Girlfriend Experience, The

Fresh, shocking and poignant!
-A.O. Scott, New York Times
Grey makes for a fascinating Soderbergh surrogate, balancing curiosity and drive with the desire for emotional detachment.
-Peter Howell, Toronto Star
This film is true about human nature. It clearly sees needs and desires. It is not universal, but within its particular focus, it is unrelenting.
-Roger Ebert

Synopsis

Starring adult film actress Sasha Grey in her mainstream debut, The Girlfriend Experience is a sexy, gorgeously shot time capsule set in the weeks leading up to the 2008 presidential election. The twentieth film from Academy Award-winning director Steven Soderbergh observes five days in the life of Chelsea -- an ultra high-end Manhattan call girl -- who offers not just sex to her clients, but companionship and conversation -- "the girlfriend experience." Chelsea believes her life is totally under control and her future is secure: she runs her own business her way, makes $2000 an hour, and has a devoted boyfriend who accepts her lifestyle. But when you're in that business, you never know who you're going to meet...

Release Date

Friday, June 26, 2009
Original Languages: English
Genre: Drama
Running Time: 78 min.
Year: 2009

CREDITS

CAST
Chris Santos
Colby Trane
Peter Zizzo
Philip Eytan
Sasha Grey
DIRECTED BY
Steven Soderbergh

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Sasha Grey as Chelsea (Left) and Chris Santos as Chris (Right) in The Girlfriend Experience. Photo courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Sasha Grey as Chelsea in The Girlfriend Experience. Photo courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Chris Santos as Chris (Right) in The Girlfriend Experience. Photo courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Sasha Grey. Photo courtesy of Ian Preston Cinnamon.
Director Steven Soderbergh. Photo courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Sasha Grey as Chelsea in The Girlfriend Experience. Photo courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Chris Santos as Chris (Right) in The Girlfriend Experience. Photo courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Sasha Grey. Photo courtesy of Ian Preston Cinnamon.
Sasha Grey as Chelsea in The Girlfriend Experience. Photo courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Sasha Grey as Chelsea in The Girlfriend Experience. Photo courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Chris Santos as Chris (Right) in The Girlfriend Experience. Photo courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Sasha Grey as Chelsea in The Girlfriend Experience. Photo courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Sasha Grey. Photo courtesy of Ian Preston Cinnamon.
Sasha Grey. Photo courtesy of Ian Preston Cinnamon.