History YMMV / MemoirsOfAGeisha

9th Feb '18 11:25:38 AM SusanMar192
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**Hatsumomo as well. While she is a sadistic bitch, like Sayuri she was not free to be with the man she loved- and was even harshly slut-shamed for it. Plus it's hard not to feel bad for her when she gets kicked out for being "too old!"



* TearJerker: Chiyo was sold to an okiyo- a very harsh, bitter place where she was abused relentlessly, lost both her parents, and was separated from her sister- whom she never saw again. [[DownerBeginning And that's only the beginning!]]

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* TearJerker: Chiyo was sold to an okiyo- okiya- a very harsh, bitter place where she was abused relentlessly, lost both her parents, and was separated from her sister- whom she never saw again. [[DownerBeginning And that's only the beginning!]]
26th Jan '18 10:32:07 AM SusanMar192
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* TearJerker: Chiyo was sold to an okiyo- a very harsh, bitter place where she was abused relentlessly, lost both her parents, and was separated from her sister- whom she never saw again. [[DownerBeginning And that's only the beginning!]]
7th Jan '18 10:06:15 AM nombretomado
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* AwesomeMusic: Creator/StevenSpielberg was aiming to direct the movie; [[Film/{{Chicago}} Rob Marshall]] ultimately did so, but Spielberg remained on board as one of the producers - and his regular composer JohnWilliams rose to the occasion.

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* AwesomeMusic: Creator/StevenSpielberg was aiming to direct the movie; [[Film/{{Chicago}} Rob Marshall]] ultimately did so, but Spielberg remained on board as one of the producers - and his regular composer JohnWilliams Music/JohnWilliams rose to the occasion.
12th Aug '17 1:07:33 PM shatterstar
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* UnfortunateImplication: [[http://www.globalmediajournal.com/open-access/orientalism-and-the-binary-of-fact-and-fiction-in-memoirs-of-a-geisha.pdf This article]] points out how fetishise the portrayal of the geisha is and how it feeds to the Asian hooker stereotypes.
3rd May '17 12:38:37 PM Noraneko
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* BestKnownForTheirFanservice: The mizuage scene was so controversial that it's probably the best-known moment of the film (and thus what makes casual observers remember most about geisha, much to the chagrin of real geisha).

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* BestKnownForTheirFanservice: BestKnownForTheFanservice: The mizuage scene was so controversial that it's probably the best-known moment of the film (and thus what makes casual observers remember most about geisha, much to the chagrin of real geisha).
3rd May '17 12:38:22 PM Noraneko
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* BestKnownForTheirFanservice: The mizuage scene was so controversial that it's probably the best-known moment of the film (and thus what makes casual observers remember most about geisha, much to the chagrin of real geisha).
10th Apr '17 3:16:06 AM sayaleviathan
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* BrokenBase: The casting of the three Chinese actresses (though Creator/MichelleYeoh is Malaysian with Chinese descent) as Japanese characters sparked furor among the Chinese and Japanese audiences. While the Japanese are upset that no Japanese actress got any of the main roles, the Chinese were very hostile about it which doesn't help that the fragile historical relationship between the two countries since UsefulNotes/WorldWarII which the movie is set in only fanned more flames. However, several people such as Ken Watanabe defended the cast, citing the actresses' performances was the reason for the casting.
26th Feb '17 12:08:18 PM jeffreyloonychen
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* RootingForTheEmpire: Hatsumomo and Pumpkin gets this treatment from some viewers. For Pumpkin, also see UnintentionallySympathetic below.

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* RootingForTheEmpire: Hatsumomo and Pumpkin gets this treatment from some viewers. viewers, similar thing can be said for Nobu. For Pumpkin, Pumpkin and Nobu, also see UnintentionallySympathetic below.
26th Feb '17 12:06:23 PM jeffreyloonychen
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* DracoInLeatherPants: Aside from being enemies of Sayuri, Hatsumomo and Pumpkin earned this kind of attention from the movie's audience.


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* RootingForTheEmpire: Hatsumomo and Pumpkin gets this treatment from some viewers. For Pumpkin, also see UnintentionallySympathetic below.
31st Mar '15 8:18:36 PM jeffreyloonychen
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* JerkassWoobie: Pumpkin. Not as ''pretty'' as Sayuri, not as ''talented'' as Sayuri, not as ''smart'' as Sayuri, not as ''lucky'' as Sayuri, and browbeaten by her [[NoHeroToHisValet supposed mentor]] Hatsumomo into the bargain. Oh, and Sayuri is unwittingly responsible for Pumpkin's downfall.



* TheWoobie: Pumpkin. Not as ''pretty'' as Sayuri, not as ''talented'' as Sayuri, not as ''smart'' as Sayuri, not as ''lucky'' as Sayuri, and browbeaten by her [[NoHeroToHisValet supposed mentor]] Hatsumomo into the bargain. Oh, and Sayuri is unwittingly responsible for Pumpkin's downfall.
** Chiyo, at least until Mameha decides to take her on.

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* TheWoobie: Pumpkin. Not as ''pretty'' as Sayuri, not as ''talented'' as Sayuri, not as ''smart'' as Sayuri, not as ''lucky'' as Sayuri, and browbeaten by her [[NoHeroToHisValet supposed mentor]] Hatsumomo into the bargain. Oh, and Sayuri is unwittingly responsible for Pumpkin's downfall.
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Chiyo, at least until Mameha decides to take her on.
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