Motoko Sasaki

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Motoko Sasaki
Born (1967-02-15) February 15, 1967 (age 48)[1]
Japan
Ethnicity Japanese
Height 1.58 m (5 ft 2 in)[1]

Motoko Sasaki (佐々木基子 Sasaki Motoko?) is a Japanese pink film actress and striptease performer. She entered the pink film profession at the advanced age of 29, became a star in the field at 31, and won a Best Actress award for her work in this genre in 2003 at the age of 36.[2][3]

Life and career[edit]

Early life[edit]

Motoko Sasaki was born on February 15, 1967.[1] She became interested in the stage in middle school, and first began acting in her high school drama club. She had an invitation to pursue the study of acting after graduation from high school, but her father believed that a girl should not attend college. Sasaki wound up working as a civil servant in the same government district as her father.[2] She continued acting in community theater at this time, gaining acting experience in the Shingeki style.[2] She reports that the turning point in her life came when a traveling drama troupe visited her community. The director told her that if she were serious about acting, she would have to learn the basics at training school. She was 22 years of age at the time, and she decided to reject the typical life of marriage and raising children; with 1.5 million yen saved from her salary, she moved to Tokyo to pursue an acting career.[2]

Stripping career[edit]

In Tokyo Sasaki was recruited to perform as a stripper.[4] To cover the cost of living, Sasaki accepted the job.[2] Since she had never seen a strip show, she attended a performance in Ueno. By the end of the performance she had determined to look at the experience as a form of "training school" in dialogue-free body acting.[2] Performing four times a day for a relatively modest 20 million yen a month, Sasaki feels she could have made more money at a hostess bar. But Sasaki stuck with this profession, as it did not require she have physical contact with the audience, and it allowed her to experiment and expand on her craft with each performance. She invested her earnings into her wardrobe and put effort into her interpretations of the songs to which she danced. For three years she studied acting during the day and stripped in the evenings. Recalling the devotion of her fans, including grandfathers who would give her gifts after the show, she remembers this career with fondness.[2]

Film career[edit]

Sasaki made her pink film debut in 1996 at the unusually advanced age of 29.[4] She later joked that since young actresses are not abundant in pink films, she felt confident in her new line of work.[2] Sasaki's first film was Kōshoku joruizukan: oishii hitozuma (好色女類図鑑 美味しい人妻たち?), directed by respected pink film veteran actor-director Yutaka Ikejima.[4] Her second film for Ikejima, Beautiful Secretary: Rip Off the Panty Hose (1997), won Sasaki the Best New Actress, Third Place award at the Pink Grand Prix. The film was named fourth best pink release of the year.[5]

Sasaki's acting training and experience has given her versatility in her pink film career, in which she is competent in both serious and comic roles.[4] Her sensual and charming performance style recalls that of the classic Nikkatsu Roman Porno Queens.[4]

Director Sachio Kitazawa's The Horny Widow (1998) was a light erotic film starring Sasaki as the widow of a jeweler, having an affair and suffering at the hands of a rapist and blackmailer.[6] The film became a hit in its video release, bringing Sasaki, then 31, late-comer stardom in the pink profession.[2]

The main feature of the December 2000 issue of P*G magazine was an interview with Sasaki on the fourth anniversary of her pink film debut.[7] Since 1994 P*G has been the leading journal on the pink film, and is the host of the Pink Grand Prix, the major awards ceremony for the genre.[8][9] Sasaki won the Best Actress award at the Pink Grand Prix for her performance in Yutaka Ikejima's Adulterous Wife's Dirty Afternoon (2003), which was given the Silver Prize for Best Film at the ceremony.[3]

Partial filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Title[10] Release date Director Studio Notes

1990s[edit]

好色女類図鑑 美味しい人妻たち
Kōshoku joruizukan: oishii hitozuma
1996-12-27 Yutaka Ikejima Cement Match
Shintōhō Eiga
59 min.
Sasaki's debut
With Satomi Shinozaki
Beautiful Secretary: Rip Off the Panty Hose
美人秘書 パンストを剥ぐ
Bijinhisho: pansuto wo hagu
1997-02-17 Yutaka Ikejima Cement Match
OP Eiga
60 min.
Sasaki: Best New Actress, 3rd Place
4th Best Film, Pink Grand Prix[5]
The Horny Widow[6]
好きもの喪服妻 濡れた初七日
Sukimono mofukuzuma: nureta shonanoka
1998-06-26 Sachio Kitazawa Iizumi Productions
Shintōhō Eiga
60 min.
A hit in video release
A Widow at the Inn - Hot Spring Innkeeper[11]
未亡人旅館 したがる若女将
Mibōjin yokan: shitagaru waka okami
1999-08-13 Akira Fukamachi Shintōhō Eiga 57 min.
With Satomi Shinozaki

2000s[edit]

