In a not-so-shocking turn, Egypt gets its first female-free soap opera this Ramadan...
Every day, Egypt is bombarded with news of our imminent decline into the dark ages. Islamic channel Al-Hafez will be showing Egypt's first men-only soap opera this Ramadan. The show is described a s comedy sitcom named Café Show by its director Wagdy El-Araby, who went on to say:
“We’re making art and drama without angering God or violating Islamic rules,”
“It’s like going to the gym, it’s not ok for women to go and mix with half-naked men,”
This is a sad day for Egypt which has historically produced strong female performers in the entertainment industry. And to be honest, for a group of people who seem to be homophobic, an all-male TV show about men talking to other men seems quite ironic.