In the film, we are introduced to the topsy-turvy lives of New York-based Filipino-American friends and their head-scratching predicaments. The group gathers around their tasty native dishes and regularly discusses issues like friendship, romance, etc. The food in question--known as adobo--is as provocative and involving as the characters. Marissa (Dina Bonnevie) is the ambitious working girl that seemingly has everything at her disposal but unfortunately gets saddled down with a cheating boyfriend named Sam (Randy Becker), who has a roving eye. Good-natured Tere (Cherry Pie Pichache) is in dire need of companionship, but she diligently handles things around the kitchen. Hotshot hunk Raul (Paolo Montalban) is the resident ladies' man. Mike (Christopher De Leon) is bogged down in domestic turmoil, and fantasizes about returning to the Philippines to escape the madness of family life. And Gerry (Ricky Davao) is a closeted gay who valiantly tries to hide his sexual orientation from his mother and her traditional ways.
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The film starts out as an odd "get inside my mind" piece about a gay man named Tommie (played by White himself), who decides to head off for one last summer of frolicking in Provincetown, Massachusetts ("the ultimate gay resort"). Leaving the big city of New York behind, Tommie casts his worries aside, whips out a few credit cards, and, badda-bing, it's party time.
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