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Source: Eugene Osafo-Nkansah/Peacefmonline.com/Ghana

Socrate Safo In Trouble Over Movie Title

Ghanaian movie producer Socrate Safo of Movie Africa, is in deep waters this time around over the title of a new movie he is about to release next month.

Socrate has had a lot of issues in the past with movies like “Mallam Issa kawa”, “Last Virgin”, “Love and Sex” and “Sexy Angel”, both on set and post production and he is always able to sail through some how to release all these movies successfully.

Peacefmonline.com is reliably informed that Socrate has just sent his new movie, titled “HOT FORK” to the censorship board to be previewed and approved for release, but some members of the board have refused to even watch the movie until he changes the title of the movie.

Though some board members have agreed to watch and see how the title reflects in the story, others think the title is too suggestive, so it does not qualify to be on the shelves. But Socrate still insists that “HOT FORK” is the only title which best fits the movie.

Speaking to peacefmonline, Socrate emphasized that there is nothing wrong with the title but some people hear it and immediately, draw funny conclusions. “The whole movie is about a hot kitchen fork, which was used to commit a crime and how investigators were able to see who committed the crime and how it was done”, he stated.

Asked what he is going to do to get the movie censored and released he said. “They will approve it; they have to approve it for me with the same title. There has to be a way out”. Meanwhile our investigation revealed that apart from the suggestive title, the movie also has some serious sex scenes which will raise eye brows if it is released, so the censorship board is reluctant to allow the movie on the market.

A sneak peak at the trailer of the movie shows shots of a man and a woman making love in a Jacuzzi exposing the lady’s beads, her back and her breast, shots with a wet naked woman walking in a living room and shots of a male actor putting his hands in between the legs of an actress.

The movie features Ekow Freeman, popular Nigerian Actor Sam Uche Anyamele of “Super Story” fame, Vivian Achor, Marian Addo, Phil Ayisi, Baby Blench, Duke Felix (Paada) and other star actors. The movie is rated 18+.

Until peacefmonline will have an opportunity to watch the full movie, we will keep wondering what these serious sex scenes in the movie have to do with a ‘hot fork’ which was used to commit a crime. Socrate is known for his controversial movie titles such as: “God is Wicked”, “Jezebel”, “Satan’s Wife” among others.

Nonetheless, it doesn’t look like Socrate will have his way this time as always, because the censorship board is keen on protecting their credibility.

Peacefmonline sources in Kumasi have also hinted that popular comic actor Kofi Adu also known as Agya Koo with the support of other Kumasi actors will demonstrate on the streets of Kumasi, against “Hot Fork” and other Ghanaian movies with excessive sex scenes in Kumasi on Friday April 29, 2010.

Keep reading for more information as Socrate Safo is still struggling to release this controversial movie.