Watch the trailer for Steven Soderbergh’s upcoming 13-part The Girlfriend Experience series, starry Riley Keough
STARZ has today released the first The Girlfriend Experience series trailer, which you can check out in the player below. There are also several new stills from the show, which can be seen in the gallery viewer at the bottom of this page.
Starring Riley Keough (Magic Mike, Mad Max: Fury Road), The Girlfriend Experience series is inspired by Steven Soderbergh’s 2009 film of the same name and explores the relationships between the exclusive courtesans and their clients, for whom they provide far more than just sex. Soderbergh is serving as executive producer on the series alongside Philip Fleishman.
Keough stars as Christine Reade, a law student at the University of Chicago and an intern at a prestigious law firm, who is intrigued when a friend introduces her to the world of transactional relationships. Attracted to the rush of control and easy money, Christine has to confront her own conflicting identities. She learns to navigate and manipulate the big personalities in both worlds to get what she wants, in the process becoming a quasi-lover and confidant to men who are willing to pay richly for her time, offering a service known as a GFE (Girlfriend Experience). Offering emotional and sexual relationships at a very high price, Christine is forced to juggle two very different livesas she finds herself drawn into the GFE world, attracted to the rush of control and intimacy.
The Girlfriend Experience series will feature 13 half-hour episodes, which will be written and directed by independent filmmakers Lodge Kerrigan and Amy Seimetz. Look for it to premiere in 2016.
The Girlfriend Experience series is produced by Transactional Pictures, which licensed the television rights from the owner of the original feature film, Magnolia Pictures. Transactional Pictures has granted Starz all domestic multiplatform rights and Starz will serve as the worldwide distributor of all other rights to the series.
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