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The Girlfriend Experience -- A drama set in the days leading up to the 2008 Presidential election, and centered on a high-end Manhattan call girl (Sasha Grey) meeting the challenges of her boyfriend, her clients, and her work.

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Director:
Writers (WGA):
David Levien (written by) &
Brian Koppelman (written by)
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Release Date:
8 July 2009 (France) See more »
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Tagline:
See it with someone you ****
Plot:
A drama set in the days leading up to the 2008 Presidential election, and centered on a high-end Manhattan call girl meeting the challenges of her boyfriend, her clients, and her work. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Bleh! Don't waste your time. Even if it is Soderbergh. See more (95 total) »

Cast

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Sasha Grey ... Chelsea / Christine

Chris Santos ... Chris

Philip Eytan ... Phillip
Colby Trane ... Waiter (as T. Colby Trane)
Peter Zizzo ... Zizzo

Ron Stein ... Vegas Buddy #1
Marshall Gilman ... Vegas Buddy #2
Michael Roberts ... Vegas Buddy #3
Vincent Dellacera ... Chelsea's Driver
Jim Kempner ... Art Gallery Owner
David Levien ... David
Mark Jacobson ... Interviewer
Alan Milstein ... Pete
Sukhdev Singh ... Chris & Chelsea's Super
Ted Jessup ... Chatty 'John'
Stuart Levine ... Sporting Goods Store President
Marvin Stein ... Sporting Goods Store Vice President
Dennis Shields ... Dennis
Steve Klapper ... Web Designer
Glenn Kenny ... The Erotic Connoisseur
Ben Finkelstein ... Accountant
Michael Sugar ... 'Sugar'

Caitlin Lyon ... Tara

Daniel Algrant ... Dan (as Dan Algrant)
Kenny Blunt ... Ken
Smokey West ... Club H Gym Owner
William Holt ... Hype Gym Owner
Adam Awaiz Yaqub ... Phone Store Salesman
Christina Nadeau ... Chelsea's Girlfriend

Timothy Davis ... Tim
Deborah Fineman Bozik ... Yoga Client
Jenel Stevens ... Female Trainer
Howard I. Josephs ... Furniture Store Owner
Shakerleg ... Street Drummer
Galya Vidal ... Chelsea's Trainer
Erika Parys ... Monte Verde Receptionist
Ken Myers ... Craftsteak Maitre D' (as Kenneth Myers)
Elon Dershowitz ... Jewelry Store Owner
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Brooke Aldrich ... Diner Patron (uncredited)

George Aloi ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)

Danny Boushebel ... Art Gallery Patron (uncredited)

Karen Collazzo ... Gym Member (uncredited)

Timothy J. Cox ... Businessman (uncredited)

Maria Diaz ... Business Woman (uncredited)
Daniel Fainman ... Pedestrian (uncredited)

Jeff Grossman ... Stock Broker (uncredited)
Adelmo Guidarelli ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)

Edward M. Kelahan ... Dinner Guest (uncredited)

Tanda Kerín ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)

Kimberly Magness ... Happy Hour (uncredited)

Francis Maiorino ... Chauffeur (uncredited)

Tala Marie ... Party Goer (uncredited)
Ian Christopher Noel ... Waiter (uncredited)

Michele Peacock ... Fitness Club Member (uncredited)
Christopher Peuler ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Clifford Rivera ... Restaurant Patron #2 (uncredited)
Alyson Rogers ... Pedestrian (uncredited)
Olu Rufen ... Restaurant Guest / Bar Patron (uncredited)
Bridget Storm ... Client (uncredited)
Emily Turner ... Business Woman (uncredited)
Antoine Von Boozier ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)

Paul Weaver ... Dining Patron (uncredited)
Eric Whitehead ... Restaurant Waiter (uncredited)

Directed by
Steven Soderbergh 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
David Levien (written by) &
Brian Koppelman (written by)

Produced by
Mark Cuban .... executive producer
Gregory Jacobs .... producer
Todd Wagner .... producer
 
Original Music by
Ross Godfrey 
 
Cinematography by
Steven Soderbergh  (as Peter Andrews)
 
Film Editing by
Steven Soderbergh  (as Mary Ann Bernard)
 
Casting by
Carmen Cuba 
 
Art Direction by
Carlos Moore 
 
Costume Design by
Christopher Peterson 
 
Production Management
David Kirchner .... post-production supervisor
Robin Le Chanu .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gregory Jacobs .... first assistant director
Jody Spilkoman .... second assistant director
Derek Wimble .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Richard Hebrank .... construction coordinator
Francis Maiorino .... leadman
Philip Markowitz .... art department intern
Theo Sena .... property master
 
