Are you sitting at home staring at a glass of room temp boxed Chardonnay thinking “What am I possibly going to do tonight?”. Then Beverly Hills Madam is the movie for you! Faye Dunaway borrows a little from her performance as Joan “Mommy Dearest” Crawford to play Lil Hutton, a madam catering to only the most wealthy clients. Though she lives a cushy life, she has her own set of small business problems: Mainly in keeping her beautiful but very complicated stable of fillies in line. There’s the aspiring dancer (Robin Givens) who’s always late, the the law student balancing finals and accidentally getting knocked up by a client, and her most seasoned gal who gets engaged only to have her fairy tale ruined when an old John outs her. “Oh Steven, don’t be so naive! She’s a PRO! A high class whore! I’ve had her Steven, and so has any one else who has a grand to pay for it!” (Queue the groom’s horrified face and cut to commercial.) Damn, bros before hos never had more meaning. Rough stuff.
Faye Dunaway spends her days setting up appointments, sitting by the pool, and preying on gullible runaways at the mall. The lady has a business to run people! Lil sees the girls as pawns in her game but soon the stakes get too high. Notably absent are the police but never mind them, this is a made for TV movie à la Lifetime that has enough surface drama without the man intervening. Save that for Drew Peterson: Untouchable starring Rob Lowe. This is the perfect movie for a night of guiltless pleasure: just the right amount of made for TV camp, a lotta Faye Dunaway sass, and a glimpse into the lifestyle of a high priced call girl (the PG TV version anyway). Now hurry back to the liquor store, you’re almost out of wine.
This movie also reminds me of one of my favorite Queen songs Killer Queen.