PHOTOS | Celeste Ntuli, Phindile Gwala and more rock 'Looking for Love' premiere

Local film Looking for Love with comedienne Celeste Ntuli in the lead role premiered last night in Hyde Park, Johannesburg.

The romantic comedy, directed by Nigerian-born filmmaker Adze Ugah, received a warm reception from the audience, drawing lots of laughter.

It features a star-studded supporting cast of Trevor Gumbi, Lillian Dube, Craig Urbani and Phindile Gwala.

“I want South Africans to realise after watching this movie that we can do it, that we can tell our stories in a lighter and funny way while still driving the point across," said Ntuli.

"That we can have fun with ourselves and look at our lives as South Africans in a funny way.”

Cinema goers should not be fooled into thinking the film is a romantic or family comedy.

Following the journey of an almost 40-year-old single woman going through mid-life crises; the film is a raunchy adult comedy that boldly tackles sexual frankness, aging, self-esteem, over-drinking and body image.

Audiences must expect lots of kinky sex scenes with Ntuli in the mix.      

Ntuli explained: “I’m a comedian and I’m single, so I think it didn’t take much for me to play this part. But it took a lot for me to understand who she was as a character because as much as we have similar things we are not the same.

“I had to remove myself completely as Celeste and all that I know of myself, just to be completely vulnerable. Sex things and all that stuff, I needed to be completely comfortable with my body. The kinky sex scene with Craig was the most craziest to shoot.”

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