Fetishism and girl power: ‘New Love in Tokyo’ (1994)

New Love in Tokyo never got a U.S. theatrical release, which is a surprise given its diverting mix of fetishism and girl power. The movie was inspired by a book of photographs of real-life prostitutes in Tokyo, and the accompanying interviews; the script is full of mundane details and colorful anecdotes presumably drawn from the experiences of real-life sex workers. Read more [...]