Parents' Guide to

The Girlfriend Experience

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Dark, edgy prostitution series isn't for kids.

TV Starz Drama 2016
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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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