“Tokyo Idols” Film Screening | SF
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McClaren Conference Center (USF) | 2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA
Submitted by the Event Organizer
“Idols” have fast become a phenomenon in Japan as girl bands and pop music permeate Japanese life. This eye-opening film is at the heart of a cultural phenomenon driven by an obsession with young female sexuality and internet popularity.
This ever growing phenomenon is told through Rio, a bona fide “Tokyo Idol” who takes you on her journey toward fame. Now meet her “brothers”: a group of middle-aged male super fans (ages 35-50) who devote their lives to following her— both in the virtual world and in real life. Once considered to be on the fringes of society, the “brothers” who gave up salaried jobs to pursue an interest in female idol culture have since blown up and have now become mainstream via the internet, illuminating the growing disconnect between men and women in hypermodern societies.
Free but an RSVP is required.
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