group and yet intruding on their moment. Another reason why Hanging Out might be worth watching is the attractiveness of the cast. Adrian is kind of attractive with that chic look and purposely messy hair. And David has his cute boyish charm.

    As for gay positivity, this web series showed gay men post-coming out, where they are comfortable about their sexuality. We get to learn about them as a character instead having their struggle with their sexuality define them. They are gay, and they are their own person.

    I wish the series was better but still, as is, Hanging Out is a big step toward telling the stories of Filipino gays, queers, bisexuals, trans and lesbians. Watch it, or not watch it, it is up to you.

     

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