Fading Gigolo

Fading Gigolo

You should know going in that Fading Gigolo is the kind of movie in which an uptown lesbian couple, played by Sharon Stone and Sofia Vergara, pay a guy who looks like John Turturro to have a three-way. And if you can suspend disbelief enough to get through that, you might be ready to accept that Woody Allen plays Turturro’s pimp. Turturro wrote and directed this less-believable, but more charmingly art-house version of HBO's Hung, in which he also plays a cash-strapped florist who finds himself in the unenviable position of having to sleep with a clientele of gorgeous, thirty-and-forty-something actresses and models like Vanessa Paradis and Aurélie Claudel. The inclusion of Allen in a supporting role seems appropriate, as this feels like it could be one of the director’s more modest comedy efforts if it only included a little Dixieland jazz and some Windsor typeface.