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Filmmaker, Onu Reveals How Liz Benson Starred In A Movie About Lesbians

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Veteran actress, Liz Benson has appeared in select movies since she turned to an evangelist.

However, the star actress was revealed as one of the main cast of a movie Busted,which preaches against lesbianism.

In an interview with Saturday Beats, the executive producer of the movie, Face Onu, explained how she managed to convince evangelist Benson to take part in the movie.

On how Liz Benson featured in the movie,

It was not easy getting Liz Benson to star in the movie and before we began to shoot the project, we approached several television platforms who declined to be associated with the movie even though we assured them that it was a movie with a positive impact. Nobody wanted to hear it. I had the script for over two years because some stars said they were not going to be a part of it. The few actors that were interested did not have the courage to be a part of the movie. At first, Liz Benson did not want to be a part of the movie but when she read the script, she was delighted to be a part of the movie. It is the same thing with the other cast members. My biggest challenge was actually the censors board but I knew that when we got to the bridge, we would cross it. But when they saw it, they gave us their approval,Onusaid.

The film maker told Saturday Beats that she chose her medium to speak about the subject matter because the public seems to turn a blind eye towards the trend which is obviously creeping into the society.

She said, We are all unique in our own ways. I am a pacesetter and through my research, I realised that nobody has really done any movie on same cex relationship or marriage especially at a time when the government has passed a law against it. I did not do a movie about lesbianism to promote the act but to preach against it. Nobody has really talked about these things. It is better to address an issue than sweep it under the carpet. These things happen in our society and we need to talk about it.”




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