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Filmmaker C.B. Yi – ‘China’s male sex workers are unsung heroes’

In his movie “Moneyboys” director C.B. Yi tells the fate of male sex workers in China

Family gathering in the Chinese province. Five men are seated around a table, slightly drunk, waiting for their wives to serve the next dishes. With shot glasses at the ready, they question the youngest: “Fei, do you have a girlfriend yet? Your father has been waiting for a grandchild for a long time,” says one of the drunkards. After Fei, a tender man in his late twenties with a K-pop haircut, only gives an evasive answer, the man loses his temper and shouts that they know exactly what he is doing in the city. “You have disgraced your family,” he yells as Fei flees the room.

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