Black Beulahs

Black Beulahs is a revealing documentary about being black and gay in the township of Soweto.  The film is intimately filmed from the perspective of director Fanney Tsimong, looking at the lives of three of his closest friends.

Black Beulahs is a revealing documentary about being black and gay in the township of Soweto.  The film is intimately filmed from the perspective of director Fanney Tsimong, looking at the lives of three of his closest friends: Somizi is a television personality, actor dancer and all round entertainer – and creator of the drag persona, Madam Gigi.  Chix is a body builder in a relationship with a woman but still indulges his fantasies with men on a regular basis. In his middle-age, DK is the respected owner of a funeral parlour and pillar of the community.  Three strong personalities, different in the expression of their sexuality and love, but rooted in Soweto, balancing complex societal expectations and changing sexual values, to live their lives by their own terms.

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