Interview: John Turturro Turns His Man-Whore On In ‘Fading Gigolo’

Preston Barta // Film Critic

Fading Gigolo,” 90 min.
Rated R for some sexual content, language and brief nudity.
Director: John Turturro
Stars: John Turturro, Woody Allen, Vanessa Paradis, Sharon StoneSofía Vergara and Liev Schreiber

As storied a career as John Turturro has had – whether behind the camera for 2005’s “Romance & Cigarettes,” starring Kate Winslet and the late James Gandolfini, or simply acting in favorites such as “The Big Lebowski” and “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” – he has forever been a gift to follow.

With “Fading Gigolo,” Turturro brings his gifts back behind the camera, as well as in front, for the all-star comedy about a mild-mannered florist whose lifelong friend wants his best bud to be New York City’s go-to middle-aged man-whore.

Red Carpet Crash sat down with Turturro this morning for his new film, which opened Dallas’ USA Film Festival last night. We talked about working with Woody Allen, doing the no pants dance with his Sofía Vergara and teaching a college course on creativity

“Fading Gigolo” opens wide in theaters on May 2.

Previously published on NTDaily.com

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