beaulah: [Gayle – South African Gay Slang]
n. Beautiful man or boy
a. Beautiful. Attractive.
Black Beulahs is a documentary that explores the lives of three friends living within the largely unexplored Soweto gay sub-culture.
There’s Somizi - the very well known choreographer and entertainer; DK - a businessman who owns a funeral parlour; and Chix - the bisexual body builder.
They’ve defied societal expectations to live their lives as they see fit. It is a revealing personal portrait by director Fanney Tsimong of three people intersecting with changing sexual values and a community struggling with the reality of homosexuality in its midst.
An engrossing and remarkable addition to the depiction of gay experiences in South Africa as revealed by a young gay black director.
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