― SYNOPSIS: ∙ In the tradition of MACHO DANCER, BURLESK KING revisits the gay underbelly of Manila. The son of an abusive American father and a Filipina mother, Harry escapes to Manila with his friend James, and with vengeance on his mind. After finding work as a "macho dancer" in the city's gay clubs, Harry expands his circle of friends. Realizing the cyclical pattern in which he is trapped, Harry sets out to find his father, locating him dying from AIDS deep in the heart of the city. [...].