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Man Hunters was a season of three documentaries looking at different
issues (related to sex) in relation to how women "consume" sex. The
other two documentaries are "Our Turkish Toyboys" and "Sex Trips for
Girls". Meet the gigolos follows men who are professional male escorts
or are trying to break into the industry.
The documentary follows one man who is a successful professional escort. He markets himself as a sophisticated gentleman. The documentary follows him as he meets clients; obviously none are shown on camera as it is a private arrangement. The second story involves an Italian man who is trying to break into the industry and make it as a successful escort. He may see himself as Richard Gere's character in the film, "The Gigolo", this isn't the case. He thinks he can make a lot of money and do something he enjoys; who can blame him? Unfortunately, for whatever reason he isn't as successful as the previous "gigolo". The filmmakers come to the conclusion it's because he doesn't offer any romance as such.
The film is solidly made and features a good structure which keeps you viewing. The two tales have enough progression to make it flow. The pro-escort never admits to camera he is an escort as such and the viewer is left guessing if he is comfortable with his profession and as to why he is successful. With the Italian escort we simply follow his progression and see if he will make it. His anecdotes and sheer arrogance kept me amused throughout.
Summary: An interesting film about a subject which although well-explored is not completely saturated. Worth checking out.
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