And it fits into a larger movement by women to assert their independence. The show takes on not just feminine desire, but also rape, mental illness, male power, domestic violence and the jealousies that arise out of polygamy. It is part of a burst of woman-driven television and film production across Africa in which writers, producers and actors openly assert female sexuality, challenge traditional gender roles and present distinctly African stories to African audiences. There has been some pushback, from both official sources and everyday viewers. Officials initially banned the film, but it screened to sold-out Nairobi audiences after a judge ordered a temporary reprieve.