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Dream Girls
England, 1993, 50 minutes, Color, 16mm/DVD, Subtitled
Order No. W99325
This fascinating documentary, produced for the BBC, opens a door into the spectacular world of the Takarazuka Revue, a highly successful musical theater company in Japan. Each year, thousands of girls apply to enter the male-run Takarazuka Music School. The few who are accepted endure years of a highly disciplined and reclusive existence before they can join the Revue, choosing male or female roles. DREAM GIRLS offers a compelling insight into gender and sexual identity and the contradictions experienced by Japanese women today.



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Films de Femmes, Creteil, Best Documentary

  • San Francisco Film Festival
  • Jerusalem Film Festival
  • New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and London Lesbian and Gay Film Festivals
  • Women's Film Festival, Seoul

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    "A tantalizing backstage glimpse of Japan's Takarazuka Revue."
    Amy Taubin
    Village Voice

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