The Girlfriend Experience

Steven Soderbergh

Steven Soderbergh is one of the most prolific filmmakers of our era. Though his early retirement is immanent, he’s released more films – and a greater variety of films – in his twenty-three years of directing than some filmmakers helm in a lifetime. Since bursting on the American independent film scene in 1989 with sex, lies, and videotape, Soderbergh has made studio blockbusters and micro-budget experiments, strange remakes and films that blur the line between narrative and documentary, not to mention semi-biopics of public figures as diverse as Spalding Gray, Che Guevara, Erin Brockovich, and Channing Tatum. He’s been a leader in exploring the possibilities of new digital filmmaking technologies, and it seems there isn’t a genre or scale of filmmaking that he hasn’t yet touched. He’s even made a film that you’ll never see. Last week, the trailer for Side Effects, Soderbergh’s last theatrical film and his penultimate film project (the final, final one being the made-for-HBO Liberace biopic Beyond the Candelabra), made its debut on the web. So with the supposed final days of an impressive career by a prolific filmmaker upon us, here’s a bit of free film school from a guy that considers both George Clooney and Sasha Grey his muses.



We see them plastered in lobbies and wish we had them all on our walls. Pieces of art with the purpose of selling us on a movie. Here they are: the best movie posters of 2009.



With two down, Soderbergh is soldiering through after Moneyball fell through. Staying inside the world of espionage, it looks like he may have a gorgeous, talented MMA star by his side for Knockout.



We interviewed Sasha Grey for her role in The Girlfriend Experience, a role that’s causing people to shout her cultural importance from the rooftops. Is she changing the face of cinema, or are we celebrating too soon?



Magnolia Pictures has released the first trailer for Steven Soderbergh’s The Girlfriend Experience over on Hulu, and with it comes the first public look at the first major feature film from porn star Sasha Grey.



The folks over at Vulture have premiered the first poster for the Steven Soderbergh film The Girlfriend Experience, which is set to launch the acting career of an unknown named Sasha Grey. Okay, she’s not exactly unknown.



Steven Soderbergh’s next film The Girlfriend Experience finally has an official release date. This is a good thing, because you should see this Sasha Grey led film.



Before I made my trip to Park City, Utah for the 2009 Sundance Film Festival I gave you a list of the 13 films I was most interested in seeing. And now that I’ve come and gone, surviving another year in the hustle and bustle of America’s great festival, it is my duty to bookend my coverage with a list of the best films of this year’s fest.



Sasha Grey finds out what happens when she gets car trouble in “Car ASS-istance,” another installment in James Gunn’s PG Porn Series.



It was advertised as “An Evening with Steven Soderbergh,” but we knew the score. He was there to show us a work in progress cut of his latest film The Girlfriend Experience. And so he did…


Oscar-winning director Steven Soderbergh has set his sights on another low-budget film, The Girlfriend Experience, a film that will highlight the riches that come from prostitution.

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