In the 2008 movieMercy Johnson now Nigeria’ biggest actress; pockets Gh₵23,000 per movie. Read more ... » “Lars and the Real Girl” Ryan Gosling plays a man who introduces a lifeThe C.E.O. Story. Read more ... » sized doll as his girlfriend and takes her everywhere, eventually gaining the town’s acceptance.
A yearThe C.E.O. Story. Read more ... » before that movie put so-called “real dolls” on the periphery, the BBC produced a documentary called “Guys and Dolls.” It chronicles the industryThe re-emergence of network marketing business in Ghana. Read more ... » and the men who buy them. You can watch the whole thing on YouTube.
A California company called Realdoll began making realistic, lifesized dolls back in 1996. Since then, they’ve sold thousands of them for upwards of $10,000 each.
The men interviewed in the documentary talkThe C.E.O. Story. Read more ... » about how the dolls influence their lives. While they sometimes feel isolated from real life, they say the companionship they feel with the dolls is worth it.
The real dolls are ordered from a company in California. They weigh more than 100 pounds and are totally customizable.
This is Davecat. He lives with his parents and his doll Shishan. Because his fatherCurse by the Sea / Mar de amor Telenovela Full Story. Read more ... » doesnBe Careful How You Think. Read more ... »’t accept her, they spend most of their timeThe C.E.O. Story. Read more ... » in his room.
Shishan has a removable tongue and a two faces—one for opened eyes and one for closed ones.
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Davecat has to send Shishan away for the first time ever. Her limbs are loose so he’s sending her for repairs. He dreads the three weekMilitary: A beautiful true love story (inspirational and heart touching). Read more ... » separation.
This is Everand, who owns several dolls. He last lived with his mother, who died years before after a long illness.
This is his favorite doll, Virginia. He regularly changes her faces so she can be awake or asleep.
Everand often takes his dolls on daily excursions and is seen here preparing Virginia for a day of hang-gliding.
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He even sets them up for elaborate photo shoots, which he compares to family portraits, and hangs the photos around his house.
At the factory in California, the silicon bodies for the dolls hang from the ceiling. They ship out about 7 per week.
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This is Matt, who makes the dolls. He says he feels honored that his dolls are realistic enough to take as life partners.
Every detail of the dolls is meticulously molded to be lifelike. Here a technician puts teeth in a doll.
This is Gordon, who lives in rural Virginia. He bought two dolls several years ago because he was discouraged by dating.
Now he says that no one can boss him around and he never has to leave his house.
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Next we meet Mike, from Texas. He has eight dolls and often shops for wigs and clothing for them.
Mike also dates so he hides his dolls all over the house, mostly under beds and furniture.
But he has a new girlfriend and decides he’s going to show her the dolls on his birthday. This is his favorite one, Lexi.
He does their makeup and then anxiously awaits the arrival of his new girlfriend.
She is taken aback to see the dinnerThe important things in life - An inspirational story you should read . Read more ... » guests, which include Lexi and one other doll. He confesses his addiction and that he actually has eight of them.