All Boys looks at the social and individual impact of the boy porn industry. It shows men in Europe´s boy porn business struggling with commerciality and the passing beauty of youth, poverty and the loneliness of gay consumers. Gay porn is the fastest growing segment of the entertainment business. The film consists of complementing episodes that expose the production chain of East European boy porn. Where do the porn boys come from originally, and how do they work? It is the poor, uneducated, unemployed young men without strong family ties or social networks who drift into the porn industry and its ´foster care´. For some it offers survival and peers in the porn community, at least for a while – but in many cases the quick, easy money comes at a high cost in the long run.
At the beginning of the new documentary All Boys, a voice-over expresses a sentiment common in the gay and bisexual male community: “I have no problem with porn. It depends on how it’s made. Are the actors volunteers who enjoy what they’re doing?”
In the movie, we get a pretty clear answer to that question, at least when it comes to those movies filmed in Prague.
The area became a bustling gay adult movie center in the 1990s when a producer named George Duroy discovered that, with the fall of the Soviet Union and the Iron Curtain, there were a lot of extremely attractive, economically disadvantaged young men who were willing to do almost anything for money. He founded Bel Ami.
Since then, a huge, albeit informal industry has sprung up in the city (and, we’re told, in surrounding European countries). But seemingly unencumbered by regulation (or ethics), the industry has also victimized its participants to an alarming degree.