(Rojin to Rabudoru: Watashi ga Shocho ni Natta Toki)
Maid Droid is another Naoyuki Tomomatsus genre/pinku hybrids. Although it is very different to what we recognise as a porn film in the West for one, it has a story and seems to be setting out to seriously chart the sometimes touching account of the relationship between a lonely man and his android maid. There are one or two erotic scenes it is equally possible more may have been cut the original has an 80-minute runtime but the version seen here only runs to 65 minutes. Even what we are left with seems tinged with an element of the strange. Like a long sex scene in a showroom in which a prospective customer takes a droid for a test run, which goes wrong as the android shorts out and chews his dick up inside her. Things get particularly twisted at the end where the woman detective (Arni Suzuki) meets the robot that appears to be responsible for the spate of rapes, which turns out to be a junkpile of metal in the form of a dog that satisfies her with its tongue and then mounts her using a rotating-head vibrator for a dick.
That does bring one to the weird mindset behind the film. One is used to Japanese male directors having some extremely strange fetishes and hang-ups that get worked out on screen with a good deal of regularity. The film here seems to stray into some particularly misogynistic whackadoodle territory. There is the scene where an otaku male is interviewed on tv and roasted by feminists before he turns and starts kicking at them, all the while ranting about how they are unable to find good-looking men. Equally, Mr Ueno decides he must try and settle with a human woman (Mari Yamaguchi) but she turns out to be vicious gold-digging bitch that turns him off human women for the rest of his life. The film goes off the deep end at the end in a philosophical rant about the natural supremacy of men over women and how women are naturally attracted to the ten percent of men who are jerks and cheaters, while the rest have to make do with sex droids and how the raping robot dog is somehow an incarnation of that rejected male ninety percent.
The sequel was Maidroid 2: Maidroid vs Hostroids (2010).
Japanese-language trailer here (no subs):-
English-language trailer here:-