Daisuke Miura is no stranger to Japan’s prolific soft core pornographic film industry. In 2014, the writer-director adapted his own play Love’s Whirlpool into a critically acclaimed film about lonely strangers finding comfort at an anonymous sex club. With Call Boy, Miura returns for more sexually explicit antics, but his story of an emotionally detached student who becomes a top-flight gigolo is an interminable chore. Adapted from Ira Ishida’s feted novel, it stars Tori Matsuzaka (Birds Without Names) as Ryo, a young lad who has lost all interest in women and sex.
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