Queer Japan

Graham Kolbeins
US, Japan
99 min

Prince Charles Cinema

29 April




Trailblazing artists, activists, and everyday people from across the spectrum of gender and sexuality defy social norms and dare to shine in this kaleidoscopic view of LGBTQ+ culture in contemporary Japan. Dazzling, iconoclastic drag queen Vivienne Sato peels back the layers of language and identity. Maverick manga artist Gengoroh Tagame tours the world with his unapologetically erotic gay comics. Councilwoman Aya Kamikawa recounts her rocky path to becoming the first transgender elected official in Japan. At legendary kink-positive hentai party Department H, non-binary performance artist Saeborg uses rubber to create a second skin. Featuring material from over 100 interviews conducted over 3 years, Queer Japan showcases a vibrant and inspiring group of people, sharing their experiences of queer expression in their own words.



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Preceded by

Military Dog
Dir Ping-Wen Wang | 2018 | Taiwan | 11 min

New to BDSM, young military officer Lee Jun-Zhong must complete a risky task in order to prove his loyalty to his master. But can he overcome his doubts and fear to face his inner desires?