Boys For Sale

Nov 4, 2017

12:00 pm

Metro Cinema (Garneau Theatre)

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Young men are selling sex in Japan. Who is buying?

In 2-chome, the gay district of Shinjuku, are bars selling “urisen” – straight boys who have sex with men. Formerly the red-light district of Tokyo, 2-chome has had an historical connection to prostitution since the Edo-period which continues to this day. Nine “urisen” speak about their experiences selling sex to men as well as how they began the work.

Produced by Global Visions festival alumni, IAN THOMAS ASH.

Preceded by the short film:
LINE 9 | Directed by Tavo Ruiz | 16′ | 2017 | Mexico

In a city with constant movement like the subway rides, the paths of Andrés and Miguel are crossing. It seems like the beginning of a new Romance but Andrés doesn’t know which direction to take, because every road leads him to something sexual.

Country: Japan

Production year: 2017

Running time: 76

Director: Itako

Language: Japanese