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.
An average movie despite the presence of Woody Allen in a leading role. I’d categorise this as a charming romance with a risqué edge given the essential premise revolving around top shelf male prostitution – which is what it is! Some of the dialogue was quite witty but there’s not much substance to the whole thing. Interesting seeing Sharon Stone reprising her Basic Instinct parting of the legs (you’ll know what I mean if you’re old enough!). The presentation of sexuality in the movie is refreshing – no guilt, no embarrassment, just celebrating human need for intimacy. FADING GIGOLO in cinemas now but would be fine to watch on the small screen when it’s released.
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