Sofia Vergara, Vanessa Paradis, John Turturro Talk ‘Fading Gigolo’
By Reel Life With Jane on April 19, 2014
John Turturro plays a sexual dynamo for hire in “Fading Gigolo,” which he directed and wrote. It’s not easy to believe women who look like Sofia Vergara, Sharon Stone and Vanessa Paradis need to pay a man to have sex with them, but Turturro’s character, Fioravante, an underemployed florist, is such a sweet and lovable character – his skill has less to do with sexual technique than an ability to know what women need – that you end up buying the unlikely premise of the film. Oh, and veteran director Woody Allen plays his pimp, who goes by the name of Dan Bongo no less, and calls Fioravante his ‘ho. . . .