The original plan was to do a podcast with Tom Rodriguez and Dennis Trillo. We sent the request to our friends at GMA Network, who said they’d be happy to make arrangements, but scheduling would be problematic. True enough, Tom and Dennis have not had time for a podcast. The producers said the best approach would be for us to hang around during the taping of My Husband’s Lover, and do the interview during the lulls.
Unfortunately we’ve already spent too much time on film sets this year, and the thought of waiting hours and hours for a chance at a 15-minute conversation under less than optimal conditions does not appeal to us. We’ve been interviewing people since high school, our patience for waiting for subjects has expired.
Digression. Can be skipped. [True, when we were doing cover stories for Woman Today magazine back in college, we used the waiting time to read books. We read most of the books on our Comparative Lit syllabus while waiting for Nora Aunor (You need Dostoevski for the wait, though it was worth it), Maricel Soriano (She said, "Is that all you have, the same old questions?"—a valid point because we never read Jingle Extra Hot and other showbiz magazines, being under the delusion that we were writing for Rolling Stone), and Sarsi Emmanuelle (The interview was interrupted by a phone call informing her that her friend Pepsi Paloma had killed herself; she freaked out and had to be sedated). Yeah, we read Ulysses while waiting to interview various actresses whose career would not last until its final page. So these days when we go for an interview we'd like an exact starting time. (We're not in showbiz, we don't have to be liked.)]
Then we heard that Tom Rodriguez was a graphic artist and had been to Comic-Con, and it occurred to us that we could interview him via email. Which is not as much fun as a podcast, but better than nothing. We asked the producers and they said it was feasible.
Do you have questions for Tom Rodriguez? Please post them in Comments and we’ll send him the lot next week. These are the questions we have so far, courtesy of our friends Ernie and Bert.
Bert: Mahal mo ba ako?
Ernie: What is the gayest thing about you?
Us: Which comic book character would you like to draw?
Bert: What is the straightest thing about you?
Ernie: How naked have you been in photos and where can we see them?
Bert: If you were gay, which guy would you go for: a. Dennis Trillo, b. Victor Basa, c. Roi Vinzons.
Also, did you know that Chanda Romero, who plays Eric’s mother, had a relationship with Bernardo Bernardo, who is gay? And if you did, did you ask her for tips on how to deal with the situation?
We want your questions!
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Stop the presses! We’ve just realized that we have no idea how straight guys regard My Husband’s Lover. Could our straight guy readers let us know what they think of the show?