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Dawn Porter... Geisha Girl (14th October 2008).avi
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Dawn Porter... Geisha Girl
3rd of 4 parts
Tuesday, 14th October 2008
10:00pm to 11:05pm (48 minutes)
Dawn Porter: Geisha Girl investigated the delicate arts of the perpetually smiling Kyoto geisha. Dawn is now three quarters of the way through a series in which she examines the different varieties of relationships she could choose to embark on to break her four-year single streak.
The intricate ways of the geisha does, in many ways, suit her well. She is an almost pathologically inoffensive presence, a born people-pleaser with a beguilingly vulnerable and confiding air on camera, which promised to stand her in good stead when it came to smiling benignly at progressively pissed-up business men looking for a little hot tea action at the local okiya.
At first, all went well. She was charmed by the geisha district ("Everything is small and papery!"). She worked with a will at sock-folding and step-sweeping. She practised kneeling until her legs went numb. Then they sent her out on an assignment. Lumbering alongside her tiny, papery sister geishas, who were each about the size of one of Dawn's feet and accustomed to the suffocating constrictions of the kimono, Porter's natural sunniness deserted her and she was returned to her house mother in disgrace. She hadn't smiled at the client nearly enough, Mama scolded. Dawn apologised and womanfully refrained from pointing out that he was lucky she hadn't squished him under one of her mighty feet.
In the end, the mental and physical discomfort involved in subordinating one's will and individuality to the greater geisha good and the comfort of passing male strangers proved not to be for Dawn, but by the time she left she had provided an oddly touching portrait of a strange sisterhood.
=== File Information ===
File Name: Dawn Porter... Geisha Girl (14th October 2008).avi
Duration: 00:47:19 (70,969 fr)
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