View Full Version : Funny Stuff It's not ALL bad in Japan right now...

03-14-2011, 04:16 PM
You could be a 76 year old porno star:

He used to be a travel agent. Now Shigeo Tokuda is a big star in Japan's emerging adult-movie genre known as 'elder-porn.'

March 06, 2011|By John M. Glionna, Los Angeles Times

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.

The films play upon well-documented Japanese male fantasies. In each, Tokuda plays a gray-haired master of sex who teaches his ways to an assortment of young nurses and secretaries. Whips and sex aides often factor in the plotlines.

"I'm a role model for a lot of men," he says. "I do my best."

In 2006, Tokuda's life took a somewhat psychedelic plot twist when his grown daughter intercepted a fax describing an upcoming scene he'd been asked to perform. She and her mother confronted Tokuda, who uses only his stage name in the press.

There wasn't the lawyer-dialing and plate-throwing that would take place in many American households. Think controlled, perhaps repressed, anger. "My daughter complained that this wasn't a very nice job to do," he recalls. "My wife worried about my health. She said I was getting old and that this work must be difficult on me physically."

Nowadays, Tokuda makes an average of one film a week, earning up to $500 a day. "I told them that I didn't have shame over this type of job," he says, "but that I'd try to be more conservative in the future."

"Elder-porn" is a burgeoning industry in a nation that features the world's oldest population and ranks second (behind the U.S.) in the personal consumption of pornography. Japan is also ranked one of the most sexless societies on the planet. A recent study also ranked Japanese couples as among the world's most sexless.

03-14-2011, 04:18 PM
Just look at their art!


03-14-2011, 04:19 PM
"My wife worried about my health. She said I was getting old and that this work must be difficult on me physically."

I'm pretty sure that's exactly what my wife would say, too.