“The Girlfriend Experience” is a name that may sound familiar. In 2009, director Steven Soderbergh made a film by the same name that starred former adult film star Sasha Grey. The film followed a call girl and her attempts to juggle her normal and professional life, which consisted of her offering the girlfriend experience, which is, in essence, intimacy for hire.
Soderbergh apparently felt “The Girlfriend Experience” was a premise fit to expand, so he’s done exactly that in this Starz series of the same name.
The series will be making its Sundance FIlm Festival debut on January 23, but you can check out the trailer below right now:
This particular iteration of the story follows a second-year law school student named Christine and her foray into offering GFEs once a classmate introduces it to her. Of course, the act of juggling two very different lifestyles has its price. The series stars Riley Keough, who’s worked with Soderbergh before on “Magic Mike.” The series also stars Paul Sparks, Mary Lynn Rajskub and Kate Lyn Sheil.
One other thing of note about this series is that Starz is pulling a Netflix on us. Yes, the series will have its standard rollout of episodes starting on April 10, 2016 at 8pm on Starz, but in addition, they will be releasing all 13 episodes of the series for their STARZ PLAY and STARZ ON DEMAND subscribers.
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