American Gigolo

Jon Bernthal stars in this remake of the 1980 movie.

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Jon Bernthal is Julian Kaye, a former male escort who served 15 years in prison following a wrongful conviction. While he adjusts to life on the outside, Detective Sunday (Rosie O’Donnell) looks into the murder that sent Julian to prison in the first place. What she finds… is revealing.

American Gigolo is a remake of Paul Schrader’s 1980 film of the same name, which starred Richard Gere. David Hollander created the Showtime series, which stars Gretchen Mol, Lizzie Brocheré, Gabriel LaBelle, and Leland Orser in addition to Bernthal and O’Donnell.

  1. Episode 8 East of Eden
    American Gigolo Season-Finale Recap: Maybe It Fades Why do people have sex? In our final episode of American Gigolo, we get closer to an answer that remains just out of touch.
  2. Episode 7 Atomic
    American Gigolo Recap: Our Roles to Play Why do bad things happen to Julian Kay? It’s unclear.
  3. Episode 6 Sunday Girl
    American Gigolo Recap: The Rabbit and the Snake Julian sits down with Sunday once again, 15 years later.
  4. Episode 5 The Escape Wheel
    American Gigolo Recap: You Can’t Tame Time Once again, all the trouble in the world lands on Julian.
  5. Episode 4 Nothing is Real but the Girl
    American Gigolo Recap: You Pay Me So I Leave Gigolo Julian is back thanks to an injured dog, in case there was any doubt we’re supposed to think he’s a good guy.
  6. Episode 3 Rapture
    American Gigolo Recap: Even Faster, Johnny This week, American Gigolo gets a little sleeker (if not sexier).
  7. Episode 2 Pretty Baby
    American Gigolo Recap: I’m Here, Aren’t I? The show keeps shying away from anything genuinely sexual about sex work.
  8. Episode 1 Pilot
    American Gigolo Series-Premiere Recap: Something Given, Something Taken Showtime’s contemporary retelling of American Gigolo asks all the right questions (maybe too many), but it could stand to get a lot sexier.

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