Tubog sa Ginto

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Tubog sa Ginto
Directed by Lino Brocka
Screenplay by Lino Brocka
Story by Mars Ravelo
Starring Lolita Rodriguez
Hilda Koronel
Jay Ilagan
Eddie Garcia
Luis Gonzales
Music by Doming Valdez
Cinematography Steve Perez
Edited by Felizardo Santos
Lea Productions
Release date(s)
  • January 20, 1971 (1971-01-20)
Country Philippines
Language Filipino

Tubog sa Ginto (English: Dipped in Gold) is a 1971 Filipino drama film directed by Lino Brocka, based on the comic serials created by Mars Ravelo for Bulaklak Komiks. This is the first film to tackle the then-controversial theme of homosexuality at that time when it was still a very sensitive issue.





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Despite the myriad of research and explanation regarding the "third sex", the society still failed to fully understand the trials and tribulations of a homosexual. The people believed such indistinguishable gender to be a disease in their society, to the point that they label homosexuals as criminals.

The story, written around 1969 to 1970, tackled the issue of "the third sex" which was still a taboo subject matter during the day. Ravelo was quite critical of that notion that being effeminate as belief was a big disadvantage and scandal causing great embarrassment to the person’s family or the entire race.