Perfect Blue (1997) feat. Jenny Nulf

We're dipping into the world of animation with Satoshi Kon's gorgeous debut feature, Perfect Blue (1997). Joining us is returning guest Jenny Nulf, who schools us on Japan's Pop Idol culture. C/W: sexual assault

Get ready for doppelgängers, disorienting dream-like imagery and commentary on the male gaze and fandom. Plus: multiple readings of the ending, tracing how language shifts over time, Trace's struggle with nudity & mature content in animated fare, and more on Joe's childhood imaginary friend.

Reference: Melanie Saint-Oyant. "Queering Animation: the Animated Aesthetics of Queerness in the Works of Satoshi Kon." MA Thesis

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Theme Music: Alexander Nakarada


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