Thursday, November 10, 2011

OLDEST PORN STAR AT 76!

Meet grandfather Shigeo Tokuda. In his gray suit and distinguished glasses, he looks like your average retiree. But that is as far as the comparison goes. At an age when most retirees are winding down and settling for a quiet life in their twilight years, Shigeo Tokuda is making a name for himself as Japan's oldest porn star.

Tokuda, a former travel agent, started acting in porn movies at the age of 59. His family initially objected to his new post-retirement profession, but has since resigned themselves to it. He says he wants to inspire old people and cheer them up. "I want to be a role model for them, especially the men."

To date, Tokuda has starred in more than 300 movies. The production company plans to offer the videos to retirement homes in Japan with the message that older people can still enjoy sex.

In the 2008 CNN interview below, Tokuda says he has no plans to retire from the porn film industry as yet. "I hope to continue working till at least 80. It keeps me fit and healthy."



Today, at 76, Tokuda has slowed down a little, limiting himself to making an average of one movie a week and getting paid about US$500 a day.

For Tokuda, there's certainly life after retirement. Whether one views his fame (or infamy) as inspiring, amusing or downright disgusting, it is evident he is living life to the fullest.

The elder-porn industry in Japan is burgeoning. With Japan's population ageing faster than any other country in history, the elder-porn industry looks set for robust growth in the years ahead.

2 comments:

Antares said...

Hmmmm.... inspiring post, hahaha! :-)

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