Amidst great hostility toward homosexuals, a new mainstream Nigerian web drama series dares to portray love between two men.
The drama which is titled ‘with or without’ was recently published on Youtube. It shows how two men in a homosexual relationship deeply love each other and find it difficult to hide what they feel.
As common with most Nigerian films, it was expected that the storyline will be thwarted from showing a positive portrayal of homosexuality, but so far, it seems to be heading in an unexpected direction.
Though the drama is far from perfect, it was in overall still very important that an attempt was made to put the reality of gay men on screen.
Also, the characters were mostly exaggerated and poorly acted. The actors don’t seem to have done a proper research about gay reality before portraying the characters on screen.
The film tells the story of David [Dave Ogbeni] and Henry [Chigozie Okafor] who appears as best friends but are both deeply in love with each other.
David is a bisexual man who is currently in a relationship with Mabel [Ibiwari Etuk].
But everything changes when Henry; David’s long time lover visits. David and Henry try to keep their relationship flourishing while on the other hand, David battles to maintain the status quo.
Watch the available episodes below.
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