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My wife parents are Italian and still live there. She was born in the USA but raised in Italy. (she is in Italy for the holidays with her parents and coming home Monday), and she also has a great sense of humor. But 90% or more of the Italians I have meet do NOT. i.e. they get very upset about Italian stereotypes or even the slightest cultural joke. I'm not saying Italians are different. I have found that the more someone embraces their culture the less sense of humor they have related to that culture. Of course maybe it is just the people I have encountered. Me, I'm a 'half-breed'. Since I have no 'home' there are no jokes that impact me.

 

Edited by: jamesjazzguitar on Jan 8, 2012 1:03 PM

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> {quote:title=kriegerg69 wrote:}{quote}

> > {quote:title=flashback42 wrote:}{quote}Barbars Streisand and Jane Fonda et al in *A Walk On The Wild Side* (1962)

> >

> > Male hustlers River Phoenix and Kennau Reeves et al in *My Own Private Idaho* (1991)

> >

> ...you mean Barbara Stanwyck. Streisand did play a hooker in *Nuts* (1987). Very underrated performance.

>

> Yes...the one with Phoenix and Reeves is a wonderful (and quirky) movie about male ho's. :)

:8} Oopsie! My bad! The *Private Idaho* also had a droll subplot: The Phoenix character was narcoleptic, and would sometime go to sleep in the middle of a trick.

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LOL...or the trick was boring. :^0

 

What's really good about *My Own Private Idaho* is the relationship between the two lead characters. It's really a sort of unrequited romance. I also like some of the others in the film, especially Udo Kier...his sequence in the movie is funny.

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Good documentary titled *101 Rent Boys* (naturally, about male ho's). Graphic at times and unflinching, they literally interviewed 101 male hustlers about their work. Actually ended up being 102, because they later discovered one of the hustlers was a minor (couldn't use the interview, of course), and had to do one additional interview.

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> {quote:title=jamesjazzguitar wrote:}{quote}

> I had to google the definition of floozie and it is different than Gigolo. A gigolo takes money from women and lives off of women. While a floozie might to that (take money from men) a women can be a floozie just by having so called immoral behavior (e.g. sleeping around). Because laugange is often sexist there really isn't a term simliar like floozie for a man, that I can think of. That was why I made my initial joke.

>

George: "Tut, tut, tut..."

Martha: "Tut, tut, tut yourself, you old floozie."

Honey (giggling, to Martha): "He's not a floozie! He can't be a floozie...you're a floozie!"

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Not yet mentioned (both from 1989):

 

*The Fabulous Baker Boys* - Michelle Pfeiffer in her Best Actress nominated role as a former escort who gains fame as a lounge singer.

 

*Glory! Glory!* - Terrific two part cable movie with Ellen Greene ( Little Shop of Horrors ) as a sort-of-ho/druggie who becomes a gospel singer on an evangelical tv show...and eventually discovers she can heal people with a laying-on of her hands.

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> {quote:title=finance wrote:}{quote}Is there an English Professor in the house? Preferably one who enjoys tawdry behavior?

Well, I'm not sure about the whole "tawdry behavior" thing here finance, BUT what with his constant "red-penciling" of other peoples' spelling and syntax around here, I get the impression that Sprocket Man is an "English Professor"!!!

 

And so, why don't ya ask HIM?!!! :^0

 

(...sorry Sprocket ol' boy, I JUST couldn't resist that one!) ;)

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Kriegerg69 wrote:

>Streisand did play a hooker in Nuts (1987). Very underrated performance.

And I believe Steisand was also performing a service to help out her husband with tuition in "For Pete's Sake"

I guess she's done it twice.

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*Irma la Douce,* 1963: Shirley MacLaine plays a prostitute. Billy Wilder gem.

 

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Edited by: Roberta109 on Jan 8, 2012 8:14 PM

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In "Faithless" (1932) Tallulah Bankhead only hustles as a last resort to save her sick husband (Robert Montgomery) ... just her bad luck to try to pick up his younger brother ...

 

 

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