Directed by Kim Longinotto and Jano Williams
Kim Longinotto is renowned for creating extraordinarily intimate portraits of women on the fringes of society, tackling controversial topics with sensitivity and compassion. These two films are gripping explorations of the perceptions and complexities of female sexuality in modern Japan.
Gaea Girls (2000)
Gaea Girls follows the gruelling training regime of a group of Japanese professional women wrestlers. Featuring the legendary Chigusa Nagayo, it is a fascinating account of a closely-guarded universe in a country where women are considered docile and subservient.
Shinjuku Boys (1995)
The Shinjuku Boys are three 'onnabe' - Japanese women who live as men - working as hosts at a Tokyo nightclub for women clients. Filmed at home and at work, they speak frankly about their lives, their hopes and their sexuality.
• Special Edition two-film set
• Digitally re-mastered with restored picture and sound.
• Booklet featuring a new essay by author/critic Sophie Mayer and reflections on the films by co-director Jano Williams.
• Available for the first time on DVD.
DVD Cat No: SRDVD 044
Duration: 99 minutes / 53 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 / 1.33:1
Video: PAL / DVD9