By posting her observations on Filipino romantic comedy films, Frankie Pangilinan ends up "roasting" her own mother, Sharon Cuneta.
Frankie points out the commonly used plots in Filipino rom-coms as she writes in her April 19 tweet (published as is):
"why filipino romcoms always gotta be like:
"- guy is ‘bad boy’ who basically annoys tf out of girl
"- they spend half the movie trying to piss each other off then someone gets hurt (probs girl) and they soften
"- someone ends up in the hospital at some point (SHOCK! disease)
Expounding on her observation about rom-com characters ending up in a hospital, the 19-year-old singer-writer adds, "it fully SENDS me someone ALWAYS ends up in the hospital or dead or having a secret ailment why is everyone so unhealthy"
A netizen, who uses the handle @lilchuzi, quotes Frankie's tweet and comments that Sharon used to do rom-com movies in her younger years.
The netizen tells Frankie, "your mother did these kind of films when she was younger, though."
Frankie responds, "yes im roasting her as usual"
Some of Sharon's popular rom-com movies are: Kahit Konting Pagtingin (1990), Maging Sino Ka Man (1991), Pagdating ng Panahon (2001), Kung Ako Na Lang Sana (2003), and Unexpectedly Yours (2017).
On April 20, Frankie follows up her rom-com observations with two more tweets.
Frankie explains that even though she has these observations, she continues to watch Filipino rom-com films.
At the same time, she would love to see "diversity, gender equality, and less toxic dynamics" in Filipino films.
Frankie tweets, "do i still watch and enjoy them and cry every time? yes.
"would i appreciate some diversity? gender equality? less toxic dynamics? of course."