I mean, as far as I know South Africa's Natalie Becker is not a lesbian. Maybe she is. Let's speculate in the comments, shall we?
Background, for those interested, or confused:
A few years ago I wrote a blog post (with a rather scathing undercurrent...well, okay, overcurrent) about Natalie Becker's MCing abilities, which had been marring my enjoyment of cultural events all over Cape Town. Soon after I made the post she disappeared off the MCing scene. I was both elated, as I was feeling that perhaps I'd been a bit hard on one of our own and would now have an excuse not to continue (plus I'd have more pleasant Kirstenbosch Summer Concert experiences) and dismayed, as I could no longer continue The Natalie Becker Game, which had briefly proved to be a source of amusement to myself and a few of my friends.
I was trolling my blog stats today, which is something I remember to do every few months, and the stats were clogged with Google searches of "Natalie Becker" from all over the world - Australia, Ireland, India, Egypt, Italy, the US, Slovakia....
Usually I get a search or two about her a month. All of a sudden it's multiple times a day. My intuition told me something was up!
Off I went to do some research, which I present here, so that you don't have to.
Natalie Becker is starring (in a non-principal actor, non-lesbian (I think - I haven't seen the movie) kind of way) in The World Unseen, a Indian-lesbian-themed movie set in apartheid-era South Africa, as well as The Scorpion King 2: Rise Of A Warrior, a seemingly straight-to-video* bomb that was filmed near Cape Town. Could more disparate universes collide more forcibly, more spectacularly, or more fantastically? I think not!
But, the plot thickens.
There is also a Russian bellydancer named Natalie Becker (a pseudonym, I'm sure). Is this the scantily-clad individual piquing the interest of adolescents and lesbians the world over? I wonder. It's quite mysterious.
Anyway, hello to Natalie Becker Googlers, whomever you may be searching for, since you'll be finding this page now too, I presume. In fact, I'd be interested to know what you were looking for, if you'd like to leave a comment.
I mean, you can be honest - is it the bellydancer?
*Cape Town is pretty much the straight-to-video filming capital of the world, so no surprises there.