I know, I know: You all clicked as soon as you saw “Jon Bernthal is a sex worker.” Welcome to Pajiba, where the fewer clothes Jon Bernthal is wearing the better! Here he is in a television remake of the Richard Gere film American Gigolo. He plays a high-priced sex worker who gets involved with the wrong woman, is wrongly accused of murder, and after serving 15 years in prison, he has to clear his name … by having sex. And that’s why you pay for Showtime subscriptions, folks.
Sure, it looks a little cheesy and Ray Donovan-esque. The staff in the Slack channel even suggested this looks like a USA Network series with nudity, but isn’t that exactly what a Showtime series is? And aren’t you glad it’s not Jon Voight?
This one also stars Gretchen Mol, Rosie O’Donnell, Lizzie Brocheré, Gabriel LaBelle, and Leland Orser. It premieres on Showtime on September 9th.