Bali Beach Gigolos

Apr 28th, 2010, in News, by

Woe befalls Kuta Cowboys as a documentary shames village officials into action against them.

On 27th April twenty-eight men (and one woman) were rounded up by public order officials on Kuta beach, the raid apparently carried out in shamed reaction to a spate of publicity over the premiering of the documentary film “Cowboys in Paradise” at the DMZ Documentary Film Festival in South Korea last week.

“Cowboys in Paradise” chronicles the lives of some “Kuta Cowboys” or gigolos who entertain foreign tourist women in Bali. Village and tourism officials are unhappy at seeing Kuta portrayed in the film as a haven for male prostitutes.

‘Cowboys in Paradise’ trailer.

Said Kuta village head Gusti Ketut Sudira:

We found 28 men whose identity was unclear but none of them has confessed to being a gigolo.

In future young men, especially “dark and muscular” ones, hanging around beach areas had better have a good reason to be there: vivanews

We will intensify monitoring of the beach and those who are neither tourists nor vendors will be questioned

Meanwhile the Singapore-based Indian director of “Cowboys in Paradise”, Amit Virmani, claims to have received death threats and hate mail from ashamed Balinese, while the contents of the film’s website have been removed and (melo)dramatically replaced with:

Cowboys in Paradise

Governor of Bali, I Made Mangku Pastika, said that he would order an investigation into “Cowboys in Paradise”, to determine whether the producers had had the necessary permits to make the film.

63 Comments on “Bali Beach Gigolos”

  1. Oigal says:

    You were doing ok inez, until you got to “get the left over woman there”. Pretty nasty and I think might be the odd Indonesian woman that would tear your spleen out suggesting they are “left over”

    Mingo is actually wrong anyway. More than a few women use the “service” as a final fling out of prying eyes from home. Its almost a social must amongst some Japanese girls for instance.

  2. mingo says:


    Looks like i struk a nerve, Dont tell me you are one of those prancing pea cocks

  3. Realist says:

    And thankfully the trade is still alive. To see it, all you gotta do is go to Legian Road’s clubs at night and watch the Bulwoms and the Kuta Cowboys mingle. Watching them makes for some real great entertainment for me, btw. 😀

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