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“A punch between the eyes… storytelling you daren’t turn away from”  Raindance Film Festival

“Unmissable” Edge Media Network

“Engrossing… eye-opening, unflinching”  HuffPost

“An intriguing piece of work that captures an underexposed side of modern Japan… a gem of a documentary” Eye for Film

“Compelling” Tokyo Weekender

“Insightful and honest” Camera Japan Film Festival

“Surprising, sometimes shocking and entertaining” Big Gay Picture Show

ストーリー | SYNOPSIS

男の子たちが売るセックスを買うのは・・・?

ウリ専と共に・・・それは、男性にセックスを売る主にストレートの男の子・・・彼らが如何にして雇われたか、その職務や生活状況、彼らの体験が今、明らかとなる。 東京・新宿二丁目を舞台に、売春行為は江戸時代より今日へと続く

Boys are selling sex in Japan. Who is buying?

In the Tokyo district of Shinjuku 2-chome 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 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 tantalizingly shows the humanity of sex work.

予告編 | TRAILER

76分/ 日本/ 2017
76 min/ JAPAN/ 2017

スタッフ | CREW

撮影/プロデューサー<br />DOP/ producer

撮影/プロデューサー
DOP/ producer

エイドリアン“宇宙人”ストーリー
Adrian Storey aka Uchujin

音楽<br />music

音楽
music

かざぐるま
Kazaguruma

製作総指揮<br />executive producer

製作総指揮
executive producer

イアン・トーマス・アッシュ
Ian Thomas Ash

イラストレーター<br />illustrator

イラストレーター
illustrator

N谷工房
N Tani Studio

監督/編集<br />director/ editor

監督/編集
director/ editor

板子
Itako

アニメーター<br />animator

アニメーター
animator

山村ジェレミー
(デンバク ファノ デザイン東京)
Jeremy Yamamura
Denbak-Fano Design, Tokyo

映像 | WATCH

“Boys for Sale” deleted scene #3 「売買ボーイズ」未公開シーン3つ目

“Boys for Sale” deleted scene #3 「売買ボーイズ」未公開シーン3つ目

In Part 3 of our deleted scenes, Hisa and Yo talk about their first sexual experiences with men for money as young boys.
未公開シーン3つ目は、ヒサとヨウが少年時代、お金のために男性と性的なアレをしたお話。

“Boys for Sale” deleted scene #2 「売買ボーイズ」未公開シーン2つ目

“Boys for Sale” deleted scene #2 「売買ボーイズ」未公開シーン2つ目

In Part 2 of our deleted scenes, Co shares a tip he learned about how to please male customers…
未公開シーン2つ目では、コウが学んだ男性客の悦ばせ方を教えてくれるって・・・。

“Boys for Sale” deleted scene #1 「売買ボーイズ」未公開シーン1つ目

“Boys for Sale” deleted scene #1 「売買ボーイズ」未公開シーン1つ目

In Part 1 of our deleted scenes, Yo-chan explains the similarity between male sex-workers and luxury handbags…
未公開シーン1つ目、ようちゃんがウリ専と高級ハンドバッグの類似点を説明してくれてる・・・。

上映 | SCREENINGS

AWARDS

Fox Inclusion Award
2017 OUTFEST
Los Angeles, CA

Best Documentary
2017 DGLFF
Durban, South Africa

Best Feature Documentary
2017 Queer FF Playa del Carmen
Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Best Feature Documentary
2017 El Lugar Sin Limites
Quito, Ecuador

 

UPCOMING SCREENINGS

Austrian Premier
2017 This Human World (Vienna)
Screening Dec 8 at 20:30 (LINK)

Australian Premier
2018 Queer Screen’s Mardi Gras FF
Feb 20-March 1 (Sydney, Australia)
Feb 20 at 18:30 (LINK)

Mississippi Premier info coming soon!
Italian Premier info coming soon!

PAST SCREENINGS

Spanish Premier
2017 Andalesgai
Nov 24 -Dec 3
Screening Nov 28 at 17:00 (LINK)

Romanian Premier
2017 Serile Filmului Gay IFF
Nov 17-25 (Cluj-Napoca, Romania)
Screening Nov 23 at 19:00 (LINK)

日本初上映/ 1st Japan Screening
2017 Tokyo AIDS Week (Nov 24-26)
11月26日/ Nov 26 at 15:30 (LINK)

Ecuadorian Premier
2017 EL LUGAR SIN LÍMITES
Nov 16-26 (Quito, Ecuador) (LINK)
Nov 18th at 17:30 & 21st at 17:15

Slovenian Premier
Ljubljana LGBT FF
Screening Nov 22 at 20:00 (LINK)

Mexican Premier
2017 Queer FF Playa del Carmen
Nov 13-18 (Mexico)
Screening Nov 17 at 21:10 (LINK)

Tijuana Premier
2017 Imperfectu
Nov 16-18 (Tijuana, Mexico)
Screening Nov 17 at 11:30 (LINK)

Taiwan Premier
2017 Taiwan Int Queer FF
Taipei: Oct 20 & 24, Taichung: Nov 5
(中文 / ENGLISH)

South American Premier
Fest. Internacional de Cine LGBTIQ
Nov 1-5 (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Nov 5 at 20:00 (LINK)

Canadian Premier
2017 Rainbow Visions
Nov 2-4 (Edmonton, Alberta)
Nov 4 at 12:00 (LINK)

