Telemad: The Naked Director, loosely based on Japan's "emperor of porn" falls flat; food series Tacos Chronicles is pure food porn

The eight-episode Japanese-language comedy drama titled The Naked Director is loosely based on the life of controversial porn director Toru Muranishi (played by Takayuki Yamada).
The eight-episode Japanese-language comedy drama titled The Naked Director is loosely based on the life of controversial porn director Toru Muranishi (played by Takayuki Yamada).PHOTO: NETFLIX

SINGAPORE - For a show about the man behind the rise of the Japanese adult film industry, Netflix series The Naked Director is surprisingly dull.

It is not that the eight-episode Japanese-language comedy drama, loosely based on the life of controversial porn director Toru Muranishi (played by Takayuki Yamada), is shy with its portrayals of graphic sex and nudity - there are enough here that one should probably refrain from watching the show during a crowded MRT commute.

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