by Chris MaGee
During my recent interview with Midnight Eye co-founder Jasper Sharp about his new book "Behind the Pink Curtain: The Complete History of Japanese Sex Cinema" we discussed the rise in female viewers of of pink films in Japan during the past decade, but who knew that there was an all female audience for pink films in South Korea? Well, apparently there is as all through the month of November Korean movie theatre chain Cinus (the equivalent to Canada's Cineplex) has been hosting the Pink Film Festival, an event exclusively for female film fans who like things a little on the naughty side.
Mitsuru Meike's "The Glamorous Life of Sachiko Hanai" and Kan Mukai's "Blue Film Woman" are amongst 15 pink films that have been screened at the fest in an environment where women didn't have to contend with a bunch of horny men drooling over their shoulders. Okay, they did on Wednesday nights, but then it was with their husband and boyfriends for the festival's "Couples Day", but it's good to see that there's a bit of woman power going on in Korea for these films.