Missouri Premier
2017 Kansas IFF
Nov 3-9 (Kansas City, Missouri)
Screening Nov 6 at 19:35 (LINK)

Berlin Premier
2017 Porn Film Festival
October 24-29 (Berlin)
Screening Oct 27 & 29 (LINK)

East Coast Premier
2017 NewFest Film Festival
Oct 19-24 (NYC)
Screening Oct 22 at 21:15 (LINK)

2017 ALFF (Atlanta, GA)
Oct 19-21
Screening Oct 19 15:30 (LINK)

Northwest Premier
2017 Twist Queer FF
Oct 12-22 (Seattle)
Screening Oct 14 at 14:45 (LINK)

Texas Premier
2017 San Antonio LGBT IFF
Oct 13-15
Screening Oct 14 at 18:00 (LINK)

Asian Premier
2017 InDPanda (Hong Kong)
Screening Oct 8 at 21:45 (LINK)

African Premier
2017 Durban GLFF (SA)
Screening Oct 4 at 18:00 (LINK)

Southern Premier
2017 Out on Film (Atlanta, GA)
Screening Oct 3 at 17:30 (LINK)

UK Premier
2017 Raindance FF (London) (LINK)
Sept 21st @ 12:30 & 28th @ 20:00

Dutch Premier
2017 Camera Japan (Rotterdam)
Screening Sept 22 at 19:00 (LINK)

Palm Springs Premier
2017 Cinema Diverse
Screening Sept 22 at 17:45 (LINK)

Michigan Premier
2017 Trans Stellar FF
Sept 9 at 22:40 (Detroit) (LINK)

N. American Premier
2017 OUTFEST
July 6-16 (LA, California)
Screening July 12 at 17:00 (LINK)

World Premier
2017 Nippon Connection
May 23-28 (Frankfurt, Germany)
Screening May 24 at 22:00 (LINK)

報道 | PRESS

Recommended reading:

「ウリ専」にフォーカスしたドキュメンタリー、日本初上映へ
11月1日 GENXY (READ)

JVTAが英語字幕をサポート ドキュメンタリー映画『売買ボーイズ』が世界20以上の映画祭で上映へ
10月26日 JVTA (READ)

「売り専」にフォーカスしたドキュメンタリー映画『売買ボーイズ』、海外で話題に
8月1日 GENXY (READ)

Interview with the Producers of ‘Boys for Sale’
November 27, 2017 by Sophie’s Japan Blog (READ)

‘Boys’ for rent in Tokyo: Sex, lies and vulnerable young lives
November 24, 2017 by Rob Gilhooly for the Japan Times (READ)

Boy’s town: Documentary examines under side of Tokyo gay quarter
November 24, 2017 by Tokyo Reporter (READ)

Int with ‘Boys for Sale’ Exec Prod Ian Thomas Ash & Prod/DOP Adrian “Uchujin” Storey
October 22, 2017 by Psycho Drama (READ)

“One of the standout documentaries of the year
Oct 21, 2017 by The Diva Review (READ)

First-time director-editor Itako has done the world a huge favour by thoughtfully and unabashedly chronicling the lives of the ‘urisen’
Oct 26, 2017 by James Wegg Review (READ).

Kudos to director Itako for the creative use of animation to show some of the very graphic scenes…Unmissable.
October 8, 2017 by Roger Walker-Dack for EDGE Media Network (READ)

The Straight Male Sex Workers of Japan Who Sell Their Services to Gay Men (READ)
July 19, 2017 by C. Brian Smith for Mel Magazine

Teen Boys Are Selling Sex to Older Men in Shinjuku: A New Documentary Investigates (READ)
by Annemarie Luck for Tokyo Weekender magazine July 2017 issue

Boys For Sale – Life as a male prostitute servicing gay men in Tokyo (READ)
July 16, 2017 by Tim Isaac

Boys For Sale (2017) Film Review (READ)
July 12, 2017 by Jennie Kermode for Eye For Film

(Review) “Boys For Sale” Male Prostitutes in Tokyo (READ)
July 17, 2017 by Amos Lassen

Tokyo “Boys for Sale”: Straight Lads Need to Pay the Rent, Too (READ)
July 19, 2017 by Brandon Judell for Huffpost

 

Further Reading:

Boys for Sale Explores Male Sex Workers in Tokyo (WATCH video)
July 18, 2017 by Ashley Jiang for the Advocate

A New Documentary Shows the Human Side of Male Sex Work in Japan
August 20, 2017 by Nevin Thompson for Global Voices (READ)

My mind goes blank: Inside Tokyo’s gay-for-pay, all-male brothel (READ)
July 28, 2017 by David Grant for Queerty

Boys For Sale (READ)
July 29, 2017 by Queer Guru

Boys For Sale trailer follows Tokyo’s gay-for-pay sex workers (READ)
July 25, 2017 by Ifan Llewelyn for Gay Times

Documentary Goes Behind the Scenes in Tokyo’s Gay-for-Pay Male Brothel (READ)
July 28, 2017 by Luis Damian Veron for Towleroad

A Peek Into the Secret World of Japan’s Male Geishas and Sex Workers (READ)
July 28, 2017 by Daniel Villarreal for Unicorn Booty

OUTFEST Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival Announces 2017 Award Winners (READ)
July 16, 2017 by Clayton Davis for Award Circuit

LAGoss.com goes inside Outfest for its 35th year (READ)
July 18, 2017 By Iona Kirby for LA Goss

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