Boys For Sale
East Coast Premiere
Outfest Los Angeles, Fox Inclusion Award
Dir: Itako, Japan, 2017, 76 mins, Japanese with English subtitles
In Tokyo’s Shinjuku district there are bars that specialize in “Urisen”, young guys who have sex with men. Featuring candid interviews and interspersed with animation detailing the awkward, sweet, and sometimes hilarious situations these sex workers experience, the boys for sale boldly tell their stories of life in the Tokyo underground. This doc is an illuminating look into a rarely seen world that tantalizingly shows the humanity of sex work.
Q&A with filmmaker to follow
Presented in Partnership with Japan Society and GAPIMNY