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Shinjuku Boys (Kim Longinotto and Jano Williams, 1995)

Kim Longinotto and Jano Williams’s remarkable documentary about the complexities of gender and sexuality in 1990s Japan. Shinjuku Boys focuses on a trio of onnabes; a term used to describe Japanese women who choose to live as men. The film combines candid interviews about sex and lesbianism with stirring sequences from the onnabes workplace: Tokyo’s New Marilyn Club, a space populated mostly by heterosexual women disenchanted with ‘real’ men.

(+ short Milk, Vuokko Kunttu, 2014)