The Girlfriend ExperienceDVD - 2009
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Let me guess - this guy's married. Does he have a family? What do you think's gonna happen? You're gonna go away this weekend... something magical is gonna happen? He's gonna go home to his wife - who he's cheating on by the way - and say,"Hey, Honey, guess what? I spent three days with a hooker, and guess what -"
-I don't know what's going to happen. And that's the point.
I know what's gonna happen. You know what's gonna happen? You're gonna go on your little trip, all right? And when he's done playing with you because he's having a midlife crisis, he's gonna leave you and go back to his normal, great life with his wife and his family and he's gonna leave you
high and dry. And guess what - then you're gonna come back here, and there's no here anymore.
I love that when it happens with a client - you meet somebody and there's
like a real connection.
-It is different. A client's different from a boyfriend. It's a different kind of relationship. There's boundaries there where it's just a little bit artificial, whereas what you have with Chris is really- it's a real relationship.
About a year ago I found these books on personology. So the first thing
I ask a client- or one of the first things at least - is when is their birthday.
And that helps me see if this person is going to put me in danger, if they're gonna be a risky business decision.
-So you vet them out by seeing if they have their personal details on the top of their head?
I've been in so many relationships where nobody listens. I definitely think relationships are about communication, don't you?
Sometimes clients think they want the real you, but at the end of the day they don't. They want what they want you to be. They want you to be something else. They don't want you to be yourself.
-Suppose I'm that rare client that really wants to - if they wanted you
to be yourself, they wouldn't be paying you.
What you do for work - you met a client today. You didn't meet your soulmate. You didn't meet some guy you read about in a book, okay?
-I don't know that and you don't know that.
No, I do know that. You don't spend one day with a guy and destroy over-a-year relationship. I mean, we live together. We're just gonna throw that all out?
What differentiates you from those other women is what's gonna make these other businesses grow for you.
Chelsea: Sometimes clients think they want the real you, but at the end of the day, they say they don't. They want what... they want what you want to be. They want you to be something else. They don't want you to be yourself.
Interviewer: Suppose I'm that rare client that really wants to...
Chelsea: If they wanted you to be yourself, they wouldn't be paying you.
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Chelsea (Sasha Grey) is a high-priced $2,000-an-hour call girl in Manhattan, offering a 'girlfriend experience': she'll dress with the client in mind, go to dinner and a movie, listen attentively to talk about work and finances, and she'll provide sex. It's October, 2008: a presidential election nears and the economy is in free fall. She has a boyfriend, Chris (Chris Santos), who's a personal trainer. We are shown five non-consecutive days in Chelsea's life. She's working on her Web page, talking to image consultants, and being interviewed by a reporter. She asks clients when their birthdays are and uses that for an astrological prediction. She's drawn to a new client, a writer from L.A. Should she break her rules for him? What if it risks her relationship with Chris? Should she invest in gold?