|Zoom In: Sex Apartments (1980)|
|Starring:||Erina Miyai, Youko Azusa, and Yoko Oyagi|
There are definitely some things being said in this film about male and female dynamics. Our main actress has an on/off lesbian relationship with her friend, but during their sex scene the best friend’s husband becomes involved in the action and our main protagonist immediately loses interest. Then the film introduces a young female who watches in the alley as our lead villain burns another one of his victims alive. This girl, who was urinating in the garbage at the time, becomes obviously aroused while watching this murder take place. Then, at the height of her sexual arousal, she begins stuffing her mouth with the food she has found in the garbage. I feel that, even on a very generic and base level, these characters are representative of different attractions and problems within human relations. Are these ideal or perfect examples? Not at all. This isn’t a movie that is helped a great deal by repeated examination, because it doesn’t truly reveal a whole lot. Ultimately, it seems the filmmakers hoped to include something a bit more fertile for the mind than just being soft pornography, but ultimately they cannot hide what they truly are.