Same sex themes in our movies

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kaymax

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Same sex themes in our movies..

What's up with all thise lesbianism stuff in Nollywood? I saw women affair and now I'm reading about 'lesbian scenes'? Hey I'm not hatin' to each his/her own, but we've come a long way in Nollywood O' BTW, how come we've not seen any gay men themes?
 

peculiar

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Me i dont know whats going on o........Ive seen 3 so far:

LAST WEDDING 1 and 2
THE PREACHER'S WIFE
EMOTIONAL CRACK.

Hmmm........i have no words!
 

Pete

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They've told all the stories there is to tell, so now they have to be fictional even though homosexuals are not dominant in our culture as it is in western countries! Nonsense and olugbu soup!
 

peculiar

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One of my non-nigerian friends that I watched last wedding with was so upset. She adores nollywood but like anyone,shes not impressed with all these business,
Why cant we stick to being AFRICANS that we are and let our movies reflect our culture and beliefs.....see BOLLYWOOD?
 

kaymax

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peculiar said:
Me i dont know whats going on o........Ive seen 3 so far:

LAST WEDDING 1 and 2
THE PREACHER'S WIFE
EMOTIONAL CRACK.

Hmmm........i have no words!
OH LAWD, I haven't even seen those. I've just seen women affair and I just bought emotinal crack and last wedding!! I guess they just have to be creative. I guess men like that stuff IN ANY CULTURE, so they keep making it.
 

blackbutterfly

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1. No Nigerian man will EVER submit to play a role that bathes him in any other light than the light of an Alpha male. And men are always willing to see two females getting it on and who runs that industry?

2. @ Pete: Simply because we don't see folks hold protest signs, dressing in drag and demanding civil rights does not mean the gay culture is not in full effect in Nigeria. It is very much in effect but very much underground. Its only that in the West, they are allow to voice their issues. And why would you say that those stories are fictional compared to all the other lying, cheating, 419, wack romance, christian/voo-doo stories? I am not getting your point. So those other stories are real because we actually do see lying, cheating husband, know folks who visit voodoo doctors BUT the gay stories are fictional? No gay people exist in Nigeria? I refuse to believe that you are that naive, my broz.

3. @ Peculiar: So gay is not African? Its strictly a western disease? Only Americans and Europeans get it? Have you been to South Africa? What do you mean by "lets stick to being Africans?" A person visiting the forum and that is non African can be really offended by your statement and so can an African who is proud of being gay no matter what the Judeo-Christian world might say and does say. Those films do reflect our culture and beliefs - it reflects that there are gay people in Africa and that there are those who belief that that life style is wrong and there are those who choose to accept it and let God judge. It shows all the warts. Those films unlike Western film always shows the gay life style in a negative light..reflecting a better part of our belief systems, so what is the problem?


Lets all be careful how we spout our view points even though its our personal view point...this forum is not just for AFRICANS, its for everyone because we are on the verge of sounding clueless and close minded.
 

peculiar

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Hmm.........nice viewpoints BB....gracias! I agree with all you've said and hopefully we have an understanding now....maybe I just didnt word my thoughts well......NOTED! for next time.
 

kaymax

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blackbutterfly said:
1. No Nigerian man will EVER submit to play a role that bathes him in any other light than the light of an Alpha male. And men are always willing to see two females getting it on and who runs that industry?

2. @ Pete: Simply because we don't see folks hold protest signs, dressing in drag and demanding civil rights does not mean the gay culture is not in full effect in Nigeria. It is very much in effect but very much underground. Its only that in the West, they are allow to voice their issues. And why would you say that those stories are fictional compared to all the other lying, cheating, 419, wack romance, christian/voo-doo stories? I am not getting your point. So those other stories are real because we actually do see lying, cheating husband, know folks who visit voodoo doctors BUT the gay stories are fictional? No gay people exist in Nigeria? I refuse to believe that you are that naive, my broz.

