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This gigolo drama united queer legends David Bowie & Marlene Dietrich on screen—so why isn’t it any good?

Welcome back to our queer film retrospective, “A Gay Old Time.” In this week’s column, we revisit 1978’s Just A Gigolo, a drama that brought together two of the biggest queer stars of their respective generations.As queer representation on screen has continued to grow over the years, so has the conversation revolving around the value of having queer roles being played by queer performers. This can exist more easily now, and not just because there are more queer stories being told, but also more openly gay actors to embody them.And while this discussion is ever-evolving—and controversial—it really only began recently.

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