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2:49 pm - 02/08/2013

VICE interviews openly gay Japanese couples

We Are Out! is a series in which samurai photographer Keichii Nitta cracks open Japan's taboo on open homosexuality, by delving into the intimate lives of gay and lesbian couples.

anyway they are quite interesting, they are from VICE JAPAN and they have subs

this about a lesbian couple


this is one about Koh Masaki and his boyfriend



source

I hope they make more, the first one has a quite lot of views already!

kinari_pamyu 8th-Feb-2013 08:39 pm (UTC)
Ai and Julie are such a cute couple ♥ It was really interesting to find out that Koh has a Chinese partner, (and such a cute cat). I only really know him from his GAV work.
age_of_green 8th-Feb-2013 08:57 pm (UTC)
Wow! Being queer myself, I'm interested in how other other cultures react to LGBT and how they live and adapt.

One thing I noticed-the asked who was the boy in the relationship and the Japanese women went with it, while a western gay person would be offended by a question-(i.e., "Asking who's the "man" in the relationship is like asking which chopstick is the fork"). Is there still something of a gendered dynamic among Japanese LGBTs, because I get this feeling from the seme/uke streotype too.
redwinter42 8th-Feb-2013 09:30 pm (UTC)
i have to agree with what you said i felt that some of his questions for the female couple were a little to personal,but maybe it was his first time meeting a lesbian couple.i know when my friends came out to me in high school, i had little to no expose to the LGBT community and i had a whole slue of inappropriate questions. i know now the were inappropriate but at the time to me it was just extreme curiosity.
negroyella 8th-Feb-2013 09:02 pm (UTC)
i'm DYING to see the finished pics of ai & julie ;______;
kyotaku 9th-Feb-2013 12:43 am (UTC)
They've been posted on the vice website: http://www.vice.com/jp/read/we-are-out-001
Really nice, the guy's ones too ^ ^
heroismine 8th-Feb-2013 09:22 pm (UTC)
The short hair one is pretty she looks like kichise michiko.
omiyukio 9th-Feb-2013 07:43 pm (UTC)
That was the first thing I thought when I saw her as well. She looked a lot like Kichise Michiko.
nalty7 8th-Feb-2013 09:46 pm (UTC)
Very interesting!
I hope the girls will be able to marry soon.
What Tenten says about the stereotype of gay and straight men is surprising! It shows how much stereotypes differ in every culture.
haruno21 8th-Feb-2013 10:37 pm (UTC)
that was my conclusion too.
This proves how much the concept of typical masculinity/feminity is just a cultural construction and not something naturally inherent to gender.
as usual, society tries to impose "a way to be" a man/woman when in fact, there is not such thing =__=u
inachan89 8th-Feb-2013 09:49 pm (UTC)
Koh Masaki is hot!!!
Those girls look cute together,often teasing each other lol
liime_arix 8th-Feb-2013 10:13 pm (UTC)


haruno21 8th-Feb-2013 10:17 pm (UTC)
the kiss one and the one they look at each other are so cute
haruno21 8th-Feb-2013 10:16 pm (UTC)
awwwwwwww both couples are just lovely <3

Now try to explain why these ppl cant have the same rights a woman and a man have, what is the difference?? it´s incredibly sad some people cant grab such a simple concept.
a relationship of love shouldnt bother anyone
liime_arix 8th-Feb-2013 10:27 pm (UTC)




haruno21 8th-Feb-2013 10:39 pm (UTC)
these girls are models!!!! they are so gorgeous
I love the pictures <3<3 so cute
liime_arix 8th-Feb-2013 10:31 pm (UTC)
This was so cute and made my heart all warm and fuzzy especially Ai and Julie. Koh Masaki and Tenten are cute too. I like to see them tweet each back and forth on twitter or post pictures together. If Ai and Julie had a blog, I'd definitely read it all the time. Honestly looking forward to future couples as well.

The photographer's hair is so long, I kept staring at it, lol.

Edit: I know it's not planned, but I like how Ai and Julie have a dog while Koh Masaki and Tenten have a cat.

Edited at 2013-02-08 10:43 pm (UTC)
oceandezignz 8th-Feb-2013 10:38 pm (UTC)
OT: Keiichi's hair is on fucking point.

I want it. ;.;
aku_rin 8th-Feb-2013 11:12 pm (UTC)
UNF Koh Masaki ♥
And the two girls are so cute~ ♥
doujoushin 8th-Feb-2013 11:19 pm (UTC)
Hi Julie. *__*
senshicalico 8th-Feb-2013 11:40 pm (UTC)
<--FOREVER ALONE.

But no really we're not gonna talk about that tattoo?
liime_arix 9th-Feb-2013 12:55 am (UTC)
Is it that she has two tattoos (I thought I saw one on her finger as well)? I keep looking at the one on her arm and laughing.
janetmweiss 8th-Feb-2013 11:53 pm (UTC)
Everyone keeps saying Ai and Julie have a beautiful relationship, but I'm kind of curious what's so beautiful about it. Between Ai saying their fights are always her fault, Julie saying Ai never does anything around the house, Julie airing their dirty laundry--really explicitly--for the entire internet to see...I don't know. I'm happy it works for them, but their video kind of freaked me out.

I'll go watch the other video now.
hadashi_no_eden 9th-Feb-2013 01:06 am (UTC)
It's beautiful to me because they seem so comfortable with each other despite all their issues.
senshicalico 9th-Feb-2013 12:27 am (UTC)
Also if anyone is looking to read up more on gay culture and relationships in Japan, I can't recommend this book enough. It focuses mostly on lesbian essays though there are trans* and gay male essays too. It's also a bit dated but only by about 10 years.
fukkthedumbshyt 9th-Feb-2013 12:41 am (UTC)
This made me smile.
roomgirl 9th-Feb-2013 01:11 am (UTC)
I love Keiichi Nitta's photography, will try to watch these later.
rainbow_yarn 9th-Feb-2013 01:27 am (UTC)
Sweet and tasteful; I like this. Kind of makes me want a girlfriend just so we could sign up.

I'm sure some of it is a kind of shyness, but neither couple really full-on kissed when he asked, really. I thought that was funny.
hadashi_no_eden 9th-Feb-2013 02:39 am (UTC)
Both couples are lovely. They seem to be so comfortable with each other. I enjoyed watching that. I hope there are more of them.
myjulien 9th-Feb-2013 04:21 am (UTC)
Good watch.
le_stupidkid 9th-Feb-2013 05:14 am (UTC)
masaki got a boyfriend?! i didn't know that he was really gay...thanks for posting this!
kodochalover 9th-Feb-2013 12:13 pm (UTC)
How long will it take for everyone to accept these relationships???? T^T

They're so lovely >3< Like the photographer said at the end of the girl's video, they really do seem happier than straight couples xD
pistol_eyes 10th-Feb-2013 08:21 pm (UTC)
I am so in love with koh masaki
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