A Sydney-based sex worker shared his verdict on the TV series , saying that the Stan hit is ‘very accurate’.
Samuel Hunter is often put up in five star hotels by his wealthy clients, just like the character Julian Kaye, played by Jon Berenthal, is in the raunchy thriller.
The male escort, who is in his early forties, was even taken on 10-day trip to Phuket recently to accompany a woman on an exotic getaway.
Sydney-based sex worker Sam Hunter (pictured) shared his verdict on the TV series American Gigolo, saying that the Stan hit is ‘very accurate’
Jon Berenthal (pictured) plays male escort Julian Kaye in the hit Stan series
He also spends many of his days drinking cocktails with his well-paying clients.
Speaking exclusively to Daily Mail Australia, Sam said his lifestyle is ‘exactly as you’d expect it to be, and exactly the opposite’.
The escort, who only has female clients, has been a full-time sex worker for two years.
While admitting that he’s held hundreds of different jobs, including working for a sex shop and writing blogs for a brothel, his interest in gigolo work peaked when he started working for a charity called Touching Base, which put disabled people in touch with sex workers.
While he’s never seen the 1980 film American Gigolo, Samuel notes the Richard Gere classic is ‘on his to-watch list’.
The escort, who only has female clients, has been a full time sex worker for two years
The remake seems to be a sequel of sorts to the original movie, which starred a young Richard Gere as an escort called Julian Kaye who was framed for murdering a woman.
In the new show, the dashing Julian – now played by Jon, 45 – emerges from jail after being exonerated for the killing and goes right back to work.
‘It’s interesting that Richard Gere broke out in American Gigolo and then went on to play the other side in Pretty Woman,’ Samuel adds.
Then and now: The show (right) seems a sequel of sorts to the original movie, which starred a young Richard Gere (left) as an mersin escort bayan called Julian Kaye framed for murdering a woman
While in the film and TV adaptations, the gigolos deal with some unsavoury clients, Sam has found that women seeking his services have never caused him trouble.
‘They usually get in touch from my website, and they’ll read every part of my website,’ he explained.
‘I can check their socials and their WhatsApp easily to make sure they are who they say they are,’ he added.
Sam also revealed that due to being a male sex worker, his lifestyle is ‘very different’ to the women in his industry.
About a quarter of Samuel’s clients are married, and it’s these ones that tend to book him for two hours – at a rate of $600
‘But women tend to get booked for shorter amounts of time, whereas most of my bookings are for a few hours or overnight.’
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