Official Selection – OUTFEST Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival 2019
Have you ever seen a fantastically adorned Japanese person slipping into a small alleyway and disappearing behind a tiny closed door? Or looked at hip Japanese magazines wondering what inspired their ideas? Here is your chance to enter those secret doorways for yourself and peak into the kaleidoscopic LGBTQ+ culture of contemporary Japan. Crafted from over 100 interviews conducted over three years across the nation Queer Japan features dozens of individuals sharing their experiences in their own words including manga artist Gengoroh Tagame and his world of unapologetically erotic gay comics. Inspiring people and stories from a country with a unique history of queer expression.