First Trailer For Steven Soderbergh's Starz TV Show THE GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE
Starz earned some cultural relevance by bringing Sam Raimi's Ash vs. Evil Dead to life, and now the network is in business with another auteur filmmaker. Steven Soderbergh is turning his 2009 film The Girlfriend Experience (which starred adult film star Sasha Grey) into a Starz TV show, and since he's busy with his own Cinemax show The Knick, he's executive producing this one and handing most of the creative control to indie filmmakers Amy Seimetz and Lodge Kerrigan.
The show stars Riley Keough and dives into the secret world of women who provide high-cost GFEs (Girlfriend Experiences). It's set to debut on Starz sometime next year, and this new trailer does a pretty good job of setting the vibe of what we can expect. Check it out below and let us know what you think.
Christine Reade (Riley Keough) is a second year student at Chicago-Burnham Law School and a new intern at the prestigious firm of Kirkland & Allen. Working hard to establish herself at the firm, her focus quickly shifts when a classmate introduces her to the world of transactional relationships. Known as GFEs, they are women who provide “The Girlfriend Experience”—emotional and sexual relationships at a very high price. Juggling two very different lives, Christine quickly finds herself drawn into the GFE world, attracted to the rush of control and intimacy.
Steven Soderbergh, Philip Fleishman, Lodge Kerrigan and Amy Seimetz are Executive Producers. Lodge Kerrigan and Amy Seimetz wrote and directed all 13 episodes.