November 04, 2005


MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA is basically SHOWGIRLS set in Japan This has been all over the place for a while, but I hadn't checked it out yet. If you're in the same boat, then go here to see the Japanese trailer for MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA (called SAYURI).

After realizing that this is basically SHOWGIRLS set in Japan I am super-psyched to see this. I was worried it would be a tasteful, Merchant-Ivory kind of movie, but now I know that it's about the bitch-slapping, and the burning the costumes of the competition, and the fighting over who shall be Japan's Next Top Model...I mean, Geisha.

And it's all in English. Zhang Ziyi's having a little trouble with her lines, but everyone else is purring out "This one I shall take. The other one...no." like they were born to be on "Dynasty".

November 4, 2005 at 08:09 AM in News | Permalink


Yes... I shall take heed to this advice. In the spirit of this movie, I, the small-penis asian man expose the dragon-lady lovliness of our horny little prosti-, I mean women of "arts". Ever wonder why "dumb cowboy" means a certain people of the Americas? (I'm sure 90% of you are NOT thinking of Mexico or Canada.)

Posted by: Jason | Nov 27, 2005 7:48:08 PM

Haven't seen the Japanese (language?) trailer of MEMOIRS... but have had to sit through the English language (international?) trailer several times now. And each time, not only have the viewings got me cringing but I truly feel more and more disgusted plus wanting the movie to bomb. All in all, it just comes across as such an incredibly awful cultural bastard of a work that will only add to cross-cultural and -continental misunderstanding rather than appreciation. :(

Posted by: YTSL | Nov 29, 2005 8:26:55 PM

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