Dominic Ho stars as Ho Kui-Fung, a well-hung young man who starts working at the gigolo club owned by his cousin Hung (Elena Kong) after being expelled from school. Fung starts as a janitor but his innocent looks make him a favorite of club regulars, including Yoyo (Hazel Tong) and Michelle (Candy Yuen), the latter of whom brings Fung to her yacht for a many-housewives-on-a-single-gigolo action. Fung feels demeaned but after some training from Abson, he overcomes his insecurities to become the best gigolo ever. Seriously, he soon has the hard-to-please Yoyo eating out of his palm, plus Michelle now wants him exclusively.
When I sat down to watch the 2015 Hong Kong movie "The Gigolo" (aka "Aap wong"), I was under the impression that it was a a romantic comedy/drama, as that is what it was listed as here on IMDb. Little did I know that I was in for what was essentially a pointless movie of sleazy softcore porn.
Yeah, that is exactly what this movie turned out to be. And had I known that prior to watching it, I would most likely have skipped it. But hey, there is an audience out there for movies such as this, I just wasn't in that audience.
Needless to say that you will not find any Hong Kong celebrity names on the cast list for a movie such as this. And I have seen quite a lot of Hong Kong movies in my time, but I wasn't familiar with a single of the actors or actresses on the cast list in this movie, aside from Elena Kong. But she isn't really a major name in the Hong Kong cinema.
The storyline in "The Gigolo" is about a young student whom is apparently so well-endowed that animals would be envious of him, and as he drops out of school he has to resort to working as a gigolo in order to support his mother and himself.
Sure, the storyline could just as easily have been a romantic comedy, but it just went overboard and became tacky, sleazy softcore porn. And I wasn't impressed. In fact, I managed to sit through 49 minutes of the ordeal, then I was ready to claw my eyes out. I got up and turned off the movie, never to return to watch the rest of it, much less actually sit down to watch part II.
I was not entertained in any way by this movie, although I am rating it a three out of ten stars, and that is solely because of the production level of the movie. The movie definitely had that working in its favor.
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