The Girlfriend Experience (2009)

a review by Jeffrey Overstreet • Magnolia Pictures. Directed by Steven Soderbergh. Starring Sasha Grey, Chris Santos,Peter Zizzo, Glenn Kenny. Written by Brian Koppelman and David Levien. 77 minutes. Rated R (for sexual content, nudity and language). •No, I can’t say I found it fun to watch a real porn star (Sasha Grey) dramatize an expensive call-girl’s tedious, humiliating, self-destructive work.But I can say I found it, um, "revealing" to watch The Girlfriend Experience — Steven Sod … [Read more...]

Is This the Year’s Best Christmas Film?

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Laura Bramon Good on “The Girlfriend Experience”

I've been following Laura Bramon Good's writing since she spent some time at SPU as the year's Milton Fellow, leading the Milton Center writers' group. She's an excellent writer with a big heart, and I love her contributions to the Good Letters blog at Image.This week, she's written on the new Soderbergh film, The Girlfriend Experience. Here's an excerpt: I’ve seen The Girlfriend Experience twice: once, under the guise of professional development for my anti-human trafficking day-job, and a … [Read more...]