Trailer: Fading Gigolo

Woody Allen as a Pimp and John Turturro as an aging male prostitute? Why does the whole thing feel so Bottle Shock*? Either way, This is John Turturro’s six directed effort, and he always has an eye and ear for a bit more sophisticated storytelling, so I should give him the benefit of the doubt. The film is playing at the Toronto International Film Festival in a couple weeks, and co-stars Vanessa Paradis, Sofia Vergara, Sharon Stone, Leiv Shreiber, Michael Badalucco and Bob Balaban. You’re parents will love it.

Fioravante decides to become a professional Don Juan as a way of making money to help his cash-strapped friend, Murray. With Murray acting as his “manager”, the duo quickly finds themselves caught up in the crosscurrents of love and money.

*See Cinecast episodes for the definition of a Bottle Shock movie.

Kurt Halfyard
Resident culture snob.