Japanese queer/gay cinema

Nicholas Rucka maboroshiiproductions at gmail.com
Wed Apr 14 17:50:16 EDT 2010

Some quick thoughts: I'd suggest looking at Shuji Terayama's films as well as Toshio Matsumoto's Funeral Parade of Roses. Also, I don't know if cross-dressing would count but actor Akihiro Miwa is openly gay (and was a former lover of Yukio Mishima). In fact, Miwa appeared in Kinji Fukasaku's Black Lizard & Black Rose Mansion as a 'woman.'

Nicholas Rucka
nicholas at mab-pro.com

On Apr 14, 2010, at 2:41 PM, Artur Szarecki wrote:

> Hi,
> Three films by Ryosuke Hashiguchi immediately spring to my mind: 'Hatachi no binetsu' (1993), 'Nagisa no Shindobaddo' (1995) and 'Hush!' (2001). Also Inudou Isshin's 'La maison de Himiko' (2005) and  Kankurou Kudou's 'Mayonaka no Yaji-san Kita-san' portray homosexuality as a major theme.
> Best regards,
> Artur Szarecki 

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