Award-winning and box office director Jason Paul Laxamana returns with another romcom titled Baby Boy, Baby Girl starring Marco Gumabao and Kylie Versoza.
The film goes deeper into the world of “sugar dating” where relationships are transactional—every expectation is laid out and agreed upon.
Marco Gumabao plays Seb who rose from rags to riches. With the help of becoming a “sugar baby,” he was able to afford the luxurious lifestyle that got the attention of his ex-girlfriend, Josie (Kylie Verzosa), when they crossed paths.
Josie is a failed startup businesswoman and now struggles with her side hustle selling merchandise online.
Upon learning Seb’s secret to success, she asked him to teach her things about sugar dating. She promised to do everything she could so she would never struggle financially ever again.
As Seb helps Josie achieve the “sweet life” she has been dreaming of, his feelings for her start coming back. But the principles of sugar dating seem to be working for Josie. Besides, the memory of Seb being with an older woman for money while they were still living together is still fresh in her mind.
Laxamana shared at last year’s conference that he did a lot of research about sugar dating to be able to tell the audience the real story behind it. He actually made an account on one of those social media sites matching potential sugar daddies/mommies and sugar babies.
“Sugar dating is for people who are looking for companionship, or for those who wanted to be mentored. A lavish lifestyle is also a big part of it. The requirements, like the duration of the dating and material things to be given/received of the people in social dating, are stated very clearly,” Laxamana shared.
Kylie stated during the same conference that she got interested in the project the moment it was pitched to her. The former beauty queen said yes to it right away. She expressed her gratitude for finally having the chance to work with director JP Laxamana whom she has always admired.
The director admitted that he wasn’t sure at first if Kylie was the actress he’s looking for to play Josie, but after seeing her previous films, particularly Ikaw Lang ang Mahal on Vivamax, he got very impressed by her acting. And when they started preparing for the shoot, he observed Kylie’s discipline and determination to be in character. That made him more convinced that she’s right for the role.
Kylie and Director JP both enthused that Marco Gumabao is great as Seb. Asked about his reaction to the movie’s theme, Marco said that he was shocked when he first read the script, but he was also very excited to be able to put himself in the shoes of sugar babies.
“Baby Boy, Baby Girl is not just for entertainment, we wanted the film to also serve as an eye opener to many viewers about the world of sugar dating and things work in this kind of setup,” Marco said.
Completing the cars are Migo Valid, Yen Durano, Gino Roque, Andrea Babierra, Giselle Sanchez, Marnie Lapus, Gary Lim, Rey PJ Abellana, Marissa Sanchez, and Yayo Aguila.
Baby Boy, Baby Girl is now showing in cinemas nationwide.