Sound Department
David Betancourt .... foley mixer
Larry Blake .... sound re-recording mixer
Larry Blake .... supervising sound editor
Matt Coby .... sound editor
Dawn Fintor .... foley artist
Thomas W. Jordan .... boom operator
Alicia Stevenson .... foley artist
Billy Theriot .... assistant sound editor
Dennis Towns .... production sound mixer
 
Visual Effects by
Nat Jencks .... visual effects artist (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Andrew B. Hansen .... best boy electric
Steven Meizler .... first assistant camera: 'a' camera
John Joseph Minardi .... key grip: Las Vegas
William Newell .... gaffer
Heather Norton .... first assistant camera: 'b' camera (as Heather MacDonald Norton)
Jeff Pinette .... assistant camera
Randy M. Salo .... best boy grip
Mark Schmidt .... b-camera operator
Jeremy Schroeder .... key grip
David Stern .... key grip: additional photography
Paul Toomey .... additional second assistant camera
Alexis van Kersen Li .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Peter Walts .... gaffer: Las Vegas
 
Casting Department
Alexander Barrow .... background casting assistant
Melissa Braun .... background casting associate
Grant Wilfley .... extras casting (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Amy L. Teets .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Jason Barnes .... first assistant editor
Corey Bayes .... assistant editor
Ralph Costanza .... digital intermediate producer
Nat Jencks .... DI editor
Amy McGrath .... apprentice editor
Tim Stipan .... supervising digital film colorist
Michael P. Whipple .... digital intermediate engineer
Lee Wimer .... color timer
Benjamin Sutor .... digital intermediate editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Woody Jackson .... engineer
Woody Jackson .... musician
 
Transportation Department
Shane Greedy .... transportation coordinator
Jim Kelly .... transportation captain
John Lalor .... driver
Richard J. Marino .... driver
Leslie Slaughter .... driver: Las Vegas
 
Other crew
Joan Altman .... production accountant
Cheryl Bohlin .... craft service
Carol A. Compton .... script clearance
Kimberly N. Fajen .... production coordinator
Evan Gabriele .... assistant location manager
Holly Kang .... assistant: Mr. Soderbergh
Ken Lavet .... location manager: Las Vegas
Brendan Lee .... set production assistant
Francesca M. Mannix .... production secretary
Ken Meyer .... legal services
Elaine Mongeon .... assistant: Mr. Jacobs
Christopher Ramirez .... location scout: las vegas
John Sesumi .... production assistant
Robert T. Striem .... location manager
Adam Wolenski .... assistant accountant
Johnson Colby Sheffield .... production assistant (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Fritz Chestnut .... the producers wish to thank
Joe Prieboy .... the producers wish to thank
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"GfE" - USA (festival title)
"Girlfriend Experience" - Japan (English title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for sexual content, nudity and language
Runtime:
77 min
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
"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 »
Quotes:
Chelsea:[voice-over] On October 25th, I met with Dennis. We had lunch at Nobu and then went to a hotel room. During lunch, he talked about the financial crisis. When we got back to the hotel room, he immediately got on the phone and ordered some Macallan 25. I put on a Kiki de Montparnasse corset...See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in 2010 AVN Awards Show (2010) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Freak ShowSee more »

FAQ

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40 out of 56 people found the following review useful.
Bleh! Don't waste your time. Even if it is Soderbergh., 30 September 2009
Author: peter-543-821985 from United States

OK, somewhere between 1 and 5.. Look, I'm a fairly big Soderbergh fan, Solaris - perfect!, Kafka (where can I buy this now!!), Sex Lies., The Good German and etc.. But what the heck was this movie? I was waiting during the entire movie for the "it's about to get interesting", it has to get interesting because the acting sucks.. right?.. "it's just about to get.. " nope. It never was interesting. And oh I had high hopes for Sasha, not that I know who she is because I had to look her up on Google. But because I love to root for the underdog - thinking just maybe a porn star really could break into mainstream. Oh right, that kinda sorta did happen once from that porn star from the 80's Traci lords.

Despite how 'high brow' Sasha is supposed to be, she was anything but barely interesting during the entire movie. I'm not sure if it was her acting or the script. Hard to tell.

Seriously, this is bad indie at best. It was almost like it was trying to be an indie film, but Sasha Grey didn't have really any interesting lines, she just sat there with uninteresting (understatement) responses. She did cry well, that was about the most challenging part - again the script.

Too bad, I thought this was going to be good by reading those reviews on the box (ah, suckered in by the reviews again!),

I never write reviews about anything. I had to sign up for IMDb just to write this. :) Other than this film, however, Soderbergh rocks, and Sasha Grey probably could act if challenged. She is certainly interesting to look at both in the screen charisma sense and in the other sense.

Well, it was only 5 bucks at BB and 2 hours of my time.

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