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Markova: Comfort Gay (2000)

Gil M Portes (Miguel/Michelle, 1999) tells the unconventional true story of Walter Dempster, Jr, otherwise known as Markova. After watching a documentary about the suffering of women forced... See full summary »

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Walter Dempster Jr. / Walterina Markova
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Gil M Portes (Miguel/Michelle, 1999) tells the unconventional true story of Walter Dempster, Jr, otherwise known as Markova. After watching a documentary about the suffering of women forced into prostitution during the Japanese occupation of the Philippines, Markova decides to tell his own painful story to reporter Loren Legarda. Escaping the torment of growing up with an abusive older brother, he and his friends found further suffering at the hands of Japanese soldiers, forced into sex work to survive. But even after the war, Markova's struggle continued. Written by Anonymous

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In a time of oppression, he was the most dangerous thing of all.......himself. See more »


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a well made movie
13 December 2001 | by See all my reviews

The movie centers on the life of Markova a homosexual. His struggles during his younger years with his brother who can't accept him. The sexual abuse he experienced during the second world war and the dilemma of being alone during his old age.

The movie is both funny and touching. It also show the horror of war.

what's so cool about the movie? the lead role was played by Dolphy Quizon as old marcova Jeffrey quizon as the young marcova and Erick Quizon as the mid-age marcova and yes jeffrey and erick are the sons of Dolphy.


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