Homosexuality on the Rise in Nollywood

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sky_flies

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i think it's overrated, really...

i wrote a bit about it here:
with comb & razor: Casting impressions

the thing about the casting couch is that it is bad business... if you're a producer who cares about your product, then you'll realize that the more you cast people based on who will sleep with you rather than who actually has the talent or can do a good job... eventually, the quality of your product is going to fall.

so unless getting laid is all you care about, sooner or later you are going to have to cast the people who can really do the job. talent always wins out in the end... which is why i think a lot of the complaints about "sexual harassment" in Nollywood are overrated.

when i watch a Nollywoo movie, i can pretty much tell the actresses who are there through the casting couch and those who are not. and the casting couch actresses rarely progress very far beyond small roles.

of course, there are a few actresses who might have come in through the couch and managed to become big stars, but in the end it was still their talent and/or work ethic that got them there, not their buttocks.

sleeping with producers might get your foot in the door, but it won't make you a star.
What can I do without u on NaijaRules.

Thanks for the impact and the post was well written.

No actress can ever be a star by casting impression.... what makes them stars is uniqueness.

Dakore is different from Ini and Ini is different from Rita and Rita is different from SDA.

They all have their uniqueness, talents and grace; none of them would have ceased becoming a star even if they had or had not the casting impressions thing going on.

It only takes a long while to make it.... but once u have it in u..... it never hides.

Talents is like love, the more u try to hide ur feelings the more it shows
 

sky_flies

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#22
Sorry I didnt quite get what you meant by "manage for preference purposes"?
Stella may have an unbeatable attitude loved which is loved by her employers.

Rather they sack her or get some1 more competent for the job.... they just say to themselves attaching emotions..... she is one of our best!
 

takestyle

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#23
another reason i dislike the term "sexual harassment" is because it creates the image of the Big, Bad Producer harassing some young innocent actress.

and that DOES happen sometimes... but you'll be surprised to find out how often it is the ACTRESS who initiates the sexual exchange and "harasses" the producer with endless phone calls and text messages, stalking, etc.
 
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filmdirector

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Most actresses are willing to go naked if the role requires it in america!
Yeah but it was the desperation factor i was talking about. We didn't need someone to go naked. It's just her desperation could make her a target to a producer with illicit intentions.
 

sky_flies

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another reason i dislike the term "sexual harassment" is because it creates the image of the Big, Bad Producer harassing some young innocent actress.

and that DOES happen sometimes... but you'll be surprised to find out how often it is the ACTRESS who initiates the sexual exchange and "harasses" the producer with endless phone calls and text messages, stalking, etc.


I would totally disagree with that one o!

I have met many of these producers... they are the ultimate stalkers and even, they sometimes promise innocent young girls to make them stars via sexual pleasure.

They are plenty of them, even the married ones.

I can mention names but that will be bad for their images.
 

takestyle

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I would totally disagree with that one o!

I have met many of these producers... they are the ultimate stalkers and even, they sometimes promise innocent young girls to make them stars via sexual pleasure.

They are plenty of them, even the married ones.

I can mention names but that will be bad for their images.
oh no, i KNOW it happens that way, of course.

but it goes both ways, really...
 

Beautiful_Soul

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Those are strong comments to make.

Although I have not read the article, it would appear the article was written by our very own "Olofofogal" of Naijarules.

It is simply an observation made on the material presented. I do not know if she can write properly or not but based on this material it does not look good. Oh and maybe you should read it an see how "STRONG" the comment is... In fact you may even find it WEAK.
 

takestyle

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It is simply an observation made on the material presented. I do not know if she can write properly or not but based on this material it does not look good. Oh and maybe you should read it an see how "STRONG" the comment is... In fact you may even find it WEAK.
i have to say that Stella's writing style DOES leave a lot to be desired... many people have noted this and she has always politely informed them of where they can stick their criticism of her writing.

so basically, you can take it or leave it.
 
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filmdirector

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i have to say that Stella's writing style DOES leave a lot to be desired... many people have noted this and she has always politely informed them of where they can stick their criticism of her writing.

so basically, you can take it or leave it.
Then she has no pride in her work and that i have little tolerance for in people. I don't care if something is bad initially as long as there is a heart to improve but not caring?

I really do not appreciate lack of excellence. Just me.
 

takestyle

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#32
Then she has no pride in her work and that i have little tolerance for in people. I don't care if something is bad initially as long as there is a heart to improve but not caring?

