Queer Japan Trailer & Clips


Queer Japan full movie is released on Dec 11, 2020. Watch Queer Japan online - the Japanese Documentary movie from United States. Queer Japan is directed by Graham Kolbeins and created by Anne Ishii with Hiroshi Hasegawa and Tomato Hatakeno. Queer Japan is available online on Tubi TV and Kanopy.

Trailblazing artists, activists, and everyday people from across the spectrum of gender and sexuality defy social norms and dare to live unconventional lives in this kaleidoscopic view of LGBTQ+ culture in contemporary Japan. From shiny pride parades to playfully perverse underground parties, Queer Japan pictures people living brazenly unconventional lives in the sunlight, the shadows, and everywhere in between. Dazzling, iconoclastic drag queen Vivienne Sato peels back the layers of language and identity. Maverick manga artist Gengoroh Tagame tours the world with his unapologetically erotic gay comics. Councilwoman Aya Kamikawa recounts her rocky path to becoming the first transgender elected official in Japan. At legendary kink-positive hentai party Department H, non-binary performance artist Saeborg uses rubber to create a second skin. Culled from 100+ interviews conducted over 3 years in locations across Japan, Queer Japan features dozens of individuals sharing their experiences in their own words.

As know as:

Queer Japan

Release Date:

Dec 11, 2020

Release Date (Streaming):

Dec 10, 2020


United States, Japan


Japanese, English

Stream Service:

Altered Innocence

Official Site:

Official site


Cody Corrall
Chicago Reader
Featuring a wide array of interviews from kinksters, club owners, drag artists, and politicians -- Graham Kolbeins paints an electric and multifaceted portrait of queer culture in contemporary Japan.
by rottentomatoes, Dec 14, 2020
Noel Murray
Los Angeles Times
There's a lot to see and to think about here, all well-curated by a documentarian with a clear passion for his subject.
by rottentomatoes, Dec 11, 2020
Sara Michelle Fetters
Weaving something like 100 interviews into the narrative, director Graham Kolbeins paints with broad strokes, revealing a portrait of identity, labels and culture that's pretty dang enthralling.
by rottentomatoes, Dec 11, 2020

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