Tokyo Idols
A Fascinating Look at Sex & Gender in Japan

Tokyo Idols - A Fascinating Look at Sex & Gender in Japan
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Anna

So interesting... There were definitely some uneasy moments especially as the girls get younger. The filmmaker does a great job introducing unfamiliar viewers to the Otaku cultural scene.

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Paul

Surprisingly nuanced portrayal of idol culture that quite cleverly hooks the viewer into "rooting" for Rio, an identification that drapes the audience in the trappings of the phenomenon while simultaneously critiquing many of its problematic aspects.

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Dayna

This showed to me that Japan is a very intricate country and society in which if one gear of that society moves the entire mechanism engages in some way. This was a fascinating Documentary about something I did not know existed. It makes me wonder if the training video girl in Battle Royale ...Read more

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Graeme

Interesting documentary. Quite sympathetic to both the performers and the super-fans.

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