Synopsis by Sandra Brennan
This fascinating British documentary explores the women in Japan's all female Takarazuka Revue. This troupe is tremendously popular, especially amongst Japanese housewives who have fallen in love with masculine roles played by the actresses. The men they portray are sensitive and caring -- the total opposite of many macho, work-obsessed Japanese men. Often the housewives send flowers, love letters, and other tokens to the gender-bending players. The film also takes the viewer backstage to witness the rigorous training of the star-struck yet highly disciplined women.
actor, gender, Japan, theater