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Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Kitten with a Whip

The New York Sun has an interesting preview of the Japan Society's film series, "Lolita in Full Bloom: 1980s' Irresistible Heroines." The mini-film fest, which runs through this weekend, showcases Japanese movies that feature seemingly innocent Japanese schoolgirls who have a big ax to grind. Here's how the Sun describes this genre's stars:
They're evil, they're good, they're sugar, they're spice, but as long as they're acting fabulously, the camera stays glued to these electric pop goddesses all the way to the often-bitter ends.
Here's the Japan Society's schedule for the flicks.