SKEEF: Episode 1
The first episode has dropped!
I’m so proud of the work Renaldo Schwarp has done and continues to do.
#SKEEF is a four part documentary series which is available to watch for free on Netwerk24.com, starting on Monday, 3 June, airing weekly.
As posted by SKEEF for media release:
Does God hate Gays? and Where are our gay South African role models? are just a few episode titles of SKEEF, a new South African documentary series that sets out to expose the realities of being LGBTI+ in South Africa. This Afrikaans documentary is a raw representation of modern Queer life – the highs, the lows, and even the high heels!
The harsh backlash that dating show, Boer soek ‘n vrou received after introducing a gay farmer to the show, as well as the recent reports of Brunei enacting strict new Islamic laws that make gay sex punishable by stoning to death, served as a poignant reminders that the fight against LGBTI discrimination and oppression is far from over, making conversations about these issues more significant than ever before – especially in South Africa.
SKEEF, which is presented and produced by eclectic kykNET & Kie host and Jacaranda FM presenter Renaldo Schwarp (27), aims to further highlight these issues in a country which is perceived as having one of the most progressive LGBTI+ rights. A perception that is far from reality.
Throughout the series, Schwarp delves deeper into a variety of LGBTI+ issues with famous guests like comedian Marc Lottering, musician Joe Foster, Good Things Guy Brent Lindeque and Kanarie co-writer Charl-Johan Lingenfelder. Schwarp also doesn’t shy away from posing the difficult questions about representation in local media to top decision makers like VIA TV channel head, Izelle Venter.
Amongst others, viewers will hear from Adnan Al Mouselli – a gay Syrian refugee, who had to flee his country in fear of his own life. As well as, Zoey Black, a transgender woman from Cape Town who is using her blog to expose people to the realities of the trans experience.
“It’s going to make people uncomfortable, a few will be shocked or maybe even upset, but overall I think this documentary highlights the beauty, resilience, and diversity of our LGBTI community,” Schwarp says.
Hope you enjoy!