While up on the stand and in front of her ex-husband, Bria becomes physically ill and asks to be excused. TVLine Items: Y&r's Nina Returns, NBC Sets Kids' Nightly News and More, ‘American Gods’: Starz Sets Season 3 Release Date, and Neil Gaiman Pens Letter to Fans, Lionsgate, Starz Production ‘Ramping Up Very, Very Quickly’ in Wake of Pandemic, Fall 2017 Returning TV Premieres: Oct. 22 - Dec. 20. [8] The second season features two parallel storylines, with Kerrigan and Seimetz each writing and directing their own storyline. Anna then has an emotional breakdown and tries to reconnect with Erica, but she learns that Erica is with Darya. Erica excuses herself to the washroom and then takes a taxi. [35], In July 2019, Starz renewed the series for a 10-episode third season, to be written and directed by Anja Marquardt. How deep will she sink to get what she wants? Christine begins recording every conversation she has in the office, including the one she just had with David, and of male co-workers making innuendo-laden comments around her. The show is delivered in a cold, unemotional manner that sets the tone. What follows is the delving into the world of sex for hire, and beyond that a "Girlfriend" experience. Kirkland & Allen retain XHP as a client after it's later revealed that Erin is sleeping with Emery and is now the lead on the case. Ryan's wife discovers he is seeing Christine (after they are spotted together by one of Ryan's friends and his wife), and she offers her $20,000 to stay away. The second season features two parallel storylines. She and David later have sex and she leads him into saying incriminating things such as "then I'll have to fire you" in response to them not having sex. Annabel, in disbelief, asks her if she's going to be an escort for the rest of her life, but Christine doesn't answer. The Girlfriend Experience Season 1 Episode 4: Crossing the Line Summary: Christine juggles the demands of her internship, law school and a growing roster of GFE clients. Anna asks Erica to have a child with her and she agrees. Created by Lodge Kerrigan, Amy Seimetz. Season 2 will focus on new characters and take on a new format with two parallel storylines. For her it is an act. Erica begins drinking and misses work. Simon recorded their conversations; however, nothing incriminating is said by Christine. [5], In June 2014, the series was greenlit by Starz, with a 13-episode order with the series being based upon The Girlfriend Experience which was directed by Steven Soderbergh who also serves as an executive producer on the series, while Lodge Kerrigan and Amy Seimetz, wrote and directed all 13 episodes and also serve as executive producers. Sandra goes to Erica's apartment and finds her drunk and helps her sober up. Later at night, Christine and Avery kiss and have a sexual encounter. Christine goes home for her parents' 30th anniversary party. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. Christine's secret identity is compromised following the death of one of her clients. An entertaining peek into the world of prostitution from the client's point of view. Bria reveals the truth to Paul that she is in WITSEC and about her past. What will the ultimate price be?I've only seen 4 episodes of the season but it shows great promise. Upon returning to her apartment, Christine receives flowers and a note from Jack, given to her by the doorman. Check out our picks for movies that (hopefully) won't keep you up at night. Executive produced by Steven Soderbergh, it is based on the 2009 film of the same name. Anna reveals to Erica that she is three weeks pregnant with a client's child and she wants her and Erica to be a family. Christine and David continue their affair. Olsen takes Bria to her ex-husband's arraignment. Back at home, Christine's father believes the video was sent by an ex-boyfriend, while her mother disagrees, saying Christine has always been selfish and wanted attention. Drama; TV-MA; 27 Episodes; 2015 - 2017; Known as GFEs, they are women who provide "The Girlfriend Experience" - emotional and sexual relationships at a high price. Christine buys a luxurious new apartment. She is introduced to Jacqueline, the woman who runs the escort service and who will book her clients, and receive a 30% fee in exchange. Back in Chicago, Christine continues her escort work and has a photo shoot done. Beautiful but unfulfilled Ashley has her eyes opened to the tantalizing possibilities of BDSM when she discovers the popular erotic novel SLAVE by Nolan Keats. Erica begins acting cold and distant to Anna and Erica hires her and a male escort to have sex in front of her. When her close friend Avery (Kate Lyn Sheil) reveals that she has been working as an escort, she encourages Christine to tag along and introduces her to a friend of one of her clients, who is looking for an escort. She takes notes to remember small details of her clients, she edits her words and reactions