Why wouldn't Jerry Collins have gone to the police? Perhaps because there is a 99.7% successful prosecution rate in Japan. Guilty or not, if you look like you're going down, you are going down.
If you were in a spot of bother in Japan, would you throw yourself on the mercy of the court?
Bowie has always been about theatre more than anything else
Going out on a limb here, but I'd say that Bowie has always been more about the songs than anything else...
There is no place in normal New Zealand society for the man who is different.
That isn't the most penetrating insight; if you consider yourself 'different' then, yeah, you won't consider yourself a part of 'normal' society. Plenty of teenagers have had that feeling.