Exactly 3 years ago I watched a documentary called The Bridget Jones Phenomenon in SA. It was about four women who were over 30 and still single, a common occurence these days. I wasn’t that impressed with the documentary as it seemed that the producer had already decided what the answers to the questions were and found people to fit the mould. If you want to read more, read my full review here. Modern relationships cannot be explained easily, they are a product of, and influenced by, many factors. It prompted me to pen (keyboard?) a post about relationships which caused a bit of a stir (read that here).
In conclusion to my review, I commented that we need a series that looks at the different issues around dating and relationships in South Africa.
It looks like I got my wish, sort of. A new TV series will be aired in October, called Man. It looks at the love lives of four Capetonian men over 13 episodes. I think it will be very interesting to see the man’s side for a change. Obviously spending some time with just four men will not answer every question, but it should provide some insights. They have selected two straight guys, one gay guy and a bisexual. Apparently it is also quite explicit, not in a porno way but in terms of showing what the guys are really like, warts and all.
Whatever happens, I’m sure it will stimulate some interesting conversation. If you’re interested in finding out more, here are some links:
The official website (with a trailer):
An interview with one of the guys and the producer:
Another blog post about the series:
The Twitter feed for the series: