Murphy suggested Stamos play a sex worker who seduces a couple to help them heal their marriage.
While “Magic Mike’s Last Dance” is a gender-swapped “Pretty Woman” and “American Gigolo” was reimagined for 2022, Ryan Murphy had his own take on a sex worker series.
John Stamos revealed producer Murphy contacted him about a TV show in which a matchmaker seduces a man and woman into working on their relationship.
“I remember having lunch with him at the Ivy and we ordered and I was like, ‘So what’s the show?’ And he’s like, ‘Well…’” Stamos said during SiriusXM’s The Jess Cagle Show. “It was like, ‘OK, you play a male hooker and you sleep with the husband, sleep with the wife and you work on her marriage.’
Stamos responded to Murphy, saying, “I’m like, ‘Uh-huh.’ Then he said, “And besides, you have a really cute black guy and a cute blonde guy. You’re like Charlie’s Angels, but you’re hookers. Charlie’s hookers.’”
The Full House alumna continued, “I was like, ‘Oh god, I’ve got to sit with this guy from Charlie’s Hookers for an hour. I should have though.”
Stamos revealed that he had turned down “Nip/Tuck” years earlier as well.
Charlie’s Angels was last rebooted with the 2019 feature film, which was written, directed and produced by Elizabeth Banks, who also starred. Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott and Ella Balinska played the core trio of spies. Banks described the studio pushback and marketing campaign for the female-fronted film as making a “feminist” statement as opposed to a bonafide action film.
“I would have loved to do ‘Mission: Impossible,’ but women don’t direct ‘Mission: Impossible,’” Banks told the New York Times. “Frankly, I was able to direct an action movie because it had women in it and I’m a director, and that’s the limit in Hollywood right now.”
Banks added, “I wish the film wasn’t just made for girls because I didn’t make it just for girls. On the marketing side, there was a break for me. […] It’s been very stressful, in part because it becomes that story when women do things in Hollywood. There was a story about Charlie’s Angels that I created a feminist manifesto. I just shot an action movie.”
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