Soderbergh's Grey matter

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Oscar-winning director Steven Soderbergh has a new muse and she’s a porn megstar. Sasha Grey is simply superb in his bold drama The Girlfriend Experience, which takes the viewer deep inside the convoluted reality of high-end escorts.

Following Traffic, the Oceans 11 trilogy and Che, Soderbergh cast 21-year-old Grey to tell the story of a highly sought after call girl, running her own business on her own terms, holding down her career and juggling her career with a fully supportive boyfriend.

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The film unpicks the reality of elite escorts - through the eyes of one of the most prolific, complex porn stars today. "How to we ascribe value to certain things?” ponders Soderbergh.

“And, in this case, why does kissing require an incredible surcharge in the sex industry? What is that about? That's the thing that (Girlfriend Experience) do that other prostitutes don't. You're not allowed to kiss. That's a whole different thing. Here, you're paying top dollar to be able to make-out, and I think that's interesting"

The Girlfriend Experience is out on December 4