Saturday, Oct 15, 2011 8:00 PM
It's 1963 and Paris is sizzling with sex. The stylishly butch Gigola spends her days roaming chic Parisian cafés, taking on the male criminal underclass at its own game, enticing pretty femmes away from their pimps, breaking hearts and making a few enemies along the way. Her evenings are spent in famous lesbian cabaret bar Chez Moune, picking up rich older women who keep her in the decadent style she has become accustomed to. It's not the life her parents wished for her, but it's a life she enjoys, or so it seems, until an accidental overdose throws her in the path of a beautiful psychiatrist who reminds Gigola of her first and only love, long dead now, and she begins to question everything around her. Charpentier's film evokes an era when femmes were femmes, butches paid for everything and sex was a way of life.
Dir. Laure Charpentier, 2010, France,102 min. in French with English subtitles.