What I imagine is the final full trailer for the forthcoming American Gigolo series starring Jon Bernthal has dropped (thx Mac) -- the series premieres on Showtime on September 9th, so this will probably be it I am guessing until then. Here was our first glimpse, and you can see plenty of other earlier coverage further back in our archives -- like a horny maniac (what's new) I have been covering this one since it was very very first announced, simply a whisper of a maybe dream. Watch:
So how are we all feeling on this at this point? As expected slash worried it's reading super straight... not that Paul Schrader's original film wasn't super straight but it at least flirted with gayness -- in the way it ogled Richard Gere and in those later scenes that explicitly talked about his character's gay hustling history. But I'm not sure if this show will even go to those places? Which seems like a strange step backward? There are thankfully a couple of gratuitous flashes of Bernthal seen, but he's obviously a much butcher presence than Gere ever was. And like the series Hung did before I think it's a mistake to pretend male prostitutes can support themselves through exclusively hetero means. I just don't think that scenario is believable. But I don't know -- all I have seen is what y'all have seen. We'll see for real come September. I just hope they have some secret gay up their designer sleeves.