April 7, 2012 Leave a comment
I find that a lot of people are not so forth coming about their appreciation of Steven Soderbergh’s work. He seems to have this new found polarizing effect on film goers with his recent rash of lo-fi films. Lo-fi meaning he casts leads that aren’t of the traditional Hollywood sense and strips down the films to the bare essentials of story telling to tell a straightforward narrative with a tenuous emotional connection. Sure, it doesn’t seem like something fun, but I appreciate the intimate, voyeuristic views that Soderbergh’s films give us. The Girlfriend Experience is an interesting view on the dynamics of a escort and her clients who want a particular kind of experience. One where sex isn’t necessarily the end game, rather they want a connection, even if it is paid for.