Six years into her career, AV idol Sola Aoi continues to stray further and further from the hardcore porn that made her an international star. She’s been in plenty of non-porny V-cinema movies in the past few years, but she took an extra step for her latest project, Aozora (Blue Sky), and actually penned the screenplay herself.
The story revolves around a pachinko parlor worker named Shiori (Aoi) and her aspiring musician boyfriend, Tetsu. The two of them travel from Kyushu to Tokyo together and struggle to stay afloat while Tetsu chases his dream. Tetsu’s younger brother eventually shows up and the two brothers form a duo and start to play some shows together. Later, Shiori gets recruited as a gravure idol while Tetsu gets involved with a local yakuza and cheats on Shiori with another woman. Tetsu continues loving Shiori, but big city life gradually tears them apart.
“Aozora” will be released on DVD in Japan on September 22nd.