Transgender role played by Japanese pop star in new film “Midnight Swan”

Japanese movie depicts the blossoming mother-daughter friendship between a transgender woman, played by SMAP‘s Tsuyoshi Kusanagi, and a neglected teenage girl.

Eiji Uchida’s new film Midnight Swan released its latest trailer on September 9, created passionate discussions about LGBT and transgenders in Japan.

The movie’s story follows Nagisa, played by former SMAP member Tsuyoshi Kusanagi. Initially from Hiroshima, Nagisa now lives in Shinjuku in Tokyo and has transitioned to living as a woman, but her day-to-day life is shaken up when a distant relative, neglected teenager Ichika, comes to stay with her. After Ichika offers a photograph, presumably of Nagisa before she transitioned, Nagisa tears it up and throws it on the ground.

The shots that follow show Ichika getting used to life in Nagisa’s apartment, being introduced to her friends — many of whom are other trans women — and learning her way around the neighborhood. When she happens upon a dance studio, Ichika is instantly captivated…and despite rocky relations with Nagisa both at home and when she brings her to meet her teachers, Ichika finds the courage to borrow the older woman’s tutu and practice some dance steps at the apartment.

Nagisa, for her part, is surprised by how pleased she is when the one of the characters erroneously refers to her as Ichika’s mother. Meanwhile, Ichika throws a chair at another student who insults Nagisa to her face. In what looks to be one of the movie’s pivotal scenes, Nagisa goes to Ichika’s familial home to take her back with her so she can dance at the club’s performance. And at the end, accompanied by the haunting subtitle “I really wanted to be your mother”, we see Ichika and Nagisa hugging…but in this scene, Nagisa’s hair has been cut, and she is no longer wearing her dresses or accessories, instead clad in a man’s shirt and slacks.

The tranny tears up a pre-transition photo of himself, threatening to kill Ichika if she tells anyone about his life in the countryside.
Ichika throws a chair at a student for bullying her.
That’s right Japanese kids, it’s okay to punch Nazis!
The tranny “saves” Ichika from her redneck family in the countryside, portrayed as bigoted, hateful, and ignorant, while the tranny is portrayed as rational, passionate, loving, and caring.

“It’s been a long time since I wanted to see a film this much.”
“I want to see this film because I, myself, am transgender…but I also just plain want to see it.”
“I cried just from the trailer! I really want to see this. Kusanagi is an incredible actor.”
“I’m a member of the LGBT community too so I really want to see it. It’s like I wasn’t seeing Kusanagi at all, just a woman telling her story.”

“It’s been a long time since I wanted to see a film this much.”
“I want to see this film because I, myself, am transgender…but I also just plain want to see it.”
“I cried just from the trailer! I really want to see this. Kusanagi is an incredible actor.”
“I’m a member of the LGBT community too so I really want to see it. It’s like I wasn’t seeing Kusanagi at all, just a woman telling her story.”


The movie seems to follow a gradual but steady trend of increased Japanese support for LGBT individuals in Japanese society, and the star power of an established talent like Kusanagi is bound to draw plenty of interested audiences.

https://soranews24.com/2020/09/17/worlds-longest-trailer-shows-former-smap-member-as-transgender-woman-in-new-film-midnight-swan/


TL;DR:
The film follows the story of a transgender woman that “saves” a little girl from her redneck, backwards family in the countryside, portrayed as bigoted, intolerant, and stupid, while the tranny is portrayed as calm, intelligent, and soft spoken against overwhelming oppression. Seemingly, the tranny eventually helps the girl realize her own transition into a boy.

This film is one of many oncoming mediums to destroy traditional culture and families in Japan by normalizing LGBT relationships. This is the same transition that the West experienced over 20 years ago, and the young generation of Japanese people appear to be more than happy to embrace globalism and throw their traditional culture into the dumpster fire of cultural marxism; And we all know how that turned out:

“While ostensibly things aren’t as bad as they used to be, transgender individuals remain an oppressed minority in this country,” Uchida says.

Uchida first started working on the script around five years ago. He had long been interested in writing a story focusing on the problems faced by transgender people. He felt incorporating a lighter element about a young girl who aspires to be a professional ballet dancer would appeal to Japanese moviegoers.

“Even though it will be screened at 120 cinemas nationwide and is not an indie film, it still has the feel of one. It would be great if large numbers came to watch and learned something new about transgender issues in Japan.”

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/culture/2020/09/17/films/midnight-swan-lgbt-movie-smap/

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