Miwa: A Japanese Icon (2010)

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A legendary entertainer and a pioneer of gay activism, Miwa was born Akihiro Maruyama. As a young singer, Miwa popularized androgyny as a fashion statement, fusing the masculine and the feminine into a signal of a new generation of aesthetics. This evolved into performing as a woman and living off-stage as a man. With glitter, wit, evening gowns, and enchanting storytelling, Miwa looks back over a 50-year career and a fascinating life in music, film and television.

Pascal-Alex Vincent
Akihiro Miwa  •  Kinji Fukasaku  •  Takeshi Kitano  •  Hayao Miyazaki

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