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Ladyboys, Episode 04 - The Ladyboy Capital Of The World



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Series Synopsis

Around one percent of the Thai population are ladyboys, men who use hormones and surgery to become female. This series looks at ladyboys demanding equal rights as they blaze a trail beyond Thailand's infamous go-go bars.




Episode Synopsis

Episode 04 - The Ladyboy Capital Of The World
By day Pattaya is a sun-soaked family beach resort, which attracted seven million tourists last year. It's home to the world famous ladyboy cabaret shows that see young ladyboys flock to the city seeking fame and fortune. But by night, those that don't make it on stage flaunt their flesh in Pattaya's infamous red-light district.













Thirty-one-year-old Too is a bar hostess; selling her body in order to change it. She longs for the operation that will make her a complete woman. Too hopes she will meet a Western customer who will give her a chance at a better life.

Meanwhile Brits David and Scott continue to date their ladyboy lovers. Scott is planning to relocate from the north of England to Pattaya, where he'll open a bar with his fiancée Paeng. For Scott, Pattaya is a vibrant accepting city, while David can't ignore the rampant sexual exploitation that he himself indulged in when he was newly divorced. 

One of the lucky ladyboys is 22-year-old March, a backing dancer at Alcazar, the largest cabaret venue in town. March has yet to have a sex-change operation. At night she adorns herself with sequins, glitter and lipstick to perform on stage for the tourists, but March leads a double life: by day she's a student, forced to wear a male uniform to attend Bangkok University.

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Episode 04 - The Ladyboy Capital Of The World
Thai Ladyboy March leads a double life: by day she's a student, forced to wear a male uniform to attend Bangkok University and at night she adorns herself with sequins, glitter and lipstick to perform on stage.



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