'Shaka iLembe' Series Criticised for Explicit Scenes, Mzansi Questions Raunchy Tone of SA Films and TV

'Shaka iLembe' Series Criticised for Explicit Scenes, Mzansi Questions Raunchy Tone of SA Films and TV

  • The trailer for the upcoming South African epic drama series, Shaka iLembe, has been met with criticism for its explicit scenes
  • Some people expressed their frustration with the prevalence of sex scenes in South African film and television, arguing that they usually add nothing to the storyline
  • Despite the criticism, the series is highly anticipated and features a talented cast, including Nomzamo Mbatha, Lemogang Tsipa and Wiseman Ncube, among others

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Shaka iLembe explicit scenes leave South Africans unimpressed.
Mzansi is not happy with the explicit scenes in the trailer for the 'Shaka iLembe' series, questioning the quality of SA television. Images: @nomzamo_m, @thembinkosi_mthembu
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The much-anticipated epic drama series Shaka iLembe is set to premiere on 18 June and many film lovers in South Africa cannot wait. The trailer of the series, however, has not been met with overall excitement.

Explicit content in Shaka iLembe series gets viewers worked up about sex scenes in SA television and films

Tweeps were not impressed with the explicit scenes shown in the trailer of the series and made their grievances known. Twitter user @yomgqashiyo commented on the trailer, saying:

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"What’s the obsession with sex scenes in SA film and television? It’s getting weird!"

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Shaka iLembe trailer's raunchy nature sparks a debate about the value of explicit content

@Mizzyb1 wrote:

"Hate them so much because in most cases they add nothing to the storyline."

@NkosinathiThema said:

"Sex sells, I suppose. But yeah, it’s getting weird yona."

@Ntsundu_ tweeted:

"All TV producers get insights from Twitter and it started here. The only content that gets engagement is about sex."

@lungeIo said:

"Right? Why kumele bebhebhana njalo..."

@QwabeNz wrote:

"Once you do any work with Mzansi Magic / DSTV, it's mandatory. At some point witchcraft was the order of the day and it seems they've moved on to another gimmick."

@Queen_Ntsx said:

"I don't mind the sex scenes much, but what I do mind is the unnecessary explicitness and whether or not it's necessary for the story to move forward. Tbh the only sex scene that would be necessary in this feature is Nandi and Senzengakhona."

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@LuanaLouw wrote:

"It's either an attempt to mimic American TV or pure American influence behind the scenes. But it's the cross-cutting between sex and violence for me. Like why??"

@Funzani_ tweeted:

"They are overcompensating for their bad acting."

@Nonhlan15483307 said:

"We can't watch television as families manje, we are always in panic mode, hai this is boring really."

The series tells the story of Shaka KaSenzangakhona, one of South Africa's most significant historical figures who moulded the Zulu Kingdom. News24 reports that Nomzamo Mbatha, Lemogang Tsipa and Wiseman Ncube will star, among others.

Nomzamo Mbatha chats about the upcoming series Shaka iLembe, star directs and acts in the Mzansi Magic show

Briefly News previously reported on Nomzamo Mbatha opening up about her role in the upcoming series, Shaka iLembe.

Nomzamo Mbatha has opened up about her roles in the upcoming series about King Shaka. The star portrays the character of Queen Nandi and she's also the executive producer of the Mzansi Magic show.

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