Kapuso writer Suzette Doctolero has some words for Kapamilya director Andoy Ranay regarding ABS-CBN’s “world-class quality” content.
Direk Ranay, during the virtual media conference of My Sunset Girl on July 10, explained his reason for staying with the Kapamilya Network. While saying his cause, he stated this:
“Aanhin mo ang franchise kung basura naman yung trabaho. I mean parang mas masarap na lang magtrabaho kahit bawas ang sweldo, kahit hindi laging may trabaho.
“Pero alam mo na quality na trabaho ang maibibigay mo sa audience mo. I know, in the service of the Filipino, we have responsibilities to our audience. Kaya yun ang ibibigay natin, hanggang dulo, magkasama tayo.”
This statement from Ranay drew the ire of Doctolero as she posted on her Facebook ridiculing a work of the Kapamilya director.
According to Ranay, ABS-CBN was known for making quality content. But for Doctolero, the network did some shows that were not of “world-class quality”.
Remembering the time when Ranay did an LGBT-themed soap, Doctolero lambasted its quality, saying that it is close to being a “pornoserye”.
“Natatandaan ko…After the success of My husband’s lover (ahem)…Gumawa rin siya ng LGBT themed soap. I don’t even remember the title kasi sandali lang nag-air e. Hindi kasi nag rate. Puro seks pa, akala ko nga ay pornoserye.”
Since it ended quickly, Doctolero then pointed that Ranay and his team could not fully commit to an LGBT-themed drama. For the Kapuso writer, the show’s production team was “afraid” to show such a series.
“Tapos, hindi nila yata napanindigan ang tema (ng LGBT ha, hindi ng porno). Natakot yata? Kaya siguro ay iniliko uli ang kwento, ginawang hetero love uli. Haha,” she continued.
Doctolero even said that those who cannot stick to the show’s original theme were “weak”.
To add how ABS-CBN are not the only ones who can make world-class shows, Doctolero noted that only GMA Network is brave enough to commit to a show’s story no matter what kind of theme they are doing.
“Klaro ito. GMA-7 lang po ang gumagawa ng matatapang na kwento at ito ay aming pinaninindigan hanggang sa dulo, mag rate man o hindi. Why? Kasi may respeto kami sa audience at sa LGBT community (pati sa mga indigenous community, sa mga pwd, sa lahat na, na ginagawan namin sa GMA ng kwento),” explained the writer.
But her rant did not end there. In another Facebook post, she stressed that TV networks in the Philippines have not yet reached world-class content.
She pointed, “Ang world class, kapag itinampok mo ang kwento, kultura at karanasang Pinoy, pero universal pa rin ang tema, kaya makakarelate ang mga banyaga.”
Doctolero then said that Ranay’s standard of world-class quality content is very low.