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3.7
20 Ratings

Shinjuku Boys

United Kingdom, 1995
Documentary, Gay & Lesbian

Synopsis

The Shinjuku Boys are three ‘onnabe’ – Japanese women who live as men – working as hosts at a Tokyo nightclub for women clients. Filmed at home and at work, they speak frankly about their lives, their hopes and their sexuality.

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Shinjuku Boys Directed by Kim Longinotto, Jano Williams

Awards & Festivals

Chicago International Film Festival

1995 | Winner: Silver Hugo

1996 | Winner: Best Documentary Short (Silver Hugo)

Outfest: Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

1996 | Winner: Grand Jury Award

1996 | Honorable Mention: Outstanding Documentary Feature

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