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Tourism with the "real girlfriend experience"
Premiering tonight at 10pm (GMT) is the documentary "My Boyfriend The Sex Tourist" that explores the life of western men for whom "wham-bam-thank-you-ma'am" is not enough, resulting in the growth of "commercialized love" packages where they can have women at their beck-and-call, 24-hours a day. The film's director Monica Garnsey, traveled to Venezuela and Thailand and spoke to women trapped in these professions; the 2-part documentary is through their eyes.
When I was in Thailand, I saw the sorry state of Thai women making a living from prostitution. I heard that it is not uncommon that they submit to more that just sex, under the illusion of being rescued by a foreigner who will fall in love and want to get married. I saw the promo of this film and it seems like a much "happier"(?) one than I imagined. I think it is very depressing.