Were you one of those people who figured the talk show host in Lost in Translation had to be some sort of bizarre in joke? Nothing that weird could actually be on mainstream television, right? Wrong. That guy's actually the top rated talk show host in Japan and he doesn't even begin to scratch the surfact of just how bizarre Japanese pop culture can be. They've got some truly strange sub-cultures over there ... case in point: Kamikaze Girls. A luridly colored, adapted from a popular comic story about an unlikely friendship between a country girl fixated on 18th century France - hence the frilly dresses and parasols - and a member of an all female biker gang.Go watch the trailer for this movie.
Even though I have no idea what is going on, I laughed out loud a few times.
Make sure you watch until the little commercial at the end comes on for an extra little laugh. ;-)