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'Alphonse' or love considered as a profession

2023-12-06T04:26:57.072Z

Highlights: 'Alphonse' or love considered as a profession. In the six episodes of the entertaining series that shows Prime Video and stars Jean Dujardin and Charlotte Gainsbourg, not everything is sex. The city of love has become the city of transactions: money for pleasure, writes Javier Krahe. 'I'll become whoever you want: your youthful love, your idol, your pet, or your tormentor,' says the gigolo, who promises to satisfy all desires, even the most obscure.


In the six episodes of the entertaining series that shows Prime Video and stars Jean Dujardin and Charlotte Gainsbourg, not everything is sex


If the definition of "topic" is "that it is used and repeated very frequently in certain circumstances", it is clear that the French series Alphonse fits with that repeated use that usually defines Paris "as the city of love". The peculiarity of the series created by Nicolas Bedos is that the love shown in the city is offered by a gigolo, played by Jean Dujardin, forced into such a job because on the same day he suffers a robbery he is fired from his company. He visits his father, played by Pierre Arditi, and discovers that he is a veteran gigolo whom he will have to replace for health reasons.

His marriage to Margot (Charlotte Gainsbourg) is not going through its best moment, although the new job allows them to maintain the usual standard of living. Alphonse is clear about this and promises his clients "to satisfy all your desires, even the most obscure. All. I'll become whoever you want: your youthful love, your idol, your pet, or your tormentor. Regardless of your physique or your age, you will be the most beautiful woman in the world," she tells them. And so it is.

You will have to satisfy the fantasies of a number of mature women, from the simplest to the most sophisticated. He who pays, rules. The city of love has become the city of transactions: money for pleasure. Of course, in the six chapters of the entertaining series that Prime Video shows, not everything is sex, Núñez de Balboa also intersects, as Javier Krahe would say, that is to say that secondary characters emerge such as the greedy grandson of the richest of the women demanding Alphonse's services, and situations in which the sperm do not paint anything.

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Source: elparis

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