Queer Cinema Japan: An Actors Revenge
Film Criticism / Film History / Film Theory / Gay History / Gay Studies / Gender Studies / Queer Cinema Japan

Queer Cinema Japan: An Actors Revenge

Queer Cinema Japan is a Continuing Series on Cinema Homosexualis. (雪之丞変化) An Actors Revenge, sometimes known in English as Revenge of a Kabuki Actor,  was a film of little significance when it was produced in 1963. Director Kon Ichikawa was forced to direct it by the powers that be at Daiei Studios after a string of … Continue reading

Queer Cinema Japan: Funeral Parade of Roses
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Queer Cinema Japan: Funeral Parade of Roses

Queer Cinema Japan is a Continuing Series on Cinema Homosexualis.  Funeral Parade of Roses (薔薇の葬列, Bara no Sōretsu) was the first approved Japanese film to portray homosexuality. Released in 1969  and apparently expected to be a commercial release, this was Experimental film-maker Shuji Matsumoto’s first full length feature, and as far from the commercial drudgery … Continue reading