In return for acting as a generous benefactor, you will get a good-looking escort at your beck and call.
The scene - from the controversial new French film, Heading South, which opened this weekend, starring Charlotte Rampling, makes us confront uncomfortable truths about sexuality in a globalised world, and the legacy of colonialism.In the film, an intelligent, provocative take on sex tourism in the late-1970s, Rampling plays Ellen, an American professor, who spends every summer at a private resort in Haiti, where beautiful, muscled black boys are available to the female clientele, mostly affluent single women in their forties, who despair of finding mates through more conventional means."More than sex, they are seeking a tenderness that the world is refusing them," the film's director, Laurence Cantet, explains. No wonder Western women see a Third World holiday as the gateway to casual sex - sometimes in exchange for cash.But as a new film highlights female sex tourism, Liz Hoggard asks who really pays the price An attractive woman sips a cocktail under a bamboo shade. A handsome young man approaches her and showers her with compliments: she is the most beautiful woman he has ever seen, he says.Younger guys can find hot older women that have achieved success in life, and are now ready to have some fun.