A Sydney sex worker has shared his take on the TV series American Gigolo, saying Stan’s shot was ‘very accurate’.
Samuel Hunter is often booked into five-star hotels by his wealthy clients, much like the character Julian Kaye, played by Jon Berenthal, in horror movies.
The male escort, in his forties, was even taken on a 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 drama American Gigolo, saying Stan’s hit was ‘very accurate’
Jon Berenthal (pictured) plays male escort Julian Kaye in the hit series Stan
He also spends his days drinking cocktails with his high-income clients.
Speaking exclusively to Daily Mail Australia, Sam said his lifestyle is ‘exactly what you would expect, and quite the opposite’.
The escort, only female clients, has been working as a full-time sex worker for two years.
Although he admits he has held hundreds of different jobs, including working for a sex shop and blogging for a brothel, his interest in gigolo work peaked. when he started working for a charity called Touching Base, which puts people with disabilities in contact with sex workers.
Though he had never seen the 1980 film American Gigolo, Samuel noted that the Richard Gere classic was ‘on his must-see list’.
The escort, who has only female clients, has been working as a full-time prostitute for two years
The remake appears to be a sequel to the original film, which stars young Richard Gere as an escort named Julian Kaye, who is accused of murdering a woman.
In the new show, dashing Julian – now played by Jon, 45 – gets out of prison after being exonerated for the murder and goes right back to work.
“It was interesting that Richard Gere exploded in American Gigolo and then went on to play the other side in Pretty Woman,” added Samuel.
Then and Now: The film (right) appears to be a sequel to the original film, which stars a young Richard Gere (left) as an escort named Julian Kaye accused of murdering a woman
While adapting film and television, performing gigs with some demanding clients, Sam found that the women who sought his services never got him in trouble.
“They usually communicate from my website and they will read every part of my website,” he explains.
“I can check their social networks and WhatsApp easily to make sure they are who they say they are,” he added.
Sam also revealed that as a man, his lifestyle is ‘different’ from the women in his industry.
About a quarter of Samuel’s customers are married, and it’s these same customers who tend to book him for two hours – at a price of $600
‘The biggest difference is that women can see many clients a day, but I’m limited to one.
“But women tend to book for shorter periods of time, while most of my bookings are for just a few hours or overnight.”
Is prostitution legal in Australia?
Prostitution laws are a State and Territory responsibility and vary across Australia.
ACT: Under the Prostitution Act of 1992, brothels are legal, but sex workers must register with the Office of Regulatory Services (ORS).
NSW: Brothels are legal in NSW under the Summary Offenses Act 1988
NT: Brothels are illegal under the Prostitution Regulation Act 2004
QLD: The brothels are legal and licensed by the Prostitution Licensing Authority
SA: Brothels are illegal in South Australia, under the Criminal Law Consolidation Act 1935 and the Summary Crimes Act 1953
WA: The current law is the Prostitution Control Act of 2000. Prostitution itself is legal, but many activities associated with it, such as pimping and running brothels, are illegal.
VIC: Brothels are legal if registered with the state
TASProstitution is legal, but it is illegal for a person to hire or control or profit from the work of individual sex workers.
About a quarter of Samuel’s customers are married, and it’s these same customers who tend to book him for two hours – at a price of $600.
The package, called ‘business’, is designed for ‘something brief in a busy life’, with Samuel ‘making a cocktail’ before ‘playtime’.
Most of his clients are in their forties and are regulars, booking him overnight, or even multiple days at once.
Samuel said: “I have a dad, so most women like me are 35 or older.
“In July, I took a 10-day trip to Phuket, which was very attractive,” he continued.
‘Most of my clients repeat. I have three to ten regulars at any time, the only ones who aren’t couples just want to try something like a person’.
Samuel is also very open about his lifestyle, with friends and family supporting what he does.
“I told my mother,” he explained.
‘She was a bit apprehensive at first, but now she’s fine with it. She always joked with me about going back to work. With a focus on grinding. ‘
He also argued that it was ‘completely possible’ to have a relationship while working as a sex worker, but he chose not to.
‘My clients get the best version of themselves. They didn’t catch the guy drinking coffee and looking at my phone all morning. And I also get the best version of them that you don’t see in relationships.
“Most want ‘play time’, rarely do they just want you.”
Unlike many modern businesses, Samuel couldn’t rely on Google search traffic to find him because the search engine didn’t allow sex workers to advertise.
Instead, he advertises through two male escort websites, but most of his business comes directly from his own website.
American Gigolo is currently airing on Stan Australia
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