Series: The Major's Body

Three Women Having Sex On A Boat: Ghost in the Shell’s Sex Scene

That mythic cyber sex scene. Motoko Kusanagi getting down with her girls. I’ve written about the scene in context before, but let’s concentrate on the gang bang alone. You wanna see it? Here it is: What stands out more? The luxurious use of oils or the intense nerdery of their dialogue? The cyber-hallucinatory drugged up boat sex porn party in Ghost in the Shell is fascinating for its athletic eroticism—these women, I think, are in a race. The goal is the orgasm, and it’s a full-force sprint to the finish. Legs are splayed as far as possible. Breasts are squeezed like...

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Ghost in the Shell: The Major’s Body (1)

The Major, or Motoko Kusanagi, is the protagonist of each incarnation of the Ghost in the Shell manga-anime-merchadise franchise. If you care to google, Motoko Kusanagi is autocompletes to “a man” and “is hot,” then “in bed with a boy” and “in bed.” For a science-fiction philosophy character named for her military position, we (the audience — although I don’t limit this to those who have experienced the fiction, as the Major is iconic) sure are caught up in thinking about her gender and sexual status. Why could that be? As a long-term fan of the property, and the Major (ask...

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Ghost in the Shell: The Major’s Body (2)

The Major, or Motoko Kusanagi, is the protagonist of each incarnation of the Ghost in the Shell manga-anime-merchadise franchise. If you care to google, Motoko Kusanagi is autocompletes to “a man” and “is hot,” then “in bed with a boy” and “in bed.” For a science-fiction philosophy character named for her military position, we (the audience — although I don’t limit this to those who have experienced the fiction, as the Major is iconic) sure are caught up in thinking about her gender and sexual status. This is part 2 of a pan-franchise series (find part one here).   Innocence, Mamoru Oshii’s 2004 optional...

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Ghost in the Shell: the Major’s Body (3)

 The Major, or Motoko Kusanagi, is the protagonist of each incarnation of the Ghost in the Shell manga-anime-merchadise franchise. If you care to google, Motoko Kusanagi is autocompletes to “a man” and “is hot,” then “in bed with a boy” and “in bed.” For a science-fiction philosophy character named for her military position, we (the audience — although I don’t limit this to those who have experienced the fiction, as the Major is iconic) sure are caught up in thinking about her gender and sexual status. This is part 3 of a pan-franchise series (find part one here and part two here). 2002’s Ghost in...

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Ghost in the Shell: The Major’s Body (4)

The Major, or Motoko Kusanagi, is the protagonist of each incarnation of the Ghost in the Shell manga-anime-merchadise franchise. If you care to google, Motoko Kusanagi is autocompletes to “a man” and “is hot,” then “in bed with a boy” and “in bed.” For a science-fiction philosophy character named for her military position, we (the audience — although I don’t limit this to those who have experienced the fiction, as the Major is iconic) sure are caught up in thinking about her gender and sexual status. This is part 4 of a pan-franchise series (find part one here, part two here and part three here). Shirow...

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