Ghana movie super star, John Dumelo has admitted obscenity in recent Ghanaian movies but says the idea is to express reality in the story line.
“Gone are the days you will see a man and a woman under a blanket then the blanket will be shaking; the I used to say, ‘den koraa mpo nie’? to wit, what al all is this?”
“We are trying to remove the blanket small, but sometimes we cross the line, sometimes people complain a lot that we are doing too much. Yes we are doing too much” he admitted.
John however was quick to add that movie producers are trying their possible best to limit such nudity in recent movies.
“Sometimes we do it too much but sometimes it’s very relevant for that particular story”, he asserted adding, “the Americans when it comes to love story, they really do it well, they show the kind of chemistry between the two characters so that is what we are trying to do”.
The award winning actor revealed he has come under some flaking for some movie scenes he had acted and said he gets worried when people cannot differentiate between a movie character and the person.
“It really gets to me but I must confess that we cross the line, we do too much sometimes but we just want the story to be real; that is why we do those things” he stated.
Speaking to XFM 95.1 on the BIG BITE show, John Dumelo added that movie loving fans sometimes demand such scenes.
“Sometimes it’s just the demand, it’s just what people would love to see”.
John Dumelo also lauded movie producers who invest in film making and said producers who will not want to invest big monies to churn out quality work will only reap mediocrity.
Touching on the name ‘Ghallyhood’ and the seeming controversy it has generated, John Dumelo said a name for Ghana’s movie industry is not necessarily important if it wouldn’t bring bout the needed change.
Source: King Ambrose Edward Addo/ Xfm 95.