“Boys For Sale” In The Press


Boys For Sale” is the award-winning feature documentary about male sex workers in Tokyo’s 2-chome district that I was Director Of Photography and Producer on.

I think its great and I’m very proud of my work on it, but don’t take my word for it! Below is a regularly updated list of Press interviews, reviews and mentions of the film.

If you’ve seen the film please leave us a review on Rotten Tomatoes and if we’ve missed any press in the list below please let me know!

‘Boys For Sale’ Screening at Mardi Gras Film Festival – Interview (audio) with Executive Producer Ian Thomas Ash
Feb 18, 2018 by Nic Healy for 2ser 107.3 (LISTEN)

Jan 7, 2018 by Julian Ryall for The South China Morning Post (READ)

Interview with the Directors of ‘Boys for Sale’
Nov 27, 2017 Sophie’s Japan Blog (READ)

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

‘Boys’ for rent in Tokyo: Sex, lies and vulnerable young lives
Nov 23, 2017 by Rob Gilhooly for The Japan Times (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)

Interview with ‘Boys for Sale’ Executive Producer Ian Thomas Ash & Producer/DOP Adrian “Uchujin” Storey
October 22,2017 by Jed for Psycho-drama (READ)

10 Films you cannot miss at the 4th Taiwan International Queer Film Festival 2017
October 21,2017 Asian Film Festivals (READ)

The best LGBT things to do in New York this week
October 19,2017 by Staff Time Out New York (READ)

NewFest brings a bevy of LGBT films to NYC
October 19,2017 by Rebecca Pahle for Film Journal International (READ)

Raindance Film Festival 2017 round-up
October 2,2017 by Sophies Japan Blog (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

Boys for Sale Explores Male Sex Workers in Tokyo (WATCH)
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

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)


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