Let’s face it, the only reason most people who aren’t film nerds are interested in Steven Soderbergh’s “The Girlfriend Experience” is because it stars a 22-year old real-life porn star name Sasha Grey as a high-priced hooker who gets paid $2000 an hour for her services. While said film nerds are wondering how Soderbergh is going to reveal our lead heroine’s inner torment, the rest of us are wondering how much he’s going to attempt (and get away with) via the nudity and sex. Two trailers for the movie below. The first one is all drums, but the second one reveals a lot of plot from the movie.
Set in the weeks leading up to the 2008 presidential election, THE GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE is five days in the life of Chelsea (adult film star Sasha Grey in her mainstream film debut), an ultra high-end Manhattan call girl who offers more than sex to her clients, but companionship and conversation – “the girlfriend experience.” Chelsea thinks she has her life totally under control—she feels her future is secure because she runs her own business her own way, makes $2000 an hour, and has a devoted boyfriend (Chris Santos) who accepts her lifestyle. But when you’re in the business of meeting people, you never know who you’re going to meet…
Starring Sasha Grey, Chris Santos, Peter Zizzo, Timothy J. Cox, and Timothy Davis. Directed by Steven Soderbergh (“Ocean’s 11”).
IMDB.com describes the film as a “comedy”, which is a tad disappointing.