Binary & Tweed
Great thread, good quality banter across the dude-lad axis
Japan’s “senior” pornography market is one of the few areas of entertainment in which older women are the centre of attention. “In ordinary Japanese society, it’s almost like women disappear when they reach 50, but this was different. I liked that, and thought, ‘why not?’” Tōda says.
After the three initial movies sold remarkably well, Tōda was flooded with requests to appear again.
Her work forms part of a Japanese adult film market thought to be worth around ¥55bn (about £295m) a year, and which employs an estimated 10,000 performers.
Are we skipping GILF Manor and going straight to GGILF Manor, do you think?Tōda is not alone in moving into the adult video sector later in life. Shigeo Tokuda, whose huge portfolio includes roles in Forbidden Elderly Care and The Manic Training of Lolitas, was recognised by Guinness World Records as the world’s oldest porn actor in 2017, when he was 83.
The 88-year-old Yuko Ogasawara did not make her debut until she was in her early 80s, while Maori Tezuka, who specialised in “accommodating” grandmother roles, retired in 2017 at the age of 80, telling the Tokyo Reporter website that acting in pornographic films had been “lively and fun”.