Featuring a wide array of interviews from kinksters, club owners, drag artists, and politicians—Graham Kolbeins paints an electric and multifaceted portrait of queer culture in contemporary Japan. Queer Japan encapsulates the spirit of the nation’s expansive LGBTQ+ community with a focus on nightlife and performance—both through drag and more unconventional art forms that you have to see to believe. But the film crucially takes a pivot from the glitz and glamour of queer aesthetics to also illustrate the reality of homophobia and anti-trans legislation that queer people in Japan grapple with everyday. Queer Japan is a refreshing look at queer identity not just because of its myriad of perspectives, but because the interviewees always strive towards a radical, collective queer power rather than community infighting and division that has become so commonplace in online queer communities.