My Sexual Harassment
Mochizuki is a young business man who works in an office. While doing his job, his boss, Honma, comes in and starts to fondle him. Honma says that Mochizuki should be expected to do stuff so he can climb the ladder to become a successful business man. Mochizuki then starts to sleep with other men so he can become successful. Some men think Mochizuki is sexy, so they then force themselves onto Mochizuki.
Probably the only reason anyone has ever watched this show is the scene where creepy, abusive "mentor" Kazunori Honma shoves a corn cob up Junya Mochizuki's ass.
And I was contemplating just ending the review there because for 99% of the readership of this website, that's literally all anyone will want or need to know.
Apart from that, it's classic Kazuma Kodaka yaoi (even though it's based on someone else's writing): tragically overwrought drama filled with abusive, insane, "ruggedly handsome" characters and the codependent, wimpy, very effeminate man who lives to service them. (I'm using that verb properly - this is a porno.) The irritating thing about this is that none of these characters remotely resembles any gay man I've actually met - and keep in mind that I was in ASU Men's Chorus for eight years: if any straight man could say this and actually be taken seriously, it'd be me. Extrapolating homosexuality as automatically implying kink and sadomasochism in the way depicted in this series (and many others which default to the standard trope of seme-uke) is sort of insulting to both gay people and people in the S&M scene. It makes you wonder if either Kazuma Kodaka or Sakura Momo actually know anyone in either community, or are just making this all up on the fly.
What doesn't help is the insistence that, apparently, everyone in the middle echelon of Japanese business is now suddenly magically gay. (AHA: no wonder their birthrate's gone down the shitter - or up there, as it were.)
This is therefore clearly some sort of weird gay-rape Stockholm-syndrome fantasy aimed specifically at women who don't know (or care to know) the actual variety or nature of dynamic in same-gender relationships, preferring to distill them down to a simplistic and artificial trope of "who's on top" and "who's on bottom" without ever really giving us anything else beyond that. Yes, Mochizuki essentially gets battered and abused and borderline brutalized by Honma but it's rationalized as being okay because he secretly likes it and has this "pure love" for his boss, or, I guess, has nerve endings up in there that harmonize perfectly with corn kernels. Maybe it's the "healing power of t3h c0ck". I don't really know, and frankly, I don't really care.
At the end of the day, it's a huge creep taking advantage of a weak-willed character that isn't emotionally strong enough to even want to fight back against their abuser, and if you think I'm going to laud this in any way, shape, or form, you are horribly mistaken and clearly haven't been paying attention to a word I've written. Or our previous reviews for Kimera, Kizuna ...
Male or female, gay or straight, it doesn't matter: abuse is never love, sexual harassment is never okay, and even as "escapist fantasy", these are lines I simply refuse to cross in the name of entertainment.
This rating isn't because the characters are gay (and Mochizuki is actually more likely to be bisexual in any case) - it's because it's abusive, and this sort of material should be shunned no matter who's involved. — Carlos Ross
Recommended Audience: ADULTS ONLY. Duh. Hello? This is explicit gay porn.
Version(s) Viewed: Prerelease fansub
Review Status: Partial (1/3)
My Sexual Harassment © 1994 Kazuma Kodaka
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