|Red String cover. Click to enlarge!|
There are niche pay sites like Tranisa, but none of the big porn producers have realized that there is marked here.
In Japan, on the other hand, there seems to be a thriving transgender erotica industry.
On the female to male side there is the so-called Boy's Love or Yaoi manga, comics focused on male/male sexual relationships. A lot of women buy these comics.
For male bodied enthusiasts there is also a lot of manga, or hentai rather, i.e. the explicit version of Japanese comics.
The traditional narrative in male to female transgender erotic comics is (1) body swap, (2) self exploration and masturbation, (3)being raped and (4) reestablishing the status quo.
This brings me to today's topic, which is Japanese M2F transgender pornographic movies, of which there are many.
Most of them follow the stereotype described above. Moreover, the protagonist is most often a nerd like school boy who swaps body with a sexy young school girl. This is probably a reflection of a general Japanese interest in everything school girlish.
Within these limits, however, there is a lot of variation.
I am going to present a few movies from the TG erotica series Red String to you. The series is also know as Red Thread and Ties that Bind.
I have, for purely journalistic purposes, edited an extract for you. I have added comments regarding the structure of the plot.
You may think my plots are banal and simple, but the Japanese film makers put even less effort into developing a "realistic" setting. A magical red string appears. The man/boy ties one end to his own finger and the other to the girl's, and that is about it.
And no, I do not speak Japanese, but interestingly enough, that is not much of a problem.
(Download MPEG4 file)
How do you get hold of Japanese TG movies?
Unfortunately I haven't found any Japanese online streaming services that make any sense. Maybe some of you can be of help.
You can buy many of these DVDs from Japanese online stores, however, and many of them have English language store fronts.
The main problem is how to identify the movies at the store. After all, the titles are in Japanese, and there may be many English versions of the same title. The trick is to search for the registration number of the movie, which you will often find in reviews and the like.
The registration number for the movie reviewed here is IDOL-114 and the main actress is Nao Ayukawa.
Here are some stores that might be of help:
JavParadise (Link to IDOL-114)
8Jav (Link to IDOL-114)
h-lov is in Japanese, but you could use Google translate (Link to IDOL-114)
See also my post on Dream Story and the helpful comments from readers below.