Quote 25 May

Terayama has cited an Oedipal crisis as a key factor in the problems besetting Japan. At the same time, he was interested in a sexual revolution where women would take the active role in heterosexual relations. As film scholar Steven Clark puts it, “women should stop marrying ugly balding men with secure jobs for their money.” By taking younger lovers, they will in effect breed such men out of existence, leaving a world where youth reigns supreme. Though highly exaggerated, this is one possibility of what he wished to express with EMPEROR TOMATO KETCHUP.

Andrew Grant on Keiser Tomaten Ketchup and its sexual politics

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