Tuesday, June 22, 2010

American Gigilo VS American Schmo

I was watching American Gigilo (1980) today, and it was evident to me that Richard Gere's character in the film, high class male prostitute, Julian Kaye, is far, far cooler than Dr. Ken.

Consider this . . .

Julian works out by hanging upside down, shirtless in his posh L.A. apartment using hand weights while listening to tapes to learn other languages (he speaks five).

Kenneth worked out today while watching American Gigilo.

Julian has a closet filled with expensive suits, ties, and shirts made by all the top designers.

Kenneth sometimes uses gym shorts when he runs out of boxers, and many of his t-shirts were free for playing on sports teams in recreational men's leagues.

Julian is framed for a murder he didn't commit.

Kenneth was framed for taking a bite out a piece of chicken and putting it back in the fridge (a crime he didn't commit).

How about you, Seven Readers? Have you ever tried to live up to a fictional character's reputation?


JerseySjov said...

i've often been called "quite a character", does that count?

[/rim shot]

Heff said...

Only the reputation of slackers....

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater said...

Jov: Like The Wolf says in Pulp Fiction, "Just because you ARE a character, doesn't mean that you HAVE character." Remember that?

Heff: Yeah, I find myself being more like the slackers in movies, like Brody in Mallrats.

JerseySjov said...

haha, harvey keitel can knock me down a peg any day.