1. ‘SEX IN AFRIKAANS’ – STREAMING ON SHOWMAX FROM 14 FEB
In the groundbreaking 18SNLV documentary series Sex in Afrikaans, four Afrikaans couples and two singles, with the help of clinical psychologist Bradley R Daniels, will speak openly for the first time about their sex lives and in the process discover there is much more fun to be had!
“I didn’t think anything could still shock or surprise me,” says narrator Rian van Heerden, who is also producing through Provoco. “But I can tell you, while we were filming this series, we could hardly believe what we were hearing! I honestly didn’t think I was conservative and then I realised that I was actually still a little conservative,” reads the synopsis.
2. ‘NO LOVE LOST’ | STREAMING ON SHOWMAX FROM 14 FEB
What’s the worst thing that can happen to you on Baecation? Amahle (Hope Mbhele) gets surprised by her boyfriend Dumisani (Lungile Radu) with a getaway for their one-year anniversary. At the resort, she bumps into her ex-boyfriend Lwazi (Pallance Dladla), on vacation with his current girlfriend Azania (Zola Nombona). This leads to a series of unavoidable double dates where the exes begin to question whether their feelings are really in the past.
No Love Lost is the feature film debut of director Phiwo Mkhanzi (House of Zwide, Isibaya), produced by Minnie Dlamini-Jones’ production company, Beautiful Day Productions.
3. ‘TROUKOORS’ SEASON ONE
From the creators of Die Boekklub and Fynskrif, Troukoors (Wedding Fever) is the first Showmax Original romcom. Breakout star Ilse-Lee van Niekerk is Jessica, a wedding planner who’s surrounded by love at work but struggling to find it for herself.
4. ‘A SAFE BET‘ – STREAMING ON SHOWMAX
Pearl is the most sought after attorney in the country – at the cost of her love life. When her boyfriend dumps her just as the Christmas family gathering is around the corner, Pearl’s increasingly impatient mother drags her to church for some divine intervention. She receives a life-changing prophecy about who she’ll find her happily ever after with: a man with the surname Dlamini. But will Pearl follow her heart or the prophecy?
5. LOVE, LIES & HYBRIDS
Jessica and her lover, Sophia, look forward to a mountain escape for a few days before New Year’s Day, while Jessica’s environmental activist fiancé, Daniel, is away at a conference. So when Daniel arrives to surprise Jessica, he is the one that gets a surprise. Now, with the truth revealed about Jessica’s infidelity, is there a way to save their relationship or will this be the last time the three of them are together?
6. ‘WELCOME TO THE FAMILY’
The romcom Welcome to the Family centres on Palesa, who has barely said “yes” to her boyfriend’s marriage proposal when she finds herself dragged along to his family home in KZN, where she discovers that she is about to marry into an over-the-top, wealthy family led by two overbearing, controlling and hard-to-please monster-in-laws.
7. ‘LATE BLOOMER’
In Late Bloomer, a happy-go-lucky party girl must reassess her carefree life when she suspects she may be pregnant after a one-night stand.
Rated 16SL, Late Bloomer co-stars Nicole Fortuin (Flatland, Indemnity, Alles Malan) and Danny Ross (Skemerdans, Desert Rose) alongside the likes of SAFTA winner Denise Newman (Material, Shirley Adams), SAFTA nominee Monique Rockman (Gaia, Nommer 37), Fleur du Cap winner Bianca Flanders (Troukoors, Address Unknown) and comedian Kate Pinchuck (Tali’s Baby Diary).