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Sayoko, a young woman, meets Goh and his older gay lover Tochi, and invites them to use a room in her apartment. The three become good friends until Tochi's wife threatens to expose Tochi ... See full summary »

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Sayoko Morohashi
Takehiro Murata ...
Goh Yoshino
Takeo Nakahara ...
Tochi, Tochihiko Terazaki
Atsushi Fukazawa ...
Tamio
Takatoshi Takeda ...
Tsuyuki, Bartender
Masayuki Shionoya ...
Kurihara
Kyôzô Nagatsuka ...
Toichi, Goh's brother
Mitsuko Oka ...
Tokuko
Michino Yokoyama ...
Manami (as Michiyo Yokoyama)
Noriko Sengoku ...
Kinoe Yoshino, Goh's mother
Toshie Negishi ...
Yayoi Terazaki, Tochi's wife
Dump Matsumoto
Toshinori Omi
Casey Takamine ...
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Sayoko, a young woman, meets Goh and his older gay lover Tochi, and invites them to use a room in her apartment. The three become good friends until Tochi's wife threatens to expose Tochi to his office workers. Tochi leaves and Goh falls for a new man, Kurihara. Sayoko tries to entice Kurihara to meet Goh, but he is not really gay. Kurihara seduces and abuses Sayoko, leaving her with child. Written by Will Gilbert

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Drama | Romance

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2 April 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fag Hag  »

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$251,032
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1.85 : 1
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Loved it
29 March 2008 | by See all my reviews

I just discovered this gem of a movie. The heart of the script writer/director is in the right place and this film is relevant years after it was made. This film shows homophobic men and women, self-hating gay men, but its core characters, Goh and Sayoko, have an internal compass that is true and does not give in to social pressures. A gay man who accepts his gayness, and a woman who loves her gay friend. The film is also fast-paced, melodramatic, comedic -- eminently watchable. Don't see this film to learn about Japan. See it to learn about flawed human beings trying to live with dignity in a flawed world.


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