The African romantic comedy genres are part of the Global South film trends and project the image of a “global city.” In South Africa, most black Romcoms are set up in Johannesburg, who also portray Johannesburg as a fascinating environment for a wealthy lifestyle and aspirations. However, the film reminds the audience of the city’s true social conflicts and socio-economic inequality in storytelling and images. They don’t just celebrate the consumer lifestyle.
In today’s Pasha episode, how Pierre Paolo Fracinelli, a professor of communication and media studies at the University of Johannesburg, relates the rise of black romantic comedies in South Africa to the emergence of streaming services such as Netflix and Showmax. Talk about.
“Happiness is a poster of a four-character idiom movie” by Junaid Ahmed.
Author: Ozayr Patel –Digital Editor | Pier Paolo Frassinelli –Professor of Communication and Media Studies, University of Johannesburg
Johannesburg’s Romantic Comedy Revolution Rethinks the City
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