Marcel Theroux travels to Japan to meet some of its “Junior Idols”, young girls trying to break into pop stardom by performing in front of adult audiences. He visits the home of an 11-year-old, who is about to make her weekly live web-cast to hundreds of fans, many of whom are middle-aged men. As well as using the web, Yune and other idols perform at live shows, where close by the venues are sexualised images of schoolgirls on everything from adverts to art. The reporter hears claims the Junior Idols is one of number of industries in Japan that has evolved to satisfy the dubious needs of lonely men.
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