Girlfriend Experience, The
Size/Type: US One Sheet (27" x 40") / Single Sided
Country of Origin: USA
Condition: Near Mint - Mint, unused ?; originally rolled
Director: Steven Soderbergh
Actor/Actress: Sasha Grey, Chris Santos, Philip Eytan, T.Colby Trane, Peter Zizzo, Ron Stein.
Comments: The term "girlfriend experience" comes from escort advertisements, where they offer not just "companionship" (ie, sex) but also things a girlfriend would do -- hugs, kisses, conversation, dinner, etc. In other words, they pretend they're not just there for the money...One of the first things that is always talked about concerning the movie is the casting of hardcore porn actress as the main protagonist. For the most part I think Sasha Grey made a good cinematic debut in 'The Girlfriend Experience' whereby she plays an escort of sorts, in a backdrop of the recession and the presidential candidacy. Soderbergh seems to be an eclectic film maker in the sense that he genuinely is trying to make interesting films, with the likes of the remake of Tarkovsky's Solaris, his epic biopic of Che Geuvera and Erin Brockovich. He has delved into the mainstream with the likes of Ocean's Eleven and it's sequel...One of the facets which made 'The Girlfriend Experience' engaging was the manner in which it was filmed. The contemporary aesthetic and similarities to French New Wave, makes the film visually absorbing. In my mind attention to sensual lighting and framing is very reminiscent to the likes of Wong Kar Wai in exploring isolation and sensuality.