Welcome to MUBI

A hand picked selection of the best films for just $4.99 a month
3.0
1,906 Ratings
14
Feb

The Girlfriend Experience

directed by Steven Soderbergh
United States, 2009
  • 77
  • English
  • No subtitles

Synopsis

In the days leading up to the market crash of 2008, a detached high-priced escort (Sasha Grey), who promises not just sex but a full “girlfriend experience”, navigates the wilds of uptown Manhattan.

Our take

This Valentine’s Day, we’re getting slinky and subversive! Steven Soderbergh’s kinky-meets-brainy digital experiment, starring adult film star gone straight Sasha Grey, is a tantalizing, cold-as-ice satire. Be sure to check out our contributor Glenn Kenny’s on set diary on the Notebook!