An old porn genre becomes a new platform for emotional, artistic films

"Wet Woman in the Wind" (Credit: Genro Kitajima)

Sex sells. This marketing mantra certainly helped Japan’s Nikkatsu studio in the 1970s, when they were facing bankruptcy. They created the “roman porno” genre of Japanese films to generate box office profits at a time when the only other studio films making money were aimed at children. These adult films were low-budget, approximately 80-minute-long films often shot in a week. They were required to feature nudity or sex scenes...

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