Housekeeper Wife/Breathless Affair[12]
人妻家政婦 情事のあえぎ
Hitozuma kaseifu: jōji no aegi
2000-09-29 Takuaki Higuchi Shintōhō Eiga 61 min.
Pink Salon Hospital 4: Naked Nurses[13]
ピンサロ病院4 ノーパン看護
Pinsaro byōin fō: nōpan kango
2001-08-07 Chise Matoba
(Sachi Hamano)
Tantansha
Shintōhō Eiga
59 min.
With Nene Mochizuki and Kyōko Kazama
Over-Thirty Alumnus Association
三十路同窓会 ハメをはずせ!
Misojidō sōkai: hame o hazuse
2001-11-17 Kazue Nakamura Cine Ark
Exces
60 min.
10th Best Film, Pink Grand Prix[14]
牝監房 汚された人妻
Mesukanbō: kegasareta hitozuma
2002-01-26 Yoshikazu Katō Katō Film Studio
OP Eiga
60 min.
Yoshikazu Katō's directorial debut
With Kyōko Kazama and Yumika Hayashi
Shameless Family
ハレンチ・ファミリー 寝ワザで一発
Harenchi*famirii
2002-03-01 Mitsuru Meike Kokuei
Shintōhō Eiga
65 min.
Best Director, Best Actor 2nd Place, & Fifth Best Film, Pink Grand Prix[15]
Married Women's Boutique[16]
人妻ブティック 不倫生下着
Hitozuma butikku: furinna mashitagi
2002-06-28 Hajime Satō Shintōhō Eiga 62 min.
Director Satō's debut
With Satomi Shinozaki
Adulterous Wife's Dirty Afternoon
不倫妻の淫らな午後
Furin-zuma no midara na gogo
2003-09-29 Yutaka Ikejima Cement Match
OP Eiga
Sasaki: Best Actress
2nd Best Film, Pink Grand Prix[3]
With Yutaka Ikejima
Huge Tits G-Cup: Rapturous Valley
爆乳Gカップ とろける谷間


Bakunyū G kappu: torokeru tanima

2005-06-02 Tarō Araki Tarō Productions
OP Eiga
60 min.
Silver prize, Pinky Ribbon Awards[17]
Company President's Secretary: Hunting Big Tit Sexual Harassment
社長秘書 巨乳セクハラ狩り
Shachō Hisho: Kyonyū Sekuharakari
2007-06-22 Kuninori Yamazaki Tantansha
OP Eiga
60 min.
Sixth Best Film
Best Actor: Yutaka Ikejima, Pink Grand Prix
With Yumi Yoshiyuki and Tarō Araki

Bibliography[edit]

English[edit]

Japanese[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c 佐々木基子のパーソナルデータ (in Japanese). AV Actress Database. Retrieved 2009-08-19. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i "素顔のピンク女優/寄り道の確信犯 ― 佐々木基子さん" [Bare-Faced Pink Actress]. 記録 (Recording Monthly). September 2000. Retrieved 2009-08-20. ピンク映画への初出演は、なんと29歳である。 - "When she first appearned in a pink film she was already at the age of 29." / 特に彼女が主演した『好きもの喪服妻・濡れた初七日』は、ビデオリリースで記録的なヒットとなる。 - "Particularly, ['The Horny Widow'], in which she starred, became a record-breaking hit in its video release." 
  3. ^ a b c "Best Ten of 2003 (2003年度ベストテン)" (in Japanese). P*G Website. Retrieved January 18, 2009. 女優賞  佐々木基子 - "Actress award: Sasaki Motoko" 
  4. ^ a b c d e "佐々木基子 (Profile)" (in Japanese). www.videoboy.tv. Retrieved 2009-08-22. 
  5. ^ a b "Best Ten of 1997 (1997年度ベストテン)" (in Japanese). P*G Website. Retrieved January 18, 2009. 
  6. ^ a b 好きもの喪服妻 濡れた初七日 (in Japanese). DMM. Retrieved 2010-11-26. 
  7. ^ "NO.78" (in Japanese). P.G. Web Site. Archived from the original on 2007-02-28. Retrieved 2009-08-19. 
  8. ^ Sharp, Jasper (2008-12-04). "Pink thrills: Japanese sex movies go global". The Japan Times. Retrieved January 23, 2009. ...the high point of the pink fan's calendar has to be the annual Pink Taisho Awards... 
  9. ^ Sharp, Jasper (2008). Behind the Pink Curtain: The Complete History of Japanese Sex Cinema. Guildford: FAB Press. p. 53. ISBN 978-1-903254-54-7. 
  10. ^ Filmography based on 佐々木基子 (in Japanese). Japanese Movie Database. Retrieved 2009-08-19.  and "Japanese Cinema Database". Agency for Cultural Affairs. Retrieved 2009-08-19. 
  11. ^ "A Widow at the Inn - Hot Spring Innkeeper Exclusive Report". Shintoho at XCity.jp. Archived from the original on 2003-03-26. Retrieved 2009-08-22. 
  12. ^ "Housekeeper Wife/Breathless Affair". Shintōhō at XCity.jp. Archived from the original on 2008-03-08. Retrieved 2009-08-22. 
  13. ^ "Pink Salon Hospital 4: Naked Nurses". Shintōhō at XCity.jp. Archived from the original on 2008-03-14. Retrieved 2009-08-22. 
  14. ^ "Best Ten of 2001 (2001年度ベストテン)" (in Japanese). P*G Website. Retrieved January 18, 2009. 
  15. ^ "Best Ten of 2002 (2002年度ベストテン)" (in Japanese). P*G Website. Retrieved January 18, 2009. 
  16. ^ "Married Women's Boutique". Shintōhō at XCity.jp. Archived from the original on 2008-03-28. Retrieved 2009-08-22. 
  17. ^ "もろもろ告知 (Various notices)" (in Japanese). Pinky Ribbon Award site. Retrieved 2009-07-22. 

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Awards and achievements
Pink Grand Prix
Preceded by
Koharu Yamasaki
for A Saloon Wet with Beautiful Women
Pink Grand Prix for Best Actress
Motoko Sasaki

2003
for Adulterous Wife's Dirty Afternoon
Succeeded by
Yumika Hayashi
for Lunch Box