Casts of the upcoming movie, Lockdown Neil Suarez and Dincent Lujero, could not believe that they can do frontal nudity for a project.
The two were asked on July 5 how they felt after seeing the outcome of the movie where they exposed everything and did intimate scenes with other male actors.
“Ako, na-shock. Hindi ko kasi alam sa sarili ko na magagawa ko ‘tong mga ganitong bagay,” admitted Dincent.
“Sobrang tense kasi bagong-bago kasi first time. At hindi ko aakalain na magagawa ko ‘yung mga gano’ng klaseng eksena na maganda ‘yung kakalabasan,” said Neil.
The movie is based on the realities of the pandemic and how it affects each individual.
Lockdown tells the story of an Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW), Danny Asuncion (Paolo Gumabao), who returned to the Philippines during the height of the worldwide pandemic. Struggling to make ends meet, Danny then turns to cybersex to support his family.
Dincent, in the interview, explained how exposing their private parts was all part of work and that it is necessary for the project.
“Bago namin simulan ‘yan, nagusap-usap muna kami ng maayos. Parang kinuha muna namin yung loob na ito yung karakter na binigay sa’tin so kailangang gawin natin,” he explained.
Being a cybersex performer, just like in the movie, was not recommended by both Neil and Dincent. But they do understand that not everyone has the same situation to not enter into such a profession.
“Hindi naman siya para i-recommend. It’s up to you—nasa desisyon ng tao. Kasi as I’ve said earlier, it’s a matter of choice, of acceptance ng taong nasa paligid sa’yo. As long as wala kang natatapakang tao, nasasaktan, at yun ang nakikita mong way, why not,” Neil pointed.
“Depende kasi sa pinagdadaanan ng isang tao eh. Hindi naman natin alam kung tutungtong tayo sa gan’tong bagay. Lalo na ngayon, pandemic. So no choice. Kaya ito yung paraan para maiahon ang pamilya sa hirap,” Dincent added.
Neil also urged people not to be judgmental of those who turn to cyber sex for income.
“Alamin muna nila kung bakit, kung ano yung rason. Kasi ilagay din nila yung sarili nila sa kinatatayuan ng mga hinuhusgahan nila. Kasi iba-iba naman tayo ng nararanasan sa buhay. Kung yun lang talaga ang alam nila, hindi natin sila masisi.”
Meanwhile, Dincent is open to the possibility of becoming a cybersex performer if worse comes to worst.
“Siguro… Hindi naman kasi natin masasabi ‘yan eh, kung darating sa buhay natin na kailangang-kailangang gawin para sa pamilya natin. Kesa naman magnakaw tayo. Eh dito wala tayong tinatapakang tao,” the actor explained.
On the other hand, his co-actor Neil does not see himself doing such kind of profession—for now.
“Sa ngayon hindi eh. Hindi ko nakikita ang sarili ko na papasok ang sarili ko sa ganung trabaho. Kasi siguro nga hindi ko naman nararanasan. So hindi siya choice as of now.”
Also included in the film are Alan Paule, Ruby Ruiz, Jess Evardone, Angellie Sanoy, Paul Jake Paule, and Jim Pebanco.
Completing the casts are Jeff Carpio, Kristian Allene, Dincent Lujero, Mauro Salas, Neil Suarez, Alexis Yasuda, and Sean de Guzman.
Lockdown is a movie directed by film master Joey Lamangan. Produced by the For the Love of Arts Films, the uncut version of Lockdown is streaming worldwide on July 23, 2021, through ktx.ph, upstream.ph, and RAD (iamrad.app)