The Girlfriend Experience

  • Directors: Steven Soderbergh
  • Producers: Mark Cuban, Gregory Jacobs, Todd Wagner
  • Writers: Brian Koppelman, David Levien
  • Genres: Comedy
  • Actors: Sasha Grey, Chris Santos, Glenn Kenny, Peter Zizzo

November, 2008. Escort Chelsea works in New York, but her clients have suffered since the collapse of the banks. Her boyfriend, Chris, is a trainer who is also struggling to make money as most of his clients will only pay for the short term plans.

Chris is asked by a client to go to Vegas for a weekend away, which he initially turns down as he feels Chelsea will not agree to it.

Chelsea meets with a first time client, a writer from Los Angeles, and they click. He is married with children, but after one date wants to spend a weekend with her. Chris does not want Chelsea to go, but after an argument they both go away for the weekend. Chris goes to Las Vegas with his client, and Chelsea flies out to meet her client. However her client has changed his mind.

Chelsea meets with various clients, some of whom just talk, others who engage in sex. She also meets with an interviewer who interviews her about her work. She is also blackmailed by the owner of a website which reviews escorts, when she refuses his advances he gives her a bad review.

Chelsea and Chris break up.

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