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Saturday, August 28, 2010

Beckii Cruel


Beckii Cruel, aka Rebecca Flint, was the subject of an interesting BBC 3 documentary this month. The Isle of Man-born schoolgirl became a hit in Japan after posting videos of herself on YouTube dancing to J-pop songs in her bedroom. Long a fan of Japanese manga and anime, Beckii's doe-eyed looks fit perfectly the stereotype of a shojo manga character.

Spotted by a talent scout, Beckii was taken over to Tokyo for her 15 minutes of fame as a moe idol.

The documentary probes the Lolicon (Lolita complex) aspect of young girls dancing for the "entertainment" of a mainly older male audience, the pressures of making it big in Japan and the support Beckii has received from her policeman father, Derek, who clearly has one eye firmly on her earning potential.

Now with a Twitter page and a website, Beckii is hoping to go mainstream and we wish her well.

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