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Joey Sands

Joey Sands is a hustler, deejay, and junkie living in Manila. He works for a brutal and conniving pimp called Uncle who uses heroin as a means of pacifying him. Joey also regularly DJ's the events at Studio 54, Manila's hottest club.

As the play begins, Joey is strung out and angry, having been threatened with a knife by Uncle. Getting a drink at Studio 54 from the maternal Perlita, he meets the German director Rainer Fassbinder. The two hit it off, and after the first night of the Manila International Film Festival, Joey takes Fassbinder to a sex show. After the festival is over, and Fassbinder is preparing to leave the Philippines, Joey steals his camera, but as he is leaving the hotel he witnesses the assassination of Senator Avila.

After seeing Avila's killing - realizing his life is now in Jeopardy - Joey goes to Uncle for...

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