Parents' Guide to

American Gigolo

By Ty'Kira Smalls, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Dark version of '80s film has underage sex work, violence.

TV Showtime Drama 2022
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Though the acting performances are strong, they aren't enough to elevate this otherwise dark, dreary story beyond just OK. American Gigolo dives deep into the origin of Julian Kaye, while juggling several other side stories that convolute the narrative as a whole. The amount of sex, nudity, and language and the evident constant state of silent suffering that Julian goes through (especially as a child) might be intense for younger viewers. Fans of the original film might appreciate the grittier character study this series presents for Julian.

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