Intimate with a Stranger


Time Out says

Los Angeles. After the break-up of his relationship with fellow academic Michelle (Nayer), ex-philosophy professor Jack Hawkins (producer/co-writer Mangin-Turner) walls off his emotions and becomes a gigolo. However, while Hawkins is meant to be an intellectual masquerading as a gigolo, Mangin-Turner looks more like a gigolo masquerading as an intellectual. 'You can be intimate with a stranger, but a stranger to intimacy.' The development and visualisation of this notion leave much to be desired. It doesn't help that the first in a series of women who drift into the jaded gigolo's life is Summer (Lee), a beautiful schoolgirl wanting to lose her virginity to an older man who won't brag about it. Nor that his other clients (frustrated housewife, unfulfilled career-woman) are chiefly 'types' - each with her own monologue (sometimes straight to camera) explaining why she's after sex and solace in unequal measure. Tediously talky.


Release details

94 mins

Cast and crew

Mel Roberts
Mel Roberts, Roderick Mangin-Turner
Roderick Mangin-Turner
Daphne Nayer
Amy Tolsky
Lorelei King
Janis Lee
Darcey Ferrer