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Woody Allen role in 'Gigolo' worth a trip to the cinema

By Ben Wood

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, May 23, 2014

~~<p>Filmmaker <strong>Woody Allen</strong> gets in front of the camera for &quot;Fading Gigolo&quot; and leaves the writing and directing to co-star <strong>John Turturro</strong>. It's a crazy, but funny, story. Allen plays Murray, who is shook up, as he is about to lose his bookstore. Turturro is his younger buddy Fioravante, a florist. Murray's shapely dermatologist is Dr. Parker (<strong>Sharon Stone</strong>). She and the luscious Selima (<strong>Sofia Vergara</strong>) are friends with benefits. They want to find a man worthy of a threesome. They enlist Murray to find him and will pay the lucky stud $1,000. Now that is totally insane. Those women would never have to pay a man for anything. What's more, from this man's point of view, we don't see enough of them in the picture.</p>
<p>But I digress. Murray persuades Fioravante to be the &quot;ho&quot; and he becomes the &quot;pimp.&quot; That's how they describe themselves. Fioravante has a tryout with Dr. Parker and passes with flying colors. He comes through again in the main event and gets a $500 tip. Murray gets a substantial cut of all money received including the tip, comparing it to the money restaurant servers give busboys from their tips.</p>
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Filmmaker Woody Allen gets in front of the camera for "Fading Gigolo" and leaves the writing and directing to co-star John Turturro. It's a crazy, but funny, story. Allen plays Murray, who is shook up, as he is about to lose his bookstore. Turturro is his younger buddy Fioravante, a florist. Murray's shapely dermatologist is Dr. Parker (Sharon Stone). She and the luscious Selima (Sofia Vergara) are friends with benefits. They want to find a man worthy of a threesome. They enlist Murray to find him and will pay the lucky stud $1,000. Now that is totally insane. Those women would never have to pay a man for anything. What's more, from this man's point of view, we don't see enough of them in the picture.

But I digress. Murray persuades Fioravante to be the "ho" and he becomes the "pimp." That's how they describe themselves. Fioravante has a tryout with Dr. Parker and passes with flying colors. He comes through again in the main event and gets a $500 tip. Murray gets a substantial cut of all money received including the tip, comparing it to the money restaurant servers give busboys from their tips. Login for more...



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