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Boys For Sale

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“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

UNCLASSIFIED  18+

Original Title  売買ボーイズ (Bai-Bai Boizu)

Year  2017

Country  Japan

Language  Japanese with English subtitles

Director  Itako

Genre  Documentary

Run Time  76min

 

Boys are selling sex in Japan. Who is buying?

SYNOPSIS

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.

Source  Independent