I watched both parts 1 and 2. Acclaimed director Monica Garnsey travels to Venezuela and Thailand to look at the global sex tourism industry from a fresh perspective - through the eyes of working girls in My Boyfriend the Sex Tourist. Seen from the women's point of view, these two, hour-long documentaries reveal how sleeping with foreigners for money has become a mainstream career choice for many girls from developing countries. The first wan Venezuela has all this fat old fellas holidaying for their two weeks only they can pick n' choose a different girl each day. The second wan Thailand is about the Thai bar burds on the scout for foreign husbands.
Two Thai women working at a bar in the red light district in Bangkok, a popular destination for Australia sex tourists. Picture: Jas Rawlinson Source:Supplied. Over the years Dan has spent time talking to many western sex tourists, many of whom — he says — seem to share a hauntingly universal story of broken relationships and regrets. Do you think they might be a good root? Working girls at Nana Plaza, Bangkok.
Crime Documentary. Acclaimed director Monica Garnsey takes us to the other side of the sex industry, through the eyes of working girls. A village in Kranuan, in the poorest province of Thailand, is dotted with grand houses — often built by girls who have married foreigners, or at least worked long enough in the sex bars of Bangkok. The village has an annual competition celebrating the best foreign husband — and one of its most influential women runs the internet cafe, writing emails for girls to communicate with their foreign lovers. My Boyfriend the Sex Tourist: Girlfriend for Sale travels between the village and the sex bars of Bangkok, exploring the hopes, desires and fears of the girls — as they dream of money or moving to Britain or the West — and of course the costs to them and their families.
Our friend was to marry a Vietnamese lady in her home in Saigon. They used to work together. For every Vietnamese person we told about the wedding, there seemed to be a very big one.