Sex tourism is the practice of traveling to a different nation or area for the primary purpose of engaging in sexual activity. In many cases, this practice seeks to indulge tastes or appetites that are considered unacceptable at home, or else simply to avoid prostitution laws in the tourist’s home country.
My Boyfriend, the Sex Tourist provides a raw, unflinching look at a new development in the sex tourism industry: the growth of the “24-hour girlfriend”. The documentary focuses on the sex tourism industry in Venezuela and Thailand, where visiting tourists (typically men) can essentially “buy” a woman to act as the love of their life for the duration of their stay.
The documentary tells the story of the women who are bought and sold and gives them a voice to tell their own version of the vacation that these foreign men crave.