Release date:May 22, 2009
MPAA Rating:R (for sexual content, nudity and language)
Screenwriters:Brian Koppelman, David Levien
Starring:Sasha Grey, Chris Santos, Glenn Kenney, Peter Zizzo
Official website:8.5/10 rating
Set in the weeks leading up to the 2008 presidential election, "The Girlfriend Experience" is five days in the life of Chelsea (adult film star Sasha Grey in her mainstream film debut), an ultra high-end Manhattan call girl who offers more than sex to her clients, but companionship and conversation – "the girlfriend experience." Chelsea thinks she has her life totally under control—she feels her future is secure because she runs her own business her own way, makes $2000 an hour, and has a devoted boyfriend (Chris Santos) who accepts her lifestyle. But when you're in the business of meeting people, you never know who you're going to meet... The twentieth film from Academy Award-winning director Steven Soderbergh, "The Girlfriend Experience" is a sexy, gorgeously shot time capsule from the not-too-distant past.