My Way
Gender and Identity in British Cinema

Shinjuku Boys

Director: Kim Longinotto, Jano Williams
Cast: Gaish, Tatsu, Kazuki
United Kingdom, 1995, 53’, color

English with Turkish subtitles

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. This is a remarkable documentary about the complexity of female sexuality in Japan today. Winner of the Chicago Film Festival Silver Hugo Award.


Past Screening
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Past Screening
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