26 | WICKED CITY, 1987 (Yôjû Toshi)
Yoshiaki Kawajiri's 1987 anime classic leads us to a larger discussion on the role of sexual violence in media (WARNING: gratuitous sexual violence, if you have not seen), as well as the hallmarks of the Body Horror genre. Why are people so obsessed with violence? How was the violence of the 1980's characterized, and how has it changed? Let's discuss.