Gender and Identity in British Cinema
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.