to her client's wishes.We see the main character position herself to always profit in some way in her interactions. Christine returns to Chicago. [45] The first season was released on Blu-ray and DVD in region 1 on August 2, 2016. Christine meets David for lunch and they have a heated exchange with David calling her a whore. Bria, Kayla, and Paul go for a picnic and Paul gives them both gifts. Christine has lunch with her sister where she reveals she's done with law school. Christine later comes home to find that Avery has left and stolen from her safety deposit box. Christine attempts to prevent any further intrusions from Jack, but encounters another problem from an unexpected source. Christine continues to see her various clients, including Martin, Ryan, and Michael. It seems similar to Mr. Add the first question. Erin takes David's position as managing partner at the firm. She then stages the scene to look like Olsen killed the two men while protecting her. With Riley Keough, Paul Sparks, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Briony Glassco. Erica then uses the tape to blackmail Novak in exchange for his organization's donor list. Erica is offered $25 million in dark money from an ambitious and corrupt billionaire financier. Christine's worlds collide, forcing her to devise a way to come out on top. Paul becomes more controlling in his relationship with Bria. David tries to make amends with his wife and repair their marriage. In reality she is cold, distant, and calculating. Erica begs Anna to come back to her, and after some hesitation, she does. Later, Paul calls Bria and tells her he wants to take her and Kayla out for a "family day". When a broken-hearted guy tries to get over his ex-girlfriend, he gets more than he bargained for and a lesson in expectation vs. reality. But the relative opacity of 'Bria’s story' beats — and the oddly pat metaphors of 'Erica & Anna' — left me with the wish that these two well-matched directors might, you know, collaborate. Later, Anna has an abortion. She is always on top; in the bedroom and in the relationship. Primarily told from Agent Olsen's point-of-view, it reveals that he has put listening devices in Bria's apartment and has been spying on her the whole time, including witnessing her having sex with a client in a parking lot. Looking for a slightly scary movie to watch this Halloween? Michael's family is willing to expose him and Christine's escort work in an attempt to get her to stop pursuing the money from Michael's will. In response, Erica coldly ends their relationship. [27] In September 2014, Riley Keough was cast as the female lead. Kevin, one of Christine's clients, puts her in an uncomfortable position when he asks if she could lower her rate because he's having a hard time paying to see her. [38] Matt Zoller Seitz, reviewing for Vulture, gave top praises to the series, stating that "The Girlfriend Experience is actually four or five shows rolled into one, and a big part of its specialness resides in those moments where it morphs from one thing into another", as well as giving high praise especially to the season finale: "[It] is the most daring, dense, allusive, and multilayered single episode of TV I’ve seen since the finale of season three of Louie". Kirkland & Allen settles with Christine, paying her $1 million. A drama set in the days leading up to the 2008 Presidential election, and centered on a high-end Manhattan call girl meeting the challenges of her boyfriend, her clients, and her work. Due to the sex tape, her family is fairly awkward around her, especially her sister and mother. Olsen becomes sexually fixated on Bria and later coerces her into sex after he confronts her about returning to escorting. Christine admits to her sister that she simply "doesn't like people" and asks her if she's abnormally selfish or a sociopath. David tells her to delete all communications she has ever had with him as he doesn't want to be associated with her. When Sandra finds evidence that links the SuperPAC to illegal Canadian dark money, Erica tells her to delete the evidence, but Sandra copies the files for her blackmailer. David interviews for a new job at a law firm. Release Dates Erica accepts the $25 million from the billionaire financier. She fears for herself and Kayla and asks to move in with Paul to keep themselves safe. Official Sites While talking, Bria reveals she has a step-daughter. After unsuccessfully trying to have sex in his car, she suggests they go to a state park (where she previously went with Paul). At the office, Christine receives an envelope containing photos of herself that were taken for her escort work, including photos showing her face, which worries her. She later meets a new client, Kevin, who is more on the nervous and sensitive side. [30], In January 2017, it was announced that Louisa Krause, Anna Friel and Carmen Ejogo were cast as the three female leads of season 2.