Steven Soderbergh’s The Girlfriend Experience Tries to Turn a Porn Star Legit

Has the sinking economy driven Steven Soderbergh to direct pornos? Not quite, though his latest non-studio feature, The Girlfriend Experience, traverses Manhattan's high-end escort industry, anchored by a lead performance from sleepy-eyed adult film starlet Sasha Grey. Shot last October with the fancy new RED camera that could replace film altogether, Soderbergh's $1.7 million digital drama is his second film after Bubble to employ non-pros (apart from screen veteran Grey), all engaging in what the director calls "structured improv."

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