‘American Gigolo’ – Paul Schrader’s take on the sun, sex and alienation

To the sounds of “Call Me” by Blondie, an Armani outfit Richard Gere cruises along the California coast in an open-top Mercedes. Sleek and perfectly styled, the opening scene of Paul Schraderthe 1980 movie, american gigolo, seems to be welcoming a decade of wealth and opportunity with open arms. However, Gere’s character is an upscale …

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