Surprisingly, this is the first feature by Lino Brocka—the prolific master melodramatist (with more than 100 films to his credit) and passionate political activist—to have received U.S. distribution. A 135-minute film about gay teenage hustlers in Manila, based on a true story, this is a long-cherished project of Brocka’s that he was unable to develop during the Marcos period (1988).