Shinjuku Boys

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© Longinotto / Williams
54 minutes / Colour / 1997
Directed by
Kim Longinotto Jano Williams

Country of production United Kingdom

A film about love and gender. This film is set in the New Marilyn night club in Tokyo where all the hosts are women who have decided to live as men. They make their living by working in a club with other ‘onnabe’ like them. The young women who come there often have relationships with them but the underlying fear is whether such a relationship can withstand the pressures on a girl to get married and have children.

Language and subtitles English and Japanese with English Subtitles

Region Central Asia and Far East

Country Japan

Keywords Gender Role and Identity Sex / Sexuality Love