A lot of people put a high priority on monogamy in arelationship. However, there are rare instances when the couple agrees to havean open relationship, allowing the participants to take other partners. JerryGracio, the writer of the movie Santa Santita, interviewed three loversliving under one roof and told Adolf Alix Jr. about this kind of set up.
This sparked Direk Adolf's interest and he proceeded tocreate a film that would tackle this complicated relationship. Last July 19,the world premiere of Imoral took place at the Cultural Center of thePhilippines as one of the exhibition films of Cinemalaya 2008.
Imoral tackles the dynamics of the relationship of ahusband with his wife and his lover-and they all live in one house. Tapped toplay the roles of husband and wife are Paolo Paraiso and Katherine Luna. Thelover of Paolo is portrayed by Arnold Reyes, a theater actor who has alsoappeared in other indie films such as Pisay and Adela.
Arnold informed PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) abouthis role in this movie, which will be screened at Robinsons Galleria IndieSinestarting August 6, 2008. "Ako yung lover ni Paolo for six years. Hindi ko siyapwede kalimutan so nagsasama kami nina Katherine Luna sa iisang bubong. SiPaolo, taxi driver na makakapulot ng P1 million sa sasakyan na minamaneho niya.Middle class lang kami so dun na lalabas ang totoong kulay namin."
By living with such an arrangement, the three lovers become the target of moralists. According to Direk Adolf, "Okay sila saset-up nila pero yung ibang tao sa paligid nila ang nagre-react. Kapag napulotni Paolo yung pera, mag-iisip si Katherine kung kailangan pa ba nilang magsamasa iisang bubong. Kailangan pa ba nilang mag-stay together or maghiwa-hiwalayna lang sila?"
In Imoral, viewers will be able to see Paolo portraythe bisexual taxi driver, Katherine as the former waitress who is now sellingbeauty products for a living, and Arnold Reyes as an engineer. Edgar AllanGuzman of The Studs is tapped to play a special role in the movie.
Imoral will be screened atRobinsons Galleria IndieSine starting August 6, 2008.