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.

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  • florian
  • kid
  • Scott McHenry
    that was cool, interested? yes
  • Sam
    wait a second did they film this in Chicago!?!?
  • carfonexdo
    Did I hear a Led Zepplin instrunmental piece there? nice :)
  • ddd
    going to see this at the tribeca film fest!
  • Cool trailer
  • Europe
    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.
  • PJ H
    Im gunna say maybe. if i hear good things then i might see it. interesting trailer though.
  • scm1000
    the drums in this trailer were pretty annoying, I kept waiting for them to stop and they didn't. doesn't look that good.
  • captain subtext
    Hulu is racist.
  • Movie Fan
    What #8 said, please.
  • Christopher M
    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...
  • 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
  • I will watch it, but I am still wondering what the movie is actually going to be about.
  • I found the FULL TRAILER for The Girlfriend Experience:
  • Hey Ya
    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.
  • Meg
    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.
  • Wasnt Tom Cruise a pornstar too? :-) Nice Trailer, nice lady, nice movie...
  • Richard
    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.
  • T.R.A.
    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.
  • #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.
  • Fisherr
  • cine_phil
    @ 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.
  • CoConutman
    Sasha Grey is my favorite porn star.
  • smackatoo
    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....
  • Benny29
    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?
  • matt
    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!
  • Dave
    Does anybody know the song from the trailer??? (love the drums)
  • nycfunguy
    Check Shakerleg out for those drums... one of a kind.
  • 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.
  • élie
    those drums are great!! Shakerleg is a genuis!
  • What a pity that it's only available to US residents! And how about it now?
  • Sasha Grey at the Tribeca Film Festival PICTURE The Girlfriend Experience FILM REVIEW




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