Skip to comments.Cultural Exchange: A (male) porn star at 76
Posted on 03/05/2011 9:23:01 AM PST by llevrok
Reporting from Tokyo At the seemingly fragile age of 76, his story is the stuff of Hollywood legend (Well, maybe the seamier side of the San Fernando Valley), a tale made more outlandish because it happened to a buttoned-down salary man in hyper-conservative Japan.
For years, a Tokyo grandfather kept a dirty little secret from his family. Longtime travel agent Shigeo Tokuda, who resembles countless older men who ride the Tokyo subway each day, admitted to his wife and daughter that he sometimes performed cameos in small-budget films.
But what this senior citizen didn't say was that those scenes, often staged in would-be retirement homes, involved getting naked with actresses young enough to be his granddaughter. Since he was "discovered" in 1996, Tokuda has emerged as a major player in Japan's emerging adult movie genre known as "elder porn." He says he has appeared in more than 350 films such as "Prohibited Nursing" and "Maniac Training of Lolitas." In these scripts, Tokuda always gets the girl.
(snip) . "It's not that I'm proud, but it feels nice to be useful," he says. "My wife is glad that at my age I've still got someplace to go."
(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...
Japan is hyper-conservative???
They’re into some weird stuff in japan
"I'll guess,...starring Hugh Dragitall"
Yes, they’re hyper-conservative about many things, but not all things. When it comes to sex and even bodily functions, they’re very strange.
Dishonorable sister movies.
I read about him in a Cracked article a while back.
This would only work in a society where pixelation is the law.
Ahh. Isn’t it heartwarming. The legitimization of the whoring industry.
Its good to know that Bill Clinton will still have a shot at fame and stealing the scene in years to come LOL!!!
Seriously, she's glad he has "someplace to go"? I'm not sure that my reaction to learning my husband had been banging girls younger than our daughter would be happy he wasn't just hanging around the house.
“Recently, Tokuda sat down at the offices of an adult film company to discuss life as one of Japan’s most veteran porn stars. Dressed in a blazer and casual shirt, he’s a slight man about 5-foot-3, 140 pounds who wears dentures and has a small but meandering Mikhail Gorbachev-type scar atop his balding head.”
An elderly man walks into a confessional. The following conversation ensues:
Man: ‘I am 92 years old, have a wonderful wife of 70 years, many children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Yesterday, I picked up two college girls, hitch-hiking. We went to a motel, where I had sex with each of them three times.’
Priest: ‘Are you sorry for your sins?’
Man: ‘What sins?’
Priest: ‘What kind of a Catholic are you?’
Man: ‘I’m Jewish’
Priest: ‘Why are you telling me all this?’
Man: ‘I’m 92 years old. I’m telling everybody!’
Your comment reminded me of Charlie Sheen thinking he is a rock star because he has “professionals” to sleep with, when all of us know he’s such a putz he has to PAY someone to do it. When he is totally broke someone is going to actually tell all about little charlie...
Understatement of the day! The various social repressions/supressions from old Japan have resulted in extremely bizarre subcultures in modern Japan.
日本＊ピング＊ (kono risuto ni hairitai ka detai wo shirasete kudasai : let me know if you want on or off this list)
IIRC I saw this guy in... “Mount Fuji”
I give up. Who played Fuji?
How well organized are angry mother brigades over there? I have a vague idea of those some of the gross out “subcultures”.
Well, I guess there’s still hope for us to make it in pictures!
Bom Chicka Wah Waaah !....
“he says. “My wife is glad that at my age I’ve still got someplace to go.””
Texas girl, I about split my sides laughing when I read that!
He makes it sound as though his wife is relieved at his absence.
This is the first time I’m hearing of this, but I’m not surprised.
The first two things that leap to mind are:
1. This would appeal to some Japanese men, even middle aged, because it harkens back to the (largely illusory) “Tenkoku” days of absolute power, when an elderly bushi could behave like this so long as he had the military power to compel obedience.
Over 90% of the people, of course, lived in jigoku, not tenkoku, but every sarariman seems to assume that he would have been among the privileged rather than the oppressed. (See “Peasants, Rebels, & Outcasts,” Mikiso Hane, Pantheon, 1982)
2. I think there is a special frisson to rebelling against the “foreign” influence of feminism, which seems to regard too great an age difference between lovers—or even spouses—as a foul perversion and a crime against the dignity of womankind.
The Japanese have a history that stretches back to Perry of being told that one or the other of their traditional practices is unacceptable and must stop. I wouldn’t be a bit surprised if there were a current of rebellion against this absolute prohibition on the traditional practice of elderly men having a young woman to comfort them as they descend into the grave.
My religion doesn’t allow for it, so please don’t assume that I am condoning it.
Bet you have the whole collection!
Nahhh, you’re not old enough yet. ;D
“He makes it sound as though his wife is relieved at his absence.”
Back in the 1980s, I remember talk about the perfect husband being healthy, employed by a big company, and on extended assignment to someplace far, far away.
...Yep......animal husbandry 101 was not an elective for us ranchers....:o)
Stay safe buddy !
One of my Japanese business friends used to call that rasto spurto. Not speaking Japanese, I can not translate what that means (smile).
They are an amusing and curious bunch to gai-jins like me.
“on the traditional practice of elderly men having a young woman to comfort them as they descend into the grave.”
What, you think this behavior is exclusive to Japan?
Totally. Heck, child porn is practically legal there.
Anyway, must keep these old guys alive doing movies about screwing nurses. And incidentally, Japan has a very low rate of Alzheimer’s Disease probably because of their seafood-rich diet.
Not quite the reaction I would expect from my Japanese wife, but maybe she will see things different in 30 years.
You and I have the same reaction to this story.
However, their culture is very different in the area of gender relationships.
They think kind of like the guy who said, “Winning!”
I’m an optimist.
Men tend to be that way about certain subjects. ;o)
“What, you think this behavior is exclusive to Japan?”
1. I didn’t say it was; and
2. Neither of those hosehounds is anywhere near “young” by Japanese standards.
There’s not a thing wrong with keeping your enthusiasm up, especially when some other things don’t go your way.
Haha - oh Dixie, Saturday Night Live had a great bunch of jokes about charliesheen last night - they were discussing his “winning!” comments....and said the big winners of the week were parents of porn stars NOT living with charliesheen! lol they also said the loser of the week was the word winning because now it has an entirely different meaning.
Run it up the flagpole and we’ll see who salutes.
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