Selmor Mtukudzi’s kiss and other s_exually suggestive scenes in the new local film “Escape”, have caused a huge stir. The film was directed by Joe Njagu and Dr Agnieszka Piotrowska and stars Munya Chidzonga, Jose Marques, Maria Wilson, Selmor Mtukudzi, Nothando Nobengula and Eddie Sandifolo among others.
It premières on October 5 at Ster Kinekor Sam Levy. Joe Njagu said there was nothing wrong with the scenes because it is simple acting. “This is where we go wrong because we don’t think outside the box.
There was no real s.ex on the camera but its implied s_ex. Even in Hollywood movie actors have such scenes and there is nothing wrong. They are called stimulated scenes. “This will be one of the first Zimbabwean films with such scenes, and the outcry is a surprise considering how we consume similar Western films. Here people say it’s a taboo when people kiss. “We hope to demystify that notion in local production,” he said.
He said the film will be released on DVD and in cinemas in Zimbabwe with a round on major festivals across the world. The film was shot in Zimbabwe and the United Kingdom. Selmor has said she had to seek permission from her husband to play the role.
Source ; Mafaro