In Fading Gigolo – a real movie we did not make up – Woody Allen plays Murray, a mild-mannered septuagenarian bookseller who earns extra money by pimping out his buddy, Fioravante (John Turturro, who also wrote and directed).
Following in the footsteps of trailblazing comedies like Hung and Deuce Bigalow, Male Gigolo, the film looks like it will portray the life of a male prostitute as fun and idyllic – who wouldn’t want to earn money by sleeping with voracious hotties like Sofia Vergara and Sharon Stone? In other words: Taxi Driver, this ain’t. (Curiously, though, the poster doesn’t picture Allen or Turturro, electing instead to focus on a naked woman’s torso and nether-regions. Thanks for the equal-opportunity objectification.)
Fading Gigolo will premiere at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, which begins in September.