Twitter Streets: Hot Trends Today – September 24
KFCB Bans Kenyan Gay Film
In a statement on Thursday, the regulatory body said that the documentary film, I Am Samuel, violates Article 165 of the Penal Code that outlaws homosexuality, as well as the provisions of the Films and Stage Plays Act Cap 222 of the laws of Kenya.
“The production is demeaning of Christianity as two gay men in the film purport to conduct a religious marriage invoking the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, “ read the statement. “On the basis of religion as a classifiable element, the Board finds the documentary not only blasphemous but also an attempt to use religion to advocate same-sex marriage”.
Directed by Samuel Murimi, the 69-minute documentary is an intimate portrait of a Kenyan man torn between balancing duty to his family with his dreams for his future.
PRESS RELEASE: Kenyans will not be allowed to view the critically acclaimed documentary film ‘I Am Samuel’, because it has been restricted by @InfoKfcb #KFCBbansGayFilm #Iamsamuelfilm #loveislove pic.twitter.com/wYgieSyfWk
— I am Samuel Documentary (@IamSamuelFilm) September 23, 2021
Section 165 of the Penal Code outlaws homosexuality. On this score, any films or broadcast content appearing to legalize, advocate, normalize or glorify the act contravenes the laws of our land. ~ @ChrisWambua_@NellyMuluka @KBCChannel1 @RadioCitizenFM pic.twitter.com/PoXjWzKZog
— KFCB (@InfoKfcb) September 23, 2021
Netflix Releases Britney Vs Spears Docu Trailer
The world knows Britney Spears: performer, artist, icon. But in the last few years, her name has been publicly tied to another, more mysterious term: conservatorship. Britney vs Spears tells the explosive story of Britney’s life and her public and private search for freedom.
This Netflix feature film paints a thorough portrait of the pop star’s trajectory from girl next door, to a woman trapped by fame and family and her own legal status.
Britney vs Spears arrives on the streaming platform September 28th. Check out the trailer below.
— Netflix ANZ (@NetflixANZ) September 22, 2021
Hightown Season 2 Trailer Released
STARZ has released the official trailer for the second instalment of Hightown. In this drama series’ new season, the picture-perfect version of summer on Cape Cod clashes with its off-season reality.
Jackie Quinones (Monica Raymund) is laser-focused on bringing down drug dealer Frankie Cuevas (Amaury Nolasco), the man Jackie holds responsible for the death of her best friend, Junior. For Jackie, it is personal but then again, for Jackie, everything is personal.
Hightown debuts on the network October 17th. Check out the trailer below.
— Hightown (@HightownSTARZ) September 22, 2021