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Fading Gigolo

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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.