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Shinjuku Boys
England, 1995, 53 minutes, Color, 16mm/DVD, Subtitled
Order No. W99449
From the makers of DREAM GIRLS, 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. This is a remarkable documentary about the complexity of female sexuality in Japan today.



AWARDS, FESTIVALS, & SCREENINGS


Chicago Film Festival, Silver Hugo
Houston Film Festival, Gold Prize
SF Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, Outstanding Documentary

  • OutFest Los Angeles
  • Reykjavik Shorts&Docs Festival
  • London Film Festival
  • NY Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
  • Sydney Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
  • Honolulu Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
  • One Gallery, CA

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    "A fantastic documentary...The subjects are both intelligent and erudite."
    Simon Hunt
    Sydney Star

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