Beth and Cindy, known as BetCin
BetCin is a romantic comedy revolving around the characters of Beth and Cindy who has a huge following on social media. However, everything is not as smooth as it seems between them. That’s why they plan on announcing their breakup to their followers.
Just when they are about to, though, an opportunity arises involving winning a ton of money. That is, they act like the perfect couple.
This leads the two characters to pretend they still have that perfect, ideal relationship. What chaos will this contest bring to their already chaotic lives?
Since it is a love story, it can be expected that they will be having some intimate moments here and there. One of these involves a kissing scene that caused an uproar from bigoted Filipinos.
As the LGBTQIA+ feel like we’re somehow progressing, these prudish Filipinos can’t keep their toxic opinions to themselves.
Kylie Padilla and Andrea Torres’ progressive views
On the other hand, the two stars of the series responded to the negative comments directed to their characters. They reiterated that it is extremely necessary for their characters to have this scene. Kylie and Andrea wanted to give justice to Beth and Cindy.
Kylie pointed out,
“Couples kiss in real life, you know. Come on.”
Andrea, on the other hand, added that as actors, they are not playing themselves but rather the characters of Beth and Cindy.
“Parte ito ng kuwento. Ito ‘yung mga characters namin. Lovers sila. Gusto lang namin na mabigyan siya ng justice. So nung ginagawa namin yung mga intimate scenes, feel na feel namin na kami si Beth and Cindy and not Kylie and Andrea.”
(It is part of the story. These are our characters. They are lovers. We just want to give them justice. So, when we filmed the intimate scenes, we really felt like we’re Beth and Cindy and not Kylie and Andrea.)
How they filmed it
When asked how the kissing scene was filmed, Kylie described,
“Kinabahan ako kasi I wasn’t sure how far I could go, but I think it looked natural and I was so happy na we went that far.”
(I was so nervous because I wasn’t sure how far I could go but I thinked it looked natural and I was so happy we went that far.)
Meanwhile, Andrea expressed how special the kiss was with Kylie.
“Ang naramdaman ko talaga, kilig. Naramdaman ko yung love between us. It was a very memorable first kiss with a girl.”
(What I really felt was kilig [a Filipino word which usually connotes ‘butterflies in your stomach’]. I feel the love between us. It was a very memorable kiss with a girl.)
The actress also detailed how she connected with her character.
“At totoo siya. Hindi siya iyong nag-usap kami na ‘Ito gagawin natin sa part na ito, ito iyong gagawin ko.’ Walang ganun. At that moment, I got lost in my character. Pumasok na si Cindy.”
(And it is real. We didn’t talk like ‘This is what we’ll do here,’ ‘This is what I’ll do. We didn’t have things like that. Cindy took over.)
My brief conclusion
I love how WeTV showcased these two beautiful actresses and how devoted they are to their characters. However, I would much appreciate it if they cast actual members of the LGBTQIA+ community.
Of course, I’m still very happy that Andrea and Kylie relay a wonderful message about a queer relationship. It’s just that I think this kind of show should not only showcase that kind of relationship but feature actual members of the community, as well, because they understand it better.
For me, it’s just sad that people who are against this still exist. I wish that someday you people realize that love is love. Two persons of the same gender kissing shouldn’t threaten your own sexual preference.
Also, if you answer that it is against your religion, not everyone has the same belief. If you don’t want to watch it, then you’re not the target market. It’s as simple as that.
Rapha is a person born between the generations of Millenial and Gen Z. He was produced by Cavite State University (Main Campus) with a bachelor's degree in Political Science. The lad has a fresh take on things, but can still stay true to his roots. He writes anything in Pop Culture as long as it suits his taste (if it doesn't, it's for work). He loves to wander around the cosmos and comes back with a story to publish.