Japan's oldest major movie studio asks a batch of venerable filmmakers to revive its high-brow soft-core Roman Porno series.
Antiporno is Sion Sono's (Suicide Club) colorful venture into the erotic, wildly artistic and slightly soft-core pornographic. The film company Nikkatsu commissioned five films for the "Roman Porno Reboot Project" to mark the 45th anniversary of Nikkatsu's pink films produced from the 70's well into the 80's. The story revolves around a novel writer who shuts herself in a room painted in bright colors, and has a temperamental relationship with her manager Noriko.
Antiporno is of course nothing like sleazy pink film with unmotivated nudity. Sion Sono paints with one of his most mature palettes yet, and creates a picture which looks gorgeous and throws a cool surprise at the viewer. You have to have the "right mindset" for the film, for it's unconventional narrative and isolated story, but once you get swept away it's a wild ride.