Waris Ahluwalia stars in a frame-by-frame remake of the opening of Richard Gere’s classic, American Gigolo.
In Jake Mueser’s ode to the 1980 film, Waris Ahluwalia stars as a dapper, well-suited gentleman turning women’s heads in Indian Gigolo. The stylish short film aims to question American identity.
As he told The Cut: “Hollywood looks at me and gets confused — I’m not white or black or the other acceptable shades in between,” he says. “So I cut out the middle man and work with the directors myself. Sometimes it takes the world a little time to catch up. I’m patient.”
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