3. @ Peculiar: So gay is not African? Its strictly a western disease? Only Americans and Europeans get it? Have you been to South Africa? What do you mean by "lets stick to being Africans?" A person visiting the forum and that is non African can be really offended by your statement and so can an African who is proud of being gay no matter what the Judeo-Christian world might say and does say. Those films do reflect our culture and beliefs - it reflects that there are gay people in Africa and that there are those who belief that that life style is wrong and there are those who choose to accept it and let God judge. It shows all the warts. Those films unlike Western film always shows the gay life style in a negative light..reflecting a better part of our belief systems, so what is the problem?


Lets all be careful how we spout our view points even though its our personal view point...this forum is not just for AFRICANS, its for everyone because we are on the verge of sounding clueless and close minded.

We agree on lots of things, but take am easy O. Remeber, people also have the right to their 'opinions' of not accepting that type of lifestle. African or Not, all have the right to agree or disagree with a lifestyle and the way it's protrayed in a particular cultural Genre. It doesn't make people 'close minded' just makes them opinionated. People cannot be afraid to voice their opinions, simply for fear of appearing 'close minded' or offensive. they just have to be sensitive as to how it's expressed, that's all.
 
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samira

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Whether we want to see it in our movies or not, it is out there in the real world and there is nothing we can do about it. It's as simple as that!
 

Pete

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blackbutterfly said:
2. @ Pete: Simply because we don't see folks hold protest signs, dressing in drag and demanding civil rights does not mean the gay culture is not in full effect in Nigeria. It is very much in effect but very much underground. Its only that in the West, they are allow to voice their issues. And why would you say that those stories are fictional compared to all the other lying, cheating, 419, wack romance, christian/voo-doo stories? I am not getting your point. So those other stories are real because we actually do see lying, cheating husband, know folks who visit voodoo doctors BUT the gay stories are fictional? No gay people exist in Nigeria? I refuse to believe that you are that naive, my broz.
I did not say they don't exist, I said they are not as dominant as you see them in the western countries. Homosexuality has grown to be a normal thing in the US or Canada; many people no longer consider it abnormal, unlike Nigeria, where more than 90% of the populace still see it as a taboo. About the fictional part, I was being sarcastic.
 
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Pete said:
They've told all the stories there is to tell, so now they have to be fictional even though homosexuals are not dominant in our culture as it is in western countries! Nonsense and olugbu soup!

The highlighted sentence is correct. I believe they're running out of stories and it has gotten so bad that they now copy each other.
 
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peculiar said:
One of my non-nigerian friends that I watched last wedding with was so upset. She adores nollywood but like anyone,shes not impressed with all these business,
Why cant we stick to being AFRICANS that we are and let our movies reflect our culture and beliefs.....see BOLLYWOOD?

How can we? Even the name "Nollywood" did not originate in Africa. They copied it from Hollywood and now some actors are even trying to speak like Americans. :)
 
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samira

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Meddeen250 said:
The highlighted sentence is correct. I believe they're running out of stories and it has gotten so bad that they now copy each other.
Meddeen, it is also possible that they are just being realistic here. Sooner or later, I am pretty sure they will start the gay man on man thing too. Not that I care for all that gay stuff. I just look at it as a movie and just that.

greetings brother,

samira
 
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samira

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peculiar said:
One of my non-nigerian friends that I watched last wedding with was so upset. She adores nollywood but like anyone,shes not impressed with all these business,
Why cant we stick to being AFRICANS that we are and let our movies reflect our culture and beliefs.....see BOLLYWOOD?
I prefer it when the movies reflect our culture and beliefs especially living away from home. The funny thing about it is, when they try to act foreign, it is so fake that it takes the fun out of the movie. Look at the movie one dollor for instances. Emeka Ike over did it to the point that it was really not funny to me at the end. The begining of the movie was excellent but they almost ruin it at the end when emeka came in with his fake ways.

ps...but even Bollywood these days are also changing to the worst too. I prefer their old movies where the concentration was on their own culture and beliefs.
 
