Monday, June 15, 2009

Sasha Grey: "The Girlfriend Experience"...

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Magnolia Pictures' "The Girlfriend Experience" is a 2009 experimental drama, lensed in New York City, directed by Oscar-winner Steven Soderbergh, starring actress Sasha Grey.

A rough cut was screened at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2009 and available on Amazon Video on Demand as a pre-theatrical rental.

Soderbergh said that director Michelangelo Antonioni's "Red Desert" and Ingmar Bergman's "Cries and Whispers" were his influences for the film, budgeted at $1.3 million dollars and shot with a RedOne camera.

"...Chelsea is an upscale Manhattan call girl who provides more than just a sexual encounter; for a price, she’ll simulate a complete romantic relationship—a girlfriend “experience.” Despite a wide variety of happy customers, Chelsea wants to expand her business..."