Hard Lesbian: Quick and Deep
|Hard Lesbian: Quick and Deep|
Theatrical poster for Hard Lesbian: Quick and Deep (2005)
|Directed by||Osamu Satō|
|Written by||Yūta Takahashi|
|Music by||Kazumi Ōba|
|Edited by||Shōji Sakai|
|Distributed by||Shintōhō Eiga|
|February 25, 2005|
Hard Lesbian: Quick and Deep (ハードレズビアン クイック&ディープ) aka Coming Out and Shell Joining, Pervert Woman and Office Lady (貝あわせ、痴女とＯＬ Kai-Awase, Chijo to OL) is a 2005 Japanese pink film directed by Osamu Satō. It won the awards for Best Film, Eighth Place and Best New Actress at the Pink Grand Prix ceremony.
Reiko is an Office Lady who feels alienated by the male-centric corporate society, sexual abuse from males during her daily commute, and her disappointing romantic life with her co-worker and fiancee, Aki. She meets a woman on a commuter train who introduces her to lesbian society, and she engages in a relationship with a woman she meets at a bar.
Jasper Sharp writes that Hard Lesbian: Quick and Deep's portrayal of lesbianism is "surprisingly earnest and sensitively-handled". The mainstream pink film community awarded Hard Lesbian: Quick and Deep as the Eighth Best Film of the year at the Pink Grand Prix. Lead actress Kyōko Natsume was given the Best New Actress award at the ceremony.
The Weissers write that lesbian-themed pink films have usually been made for heterosexual male audiences interested in seeing "two naked female bodies for the price of one", rather than for the gay and lesbian community. According to Jasper Sharp, organizers of the Tokyo International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival regard most of these films-- with some notable exceptions by directors Yutaka Ikejima and Yumi Yoshiyuki-- as exploitation films. Shintōhō Eiga submitted Hard Lesbian: Quick and Deep to the Festival, but, despite its sincere depiction of lesbian relationships, its sex scenes were said to have been obviously intended for a heterosexual audience.
- Sharp, Jasper (2008). Behind the Pink Curtain: The Complete History of Japanese Sex Cinema. Guildford: FAB Press. pp. 307, 358. ISBN 978-1-903254-54-7.
- Infobox data from "ハードレズビアン クイック＆ディープ". Japanese Cinema Database (Agency for Cultural Affairs). Retrieved 2009-11-18.
- Sharp, Jasper (2008). Behind the Pink Curtain: The Complete History of Japanese Sex Cinema. Guildford: FAB Press. p. 307. ISBN 978-1-903254-54-7.
- "Best Ten of 2005 (２００５年度ベストテン)" (in Japanese). P.G. Web Site. Retrieved January 18, 2009.
- Weisser, Thomas; Yuko Mihara Weisser (1998). "HARD LESBIAN: GENUINE TONGUE TECHNIQUE (1992)". Japanese Cinema Encyclopedia: The Sex Films. Miami: Vital Books : Asian Cult Cinema Publications. pp. 190–191. ISBN 1-889288-52-7.
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