Steven Soderbergh Producing The Girlfriend Experience TV Series. Director Steven Soderbergh is bringing his film The Girlfriend Experience to the small screen on Starz. The Girlfriend Experience is being made into a anthology TV series that will be 13-episodes.
On the new series:
“The Girlfriend Experience” will delve into the world of high-end escorts who provide not only sex but also companionship experiences for their clients. The half-hour series will revolve around a woman working as a “GFE,” as these services as known, as she encounters different clients and experiences.
“This is show is about looking at the nature of transactions and relationships and how we define the boundaries in our relationships,”
[Soderbergh] emphasized that the show aims to counter the myth that all women who work as escorts, even when sex is part are the deal, are coerced into it or have suffered emotional damage.
“We’re hoping to up-end the traditional assumptions about these kind of relationships and the women who work as GFEs,” Soderbergh said.
Filming will begin next around March.
On the people behind the scenes:
Indie filmmakers Lodge Kerrigan and Amy Seimetz will write all 13 installments and divide up the directing work on the segs. Soderbergh has known Kerrigan for years while Seimetz impressed him with her work as an actress and helmer in recent pics including 2013’s “Upstream Color.”
Soderbergh and Fleishman (right with Sodebergh) will exec produce.
On the original film’s star Sasha Grey and her involvement in the TV adaptation:
Sasha Grey starred in the 2009 Magnolia Pictures release, but at present there are no plans to include her or the character she played in the series. Casting for the lead role will begin once Kerrigan and Seimetz have a few more scripts written.
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