The boy Leo lives a quiet, picturesque life in the Filipino province. He spends his days swimming in the sea, and has a sweet girl, who has been in love with him since they were children. When Leo, as a little boy, witnesses two men engaged in sex, he doesn't quite understand, he only knows that what he sees both fascinates and excites him, and he realizes that his life will take a different path than that of the other people living in his small village. And when a sleazy "film director" visits the island, searching the Provinces for young and beautiful "talent" he promises the naive Leo that he can "make him a star." Leo, excited at the idea of escaping his seemingly mundane life, accepts the offer, thus beginning his journey to the city of Manila, where he will learn some very hard facts about the world he lives in.