Blossoming Of Maximo Oliveros, The
For precocious gay 12-year-old Maximo, daily life on the slum streets of Manila is filled with girly clothes, beauty pageants and taking care of his father and brothers. He devotedly plays happy homemaker for this rough but loving band of petty thieves who run a small-time racketeering business. Domestic bliss is soon interrupted when a hunky new cop arrives in town, sparking a close friendship that quickly turns to puppy love. Tensions soar as this crush is seen as a threat to their delicate balance in this captivating coming-of-age tale that shimmers with raw and endearing insight.