Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Have Batswana men heeded the Japanese ‘blue movie’ call?

Three years after global French news agency AFP published an SOS message from a Japanese porn star calling for manpower, a video has surfaced depicting a Japanese woman engaging in a pornographic film with two black men somewhere around Maun. The  film begins with the girl leaving the Maun International Airport before spending some time with Basarwa and moving on to shoot the film at an undisclosed location somewhere in the wild. While the true origins of the two gentlemen involved in the film cannot be confirmed the title of the movie reads ‘Japanese in Botswana’, suggesting the two male accomplices may in fact be locals.

It is not clear if the shooting of the movie itself is a contravention of the law here in Botswana but there is a law against possession of “Indecent and obscene material such as pornographic books, magazines, films, videos, DVDs and software. Possession or import of such material is illegal and punishable by a fine or up to 4 years imprisonment.

Whatever the case, the film could be an indication that some young Batswana studs have heeded the call to extend a lifeline to the Japanese porn industry.

“For a man carrying a nation’s libido on his shoulders, Japanese ‘porn king Shimiken’ looks as fresh as a daisy. The 35-year-old cult hero, described by one director as the Cristiano Ronaldo of sex and famed for his Herculean powers between the sheets, grins as he tells AFP, ‘It’s a hard job, but somebody’s got to do it,” the 2015 AFP story reads. The article said Shimiken, who had slept with more than 8,000 women for his over 7,500 movies, had caused a stir by begging for reinforcements, saying there were not enough male porn actors in Japan. “There are about 70 male actors to 10,000 women,” the article reads, “ Shimiken’s call to arms was retweeted thousands of times by fans worried about Japan’s $20 billion adult video industry coming under threat.”

The porn star told the news agency it was boring for viewers to watch the same actors all the time. He boasted he had the staying power to keep on going, despite making an eye-popping two to three films in an average day.

“Usually I sleep with two or three girls a day, so I have sex for about two hours every day,” he told the agency. “It’s my dream job ÔÇö I’ve been doing this for 17 years and I never get bored of it. It beats working in an office. I’ll do this until I’m 100.”

The article said many industry insiders blamed the conundrum on a growing social trend known as herbivore men. Those who shun sex and traditional masculine values in favour of a quiet, uncompetitive lifestyle.

“Men aren’t hungry anymore. They’ve lost their desire. Everything’s on a plate for them. It wasn’t like that for my generation. If we got a banana or a pineapple, we went crazy with joy. These days, men don’t get excited by anything. The same applies to sex and attitude towards women and relationships. They just click on the internet for it,” the article quoted a Japanese porn film director.

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