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blackbutterfly said:
1. No Nigerian man will EVER submit to play a role that bathes him in any other light than the light of an Alpha male. And men are always willing to see two females getting it on and who runs that industry?

2. @ Pete: Simply because we don't see folks hold protest signs, dressing in drag and demanding civil rights does not mean the gay culture is not in full effect in Nigeria. It is very much in effect but very much underground. Its only that in the West, they are allow to voice their issues. And why would you say that those stories are fictional compared to all the other lying, cheating, 419, wack romance, christian/voo-doo stories? I am not getting your point. So those other stories are real because we actually do see lying, cheating husband, know folks who visit voodoo doctors BUT the gay stories are fictional? No gay people exist in Nigeria? I refuse to believe that you are that naive, my broz.

3. @ Peculiar: So gay is not African? Its strictly a western disease? Only Americans and Europeans get it? Have you been to South Africa? What do you mean by "lets stick to being Africans?" A person visiting the forum and that is non African can be really offended by your statement and so can an African who is proud of being gay no matter what the Judeo-Christian world might say and does say. Those films do reflect our culture and beliefs - it reflects that there are gay people in Africa and that there are those who belief that that life style is wrong and there are those who choose to accept it and let God judge. It shows all the warts. Those films unlike Western film always shows the gay life style in a negative light..reflecting a better part of our belief systems, so what is the problem?


Lets all be careful how we spout our view points even though its our personal view point...this forum is not just for AFRICANS, its for everyone because we are on the verge of sounding clueless and close minded.

Why should we be careful, when we are only giving our opinions?
My dear I will never change my opinion about homo-sexuality. I believe it's disgusting and filthy and if any member doesn't like it then that's their business.
I recognise the fact that people have the right to be homo-sexuals (especially in the west), but I also have the right to voice out my disgust at them.
 
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samira said:
peculiar said:
One of my non-nigerian friends that I watched last wedding with was so upset. She adores nollywood but like anyone,shes not impressed with all these business,
Why cant we stick to being AFRICANS that we are and let our movies reflect our culture and beliefs.....see BOLLYWOOD?
I prefer it when the movies reflect our culture and beliefs especially living away from home. The funny thing about it is, when they try to act foreign, it is so fake that it takes the fun out of the movie. Look at the movie one dollor for instances. Emeka Ike over did it to the point that it was really not funny to me at the end. The begining of the movie was excellent but they almost ruin it at the end when emeka came in with his fake ways. ps...but even Bollywood these days are also changing to the worst too. I prefer their old movies where the concentration was on their own culture and beliefs.
I believe you mean Jim Iyke. Emeka Ike did not feature in the movie "One Dollar". :cool-smil
 

kaymax

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samira said:
peculiar said:
One of my non-nigerian friends that I watched last wedding with was so upset. She adores nollywood but like anyone,shes not impressed with all these business,
Why cant we stick to being AFRICANS that we are and let our movies reflect our culture and beliefs.....see BOLLYWOOD?
I prefer it when the movies reflect our culture and beliefs especially living away from home. The funny thing about it is, when they try to act foreign, it is so fake that it takes the fun out of the movie. Look at the movie one dollor for instances. Emeka Ike over did it to the point that it was really not funny to me at the end. The begining of the movie was excellent but they almost ruin it at the end when emeka came in with his fake ways.

ps...but even Bollywood these days are also changing to the worst too. I prefer their old movies where the concentration was on their own culture and beliefs.
I agree, most of us watch these movies to 'remind' us of home, our culture, etc, Not to watch pathetic attempts of remakes of movies here!!
 

kaymax

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Meddeen250 said:
Why should we be careful, when we are only giving our opinions?
My dear I will never change my opinion about homo-sexuality. I believe it's disgusting and filthy and if any member doesn't like it then that's their business.
I recognise the fact that people have the right to be homo-sexuals (especially in the west), but I also have the right to voice out my disgust at them.
WOW, Meddeen, tell us how you REALLY feel!!! LOL
 
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