Tokyo Idols

Aug 10 2017 — Aug 13 2017
This Film is now closed
Part of
Global Sounds on Screen
dir. Kyoko Miyake
Girl bands permeate Japanese life.

This provocative film gets at the heart of a cultural phenomenon driven by obsession with young female sexuality and Internet popularity. The story is told through Rio, a bona-fide “Tokyo idol,” who takes us on her journey to fame. We meet her “brothers,” a group of adult male superfans who devote their lives to following her, even quitting their jobs to pursue their fixation full time. Tokyo Idols is a high-energy look at the Japanese pop music industry and its complex gender power dynamics. (2017, 88 min, digital)

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YBCA programs in 16–17 are made possible in part by:
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Lead Image: Courtesy the distributor