Skip to main content

GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE, THE

USA, 2009 (MIFF 2009, International Panorama)

Director: Steven Soderbergh

“Soderbergh has captured an America in which the line between selling out and selling yourself has never been thinner.” - Entertainment Weekly

As the 2008 elections come to a head and the US economy begins to tumble, business is booming for Chelsea - a young entrepreneur who has her own website, clothing line and earns $2000 an hour as a high-class escort. In a world where everyone and everything is a commodity, Chelsea offers the full ‘girlfriend experience' for men who don't have time for the real thing.

This sleek feature from Steven Soderbergh (Out of Sight, Sex, Lies and Videotape) features porn star Sasha Grey in her first ever mainstream role as the cool and unaffected Chelsea.

“A fascinating study of free enterprise in free fall… this arthouse gem finds [Soderbergh] in top, and truly topical, form.” - Variety

D Steven Soderbergh P Mark Cuban, Gregory Jacobs, Todd Wagner S David Levien, Brian Koppelman Dist Icon TD 35mm/2009

See also...

BUBBLE

“Soderbergh and screenwriter Coleman Hough aren't interested in creating a coy whodunit so much as evoking the deeper, less romantic mysteries of people - and it's riveting.” - Washington Post ... More »

THE LIMEY

Made between Out of Sight and this years smash Erin Brokovich, Steven Soderbergh's The Limey is a real find. Terence Stamp (Wall Street, The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert) is the ... More »

CHE PART 2 - GUERILLA

“I don't care if I fall as long as someone else picks up my gun and keeps on shooting.” - Ernesto ‘Che' Guevara ... In 1965, already an icon in his own lifetime, Che Guevara embarked on an ... More »

CHE PART 1 - THE ARGENTINE

“The revolution is not an apple that falls when it is ripe. You have to make it fall.” - Ernesto ‘Che' Guevara ... Argentine Marxist revolutionary, politician, author, physician, military ... More »

AND EVERYTHING IS GOING FINE

“A story of art-making and mental illness and the sometimes thin line between both.” - Variety ... The haunting account of the life and times of performer and monologist Spalding Gray, leading up ... More »

TETRO

Francis Ford Coppola returns to his roots with a psychological family drama about two brothers living in the shadow of their father. ... When Bennie tracks down his estranged brother Angelo (Vincent ... More »

Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director