Johannesburg - from www.news24.com - - The creators of South Africa’s first locally produced, all-black porno movie say their members are hungry for local content.
Speaking ahead of the launch of the movie, Mapona Volume 1, in Johannesburg on September 30, Sondeza.com, a locally created website for sexually explicit material, said the project was a response to the frustration expressed by about 30 000 members of the group who had registered on Sondeza’s website since it started operating in 2008.
Tau Morena, one of the brains behind Sondeza.com, said the hour-long movie was shot over three days earlier this year: “It has been shot in a manner which gives the viewer an opportunity to feel as if they are part of the action.
“The DVD was brought about by lack of content in terms of adult entertainment movies.”
All of the cast members responded to an audition call over the website.
Sondeza paid them, even though they had volunteered their services.
They were screened for HIV/Aids and other sexually transmitted diseases and the men had to use condoms.
There were breaks of up to four hours during shooting to allow cast members to “relax”.
The inexperienced actors were initially a bit nervous, but not overly concerned about their naked bodies appearing on screen.
Morena would not say how much it had cost to produce the movie, but he insisted it was not “cheap”.
Sondeza was started two years ago as a network of former university friends who wanted to share sexual experiences.
They posted pictures and videos of their sexual exploits on the website.
Now, Morena said, Sondeza’s members were spread across the SADC and even the UK and US.
He said public perceptions of immorality remained a challenge, but Sondeza had not created adult entertainment – it merely localised something that even the elders were “consuming” behind closed doors.