Filipino “bomba” movie star Pepsi Paloma strikes a pose.

When ‘bomba’ sex films were a staple of Philippine cinemas and their female stars graced magazine covers

  • Cheaply made and with female characters who were either sexual predators or rape victims, bombas thrived in pre-VCR era despite Catholic Church opposition
  • In spite of their trashy quality, the bombas also often represented the hardships and misery of everyday life for Filipinos during the Marcos dictatorship
Topic |   Asian cinema

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Filipino “bomba” movie star Pepsi Paloma strikes a pose.
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