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The Girlfriend Experience 

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Anthology television series based on Steven Soderbergh's "The Girlfriend Experience."
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2017   2016  
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Riley Keough ...  Christine Reade 13 episodes, 2016
Paul Sparks ...  David Tellis 12 episodes, 2016
Mary Lynn Rajskub ...  Erin Roberts 10 episodes, 2016
Briony Glassco ...  Susan King 10 episodes, 2016
Sabryn Rock ...  Kayla Boden 9 episodes, 2016
Bill Lake ...  Carson Lewis 9 episodes, 2016
Trevor Hayes Trevor Hayes ...  Dennis Masterson 8 episodes, 2016-2017
Aidan Devine ...  Martin Bayley 8 episodes, 2016
Drew Nelson ...  Jim Kinsler / ... 8 episodes, 2016-2017
Carmen Ejogo ...  Bria Jones 7 episodes, 2017
Anna Friel ...  Erica Myles 7 episodes, 2017
Tunde Adebimpe ...  Ian Olsen 7 episodes, 2017
Louisa Krause ...  Anna Greenwald 7 episodes, 2017
Morgana Davies ...  Kayla 7 episodes, 2017
Frances Lee McCain ...  Sandra 7 episodes, 2017
Oliver Becker ...  Alan Zuker 7 episodes, 2016-2017
Michael Therriault ...  Skip Hadderly 7 episodes, 2016
Sugith Varughese ...  Tariq Barr 7 episodes, 2016
Emily Piggford ...  Sandra Fuchs / ... 7 episodes, 2016-2017
Kate Hewlett ...  Sarah 6 episodes, 2016
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Based on Steven Soderbergh's 2009 movie of the same title, this anthology series is set in Washington DC in the days leading up to the presidential election and centers on a high-end NYC escort, Christine (Riley Keough), who offers clients "the girlfriend experience" while leading a double life as a young attorney in training. Written by BeachGirl Oz

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It's personal.

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Drama

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USA

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English

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10 April 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dziewczyna z doswiadczeniem See more »

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Transactional Pictures See more »
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Kate Lyn Sheil and Paul Sparks both worked on the Netflix series, House of Cards (2013). See more »

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Seduction and Disappointment
6 December 2017 | by tigerfish50See all my reviews

The excellent Season 1 of 'The Girlfriend Experience' related how a law student ventured into high-end prostitution while interning at a big-city legal firm in order to pay the bills and increase her living standards . Riley Keogh's portrayal of the main character Christine won a Golden Globe nomination, as her understated performance depicted the psychological cost of selling her body to entitled executives and pretending affection. The scripts for each episode remained focused on the escort work throughout, with Keogh's micro-expressions betraying inner conflicts as Christine subtly adjusted her persona to please various clients, lovers and employers. The series revealed how prostitution affected her personal life and law career, and ultimately derailed both.

By contrast, Season 2 lost almost all meaningful connection with the call-girl narrative as it followed three different protagonists in two separate stories. In the first, an escort named Anna embarked on an obsessive lesbian love affair with a sociopathic financial-political operator called Erika. In the second, former escort Bria got marooned in witness protection limbo as she awaited the trial of her gangster husband. The plots were neither believable nor interesting, the characters failed to generate any sympathy, and subtlety was entirely absent.


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