The award-winning Intersexions is back for a second season with more gripping story lines that further explore often taboo issues on HIV/AIDS love, sex and relationships.
The second season maintains the same format of interlinked episodes but differs from Season 1 as it shows how that which remains unsaid in our personal and sexual relationships places us at risk of HIV infection.
For the second season, the production went back and consulted widely via community dialogues with over 2,000 people and received input from the Intersexions Facebook page and focus groups.
It reviewed studies and media reports on issues relating to love, sex and HIV/AIDS to come up with storylines that are gripping yet real in bringing to the fore society's unspoken issues on relationships.
The programme continues to drum home the over-arching message of responsible sexual behaviour, HIV testing and TB screening, condom use and reduction of multiple partners.
The cast of the second season features over a hundred new actors and actresses. Some of the new talent, recruited as part of the Intersexions Open Auditions in August and September 2012 during which over 5,000 hopefuls auditioned for the show, are unveiled for the first time.
Intersexions aims to use the series as a platform to develop new talent on every level. Many of the episode directors are first time directors and the writing team and cast of actors is full of new and fresh faces.
Intersexions is a collaborative partnership between SABC1, SABC Education and Johns Hopkins Health and Education in SA (JHHESA). It is produced by Quizzical Pictures and AntS Multimedia with research undertaken by CADRE.
The new series is jointly funded by USAID/JHU HIV Communication Programme, PEPFAR and the Department of Trade and Industry.