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Cowboys in Paradise: Sex Tourism in Bali
Saturday February 4 at 10 pm ET/PT on CBC News Network
Each year, thousands of women travel to Bali in search of paradise. And many find it in the arms of Kuta Cowboys, the bronzed beach ambassadors who've made the island one of the world's leading destinations for female sex tourists.
COWBOYS IN PARADISE gets between the sheets of Bali's 'holiday romance' trade to reveal some of the island's most closely-guarded secrets. What separates a Cowboy from garden-variety gigolos? How do women compensate him? Why are time management skills crucial to his success? And how does his family feel about his colourful ways?
The film also charts the typical trajectory of a Cowboy's life, from entry into beach life to his reign at the top of the tourist-industry chain, before following his heartbreaking descent into obsolescence. By the end, the myth of paradise is shattered and the viewer is presented with a more realistic proposition: Paradise is always elsewhere.