The plot of Quark Henares’ GAMITAN, starring Maui Taylor and Wendell Ramos, has been told before. Maui Taylor is the virginal lass. Wendell Ramos is the college basketball jock. He and his friends bet that he can “have” Maui inside of a month. Once he gets what he wants, he dumps the girl. The girl cries. Makes a scene – in the cafeteria, in the gym. The girl does a complete 180-degree turn. She becomes a slut. She wears make-up. She unbuttons one extra button on her blouse, showing a hardened cleavage. She toys with a gullible classmate played by Jordan Herrera making him dance to her will – commanding him to do nasty stuff including murder. The film is not bad at all. Henares has some tricks up his sleeve – playing a romantic song when Taylor oggles Ramos and utilizing a commendable musical score. Their first date intercuts with scenes running through each of their minds – Taylor with her romantic thoughts, Ramos with his dirty thoughts – is refreshing to watch.
I waited for almost a decade to get my hands on a DVD copy of the movie and to be honest it wasn’t really worth the wait. And I got bothered by Taylor’s bosoms. Big time.
Btw, I might also try Keka, the other movie from Quark Henares. I hear it’s pretty good.