Prostitution is so hot right now. First Eliot Spitzer makes it the “it” thing to do with his whole high-priced escort confession. Well, not really “thing.” They’re still people…
Then because of his seedy late-night activities, Ashley Alexandra Dupre becomes an American sensation, jump starting her music career for at least 48-hours.
Soderbergh will direct The Girlfriend Experience, a feature that focuses on the world of prostitution from the vantage point of a $10,000-a-night call girl. The film will start production after The Informant, starring Matt Damon. It will be shot over 14 days this fall.
Finally. Every Wednesday night I ask myself, “I wonder what it’s like to be the call girl.” Through the magic of movies, I’ll find out.
According to Variety, Soderbergh, Koppelman and Levien interviewed numerous women and fixed on an interior look at a woman who makes $1 million a year in the business. Wow, that’s dedication to research. Numerous call girls came in to interview. Now I’m not implying that Soderbergh or his producing partners partook in the temptations of the flesh. Because that’s slander. Or libel. Or both. And I’m already pushing it with the title of this post. I will say this, however: Soderbergh, you dog.
But wait, there’s more. Just like prostitutes, the film can be enjoyed anywhere. It will become the second film to be distributed simultaneously same-day release in theaters, on cable TV, and DVD. He may be jumping on the prostitute bandwagon late in the game, but he’s setting the trend for same-day releases. Soderbergh, you dog, you.