Shinjuku Boys

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Shinjuku Boys introduces three onnabes who work as hosts at the New Marilyn Club in Tokyo. Onnabes are women who live as men and have girlfriends, although they don't usually identify as lesbians. As the film follows them at home and on the job, all three talk frankly to the camera about their gender-bending lives, revealing their views about women, sex, transvestitism and lesbianism. Alternating with these illuminating interviews are fabulous sequences shot inside the Club, patronized almost exclusively by heterosexual women who have become disappointed with real men. From the makers of Dream Girls, this is a remarkable documentary about the complexity of female sexuality in Japan. Set in Tokyo night life, Shinjuku Boys is a delightful piece of 1990s queer history, and an honest document of visionary explorations around gender and sexuality.


Kottbusser Damm 22
10967 Berlin

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