Tuesday, February 14, 2012

The Glamorous Life of Sachiko Hanai - Best Japanese Porn

The Glamorous Life of Sachiko Hanai is one of those things I knew porn would deliver - an existential take on life, the world, the universe, philosophy, and porn.

Read all about it here. Sachiko is a movie that started out as porn, and good quality porn, too - the kind that has a storyline.

Sachiko was shot in the head and develops super-intelligence, an uncanny understanding of the universe, and gets horny for no reason at many points in the movie. There's also a subplot about a nuclear holocaust set by George W Bush's finger.

Sachiko fucks a lot as she expounds on the works of Chomsky, blablabla, as well as the legend of the Chinese god Chaos.

Chaos was a being without a face, meaning he lacked '7 holes' - the eyes, ears, nostrils and a mouth. A Chinese wizard, Dong-something-something, took pity and gave Chaos the '7 holes' and as soon as Chaos regained all the four senses of sight, hearing, taste and smell, he killed himself.

This is an analogy to Sachiko's condition as well. She was give an extra hole - the headshot on her forehead, which also stands for the 'third eye' - and due to her increased clarity and understanding of the universe, decides to end it all in a nuclear disaster. Oops. Spoiler!

She also uses her other holes, other than the traditional 7 on the face, throughout the movie, representing things that can be experienced not from the four senses, perhaps representing humanity or animalism (anima, animus, id, blablabla) which is not how Socrates believes that man experiences the world, because Socrates was ugly and nobody wanted to fuck him.

However, it must also be noted that Sachiko only acquires only one extra hole while Chaos has 7. This suggests that Sachiko's understanding of the universe is incomplete, imperfect and should not have allowed her to come to the same conclusion as Chaos did.

Yes, my friends, all these from a porn flick. A pink film made in 2003.