I really do not appreciate lack of excellence. Just me.
me neither.

the problem is the same problem that i feel is at the heart of Nollywood's artistic deficiency, and the failings of a lot of aspects of Nigerian life.

as i said in that other post, we as a people by and large do not appreciate *process* or *form*... we look more at results and content.

the form that delivers the content is viewed as superfluous. as such, if you criticize the writing style, people will tell you that you are nitpicking; that you should instead focus on what the writer is *trying* to say and not on their inability to say it properly.

that's why Nollywood movies have no sense of style... why certain camera angles are employed for no useful purpose... why the lighting is flat and unexpressive.

as long as the job is (supposedly) getting done, you're not supposed to obsess over the details.
 
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It is simply an observation made on the material presented. I do not know if she can write properly or not but based on this material it does not look good. Oh and maybe you should read it an see how "STRONG" the comment is... In fact you may even find it WEAK.


Will read it later my dear.
Too many things to do.:)
 
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filmdirector

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me neither.

the problem is the same problem that i feel is at the heart of Nollywood's artistic deficiency, and the failings of a lot of aspects of Nigerian life.

as i said in that other post, we as a people by and large do not appreciate *process* or *form*... we look more at results and content.

the form that delivers the content is viewed as superfluous. as such, if you criticize the writing style, people will tell you that you are nitpicking; that you should instead focus on what the writer is *trying* to say and not on their inability to say it properly.

that's why Nollywood movies have no sense of style... why certain camera angles are employed for no useful purpose... why the lighting is flat and unexpressive.

as long as the job is (supposedly) getting done, you're not supposed to obsess over the details.
You are right. It permeates everything. Even our houses. Have you seen the finishing?
 

takestyle

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#35
You are right. It permeates everything. Even our houses. Have you seen the finishing?
of course! if it superficially looks okay, then to us it is okay.

that's why you always hear about houses collapsing and killing people.

we don't really pay a lot of attention to details, or to the reasons why certain processes are carried out in the painstaking manner that they are.

everybody's in a hurry to get to that superficial *result*.

it's a shame, really... i think that we need an all-around cultural shift as far as this is concerned... i dunno, maybe we have to study the Germans or something...
 

Beautiful_Soul

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I would totally disagree with that one o!

I have met many of these producers... they are the ultimate stalkers and even, they sometimes promise innocent young girls to make them stars via sexual pleasure.

They are plenty of them, even the married ones.

I can mention names but that will be bad for their images.

What is your concern with their image? Did they care about the viewer when they filled their films with useless actresses in return for sexual favours? Did they care about the viewer being assaulted... Name names now... LOL
 

Beautiful_Soul

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i have to say that Stella's writing style DOES leave a lot to be desired... many people have noted this and she has always politely informed them of where they can stick their criticism of her writing.

so basically, you can take it or leave it.
I am not that familiar... I just posted the article... At the time I pasted it from the ghana news website so I did not know who wrote it. I made a statement based on what was written. Obviously people feel protective about this women. Good luck to them. I have no such allegiances so I call it like I see it... The writing was shocking as far as I could see it and so I said so. I don't know what has been said about her before me so it is not repitition from my point of view!
 
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filmdirector

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of course! if it superficially looks okay, then to us it is okay.

that's why you always hear about houses collapsing and killing people.

we don't really pay a lot of attention to details, or to the reasons why certain processes are carried out in the painstaking manner that they are.

everybody's in a hurry to get to that superficial *result*.

it's a shame, really... i think that we need an all-around cultural shift as far as this is concerned... i dunno, maybe we have to study the Germans or something...
Something! And fast! Do you know why i have probably watched maybe 10 Nigerian movies in my life? I have cable with two Nigerian channels and i flip to them occasionally. I have to eventual change channels because i can watch our movies and feel my creativity seeping away.

Yet i watch a foreign film and sometimes it motivates me to pick up my laptop and start writing. It's like the difference between a good book and a bad book. Especially me that watches movies for different reasons..can't help it...one being to study the lighting, acting, camera work, music, etc. No one in my house enjoys watching movies with me beacuse i am pausing rewinding etc.
 

takestyle

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I am not that familiar... I just posted the article... At the time I pasted it from the ghana news website so I did not know who wrote it. I made a statement based on what was written. Obviously people feel protective about this women. Good luck to them. I have no such allegiances so I call it like I see it... The writing was shocking as far as I could see it and so I said so. I don't know what has been said about her before me so it is not repitition from my point of view!
oh, i agree with you 100% the writing is deplorable and quite unacceptable to me. and not even just the grammar and the spelling either...

but she has made it clear that she has little intention to change that, and she remains employed, so.... whattayagonnado?
 
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