The Blossoming Of Maximo Oliveros is a 2005 gay movie which tells the story of Maximo. Maxi is a 12 year old effeminate gay boy living with his father and brothers who are petty thieves in the slums of Manila. His family has accepted his sexuality and they protect him as he also helps with the house chores and covering their crime tracks. One night Maximo is accosted by two men who attempt to molest him. He is saved by Victor a handsome young police officer. Maximo develops a friendship with Victor but the policeman knows how to keep the distance and shrug off Maximo's sexual advances. His crime family is not happy with their relationship and Maximo has to balance the two sides of his life.