Le monde en face – France 5

Escort boys

They used to be called “gigolos”, today they are known as “escort boys”, a new name for an old profession. There are those who take it in their stride, playing it pro. For Prince, his women clients are today quite relaxed about it all. His is a “high-end” offer. Yet for others, like Aymeric, it’s a source of suffering. His clients are men; his encounters tend to be furtive and seedy. Others are night-owls, urban and spendthrift. Like Jay, who has got caught up in a spiral of easy money.

They all sell their bodies. How many are they? There are little or no statistics behind the taboo, simply raw and sensitive testimony, sought out by the camera of Sarah Lebas, that goes beyond appearances.