Christian Bables on becoming a straight ally amid diverse gay roles

  With his latest film role, "Die Beautiful" and "Signal Rock" actor Christian Bables takes on another "color" from the LGBT spectrum, for the Jun Lana-helmed "The Panti Sisters," about three gay siblings. Costarring with Paolo Ballesteros and Martin del Rosario, Christian told the Inquirer that playing another gay character is different for this film, which is included in September's Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino festival. "My character here is Samuel Panti, one of the Panti sisters, an illegitimate child, unlike Martin and Paolo's characters," Christian said in Filipino. "In 'Die Beautiful,' my other gay role, Barbs, is a trans woman. Si Samuel, hindi. He identifies mo...

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