Updated: Oct 16, 2020
Comedy / Drama / LGBT / Sex Comedy
TW: Blood, Homophobia, Miscarriages/Abortion, Pregnancy, Sexism and Misogyny, Sexual Assault, Suicide
Worth Watching? Yes
Bechdel Test? Pass
Race Bechdel Test? Pass
Synopsis (from imdb): A childless housewife falls in love with a beautiful model.
My Thoughts: The title of this film is "Swastika", so you will see a swastika, but don't worry! It's a reference to Buddhism. I'm a bit torn on this one. The increasingly villainous behavior of Mitsuko (the bisexual seductress) was a bit of an eye-roller, but I guess this is supposed to be a "sex comedy" so.. I don't know. I didn't hate it, but I didn't love it either. The sex scenes were tasteful and there were some very tender moments early in the film that are worth seeing. As far as I can tell, this is the first film with a lesbian sex scene. Nothing is implicit about the relationship. Also.. minor pillow fight alert!
Queer Body Count: 1
Straight Body Count: 1
Total Queer Body Count: 10 (32%)
Total Straight Body Count: 11 (8%)
Queer Sexual Violence Victim Count: 1
Straight Sexual Violence Victim Count: 0
Total Queer Sexual Violence Victim Count: 3 (10%)
Total Straight Sexual Violence Victim Count: 1 (1%)