Steven Soderbergh’s “Girlfriend Experience”

by | April 22, 2009 at 2:35 PM | The Movies


Steven Soderbergh is one of America’s most revered and respected filmmakers, so when he scales himself back from big names and big budgets to do an independent drama, we should pay attention. That shouldn’t be too hard to do with The Girlfriend Experience, due out next month, thanks to its subject matter (prostitution), its lead actress (porn star Sasha Grey), and the fact that it hearkens back to his sex, lies and videotape days. Rather than being exploitative and salacious, Soderbergh shows us the life of an escort besides the sex – the repeat customers, the creepy offers, the struggles with maintaining a real relationship and even the struggling economy. Take a look at the new trailer and see what you think.