The trailer for a new movie “Etiquette for Mistresses” has been released and some female netizens aren’t happy about it as it supposedly glorifies infidelity in marriage.
“Etiquette for Mistresses” stars Claudine Barretto, Iza Calzado, Cheena Crab, Kim Chiu and Kris Aquino and is inspired by Julie Yap-Daza’s national bestseller. The story basically revolves around five women who are mistresses and what it is like to be the other woman in the relationship.
One netizen, name withheld, posted a rant on Facebook about the movie:
Seriously??!?!??? You will allow this kind of movie? Etiquette for Mistresses?!??!? Kaya dumadami ang makakapal ang mukha eh.. This is disappointing, nakakastress naman kasi talaga.
Una pinalabas yung “No Other Woman” and “The Mistress” tapos may Teleserye pang “Two Wives” and “The Legal Wife”. Recently lang naglabas nanaman ng movie na “The Love Affair” tapos eto naman? Whatever happened to the time when it was a shame to be a mistress? Now you’re celebrating them by making a movie about them. Yes, it’s true that mistresses exist. Yes, it’s true that it’s a big issue, especially in Filipino families, but do we really have to see this on-screen again and again? You know that it’s wrong yet most of the shows are about affairs and betrayal and cheating?
Some of us are fed up with those kinds of stories and it’s insulting to the many wives who are watching. I, myself, am a wife and I’m not impressed. Why don’t you focus on other things like love, family, about God o kaya Philippine history? Trials on love and family doesn’t necessarily mean that there’s a third party. Marami naman factors kung bakit nagkakaproblema ang mga tao di ba? Kailangan third party agad? There are a lot of stories that can inspire and give hope, sana yung mga ganun na lang ang ipalabas nyo. You are paying these great actors and actresses that are so influential to work on movies like this. Imagine if they star in a moral and inspiring movie. Not only will that movie be a blockbuster, but you will also help in molding today’s children to be better Filipino citizens or even save families from tearing apart. Just saying.
Other netizens have shown their support in the post, while others say that they are over-reacting as it is “just a movie”.
Watch the trailer below and let us know what you think:
What do you think of this? Any early thoughts on the content of the movie?