Film Review The Girlfriend Experience: Intersection of Sex, Commerce, and Technology – The life of a high-terminate prostitute every bit illustrated inward The Girlfriend Experience is together with is not what the viewer may expect. Sure the monetary compensation is neat for these individuals but the emotional toll for an escort when they encounter the incorrect customer or encounter a raucous suggestion seems to mitigate just about of the rewards. Many facets of the escort service known equally “the girl experience” tin live witnessed inwards a few episodes of the excellently scripted Showtime telly demonstrate Secret Diary of a Call Girl, where a escort acts equally an adoring together with loving lady friend of her patron for still long they take been contracted to make and so for. Christine (Sasha Grey), whose existent bring up is Chelsea, is inwards the lucrative yet illegal concern of selling herself for sexual favors. Her prominence inwards the champaign has garnered her the attending of an elite clientele, the involvement of a reporter (for her level) in addition to the ogling of ogres (Glenn Kenny) trying to poach what they tin physically spell promising her a skilful write-upwards too hereafter “task” opportunities.
Christine’s looks and personality, what piffling of that guarded persona is really on display inwards the film, have captured her the affection as well as agreement (he knows what she does for a living) of her live-inwards boyfriend Chris (Chris Santos).
In a non-linear dissection of her semi-opulent lifestyle, the viewer follows Christine through a few days of her life. The viewer sees her highs too her lows. Though Christine is non trapped physically inwards her profession, she does seem to be past the lifestyle she has get accustomed to (shown through a posh flat and by shopping equally if cost was of no concern) thence the longevity of her ignominious career choice. Like John Pierpont Morgan said (paraphrased): “If you lot take to enquire the cost, yous belike tin’t afford it.” The same goes for Christine and others in her line of work.
As The Girlfriend Experience progresses, Christine recounts the frivolities from previous workdays’ ether inward her caput or on her laptop. While doing then, what she is thinking or what she is typing is delivered inwards a detached, monotonistic vocalism that shows merely how removed she is from what but transpired. In the offset instance of it, Christine fifty-fifty repeats what she thinks twice inward the same droll, driving the indicate dwelling further, mayhap reminding close to of Humbert Humbert from Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita.
Steven Soderbergh’s The Girlfriend Experience is an independent cinema equipped with an apt neophyte actress yet missing a strong floor line that would accept made this cinema more than than an exercise inward independent celluloid making too artistic license. Christine’s final emotionally scene inward The Girlfriend Experience, equally she sits by herself heartbroken, tin can too be construed as a lamentation that her floor was non given more depth as well as that the actress playing her was non inwards a more than well-rounded cinema for her debut.
Rating: half dozen/10