So I watched this entire movie last night
>Yu only kisses Yoko at the very start of the movie not even as himself
>Never able to kiss her again or fuck her
>Movie ends with them grabbing hands
w-why would they play with my feelings like that?
She treated him so bad because she wanted to be raped. She had fantasies of her being raped by her father which clearly never happened. She told herself she hated all men and even convinced herself she was a lesbian but it was all repressed urges of being raped and being abused.
even if this is correct, even if Yu knew about this, he felt love for her, couldnt see her as a sex object, the way her father did.
and i think you re wrong about Yoko. she hated men because of her father, turned lesbian because a "woman" fought for her. she showed what she thought about love when she recited the passage from the epistle to Corinthians. to her it was something pure, not just about feelings or lust or sex. Yu was in her eyes a hentai, only interested in sex
she masturbated thinking of Miss scorpions love.
she thought Yu was a pervert cause of the whole thing with the photos. cant really blame her. and that other girl really fucked up her mind
I think they're both fucked up in their own way but I think your conclusion is a stretch.
They are two peas in a pod and the movie does a good job of expressing that. I just don't think it's in the way you feel it is.
My only complaint was the scene at the end with the church of Zero where Yu loses his shit and bombs the building.
I think it would have been better if he finally snapped and raped her. and she fell in love with him during the rape.
That would have been a much more well rounded ending but I guess that wouldn't really have tied up whats her names plot line.
yu doesnt want to be raped. she never felt love from her father.
yoko doesnt really want to be beat up, unless its from someone he loves, or whose love he seeks, that is his father's and Yoko.
Yu has experienced real love, from his mother as well as his father (when his father changed, when he beat him up Yu sees his father caring again). as for Yoko, i dont remember what happened to her mother, bus she clings to the definition of love she read in the bible."It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres." thats what he saw in the end in Yu and loved him
look at this scene
>I hate men
>Wearing short skirt revealing her panties
>Beating them up and picking random fights wearing slutty clothes
>Has a rape and abuse fantasy right after that with her dad
Love cannot exist forever without sex or sexual attraction.
The whole point of the movie is absolutely NOT pure love. Yu gets a boner every single time he sees yoko. Is that pure love?
That is used as a crutch and wish fulfillment for the main characters to suspend their delusions.
This whole theory falls flat if you just interpret the rape/abuse scene with her father as real, which I do.
The whole movie makes a point about people in authority, with power, abusing those underneath them, those with no power. The three main characters were all in some way fucked with by their parents, and that's what infuses and motivates their decision making. It's 100% believable that that scene actually happened to her and isn't fiction.
The film explores dogmatism, that's why religion is a major theme. Religion espouses many passages on love, but people use it as a way to subjugate the expression of love all the time. There are other ways people demonize love, and sex - our modern society is rife with misconceptions about sex. Film and television is rife with sexual images, but sexuality is repressed, suppressed, and made to be something shameful in families, in the church, and in the media simultaneous to the gratuity. Love Exposure is trying to get its characters into this misconceptions and back out of them, the entire point of everything they go through in the film is to learn to separate love from what it is and isn't - to no longer feel shame about sex, but also to honor what's really important. The fact it ends in them holding hands and embracing shows where their priorities lie. Of course they will have sex, of course their relationship will be sexual. That's not what's most important, though.
I couldn't have put it better myself. Well done anon: you really encapsulated what this movie is trying to demonstrate and what makes it so compelling.