Diary of a Gigolo (Diario de un Gigoló) is a Mexican erotic thriller series directed by Sebastián Ortega, starring Jesús Castro, Victoria White and Fabiola Campomanes.
Netflix offers a steamy “number” with Diary of a Gigolo. Unquestionably a telenovela, with all the dramatic moments that entails, and the at times funny exaggerations.
A story that has it all: drama, intrigue, love, and spice. The title itself will probably have many wondering…
Ana is concerned for her daughter, Julia’s well-being who has been traumatized after the car accident
in which her father died. The, Ana is introduced to Emanuel, a handsome art gallery clerk, who happens to be a gigolo managed by the ever calculated madam, Minou….
About the Series
Definitely aimed at the Spanish-speaking audience, as it is not dubbed in English, but does come with subtitles, this series is a telenovela. The outlandish script, exaggerated performances are characteristic of this genre, and Diary of a Gigolo follows that formula.
As a telenovela 2.0 – an upgraded version of this genre – the photography is good, though, as is the score, and the sets are good. The script is full of dramatic confrontations, where the characters look daringly into each other’s eyes either in anger and defiance, or in absolute supernatural lust.
So, if you are expecting Fifty Shades of Grey, you have it here in the form of a melodramatic series.
It is disappointing that it is not dubbed in English, and we have to rely on the subtitles. Although the story is difficult to take seriously, it is an entertaining number, in more ways than one. It is a true telenovela experience, and we are betting that it will be an absolute hit on Netflix.
The stars are…
September 7, 2022.
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Jesús Castro / Emanuel
Victoria White / Julia
Fabiola Campomanes / Ana
Francisco Denis / Victor
Begoña Narváez / Florencia
Eugenia Tobal / Dolores
Alosian Vivancos / Abel
Adriana Barraza / Minou
Nacho Gadano /
Diary of a Gigolo
Name: Diary of a Gigolo
Description: An attractive young man has a peculiar profession: gigolo. Matters are complicated when he breaks one of the cardinal rules of his craft, namely falling in love. A story of love intrigues, murder, conspiracies and great fortunes.
Author: Elisabeth Plank
It is disappointing that it is not dubbed in English, and we have to rely on the subtitles. Although the story is difficult to take seriously, it is an entertaining number, in more ways than one. It is a true telenovela experience, and we are betting that it will be an absolute hit on Netflix, like the style or not. Despite the exaggerated performances required by the genre, it will have an audience across borders.