As the producer of the upcoming sexy drama film Kitty K7, director Dan Villegas shared how Vivamax was the first to approach the film production outfit he co-owns with fiancé and fellow director Antoinette Jadaone.
“Actually it started out when Viva asked us Project 8 to do something sexy tapos we didn’t want it to just kumbaga another film and we wanted it to be special. Plus isa pa, parang we thought it would be better to have a female director para yung sensibilities niya hindi todong na-o-objectify yung babae, na kumbaga it’s seen through the point of view of a woman.
“So yes may nudity siya pero hindi siya kumbaga basta makapagpakita lang ng nudes. So dun nag-start yung idea tapos naglalaro kami sa idea,” he said during the Kitty K7 mediacon earlier this month.
Dan revealed that the lead character Hanna (played by Rose Van Ginkel) is inspired and loosely based on an actual online personality whom they got to know before production began on the project.
“Kasi there’s this popular cam girl on Twitter, si Salome Salvi. She’s very popular tapos nagsimula siya sa mga alt tapos eventually naging cam girl na siya. Tapos we interviewed her, found out her story tapos nag-usap kami ni direk Joy and si Pam yung writer tapos we really liked it na kumbaga cam girling is a job. Na it should be respected.
“Halimbawa, like how prostitution works in Amsterdam, it’s legal there eh. Dahil legal siya, nagkakaroon ng rights yung babae or yung lalake. Then na-unionize sila, they pay taxes, protektado sila ng government, they get tests. Na parang yun din yung ipinaglalaban ni Salome nung nag-uusap kami na dapat itrato ito na parang trabaho. This is work di ba? So isa yun sa mga statements na nandun sa pelikula na hindi porke naghuhubad ako ay bastos ako,” he explained.
One of the goals for them while doing the film was to be sexy but still make the storyline the main focus of everything.
“Merong fine line between that eh. The same way that there is a fine line between erotica and pornography. I read somewhere na erotica is using a feather and pornography is using the whole chicken. So we were trying to use the feather for this and kumbaga mas naging sensitive kami dun sa story and siyempre nilagyan na namin ng kung anong embellishments yung kuwento niya and ayun, we’re so happy with the output of the film,” he admitted.
Watch Kitty K7 starting July 8 on VIVAMAX Philippines, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Japan, South Korea, Macao, Vietnam, Brunei, Maldives, Australia, New Zealand, the Middle East, Europe, Canada and America. Starring Rose Van Ginkel and Marco Gallo. Directed by Joy Aquino and produced by Dan Villegas.