Mysterious Girlfriend X Episode #09 Anime Review

After watching the first episode of Mysterious Girlfriend X, I had a theory about the drool: It was a body horror device for exploring sexuality, making it enticing and gross at the same time. A similar thing was done in David Cronenberg’s Crash, a porn movie deconstruction based on the J. G. Ballard boon wherein people were sexually aroused by car crashes. This is partially right, but the show is really far too chaste to take the drool swapping as a straight-on sex metaphor. The discovery of teenage sexuality is still a major part of this show, but an episode like this makes it clear that another important part is to analyze how the different members of a romantic couple imbue things with meaning. Read More... 


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