Sugar Daddy Movies
In Sugar Daddy movies, Sugar Daddies are usually portrayed as men who pay for a girl’s expenses, rent, makeovers, etc. This doesn’t deviate far from the traditional Sugar Daddy role, except some movies have played the Sugar Daddy and Sugar Baby arrangement or Benefactor and Mistress relationship as a little more dark or edgy.
In “Any Given Sunday”, an Oliver Stone film, Al Pacino, playing a pressured pro football coach, was keeping Elizabeth Berkley (primarily known for her racy role in “Showgirls”) as his Sugar Baby. At one point in this acclaimed sports drama, the Sugar Daddy handed her a check for $5,000. Sweet!
In “Goodfellas”, when Ray Liotta wanted to get away from his nagging wife, kick back and party on blow, he went over to the apartment he paid for where his younger, hot Sugar Baby Mistress played by Debi Mazar lived. Debi Mazar’s character also worked for Liotta’s character as a mule in his coke operation.
In “To Live and Die in L.A.”, William J. Peterson plays a dirty cop who keeps ex-con Darlanne Fluegel’s character in a small cottage in a rundown area of L.A. where he stops by for hot sex. Darlanne’s character is tired of their arrangement and feels trapped. Ultimately, she sets him up to potentially get busted or killed in a sting operation. While he doesn’t get caught or shot in that set-up, he takes a fatal shotgun blast in a confrontation over a counterfeiting scheme. The final scene shows Sugar Baby Darlanne in a rush, packing to get out of town, when William J. Peterson’s cop partner arrives at the dingy cottage to announce he is replacing his dead partner’s Sugar Daddy role in her life.
In “House of Mirth”, based on the 19th century book by Edith Wharton, Gillian Anderson’s character was a socialite who made devastating mistakes in the pursuit of marrying for money. Left destitute, she even turned down a Mistress relationship offered to her by Dan Aykroyd’s character, which would have at least provided her with the means to live. Instead, she met a tragic end.
Not all Sugar Daddy movies have illustrated the Sugar Daddy or benefactor relationship as favorable and consenting. Contemporary Sugar Daddy relationships, such as the one between Al Pacino’s and Elizabeth Berkley’s characters, are more positive and upbeat.