A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Prostitution is portrayed as a way to make money; lots of choices could be considered immoral.
Positive Role Models
Christine is focused, austere, driven, unapologetic.
Violence & Scariness
Heated exchanges, yelling, water thrown in people's faces.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Innuendo, simulated sexual activity, nudity. The show revolves around the concept of prostitution.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Wine, champagne, hard liquor; cigarette smoking.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that The Girlfriend Experience is about a law student who gets involved with the escort profession, and it contains strong content, including nudity and lots of scenes with simulated sexual acts. There are additional mature themes, drinking, cigarette smoking, and cursing as well.
Is It Any Good?
Thanks to its edgy vibe retained from Soderberg's film, this dark series offers viewers the chance to explore a life that is as cold as it is sexually indulgent. Christine isn't necessarily likable, but she is intelligent and able to navigate the heartlessness of her two lives. Thanks to her blunt, usually unemotional approach, she's able to strike deals (sexual or otherwise) with the people around her without being bound by ethical or moral conventions.
The story successfully creates tension between the nature of the escort trade and the politics of her legal career, and it highlights the games that people play in both arenas. But while it points to the various risks involved, and the potential consequences of Christine's actions in the two worlds, the focus is really on how she juggles it all. The result is a show that is both unflinching and nonjudgmental.
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