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Fading Gigolo: Selling His Goods in Painterly Brooklyn

Fading Gigolo: Selling His Goods in Painterly Brooklyn

If it’s hard to imagine John Turturro playing a male prostitute, it might be incomprehensible, at least unconventional, to picture Woody Allen as his pimp. But that’s the basis for ‘Fading Gigolo‘, about an odd-couple partnership between Turturro’s Fioravante, a mid-fifties florist, and Allen’s Murray, a struggling bookseller. And unlike the two men’s rather flamboyant

Review: ‘Lovelace’

Biopics about celebrities: artists, musicians, and, in the case of ‘Lovelace‘, porn stars, can usually go in two directions. One usually nestles into a specific moment of its protagonist’s life, hoping to use its limited timeframe as a way to extrapolate and explain the eventual arc of a career. The other largely attempts a full

Exploring Maternal Relationships and the Sexual Revolution in ‘LOVELACE’

The first way to approach ‘Lovelace‘, the newest biopic about famous ‘Deep Throat’ star Linda Lovelace, is in sympathizing with its main character. Written and directed by Rob Epstein and Jeff Friedman (‘Howl’), ‘Lovelace’ stars Amanda Seyfried as the eponymous porn star ill fatedly married to Chuck Traynor, played hauntingly by Peter Sarsgaard, a highly abusive