The Girlfriend Experience
- 3 Seasons
In this anthology series, the plots follow escorts who use their jobs and sexual attractiveness to work their way through their daily lives. The series is produced by filmmaker Steven Soderbergh and is inspired by his feature film of the same name. The first season of the series debuted on the Starz cable network in 2016. The second season aired in 2017. The series renewed for a third season in 2019. But as of early 2021, the season had not yet aired. As the series begins, second-year Chicago-Burnham Law School student Christine Reade lands an internship at the law firm of Kirkland & Allen and struggles to balance her workload, expenses and classes. When her close friend Avery 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. Under the pseudonym "Chelsea Rayne", Christine works as a high-end escort specializing in providing "the girlfriend experience" (GFE), an array of sexual and other associated services intended to make the client feel both sexually and emotionally satisfied.