Second Run DVD have announced the UK DVD release of Gaea Girls & Shinjuku Boys on 25th January 2010 priced at £12.99 RRP. These two award-winning documentaries from director Kim Longinotto explore perceptions - and complexities - of female sexuality in Japan.
Gaea Girls (100mins) follows a group of would-be women wrestlers. Defying perception and convention, these women prove themselves as tough as their male counterparts. This is a fascinating insider’s account of this closely guarded universe, in a country where women are usually regarded as docile and subservient.
Shinjuku Boys (53mins) reveals the Japanese 'onnabes' - women who live as men. The film introduces three onnabes who work as hosts at the New Marilyn Club in Tokyo as they talk frankly about their lives.
- Digitally re-mastered with restored picture and sound
- Booklet featuring new essays
- More TBC