The Girlfriend Experience

The Girlfriend Experience, although released last year, resurfaced in my mind with the overexposed Tigergate. Several individual discussions on Tiger, seemed to always end with the same question: Why not just pay a call-girl?. TGE is a film that follows a $2000-an-hour call girl, (played by adult film star Sasha Grey) living and working in New York in the days leading up to the Obama/Mccain election.

Directed by Stephen Soderburg, the movie gives us a voyeuristic experience in the everyday of our heroine. We witness her encounters with her clients featuring little sex, and instead verbose monologues on the upcoming election, and the state of the economy. Placing an emphasis on the her all-american girl status, our call girl in question comes with a supportive boyfriend albeit bordering on attached.

Was the the acting in this oscar-worthy? Absolutely not. However with the mistress usually the person burnt at the stake, its refreshing to see a flick where she is human, has ambition, feelings, and gets hurt. Yes, the picture glamorizes what can be a dangerous profession, but its about examining this one girls choice to be in the business, and what’s at stake even if you are making $2000 an hour.

Since the Governor Spitzer‘s fall in ’08, the call girl who played a part in inspiring the popularity of this firm, has managed to make lemonade out of the oh so sour lemons handed to her with the launch of her relationship column. See there can be happy endings.

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2 Responses to “The Girlfriend Experience”

  1. Sean Says:

    The Girlfriend Experience was a great movie, I think Sasha Grey was brilliant in the movie, her lack of emotion leading up to the ending, I loved it.

  2. annunci escort Says:

    Nice review… this evening i’ll rent the DVD… thanks!

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