Anthology television series based on Steven Soderbergh's "The Girlfriend Experience."
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Riley Keough ...  Christine Reade 13 episodes, 2016
Paul Sparks ...  David Tellis 12 episodes, 2016
Julia Goldani Telles ...  Iris 10 episodes, 2021
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 ...  Dennis Masterson 8 episodes, 2016-2017
Armin Karima ...  Hiram 8 episodes, 2021
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
Morgan Davies ...  Kayla 7 episodes, 2017
Jemima Rooper ...  Leanne 7 episodes, 2021
Frances Lee McCain ...  Sandra 7 episodes, 2017
Enzo Cilenti ...  Sean 7 episodes, 2021
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
Frank Dillane ...  Christophe 6 episodes, 2021
Charles Edwards ...  Father 6 episodes, 2021
Zara Wilson ...  Emcee 6 episodes, 2021
Aidan Cheng ...  Maurus 6 episodes, 2021
Kate Hewlett ...  Sarah 6 episodes, 2016
Lauren Douglin ...  Howie 6 episodes, 2021
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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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Kate Lyn Sheil and Paul Sparks both worked on the Netflix series, House of Cards (2013). See more »

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Cold but still inviting
19 April 2016 | by cstaumSee all my reviews

The show is delivered in a cold, unemotional manner that sets the tone. It seems similar to Mr. Robot and American Psycho in a lot of ways. People going through motions of life but mainly pretending. There is no intro for the show - the episodes start and eventually the title of the show displays on screen.

Christine is a law student and dresses in boring and mundane business attire, has basic professional hair, and seems pretty boring. You can tell she is intelligent however.

From the first sex scene we see the lead character's need and desire for control. Control of men, control of situations, and control of opportunity. What follows is the delving into the world of sex for hire, and beyond that a "Girlfriend" experience. Christine dives into this secretive world with both feet and develops an persona named "Chelsea". Chelsea is beautiful with long flowing hair, is feminine, attractive, well dressed, and poised; almost a counterpart to her day to day self. Her clients get to feel that they are important and cared for in her presence. For her it is an act. She is always on top; in the bedroom and in the relationship. She takes notes to remember small details of her clients, she edits her words and reactions to her client's wishes.

We see the main character position herself to always profit in some way in her interactions. In reality she is cold, distant, and calculating. How far will she go? How deep will she sink to get what she wants? What will the ultimate price be?

I've only seen 4 episodes of the season but it shows great promise. It may not live up to expectations in the end but I hope it does.


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USA

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English | French

Release Date:

10 April 2016 (USA) See more »

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The Girlfriend Experience See more »

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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