Boys For Sale
“A punch between the eyes… storytelling you daren’t turn away from”
Raindance Film Festival
DATE: 18 Mar 2018
TIME: 4:30 pm
LOCATION: New Farm Cinemas
Original Title 売買ボーイズ (Bai-Bai Boizu)
Language Japanese with English subtitles
Run Time 76min
Boys are selling sex in Japan. Who is buying?
In the Tokyo district of Shinjuku 2-chome there are bars that specialise in “Urisen”, young guys who have sex with men.
Featuring candid interviews and interspersed with animation detailing the awkward, sweet, and sometimes horrific situations these young sex workers experience, the boys for sale boldly tell their stories of life in the Tokyo underground.
This documentary is an illuminating look into a rarely seen world that tantalisingly shows the humanity of sex work.
Awards & Screenings
Fox Inclusion Award at the 2017 Outfest Film Festival; Best Documentary at the 2017 Durban Gay and Lesbian Film Festival; Best Feature Documentary at the 2017 Queer Film Festival Playa del Carmen.