04 Apr Watch Out, it’s a PORNSTAR Dancin’
JUAN SAYS: Who watches senior citizens in their naked glory and frolicking in sexual positions that may otherwise send the “faint-hearted” to the emergency room? In Japan apparently. And there is a growing market for “silver porn.” (Reports and interviews from BY ALASTAIR HIMMER AND NATSUKO FUKUE)
“I do like sex, and this is my last chance before I get too old. I’m very nervous. I wonder if I should really do it, especially in front of so many people, but everyone should follow their dream,” says 61-year-old Yasue Tomita.
Tomita says she may be rusty but she makes no apologies for newly found career path. Gone are the days where she is expected to just sit around and knit, she says hello to the world of adult videos. By adult, we mean the wrinkly, aging, white hair, receding hairline with a belly that seems to take a life of its own.
“I like my handicrafts but I wanted to try my hand at this while my body still works,” she said before filming began.
Many of these “silver porn” actresses are presumed to be in their menopausal years but this doesn’t stop them from doing what they loved to do when they were younger – sex.
“Everyone has different sexual tastes or fetishes,” said director Fumiaki Kimura. “Elderly porn has become very popular over the past 10 years or so. Older couples watch together because they can feel a connection, a sense of closeness or familiarity, being the same age.
“It’s like a forbidden pleasure. Young people watch it because they’re fed up with the regular stuff — whatever turns you on. You do hear about actors taking Viagra, but that can be dangerous for the older guys.”
JUAN SAYS: We do not know what to make out of this, but we would like to be happy for the elderly who still find the energy and the zest for life and sex. We have been warned that menopause would put a dry spell to a woman’s sexual urges, but apparently this news says the total opposite. We don’t think we would be one of those who will indulge in porn movies with aging actors because it would really make us feel uncomfortable. It’s like catching your grandparents in bed, in a really weird sexual position. In our heads, it isn’t exactly a sight to behold. But hey, some get turned on with the twisty-ness of 50 Shades of Grey, then why can’t some be turned on with this type of porn. Whatever floats your boat baby. Whatever floats your boat.