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Inxeba Fatally Wounded After Being Slapped With ‘Hardcore Porn’ Rating

Critically acclaimed South African film Inxeba will no longer be shown in mainstream cinemas after its rating was adjusted to hardcore porn.

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It’s been a tough journey for South African film Inxeba – The Wound.

The critically acclaimed picture barely survived protests that forced its removal from several cinemas in parts of the country during its opening week.

And just when we thought the death threats that followed would be the worst part of the backlash, the John Trengove directorial feature on Wednesday suffered its most devastating blow yet; It will no longer be screened in mainstream cinemas around the country.

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‘Hardcore porn’ Inxeba – The Wound is a portrait of a queer experience within the traditional Xhosa passage to manhood. Photo: Facebook

This comes after a decision by the Film and Publications Board (FPB) to adjust the film’s rating from 16SL to X18 – a classification that lobs it in the hardcore porn category.

According to reports in TimesLIVE, the FPB’s Appeal Tribunal effected the controversial decision after complaints about the film were lodged by The Men and Boy Foundation and the Congress of Traditional Leaders of South Africa.

“The FBP has classified an important work of art that explores themes around masculinity, love and identity as an X-rated film.

As if that was not enough, Netflix confirmed to Mybroadband on Thursday that the movie will not be available on the streaming service’s South African platform.

According to The Sowetan, the producers, who’ve had a lot on their hands in the past few days as some cast members reportedly ran into hiding amid death threats, say a course of legal action is being considered

Cait Pansegrouw expressed disappointment in a statement.

“We are obviously disappointed in the outcome, given how the FBP has classified an important work of art that explores themes around masculinity, love and identity as an X-rated film.”

Taking to Twitter, the movie’s leading actor Nakhane Toure defiantly hit back at the reclassification.

“…You’ll take us off your cinemas, you’ll rip our paintings/photographs off your walls. But we will go not anywhere.”

In the chilling notes, Toure says this experience has ripped open wounds of a fearful childhood that was shrouded in shame and fear.

“[I was) afraid for my life as a teenager when I walked past straight men because I didn’t what they were capable of”, the openly gay star expressed.

Nakhane Toure reacts to Inxeba being classified as porn

Debates about the film continue on social media. Some deplore the portrayal of a Xhosa traditional ritual that is considered sacred to Xhosa people. Others dismissed the backlash as nothing more than a guise to conceal homophobia and protect practices that maintain patriarchy.

Where do you stand?

 


Sources: TimesLIVE, Mybroadband, Sowetan 

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The Hate U Give Is A Must See – Movie Review

The Hate U Give takes inspiration from the BLM activist movement to produce a timely document reflecting the systemic racism informing the spate of the killing of young black men at the hands of police officers.

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Summary:

Starr (Amandla Stenberg) finds the voice to stand up for Khalil, her childhood friend who's tragic death has inspired a wave of resistance against the disproportionate killing of African Americans by police officers.

The Hate U Give (2018)

Cast: Amandla Stenberg, Regina Hall, Algee Smith, Sabrina Carpenter, KJ Alpa, Iss Are, Common

SYNOPSIS

The Hate U Give is a moving portrait of contemporary African American sociopolitical experience through the eyes of a certain Starr Carter, a 16-year-old who negotiates the contrasting worlds she must navigate every day between the poor black neighbourhood she’s from, and the affluent, predominantly white neighbourhood in which she attends prep school.

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Having straddled these dissimilar social contexts long enough to master and refine the art of being socially palatable in both, the uneasy balance is shattered when a childhood friend – and her first ever crush – Khalil becomes a fatal victim of a reckless police shooting, which happens minutes after the two share their first kiss.

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Following a random, sloppy stop and search, the white police officer opens fire at Khalil, killing him on the scene. It soon turns out he had mistaken a hairbrush in his hands for a gun, a fact which later bolsters civil action against the systemic racism underpinning the spate of young black American men dying at the hands of police officers.

The death of Khalil inspires a wave of protests against police brutality and the shooting of young African American men, a movement which mirrors the current Black Lives Matter activist movement against the same.

Much like the aftermath of Travyon Martin’s killing, black communities throughout the United States assemble against the pandemic political injustice.

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The film centres on the aftermath of the killing, with a gritty document of how the Carters, and the larger community was as whole, had to deal with the tragic loss and the larger political landscape that informs it.

It is against the wishes of her protective mother that Starr must make the brave decision to come forward as an eyewitness to the public. Yet, despite her protestations, the need to stand up for the justice of her friend builds until she takes to the streets to be heard.

REVIEW 

The movie offers a moving document of America’s raced political landscape and the material realities it has on black bodies. The Goerge Tillman Jr directorial is a timely contribution to highly contested topics and the uneasy relations between African American communities and police officers, who are now considered a threat to the dignity, safety and lives of people of colour.

The movie moves between subtle and warm portrayals of Starr, her life and family, to more urgent news style depictions of the reports and protests. And despite its long running time, every second forms an  integral part of an important picture.

Starr (Amandla Stenberg) finds the voice to stand up for Khalil, her childhood friend who's tragic death has inspired a wave of resistance against the disproportionate killing of African Americans by police officers.
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Born A Crime Movie: Lupita Nyong’o To Play Trevor Noah’s Mom!

Lupita Nyong’o will be portraying the role of Trevor Noah’s mother in a film adaptation of his autobiographical book – Born A Crime

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Trevor Noah’s Born A Crime Movie in The Making

Black Panther actress Lupita Nyong’o actress delighted the world when she announced on Thursday that she will be portraying the role of Trevor Noah’s mother in a film adaptation of his autobiographical book – Born A Crime!

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“When I read [Trevor Noah]’s “Born A Crime”, I could not put the book down”, she shared with her 4,7 million Instagram followers. Excited to announce that I will be starring in and producing its feature film adaptation! #BornACrime

Our biggest entertainment export and Man of Every Moment (!) Trevor Noah confirmed the news and tossed a few compliments to Lupita via IG:

“My mom is a powerful woman who could easily be one of the beautiful soldiers in Wakanda” he wrote. “So it’s beyond a perfect fit that she would be portrayed on the big screen by the radiant and regal Lupita Nyong’ o. I’m beyond excited.”

Now, this we cannot wait for!

 

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Suicide Squad Finally Hits SA Cinemas This Weekend! Keen?

American movie Suicide Squad finally kicks off at South African cinemas on Friday, 5 August.

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After months of much hype and heavy promotion, American movie Suicide Squad finally kicks off at South African cinemas on Friday, 5 August. You can book your seat via Ster Kenikor here.

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The movie boasts a star studded line up some pretty big shots. Dude, Oscar nominee Will Smith, Oscar winner Jared Leto, Oscar nominee Viola Davis, Margot Robbie and Joel Kinnaman are all in there.

WATCH Trailer Below

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Apart from the movie’s cool marketing campaign, complete with an upper website that lacks sympathy for your data, the trailers have done just about enough not only to entice  movie goers months leading up to the highly anticipated premiere, but create a solid community who’s already loyal enough to attack critics for slamming the movie.

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So what is it all about?

Suicide Squad follows the story of a “team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do.”

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“However, once they realize they weren’t picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it’s every man for himself?”

The film opens worldwide in 3D, and in 2D, and in select IMAX 3D theaters beginning August 5, 2016

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