QUEER JAPAN

Directed by Graham Kolbeins

Cast: Atsushi Matsuda, Aya Kamikawa, Chiga Ogawa, Fumino Sugiyama, Gengoroh Tagame, Hiroshi Hasegawa, Leslie Kee, Nogi Sumiko, Tomato Hatakeno, Vivienne Sato

Trailblazing artists, activists, and everyday people from across the spectrum of gender and sexuality defy social norms and dare to live unconventional lives in this kaleidoscopic view of LGBTQ culture in contemporary Japan. Meet figures like legendary erotic manga artist Gengoroh Tagame and Japan’s first openly transgender elected official, Aya Kamikawa; venture into underground hentai parties and phantasmagoric drag shows; and experience a dazzling rainbow of exhilarating expressions and uncompromised culture rarely seen in the Western world.

 

Director Bio

Graham Kolbeins is a filmmaker, writer, and designer living in Los Angeles. He’s the director of the short film The House of Gay Art and the documentary Rad Queers, which focuses on artists and activists from across the LGBTQ spectrum; both played at film festivals, including Outfest and Frameline.

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