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Old 01-05-09, 04:40 PM
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Something bothers me about Memoirs of a Geisha

I just saw this movie for the first time on New Years Eve and was confused by the subject matter.

The way I saw it, the Chairman saw bang-ability in an 9 year old girl so had one of his Geisha friends (to me they seemed like escorts/prostitutes) train her so he could bang her when she got old enough.

Is that the gist of it?
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Re: Something bothers me about Memoirs of a Geisha

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geisha

There remains some confusion, even within Japan, about the nature of the geisha profession. Geisha are portrayed as prostitutes in much Western popular culture. However, geisha do not engage in paid sex with clients. Their purpose being to entertain their customer, be it by reciting verse, playing musical instruments, or engaging in light conversation. Geisha engagements may include flirting with men and playful innuendos; however, clients know that nothing more can be expected. In a social style that is uniquely Japanese, men are amused by the illusion of that which is never to be.
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Re: Something bothers me about Memoirs of a Geisha

Worst. Prostitute. Ever.
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That's the only thing that bothered you by the film?
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Re: Something bothers me about Memoirs of a Geisha

The whole movie is one long boring mess. I seriously hated every character in it.

Originally Posted by devilshalo
There remains some confusion, even within Japan, about the nature of the geisha profession. Geisha are portrayed as prostitutes in much Western popular culture. However, geisha do not engage in paid sex with clients. Their purpose being to entertain their customer, be it by reciting verse, playing musical instruments, or engaging in light conversation. Geisha engagements may include flirting with men and playful innuendos; however, clients know that nothing more can be expected. In a social style that is uniquely Japanese, men are amused by the illusion of that which is never to be.


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