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Thursday, 09 February 2023 12:48

Showmax drops first trailer for 18SNL Sex and Pleasure documentary series.

Entertainment Reporter.

Streaming platform Showmax has dropped the first trailer for the Sex and Pleasure documentary series which premieres on 8 March.

The adults-only documentary series will be hosted by writer Kim Windvogel and journalist Romantha Botha. It takes a broader look at what South Africans get up to behind closed doors and everywhere else too.

Click HERE to watch the trailer.

"Everyone has sex," says Lesego Tlhabi, aka Coconut Kelz at the start of the trailer for the new 18SNL Showmax Original Sex and Pleasure.

Sex in Afrikaans was one of the 10 most streamed titles on Showmax in South Africa in 2022, but it's clearly not just Afrikaners who like to pomp. 

"I'm a sex-positive, curious queer who works in the sexual and reproductive health and rights space," says Windvogel. "That's just feminist talk for believing that people should have access to sexual health information and services." 

"We made this doccie series because we really wanted to know how South Africans, from various intersections, experience and explore sex in their everyday lives." -- Romantha Botha says about Showmax Original documentary, Sex and Pleasure.

Windvogel and Botha co-wrote and conceptualised Sex and Pleasure with director Ayanda Duma, who was also a producer on the South African leg of Planet Sex with Cara Delevigne, also available on SHowmax. 

SAFTA winner IdeaCandy (SteinheistDevilsdorp) is producing the eight-part series, which includes playful motion graphics by Mbali Hlatshwayo. 

"The aim is to invite the whole country, from conservative to highly liberal, to take part in an adult conversation that hasn't been possible until now," says Duma. 

The first episode of the eye-opening series explores sex work. Each subsequent episode will explore tlof tlof in relation to a different topic: parenting, love, drugs, orgasm, disability, age, and spirituality. 

Sika Lekhekhe. Knyp die kat in the donker. Wiggling the toothpick. Whatever you call it, whoever you are and whatever you're into, let's talk about it.

Sex and Pleasure premieres on Showmax on 8 March 2023, with new episodes every Wednesday.