After satirizing the indie film industry and the mainstream rom-com movie phenomenon, the creative duo behind the critically acclaimed “Ang Babae sa Septic Tank” movies is back with another laugh-out-loud sequel that lampoons the making of a historical biopic, with Eugene Domingo reprising her lead role – a megalomaniacal and egotistical version of herself.
The latest in the popular trilogy – written by Chris Martinez and directed by Marlon Rivera – the seven-episode mockumentary series “Ang Babae sa Septic Tank: The Real Untold Story of Josephine Bracken” documents the step-by-step process in making a biopic. It starts streaming on iWant this July 17.
In this movie within a series, Eugene’s character pushes the boundaries of her talents and dares to direct, take on the lead role, and produce her own film about Bracken, a mestiza and Jose Rizal’s well-known paramour.
As a first-time director, Direk Uge goes overboard with every aspect of the film, interfering with the costume design, screenplay, musical score, editing, and almost everything else, causing turmoil on set.
In the series, Eugene is joined by other artists who gamely act as “versions” of their actual selves, including Tony Labrusca, who plays as himself and as the hunkiest Jose Rizal ever.
Mylene Dizon and Joanna Ampil also play as themselves and Jose Rizal’s sisters Narcisa and Saturnina, providing tension and sass as they compete for their lady director’s attention and approval.
Award-winning director and writer Jose Javier Reyes, meanwhile, portrays himself and as Direk Uge’s screenwriter who becomes her unwilling partner-in-crime.
To provide the anchor on historical facts, renowned Filipino historian Ambeth Ocampo goes onboard to ground viewers on the true stories and shocking trivia surrounding the historical characters.
“In this era of fakery, fake news, and faking history, ‘Ang Babae Sa Septic Tank 3: The Real Untold Story of Josephine Bracken’ is easily the funniest, most relevant, and most entertaining series you can find on iWant and elsewhere,” said Martinez.
Before the seven-episode series drops on iWant, users can watch the first two “Ang Babae sa Septic Tank” movies for free on the streaming service.
Stream “Ang Babae sa Septic Tank 3,” produced by Quantum Films and Dreamscape Digital, starting July 17, on the iWant app (iOs and Android) or on iwant.ph.