‘Funeral Parade of Roses’ and Queer Identity in Early Japanese Cinema – Your Japanese Film Insight (Otaquest)

‘Much of the media discussion on LGBTQ+ identity at this early-postwar period occurred from grassroots activism and community building, while cinema floundered. Outside of those early examples of onnagata appearing in early Japanese cinema, Japanese cinema often took influence from the Meiji-introduced ideals of heteronormativity even in period works such as samurai films, where the explicit homosexual practices of samurai of the era were mostly reduced to, at most, a sanitized, Westernised ideal that erased these practices.’

You can read this piece over at Otaquest.

This is representative of one article in a series of pieces on Japanese film that are collected over on Letterboxd.

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