After his latest film is met with horrible reviews, Able Whitman sets out to prove the critics wrong by finding inspiration in his cast and crew. Sometimes great art requires great sacrifice- and the director always gets final cut!
Chelsea (Sasha Grey) is a high-priced $2,000-an-hour call girl in Manhattan, offering a 'girlfriend experience': she'll dress with the client in mind, go to dinner and a movie, listen attentively to talk about work and finances, and she'll provide sex. It's October, 2008: a presidential election nears and the economy is in free fall. She has a boyfriend, Chris (Chris Santos), who's a personal trainer. We are shown five non-consecutive days in Chelsea's life. She's working on her Web page, talking to image consultants, and being interviewed by a reporter. She asks clients when their birthdays are and uses that for an astrological prediction. She's drawn to a new client, a writer from L.A. Should she break her rules for him? What if it risks her relationship with Chris? Should she invest in gold? Written by
"Girlfriend experience" is a form of sex work (paid-for female companionship) in which a female prostitute behaves like a male client's girlfriend or shows (artificial) emotional intimacy beyond the sex act. See more »
[into a phone]
So, what are you looking forward to? Do you have anything specific in mind?
Well... you know, after looking at your web site I'd just really love to get together with you. I'm just kind of feeling stressed out. I should probally see a shrink, but it seems more fun to see you.
Why don't you tell me about yourself? Are you married? Do you have kids? What kind of screenplay are you working on?
Yes and yes, and no comment.
How many kids do you have?
I have two little girls. ...
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After the end credits, there's a brief scene of Chelsea washing a client's hair as he sits in a bathtub and talks about John McCain. See more »
I was curious to see "The Girlfriend Experience", mostly because of the marketing related to the name of the porn star Sasha Grey in the lead role. This "actress" could be a good choice to perform the expensive escort girl Chelsea, who works in Manhattan offering her services to upper-class clients, most of them worried about the present American economical crisis. Unfortunately this movie about sex without sex is dull and pointless, with a boring and lame screenplay and terrible acting. At least, Steven Soderbergh does not waste talented actors and actresses in this movie, like he did in "Full Frontal", and that is the only merit of this decadent director in this pretentious flick. My vote is one.
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