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Tokyo Idols
A Fascinating Look at Sex & Gender in Japan

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kizza

Very strange and interesting. Well done! i would have loved to hear more interviews from the sociologists etc. but it was definitely worth watching.

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Amara

I wish they had the sociologists talk more. Otherwise it was fascinating

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Earl

Inserted are streetscapes and cityscapes, which, together with the portrayals of the idols and their fans, evoke a loneliness and resignation and survival in a society that often seems to offer little. The one fan says, "It's not a fad, it's a religion," and maybe this religion is better than ...Read more

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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.