Tuesday, July 20, 2004

Black men kiss for the first time on SA TV

Two young black men kiss in a moment of tender passion. They've been repressing their feelings for each other, but they cannot hold back anymore. It's a beautiful moment coming up on South African TV last week, but there's a chance this latest ground-breaking plot in the award-winning Yizo Yizo will cause controversy for the series, which has stirred debate many times before.
It's another first for South Africa, and another sign of how ground breaking, diverse and outspoken the SA cultural and entertainment industries have become. 
The episode of Yizo Yizo 3 sees the two characters involved in a passionate encounter against the backdrop of inner-city Joburg. Thiza, played by Tshepo Ngwane, has experienced something of a change in character on his journey towards discovering his sexuality. And he and the artistic African literature student Thabang, played by Makhaola Ndebele, engage in an on-screen first for South African television - a kiss between two black men.
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

The american congress almost passed a bill to amend the constitution so that marriage can be defined as a union btn a man and a woman. Homosexuality is causing controversy everywhere, it seems.
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8:21 AM  
Blogger Hephaestion said...

I'm glad to hear a gay kiss finally made its way onto television in South Africa. Its amazing how the media has dehumanized us gay people so much that people can't even deal with us falling in love. As if that's going to cause a problem somewhere somehow. Homophobia has made the world such a dumb place.

10:48 PM  
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