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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Geisha Girl

Your Head Trucker has no particular interest in Asian culture, but I found this well-made BBC documentary fascinating for the insight it gives into the mind of one Japanese girl who chooses to go the geisha route - and what a long, hard road it is.

Still, the film leaves some questions unanswered, the chief of which to my mind is - why? Why go through all that grueling discipline and hard work? What is the payoff big enough to compensate for losing a huge chunk of your childhood and your freedom - just to sit on your knees for hours every night playing parlor games with half-sloshed middle-aged businessmen? Bor-ring. Are they like really, really good tippers, or what is the deal there? See what you think, fellas:

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