A FEROCIOUS FOURSOME OF FEMME FETALES: BEHIND THE SCENES OF “HASLERS”
BY NOELLE LAUREN MEDINA
PHOTOGRAPHY BY JERICO MONTEMAYOR & JOGZ DE JESUS
A myriad of revelations and surprises with quadruple times the heat; Director Jose Abdel Langit’s Vivamax debut “HASLERS”, has astounded not only its audience with its contemporary and prudent nature. The film unravels the story of four best friends with unique life stories entagled with trouble and deciet. From the word "Hussle", the film represents the struggles of women who clutch their own blades and bleed for their life's needs and desires-- whether it be for survival, ambition, or power. The question is, would they drown from the blood they draw and who would sink with them?
During the film’s Media Conference, we had the opportunity to interview Vivamax stars and VMX Bellas, Denise Esteban, Quinn Carrillo, Angelica Cervantes, and Hershie De Leon on their experience on creating a modern, feminist, and captivating film.
A paragon of creativity and beauty, the mastermind behind Hasler’s screenplay, Quinn Carrillo shares her overwhelming years-journey on writing her masterpiece. Using the film's complexity as a canvas, she let her imagination run wild, imbuing each of the three eras with unique stories that were linked by revelations. Quinn has conveyed to the audience, in her capacity as a writer, actress, and woman, how society and reality view women. With the objectification of women and its normalcy in mainstream media, Haslers exposes the hard truths of how they are treated as objects of desire. Quinn acknowledges her appreciation for how Dir. Langit. In addition to surpassing her expectations, Langit's handling of the picture stays true to her vision.
VMX Bellas Denise Esteban, Angelica Cervantes, Hershie De Leon, and Quinn Carrillo, who play four best friends in the movie, savor their on-screen connection with genuine affection. Our four stars have experienced comfort and inclusivity from their director and team during difficult sequences and challenging performances. They have received the best support for their preferences and skillful execution of their craft. With powerful and striking women, Hasler's creative and talent calibre endows a film with guaranteed quality; from steaming to dramatic performances, our four stars did not fail to impress. Most significantly, they have served as a representation of people through both their finest and worst moments, creating an ironically brutal representation of women in hard-to-reach regions that we rarely witness in real life.
With shrouded messages embedded in character representations, background themes, and the very color grading of sequences, Dir. Langit has saturated the film with a bigger, daring message meant for the audience. While fantasizing steamy and exciting films is an entertaining avocation, films like Haslers do not only engage in entertainment but also a deep glance at humanity.
As we are used to stimulating and arousing scenes and stories, under the masks of four beautiful, sexy, and alluring femme fetales unveils the shocking truths of the world for women. A film of substance, enrobed in a tantalizing and alluring film; prepare for surprises as “Haslers” has many explosive revelations coming for you.
HASLERS, streaming only on Vivamax!