The ever-lively and upbeat Natsuko tries to mend a broken heart by carrying on with a string of short-lived affairs after her break-up with Tomomi. But when Tomomi announces her plans to marry - a man - Natsuko becomes inconsolable. While all this is taking place, Natsuko's straight male roommate is grappling with his own feelings for her, and a young high school girl comes to Tokyo searching for the mother that long ago left her for a female lover. Each character - queer, straight, male, female, young, old, and in-between - struggles to make peace with him/herself as all their lives overlap. This story captures the power of young love, and the web of the city
Did You Know?
The director, Uchida, lived in Brazil as a child. The title "Topless" comes from his experience of often going to the beach with his mother, where she (and all the other women) took her top off. It is meant as an invitation to lesbians to breathe more freely, which is more or less also the attitude of the main character. See more