A transgender woman gets a glamorous death in “Die Beautiful.”
Garnering the most number of votes from our readers is Die Beautiful. Trisha Echevarria (Paolo Ballesteros) takes center stage in this comedy/drama film about a transgender woman’s journey through life and love. Known as Patrick to his family, he struggles for acceptance among his kin, while experiencing the blush of first love. After a personal tragedy creates more strife within the family, his father sends Patrick away. Changing her name to Trisha, she embarks on life on her own with the friends she has made joining beauty pageant rounds, even adopting a baby girl along the way.
Unfortunately, Trisha dies unexpectedly right after winning her coveted pageant crown. Despite objections from Trisha’s family, her best friends Barbs (Christian Bables) decides to honor her wish by dressing her up as a different celebrity every night of the wake.
Die Beautiful is the winner of the 2016 MMFF My Most Favorite Film, as well as Best Actor award for Paolo Ballesteros and Best Supporting Actor award for Christian Bables. It has also earned praises abroad, winning the Audience Award and Best Actor award at the 29th Tokyo Film Festival; and Special Jury Award for Outstanding Performance for Paolo Ballesteros at the International Film Festival of Kerala in India.
Results are based on the Top 10 Best Christmas Movies 2016 Poll posted at the home page of ShoppersGuide.com.ph from December 27, 2016 to January 2, 2017.
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