John Turturro Is Woody Allen's Ho In Second Fading Gigolo Trailer

By Nick Venable 2014-01-09 14:34:30discussion comments
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A filmmaking legend, Woody Allen, randomly teams up with a highly respected actor/director, John Turturro, to make a movie about an older man turning from unengaging florist into a studly prostitute, all while an even older man makes a buck while pimping him out. It may sound like the premise to a weekend show at the UCB Theater, but itís actually Turturroís fifth feature, the lighthearted upcoming romp Fading Gigolo.

We now have our second look at the film with this second trailer, via Yahoo! Movies, and while it looks almost exactly the same as the first trailer, it strengthened a feeling I have about it. This is either going to be a lovely movie that only bears at least one viewing, or itís going to be a film that makes me want to tear my hair out in its depiction of loose New York women who donít have anything better to do than pay for sex with a guy that doesnít even seem all that interested in being very fetching.

The film starts off with Allenís character, Murray, talking about how his hottie dermatologist, played by Sharon Stone, wanted to have a threesome with her friend (Sophia Vergara) and was looking for someone to do it with. Iím pretty sure that breaks the doctor/patient privilege, but Murray goes on to tell Fioravante (Turturro) about it, and an enterprise is born. For some reason, women want to pay $1,000 or more to spend time with Fioravante, and itís going to make Murray some side cash.

If this were just a sexually driven drama, that would be one thing, but thereís also a woman named Avigal (Vanessa Paradis), whom Fioravante has fallen for, but is currently in a relationship with an Orthodox Jew played by Live Schreiber (in one of cinemaís worst hairdos). Of all movies, the one about the older gigolo sleeping with hot women really doesnít need to incorporate a love interest angle. But, maybe itíll all work out in the end for everyone - except Schreiberís barber.

The one part I really liked in this trailer that I donít think was in the first one is when Allen explains what a gigolo is to the children of the woman heís dating. Itís a musician thing, surely. Itís a lie, but it probably has more in common with the truth than not.

With what is hopefully a pronounced lack of Last Vegas-style age jokes, Fading Gigolo will hit theaters for a limited run on April 18th. Will you swoon for it or avoid it altogether? Hereís the first trailer for your consideration.

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