“Hilarious, binge-worthy, and absurd.” That is how critics have described the Eugene Domingo-starred film “Ang Babae sa Septic Tank 3” (The Woman in the Septic Tank 3), the latest in what has now become a successful franchise. And if you haven’t watched it yet, you’re in luck as the comedy series is coming to Netflix this November.
After putting a premier actress in a sewer and satirizing the mainstream film industry, the third installment of the “Ang Babae sa Septic Tank” movies follows a fictional Eugene Domingo (played by Eugene Domingo herself) in exploring different creative posts as she directs and stars her own film, “The Real Untold Story of Josephine Bracken,” a biopic about Dr. Jose Rizal’s lover. While the seven-part series offers some good laughs, it also touches on a major issue about historical revisionism, a topic that is relevant in today’s time.
In her filmmaking journey, it is becoming pretty obvious that Eugene as director of a biographical film doesn’t have historical accuracy in mind as she makes creative decisions that are far from what happened in the past. The upside here is that historian Ambeth Ocampo is there to set the record straight in every episode.
The mockumentary-like series first premiered in 2019 and was written by Chris D. Martinez with Marlon Rivera as director. “Ang Babae sa Septic Tank 3” will make its Netflix debut on Nov. 26, 2021.
Other local titles that are going to be included in the streaming platforms library are movies “Desperadas” (2007), “Desperadas 2” (2008), “My Best Friend’s Girlfriend” (2008), “Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow” (2011), and TV shows “I Am U” (2020) and “He’s Into Her” (2021).