In 2009, Steven Soderbergh directed experimental film The Girlfriend Experience starring adult film actress Sasha Grey as Christine aka Che...
The Girlfriend Experience: Is It Worth Buying Into Starz On Demand?
Last night, Starz’s 13-episode TV series of the same name (featuring Soderbergh as an executive producer) became available to watch via the network’s On Demand service. While the film depicted Christine as sweet yet naïve, the first two episodes of the series portrays an entirely different Christine; played by Elvis’ granddaughter Riley Keough, the new Christine packs a sharp intellect, nerves of steel and a no BS approach to men.
For example, Grey’s Christine has a supportive live-in boyfriend who questions her profession only when she starts to believe there may be something more between herself and a client…partly because their star signs are compatible.
Keeping in mind that Keough’s Christine is an entirely different character, it’s interesting to see how her journey from law student to escort aims to address some of the questions viewers may have about this ubiquitous trade: What do high class escorts wear? How much can they earn? Why do it? And most intriguingly, how does one BECOME an escort?