“Al Greeze decided to produce Frustrated after reading a September 2006 Essence Magazine article (Blame it On Rio) written by Professor William Jelani Cobb, which stated that African men were travelling to Brazil for sex vacations with Brazilian prostitutes and the adulation of the Brazilian women Greeze wanted to either confirm or deny and reveal the answers from the men themselves and find out if it is for love and companionship or just sex. The effect may have been suspected but what is the cause?”
Given that the topic was supposed to be treated as a response to the Essence article, I don’t think the documentary did a great job of responding to that question. They just grazed the surface and the men in the documentary skirted the issue of really talking about the role of the Brazilian women in their trips to Brazil.
The only Brazilian women shown, towards the end, are not representative of Brazilian women and appear to be not much more than (glorified) call girls. If the men that come down don’t speak Portuguese, then it’s rather obvious that no kind of deeper connection can be made with these kinds of women (such women look like they need a deeper connection just about as much as the men interviewed looked like they need it, which is to say they don’t).