Mmabatho Montsho explains why she started her Women on Sex web series

04 June 2018 - 06:00 By Chrizelda Kekana
Mmabatho Montsho began a web series where women open up about their sex experiences.
Mmabatho Montsho began a web series where women open up about their sex experiences.
Image: Via Instagram

Even though most of Mmabatho Montsho's fans still call her Lumka stemming from her Generation's fame, the actress has spread her wings into directing and investing in telling authentic stories through film. And her 10-part web series was a wake up call for people that only saw her as an actress.

The series, titled Women on Sex, had women from different walks of life talk about their sexuality and sexual experiences. It was recorded in 2015 and also grew Mmabatho's passion to direct.

Mmabatho explained what sparked her curiosity to begin with.

"I had and still have a lot of questions about sex and its relationship with everything that we do. For instance, even when I'm on set and directing, sex has something to do with it. Am I going to get sexually harassed as some point or not? What is the relationship between being in control of my body and being in a certain space. I had to many questions about it."

She said it left her with many more questions which she still explores.

"I realised that some of the things that we go through are so similar and, at the same time, they are so different. And the conversations can go on and on and on."

Mmabatho has also recently shared her growing passion for painting. Her painting of the "Women's Manyano jacket" in honour of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela left many art lovers in awe.

"I don't know what to say. I tend to paint when I am sad, or when I need to remember who I am. There is something healing about images. Something healing about the process of arranging the strokes of a brush on a canvas. The true blessing is to be able to share whatever it is that heals me with others," she wrote on her Instagram.

Watch the rest of her interview below: