First Trailer for Steven Soderbergh's The Girlfriend Experience

April 15, 2009
Source: Hulu

The Girlfriend Experience Trailer

Coincidentally, I just walked out of a screening of The Girlfriend Experience, no more than five minutes ago. So I'm happy to now put up the trailer for Steven Soderbergh's latest low-budget indie feature, about the life of a $10,000 a night escort. It stars real-life pornstar Sasha Grey, but it's not a porno by any means, it's a rather fascinating character study. It's definitely worth seeing and I think this trailer does a great job of introducing the story and Grey's character, who is a rather cold and emotionless individual, for reasons you'll soon find out. The trailer comes from Hulu, so for now it's only available to US residents, apologies!

Watch the trailer for Steven Soderbergh's The Girlfriend Experience:

The Girlfriend Experience is directed by Oscar winning filmmaker Steven Soderbergh, of numerous phenomenal films, including Sex, Lies, and Videotape, Traffic, Ocean's Eleven, Solaris, The Good German, and the Che epic previously. The screenplay was written by writing partners Brian Koppelman and David Levien, of Rounders, Knockaround Guys, Runaway Jury, Walking Tall, and Ocean's Thirteen previously. This first premiered at a secret screening during the tribute to Steven Soderbergh at the Sundance Film Festival. Magnolia Pictures will debut this in limited theaters starting on May 22nd this summer.

Find more posts: Indies, To Watch, Trailer

Discover more around the web:

Reader Feedback - 34 Comments



florian on Apr 15, 2009



kid on Apr 15, 2009


that was cool, interested? yes

Scott McHenry on Apr 15, 2009


wait a second did they film this in Chicago!?!?

Sam on Apr 15, 2009


Did I hear a Led Zepplin instrunmental piece there? nice 🙂

carfonexdo on Apr 15, 2009


going to see this at the tribeca film fest!

ddd on Apr 15, 2009


Cool trailer

Nick Sears on Apr 15, 2009


Would it be possible to find another hoster vor this trailer than hulu? It's frustrating, because it only works in the US, and all the other people around the world can't watch it. Thanks a lot.

Europe on Apr 15, 2009


Im gunna say maybe. if i hear good things then i might see it. interesting trailer though.

PJ H on Apr 15, 2009


the drums in this trailer were pretty annoying, I kept waiting for them to stop and they didn't. doesn't look that good.

scm1000 on Apr 16, 2009


Hulu is racist.

captain subtext on Apr 16, 2009


What #8 said, please.

Movie Fan on Apr 16, 2009


Twitch has a non Hulu version of the trailer...I understand you're anger...I loath both MTV and Hulu for their'd think when it comes to movie clips, interviews and trailers, the studios would want the most people online able to view their material...

Christopher M on Apr 16, 2009


Been waiting to see what the trailer looked like. I have to say that I am satisfied with it. I'm looking forward to the film. BTW, this trailer is most-likely on Youtube so EVERYONE can watch it. Sasha Grey is on Twitter Sasha Grey in Smash Cut

Film-Book dot Com on Apr 16, 2009


I will watch it, but I am still wondering what the movie is actually going to be about.

Atomic Popcorn on Apr 16, 2009


I found the FULL TRAILER for The Girlfriend Experience:

Film-Book dot Com on Apr 16, 2009


Like, OMG!!! A real porn star!!! No way!?! Then this film must be so close to the truth because a porn star is just like a call girl. Oh wait... Anyhow, doesn't look bad. I like Soderbergh.

Hey Ya on Apr 16, 2009


I've been wanting to see this (I admit an addiction to Secret Diary of a Call Girl) but I am so not intrigued by this trailer. It just seems flat, and not in an interesting way. I'll reserve judgment though, maybe we'll get a better one closer to release.

Meg on Apr 16, 2009


Wasnt Tom Cruise a pornstar too? 🙂 Nice Trailer, nice lady, nice movie...

Millus on Apr 16, 2009


Yeah I know who Sasha Grey was before this and I don't know if she can pull off real acting, if she can that's great, I'd support her in that, but even the whole style of the film in this trailer looks boring, I mean there's nothing interesting about it, no emotion, no story, no jealousy, no danger, nothing to try to hook you. I hope a better trailer with some substance comes out, and yeah the drums were super annoying, it made it try to seem upbeat instead of intense/grim/strange or whatever else you might think a call girls life might be, even that choice for the trailer was useless. Alex why don't you shed some light on this for us.

Richard on Apr 16, 2009


Nice "lady"? Are you high? Oh, no...wait...that's just when you're watching porn. If she's a lady, then I am Mother Teresa. Look, if I wanted to see Grey...I'd just go to one of the millions of porn sites she is featured on. I like Soderbergh, but I think this will be a mistake. How many attractive, sexy and sensual actresses are there *in the world*? And he picks a porn star? Give me a f*cking break. And there are better ways to be provocative. Bullshit.

T.R.A. on Apr 16, 2009


#17 What's the the sarcasm, buddy? He's just stating what profession she's in. He didn't say it would be more or less realistic. Geez get a grip.

danielvutran on Apr 16, 2009



Fisherr on Apr 16, 2009


@ 14 And she's in a music video of The Roots, Birthday Girl: Is that her real boyfriend? I couldn't have a relationship like that, knowing she sells herself to men.

cine_phil on Apr 16, 2009


Sasha Grey is my favorite porn star.

CoConutman on Apr 17, 2009


Uh... the drums are from Shakerleg... one of NYC's most intense street performers. If you saw two seconds of what that guy can do, you wouldn't be saying anything about the music. I would say it's more annoying seeing all those images messing up those drums... The guy is playing all that with his hands... there's not a drummer on this earth that plays the way he does. Check youtube... way to go SHAKERLEG... you totally deserve it....

smackatoo on Apr 17, 2009


It's great being able to see it on demand at Amazon before it's out in theaters. Soderbergh directed another great film. It makes you think about the blurring line of personal with professional. Is she really mixing business with pleasure?

Benny29 on May 13, 2009


Just saw this on Video On Demand. Love Soderbergh. He is so freaking talented!!! Odd choice of casting but it works. Think is great too being able to view it on VOD and Amazon b4 theaters. Bravo!

matt on May 14, 2009


Does anybody know the song from the trailer??? (love the drums)

Dave on May 19, 2009


Check Shakerleg out for those drums... one of a kind.

nycfunguy on May 23, 2009


Pietrobruno's GFE: GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE is out on DVD. "As a filmmaker, I simply wanted to reveal what is hidden - the john". Movies often portray sex-workers, but their customers remain well hidden ? faceless and nameless. Pietrobruno's GFE: GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE calls attention to this bias, at the same time as it shifts the cinematic gaze onto the client.

curieux on Jun 20, 2009


those drums are great!! Shakerleg is a genuis!

élie on Jun 27, 2009


What a pity that it's only available to US residents! And how about it now?

Grace Wismer on Jul 2, 2009


Sasha Grey at the Tribeca Film Festival PICTURE The Girlfriend Experience FILM REVIEW

Film-Book dot Com on Jul 22, 2009

Sorry, no commenting is allowed at this time.




Alex's Top 10 - 2017
1. Call Me By Your...
2. War for Apes
3. Shape of Water
4. Florida Project
5. Dunkirk
6. Jane
7. Foxtrot
8. Faces, Places
9. Never Really Here
10. Thelma
Click Here for Thoughts

Jeremy's Top 10 - 2017
1. mother!
2. Lady Bird
3. A Ghost Story
4. The Big Sick
5. Dunkirk
6. Get Out
7. Killing Sacred Deer
8. John Wick 2
9. War for Apes
10. The Beguiled
Click Here for Thoughts


Subscribe to our feed or daily newsletter:
Follow Alex's main profile on twitter:
For the news posts only, follow this acct:
Add our feed to your Feedly: follow us in feedly