The Girlfriend Experience
Young high end prostitute Chelsea offers her clients a so-called "girlfriend experience", in which they get the feeling of actually having a girlfriend for a night. Non-linear and shot with cheap cameras, THE GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE gives Steven Soderbergh a chance to showcase his more experimental leanings. Taking a cue from earlier films such as SCHIZOPOLIS (1996), FULL FRONTAL (2002) AND BUBBLE (2005). THE GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE is a fascinating and intriguingly structured film about love, sex and economy.
Steven Soderbergh is one of the most succesfull American directors of the last two decades. He began his film-making carrier with shorts and concert films, and had his big breakthrough with SEX, LIES AND VIDEOTAPE (1989). James Spader and Andie MacDowell starred in this film which was awarded the Palme d’Or in Cannes and was nominated for an Academy Award for best screenplay. Soderbergh is a very productive director who balances art and commercialism nicely; he has made award-winning movies such as ERIN BROCKOVICH (2000) and TRAFFIC (2000), in addition to the popular ensemble-movies OCEAN'S ELEVEN (2001), OCEAN'S TWELVE (2004) og OCEAN'S 13 (2007).