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Brisby
06-19-2008, 01:04 PM
Link (http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1815509,00.html)

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Besides his glowing complexion, Shigeo Tokuda looks like any other 74-year-old man in Japan. Despite suffering a heart attack three years ago, the lifelong salaryman now feels healthier, and lives happily with his wife and a daughter in downtown Tokyo. He is, of course, more physically active than most retirees, but that's because he's kept his part-time job — as a porn star.

Shigeo Tokuda is, in fact, his screen name. He prefers not to disclose his real name because, he insists, his wife and daughter have no idea that he has appeared in about 350 films over the past 14 years. And in his double life, Tokuda arguably embodies the contemporary state of Japan's sexuality: in surveys conducted by organizations ranging from the World Health Organization (WHO) to the condom-maker Durex, Japan is repeatedly found to be one of the most sexless societies in the industrialized world. A WHO report released in March found that 1 in 4 married couples in Japan had not made love in the previous year, while 38% of couples in their 50s no longer have sex at all. Those figures were attributed to the stresses of Japanese working life. Yet at the same time, the country has seen a surge in demand for pornography that has turned adult videos into a billion-dollar industry, with "elder porn" one of its fastest-growing genres.

Tokuda is rare among Japanese porn stars in that his name has become a brand. The Shigeo Tokuda series he has just completed portray him as a tactful elderly gentleman who instructs women of different ages in the erotic arts, and he boasts a body of work far more impressive than most actors in their prime.

Tokuda's exploits have proved to be a goldmine for Glory Quest, which first launched an "old man" series, Maniac Training of Lolitas, in December 2004. Its popularity led the company to follow up with Tokuda starring in Forbidden Elderly Care in August 2006. Other series followed, and soon elder porn had revealed itself as a sustainable new revenue stream for the industry. "The adult-video industry is very competitive," says Glory Quest p.r. representative Kayoko Iimura. "If we only make standard fare, we cannot beat other studios. There were already adult videos with Lolitas or themes of incest, so we wanted to make something new. A relationship between wife and an old father-in-law has enough twist to create an atmosphere of mystery and captivate viewers' hearts."

Director Gaichi Kono says the eroticism of elders is captivating to younger viewers. "I think that, as a subject, there is this something that only an older generation has and the young people do not possess. It is because they lived that much more. We should respect them and learn from them," says Kono passionately.

But Tokuda stresses the appeal of his work to an audience of his peers: "Elderly people don't identify with school dramas," he says. "It's easier for them to relate to older-men-and-daughters-in-law series, so they tend to watch adult videos with older people in them." The veteran porn star plans to keep working until he's 80 — or older, as long as the industry will cast him. Given the bullish market for his work, he's unlikely to go without work.

"People of my age generally have shame, so they are very hesitant to show their private parts," Tokuda says. "But I am proud of myself doing something they cannot." Still, he says, laughing, "That doesn't mean that I can tell them about my old-age pensioner job."

Japan's adult-video industry is believed to be worth as much as $1 billion a year, according to industry insiders, with the largest video-store chain Tsutaya releasing about 1,000 new titles monthly, while the mega adult mail-order site DMM releases about 2,000 titles each month. Although films featuring women in their teens and 20s are the mainstay of the industry, a trend toward "mature women" has become evident over the past five years. Currently, about 300 of the 1,000 adult videos on offer at Tsutaya, and 400 out of the 2,000 at DMM, are "mature women" films.

Ryuichi Kadowaki, director of Ruby Inc., which specializes in mature-women titles, says that when the company started offering the genre a few years ago, the term referred to actresses in their late 20s, and that last year it was expanded to those in their 70s. The company believes the advantage of mature titles is their enduring appeal. "Adult videos with young actresses sell well only in the first three months after the release," Kadowaki explains. "On the other hand, mature-women films enjoy a steady, long-term popularity, which after 10 years or so might lead to a best seller." And then there are the cost savings. A popular young actress can earn up to $100,000 per film, while a mature actress is paid only $2,000.

The market for elder porn has doubled over the past decade, according to Kadowaki. "In view of [Japan's] aging society," he adds, "I think that in the future, we will see a steady increase in demand."

A-Lau
06-19-2008, 01:09 PM
OH DEAR LORD.....Granny Porn...?
What the hell...? When has it become a turn on to see two seniors going at it......
All that skin and shit flapping around.....uuuugghhhh

I'm going be sick all day, now. :puke:

Sweet
06-19-2008, 01:12 PM
Oh, my. :o

yummy02
06-19-2008, 01:13 PM
well I guess everyone has their own thing they are into .... ew

Nordic
06-19-2008, 01:58 PM
Old people have the right to enjoy sex too! I think it is good that not only young people get to be on tv as youth is so emphasized all the time anyway. I am not sure I would like to watch old people's porn now, but maybe when I am old...

Brisby
06-19-2008, 02:25 PM
Old people have the right to enjoy sex too! I think it is good that not only young people get to be on tv as youth is so emphasized all the time anyway. I am not sure I would like to watch old people's porn now, but maybe when I am old...

Yeah, I think they have the right to enjoy it too especially since people like to be able to relate age-wise to the people in these movies. lol

Milehighcaptain
06-19-2008, 02:48 PM
that's hott

AznFix0r
06-19-2008, 02:50 PM
He appeared in 350 films? Man that must of been alot of viagra... :laugh:

russianred
06-19-2008, 03:44 PM
His Hydrulics are working at 74? Or is he mostly using sorrogate instruments? If the former, I gotta give him props. Viagra or not. I heard that by that age, sexual desire in men kind of just goes limp.

creamofcow
06-19-2008, 03:46 PM
Congrats to him. Viagra has only been around for 10 years while he's been porning for 14, that's talent au naturel.

Sweet
06-19-2008, 03:47 PM
Primarily because of their diet and lifestyle, native Asians do not suffer from erectile dysfunction as much as other people groups.

China Doll
06-19-2008, 05:54 PM
I don't really care if old people go at it...I'm rapidly getting there, so there's some flapping involved in my sexual experiences too. Eh, who cares...as long as they get off, then who are we to judge if they get to make whoopee or not?

Go Granny Go Granny Go Granny! :banana:

A-Lau
06-19-2008, 08:31 PM
There's a huge difference between seniors enjoying and having regular healthy sex... and another thing if people are filming it and making it into porn.....

There are just some things that should never be on film or open to the public, and this IMO is one of them.....

uuuugggghhhh, Can't seem to stop shuddering at the mere thought.....

Brisby
06-20-2008, 05:51 AM
There's a huge difference between seniors enjoying and having regular healthy sex... and another thing if people are filming it and making it into porn.....

There are just some things that should never be on film or open to the public, and this IMO is one of them.....

uuuugggghhhh, Can't seem to stop shuddering at the mere thought.....

Perhaps you will feel differently in the future. ;)

Chocoberrysrtcake
06-20-2008, 06:07 AM
:cool:interesting.....