The Girlfriend Experience
The Girlfriend Experience is one of the most entertaining movies that I have seen and it actually give you an almost all access pass into the world of a high priced escort in NY.
The movie is another one of the pet projects done by Academy Award-winning director Steven Soderbergh who has done major blockbusters like Good Night and Good Luck, the Ocean Eleven series.
The movie is set in the weeks leading up to the 2008 presidential election right before the economy hits rock bottom. The movie is a five day diary of the life of Chelsea an ultra high-end Manhattan call girl who offers more than sex to her clients, but companionship and conversation. Chelsea is played by adult film star Sasha Grey in her mainstream debut and her performance is impeccable.
The story of the movie is that Chelsea things her life is in order, and she has nothing to worry about in life. She charges $2000 dollars an hour, has a devoted boyfriend who accepts her lifestyle.
Everything falls apart for her as it has for many people in the world because of the economy and she pretty much loses everything that she had and worked so hard to keep. So in the movie she is visiting new clients, losing some clients and just trying to figure out her finances, her boyfriend is a personal trainer with goals and a mission to sell his own clothing line and he wants to make enough money to take care of Chelsea so she can stop being an escort. A bad review from an escort review site is the last straw.
The movie is well done and with a group of unknown actors in this movie Mr. Soderbergh did a great job. He did inform us that a lot of this movie’s scenes was the actors doing it their way and that will give the audience more of a real story.
The movie comes out at a great time when people are very interested in the world of escorts with stories if real life high priced escort Ashley Alexandra Dupré getting caught and her black book was reveled to the world to Hollywood taking an interest with shows such as Cat House and Secrets of a Call Girl.
See It: A great movie that you will enjoy from beginning to end
Rent It: A movie that is not great but its not horrible and you will enjoy it at home.
Skip It: Nothing about this movie is good and it is best to see it on TV if you must.
My conclusion this is a movie that I have no problems with telling you that I give this movie a Must See rating and you should go to the theater and watch and you will come out being satisfied as they don’t take this movie to the extreme in regards to sex scenes like you would expect from a movie devoted to an escort. The one problem that I have with the movie is its kind of short at about 77min.