Japanese queer/gay cinema
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Thu Apr 15 06:30:50 EDT 2010
There is also "Watashi wa watashi de aru tame ni" which is a film about a
young transsexual woman and the struggles she faces with her family and
relationships - with three main characters played by transsexual women,
including Nakamura Ataru. It is a film which is more true to life rather
than with pornographic and violent themes, and has transgenderism as a
central theme, so may be useful.
On 15 April 2010 11:08, Valeria Soddu <v_soddu at yahoo.it> wrote:
> Not to forget is also the beautiful movie "Kira kira hikaru" by Matsuoka
> Joji about homosexuality.
> And of course "Gohatto" by Oshima Nagisa.
> In countless japanese movies homosexuality is not the major theme but it is
> all the same very present like for instance in the horror sequels
> "Eko Eko Azaraku" by Sato Shimano which deals also with lesbian love
> (mainly platonic) at school.
> Valeria Soddu
> From: "Dick Stegewerns" <dick.stegewerns at xs4all.nl>
> Sent: Wednesday, April 14, 2010 10:49 PM
> To: <KineJapan at lists.acs.ohio-state.edu>
> Subject: Japanese queer/gay cinema
>> Dear colleagues,
>> I have a graduate student who wants to write on Japanese films dealing
>> with homo- or trans-sexuality but who is not terribly successful in finding
>> films and sources. I am afraid my mind is blank and I cannot think of more
>> than a handful of films (not pink or porn) in which homosexuality is a major
>> theme and cannot recollect having read one book or article on the subject.
>> Film titles and reading suggestions (both English and Japanese) most
>> Dick Stegewerns
>> Oslo University
>> On 13.04.2010 04:51, Alex Bates wrote:
>>> How was the film? I'm looking forward to seeing it.
>>> There is a great resource at the Japan Foundation for finding
>>> A search there showed translations in German, Spanish, Polish, Italian,
>>> Hungarian and Czech, as well as English.
>>> Here is the citation for the English version:
>>> "Villon's Wife" translated by Donald Keene, in New Directions 15, 1955.
>>> pages: 176-195
>>> Alex Bates
>>> East Asian Studies
>>> Dickinson College
>>> Carlisle, PA 17013
>>> On Apr 12, 2010, at 10:19 PM, Michael Kerpan wrote:
>>> Just enjoyed seeing Negishi's new adaptation of Dazai's Villon's Wife --
>>>> and wonder if there is an English translation of the source story?
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