Black Beulahs (2005)

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 – choreographer and entertainer; DK – a businessman who owns a funeral parlour and Chix – a 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.

This is an engrossing and remarkable addition to the depiction of gay experiences in South Africa.

Director: Fanney Tsimong 48 minutes
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