|Eros School: Feels So Good (1977)|
|Starring:||Murakuni Shohei, Asami Ogawa, and Jun Aki|
|The Plot: Eros School: Feels So Good is the classic story of a young man who hopes to win the attention of a beautiful young woman. Our lead is a bit of a goofball though, so he spends most of his days in private writing love songs for his crush Misa (Asami Ogawa) and daydreaming about making sweet love to her. Misa, however, is a damaged young woman who may not be prepared for a relationship. Even as a highschool student, she has never began her period, which makes her feel like less of a woman in comparison to her peers. As this little love affair seems as if it is ready to crack, a new student transfers to school and with him he brings a great deal of bad news. Ryu (Murakuni Shohei), better known as Ryu the Rapist, has just transferred from a reform school. Ryu has been known to rape “beauty queens,” and it doesn’t take him long to turn his eyes toward Misa. This leads to a game of cat and mouse, with Ryu raping every girl in school while working his way towards Misa. Will our leading man manage to bed Misa and take her virginity before the dastardly Ryu manages to molest the young girl?|
If ever a movie were to be put in a time capsule, in order to explain to future generations just what it was like to be Japanese within the seventies, I would hope and pray Eros School would not be that movie. A confounding title that lives outside of regular logic, rape is essentially a punchline throughout the majority of this movie. As soon as the audience begins to think that the filmmakers are going to give some weight to the gratuitous rape scenes, the carpet is once again swept out from underneath them. Rape becomes a game during Eros School. The game played between Ryu and Misa is essentially the “heart” of our story, but any sort of repercussions from the forced sex is never felt. Ultimately, the “rape” within this movie is hard to actually define technically as “rape.” It seems that every sequence revolving around Ryu the Rapist assaulting a young and pretty girl follows the same exact formula: he attacks her, she resists, but by the time he begins to molest her breasts with his tongue, the sex has become very consensual. There are so many different scary ideas at work here that I am sure it is enough to scare away anyone with the slightest inklings towards feminism. Ultimately, women show very little use outside of their ability to gratify sexual desires, and within this film “No” always disguises a very obvious “yes.” So, what kind of sick depraved individual would enjoy such a movie? Someone who loves disturbing cinema and doesn’t take themselves all that serious. With that said, it should be obvious that I loved Eros School: Feels So Good.