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Soderbergh Wants A Porn Star Girlfriend
Sasha Grey in The Girlfriend Experience

16 October 2008  |  Written by Emily Phillips  |  Source: Variety

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Porn star Sasha Grey is to take the lead in a low-budget outing from Oscar winner Steven Soderbegh. Moving on from his extended epic Che, to a movie more in keeping with his Sex Lies and Video Tape days, The Girlfriend Experience will follow a high-price call girl (guess who?!).

The drama, will be the first in a six film run funded by media entrepreneur Mark Cuban and was penned by screenwriters Brian Koppelman and David Levien, of Ocean’s 13 fame.  


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Messed Up
Having looked into the background of this actress she does appear to originate from the more extreme spectrum. Apparently in her first shoot at the age of 18 she shocked a harded (forgive the pun) gonzo porn actor by asking him to hit her in the stomach as hard as he could. Some of the other films she is supposed to have acted in suggest a rather S&M approach to life. Quite a brave casting but at the same time I suppose she must have shown some acting talent to have got the role. More

Posted by sanchia at 22:34 on 20 October 2008 | Report This Post

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Hmmm... Olivia - Oh, hang on... Sorry, dodgy computer meant I didn't realise I'd posted that 17 times. Shall delete extraneous posts. More

Posted by Paxton at 00:08 on 20 October 2008 | Report This Post

Excuse me, Paxton, what was your point again? More

Posted by Manfrendshensindshen at 08:53 on 19 October 2008 | Report This Post

Hmm...
Olivia Hallinan (Sugar Rush) screentested for this about a week ago... More

Posted by Paxton at 02:44 on 19 October 2008 | Report This Post

Hmm...
Olivia Hallinan (Sugar Rush) screentested for this about a week ago... More

Posted by Paxton at 02:42 on 19 October 2008 | Report This Post

Hmm...
Olivia Hallinan (Sugar Rush) screentested for this about a week ago... More

Posted by Paxton at 02:35 on 19 October 2008 | Report This Post

Hmm...
Olivia Hallinan (Sugar Rush) screentested for this about a week ago... More

Posted by Paxton at 02:34 on 19 October 2008 | Report This Post

shes a pretty girl wasted in the adult industry...could be a move to the mainstream, hope shes taken some acting lessons though!! More

Posted by moo.v.buff at 18:16 on 17 October 2008 | Report This Post

She's quite a performer
Always ready to give 100% :D More

Posted by cenaris at 11:58 on 17 October 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Soderbergh Wants A Porn Star Girlfriend
She's a consumate professional and has always given her all in every performance I've seen her in. More

Posted by fish that roared at 15:52 on 16 October 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Grey is a wonderful actress
She always nails it. :D More

Posted by darko18 at 14:21 on 16 October 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Grey is a wonderful actress
there is no reply to that which wouldn't get me banned More

Posted by Manny at 14:18 on 16 October 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Grey is a wonderful actress
She has great timing. More

Posted by darko18 at 13:33 on 16 October 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Grey is a wonderful actress
I've seen some, can't recall whether she can act though More

Posted by Manny at 13:23 on 16 October 2008 | Report This Post

Grey is a wonderful actress
I've seen much of her work. More

Posted by darko18 at 13:14 on 16 October 2008 | Report This Post

Just what is it about mainstream filmakers wanting to make Porn?
Michael Winterbottom, Ang Lee, Steven Soderbergh, and even ol' Kubrick (well maybe not Kubrick, but he did have a long-running joke with Terry Southern that he would like to). What's next, The Coens pick up on the early joke in 'Superbad' and make a porno "with you know, some production values, a little transition...?" Get Paul Verhoevenback over to the USA, give him $200million and a white card More

Posted by TheMadFatChickKiller at 13:07 on 16 October 2008 | Report This Post

It's all for the sake of art. More

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