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Review: The Girlfriend Experience

Getting the business
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 20, 2009
3.0 3.0 Stars

But there's no escape from being a product, and to stay viable, a product needs promotion. Chelsea accepts an offer from "The Erotic Connoisseur" (film critic Glenn Kenny), who operates a Web site that critiques call girls. To do so, of course, he must have a free sample. His review is unkind and, from what we see of Chelsea (and Grey) in the film, on the money — the comment "lack of affect" is especially accurate. Kenny is hilariously wry and disgusting. Sour grapes for the tough reviews of Soderbergh's Bubble? Everyone may not be a critic in this movie, but everyone is a whore.

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