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and their pop music are a central part of modern Japanese life. Following an
aspiring pop singer Rio and her fans, Tokyo
Idols explores a cultural phenomenon driven by an obsession with young
female sexuality, and the growing disconnect between men and women in
In this award-winning
documentary, Kyoko Miyake takes us inside the fascinating world of the Japanese
female-teen Idol industry. At 19, Rio is fast approach the age-limit in an industry
that is obsessed with extreme youth.
Rio’s main fans, known as ‘the brothers’ are nearly all mostly middle-aged
men who devote their lives to their idolization of Rio and other teen idols. Tokyo Idols explores how an obsession
with young female sexuality and Internet popularity is fueling a complex industry
that is turning towards ever-younger stars.
Screening and Q&A with director Kyoko Miyake
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