Steven Soderbergh’s “The Girlfriend Experience
” premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival
and debuted in limited theaters on May 22nd, 2009.
The film was shot in October 2008 for $1.7 million in 16 days. The latest Soderbergh’s low-budget indie starring real-life porn star, 21-year-old Sasha Grey
but it’s not a porno by any means.
: 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… 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…
The twentieth film from Academy Award-winning director Steven Soderbergh, “The Girlfriend Experience” is a sexy, gorgeously shot time capsule from the not-too-distant past.
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