Dream Girls
TitleDream Girls
DirectorKim Loginotto, Jano Williams
CountryJapan/UK
Year1995
Duration50mins
Format16mm, Vhs video, Umatic video
DescriptionThe Takarazuka Revue is an Enormously successful spectacular where an all-women cast create fantasies of erotic love and sensitive men. It is also a world for young girls desperate to do something different with their lives. In return for living a highly disciplined and reclusive existence, they will be adored and envied by many thousands of Japanese women. They will act, look and behave like young men while having no real men in their lives. Audiences crowd to see these romantic extravaganzas where 'ideal men' promise undying passion. ...We'll never meet men like this... say two young girls ...but it helps you to forget the pain of life for a while.... The film explores the nature of sexual identity and the contradictory tensions facing young women in Japan today. AWARDS: 'Best Documentary' Creteil. Certificate of Merit,