Nagkomento ang award-winning director at playwright na si Floy Quintos sa mahabang paliwanag ni Giselle Sanchez sa kaniyang Facebook post kahapon ng Agosto 2, kung bakit niya tinanggap ang alok na gampanan ang “most controversial role” sa pelikulang “Maid in Malacañang”.
Maraming inilatag na dahilan si Giselle, subalit ang “selling piece” daw kung bakit siya napapayag, ay nang sabihin ni Direk Darryl Yap na kailangan niya ng “intelligent and educated lady” upang gampanan ang “her character” na nakikipaglaro ng mahjong sa mga madre.
Aminado rin ang aktres na tagahanga siya ni Direk Darryl Yap. Kaya nang tinanggap niya ang proyekto, inihanda na raw niya ang sariling mabash.
“Giselle,” panimula ni Quintos sa kaniyang komento, na mababasa sa mismong comment section ng actress-host-beauty queen-columnist.
“So many words, so much explanation and it still sounds like a justification for doing the unthinkable.”
“Please, please, please JUST say you wanted to do the role or needed to do the role. But please do not use or parrot the line that Art should disturb.”
Para kay Quintos, hindi likhang-sining ang pelikulang MiM. Ito raw ay sadyang nilikha upang mag-provoke at mang-inis.
“Your movie is in no way Art. No matter what your patroness/ producer says. It is simply a piece meant to provoke and irritate. It is not the work of Artists, but of Provocateurs who simply want to gain Likes, Views, Instant Fame and Notoriety. Art has nothing to do with it at all. Please just stop using the term, and the argument that your movie is Art since it disturbs and agitates. Your movie stops there.”
“How can a movie that is already condemned for falsification of history, for an overwhelming bias and for sheer bad taste, possibly be Art?”
“Only Time is the true test of Art. Will your movie stand this test? Can we view it a year from now, two years from now, five years from now without cringing from the sheer malice and bad taste? Will we find new insights or only hysterical lies and attempts to whitewash the past?”
“And will you be proud of what you have done as an Artist and as a Filipino? Your long answer even now sounds like a desperate attempt to convince yourself that you made the right artistic choice.”
“Art has nothing to do with your choice. Just say you needed and wanted the work. At least, you will have maintained some integrity,” pahayag ng direktor.
Samantala, wala namang tugon si Giselle sa komentong ito ni Direk Floy.