Listen, I lost two of my favorite funny people this year; Robin Williams and Joan Rivers. And I hadn’t seen Woody Allen do the film persona Woody Allen since the ’80’s.
So thank you John Turturro for writing a directing “Fading Gigilo” which I finally had a chance to get on-demand this weekend.
Finally Woody back in the saddle, flirting with women way out of his range, witty, sarcastic, a mover and shaker as Turturro’s pimp.
And yes, I had read The New Yorker review that the story of JT being a high end male prostitute was too farfetched. And to that I would have said believable on a small scale, leave it to just the wacky dermatologist (Sharon Stone-starting to look her age) and fruity Sofia Vergara and I’m sold. But not droves of women in Manhattan, no no, the buck stops there.
Great jazz soundtrack with many songs by Gene Ammons and despite the corn ball ending, well worth the wit I’ve been missing for a decade or more.