Twitch: You Are My Toy

Yûji Tajiri, 2004, 64 mins

AKA Midarana Kuchibiru Keiran

Minori is a head-strong photographer who is romantically involved with Kushida, her editor. On a photography assignment, she gets into an argument with her subject, Ageha, a female erotic manga artist who, like Minori, is 30 and single. Shin’ichi, the journalist on the assignment, receives most of the blame for the failure of the project. Minori sleeps with Shin’ichi, then discovers that her own position is not as secure as she thought when she suspects that Kushida is also involved with Ageha. The series of events causes Minori to reconsider her own lifestyle.

Twitch – You Are My Toy won the Bronze Prize for Best Film at the Pink Grand Prix. For her performance in the film, lead actress Yumeka Sasaki was given the Best Actress award. Cinematographer Masahide Iioka also won the award for best cinematography for this film.

“One of the most notable modern Pink films I have had the pleasure of watching”