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#LISTAMACUJA: THE ILLEGAL WIVES

Gone are the days when mistresses are those selfish, mean, husband-napping creatures. Proof? Read on.

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5/19/2014 in News
#LISTAMACUJA: THE ILLEGAL WIVES

1.      Sharon Cuneta as Diane

Movie: “Minsan Minahal Kita (2000)”
Director: Olivia M. Lamasan
Released by: Star Cinema
Cast: Sharon Cuneta, Richard Gomez, Edu Manzano
Synopsis: Diane (Sharon Cuneta) is a submissive wife to an opinionated husband, Louie (Edu Manzano). Everything changes in Diane’s life when she met Albert (Richard Gomez), a real estate developer, in a soccer event both attended by their respective children. He married is also married. Love blossomed between them but in the end, Diane chooses her son over her love for Albert—her happiness.

 Is it bad to fall in love with a married man if both of you are both unhappy with your respective relationships? This was the question posed by the movie and made audiences empathize more with the "other woman."

2.      Maricel Soriano as Joanna Villanueva

Movie: “A Love Story (2007)”
Director: Maryo J. de los Reyes
Released by: Star Cinema
Cast: Maricel Soriano, Aga Muhlach, Angelica Panganiban
Synopsis: Ian Montes (Aga Muhlach) a successful real estate company owner, is a picture of success. But deep inside, he longs for nothing but unconditional love until he married Karyn Torres (Angelica Panganiban), a 24-year-old flight stewardess. He then met Joanna Villanueva (Maricel Soriano) who rescued him from a waterskiing accident.

The movie altered the usual stereotype of a mistress having Maricel Soriano playing the other woman, while the sexy Angelica Panganibanis the wife. 
 
3.      Ai-Ai de las Alas as Frances

Movie: “BFF: Best Friends Forever (2009)”
Director: Wenn V. Deramas
Released by: Star Cinema
Cast: Sharon Cuneta, Ai-Ai de las Alas, John Estrada
Synopsis: Honey (Sharon Cuneta), a housewife married to Tim (John Estrada) suspected that her husband has a mistress. In order to regain the attention of her husband, she enrolled in a gym where she met Frances (Ai-Ai delas Alas) who has a boyfriend named TJ. Frances and Honey became best of friends until, Honey discovered that Frances is Tim’s other woman.
 
On the other hand, Frances is clueless that TJ is married to her bestfriend.

What made this movie memorable? A comedy movie about the wife and the mistress turning into "BFFs," and the casting coup of the Comedy Queen and Megastar in a move. 

4.      Anne Curtis as Kara Zalderiaga

Movie: “No Other Woman (2011)”
Director: Ruel S. Bayani
Released by: Star Cinema and Viva Films
Cast: Anne Curtis, Cristine Reyes, and Derek Ramsay
Synopsis: Furniture supplier Ram (Derek Ramsay) is happily married to Charmaine (Cristine Reyes). One day, Ram lands a big client, a new luxury resort. But he needs the help of Kara (Anne Curtis), the daughter of the owner of the resort, to finalize the deal. Kara's help, however, comes with a price, because she fancies Ram to be her lover. Not before long, Kara successfully seduces Ram, even though she knows about his marriage. When Charmaine learns of the affair, she finds ways to fight for her husband's waning attention.

In previous movies, wives are always unfashionable and mistresses are always seductive. But in the movie, both women are seductive, sophisticated. 

Plus, who would ever forget the catfights between Anne Curtis and Cristine Reyes?
 
5.      Bea Alonzo as Sari Alfonso

Movie: “The Mistress (2012)”
Director: Olivia M. Lamasan
Released by: Star Cinema
Cast: John Lloyd Cruz, Bea Alonzo, Ronaldo Valdez, Hilda Coronel
Synopsis: Architect JD (John Lloyd Cruz) hates his businessman father Rico (Ronaldo Valdez) for the latter do not accept him as his son. Seamstress Sari (Bea Alonzo) is a breadwinne, who struggles to take care of her family.
One day, JD and Sari meet, and JD then aggressively pursues Sari’s affections. Although Sari is also attracted to JD, she is also the mistress of JD’s father. Against his better judgment, JD continues to court Sari even after finding out this difficult fact. He hides his true identity as Rico’s son, and fights to win Sari’s heart.

The Mistress gave the audience a peek into the "purity" of the intentions of the mistress. And, how she struggles to respond out of gratitude to her "man."

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