Friday, May 22, 2009

Soderbergh on "The Girlfriend Experience"...

The CP and I watched Soderbergh's latest HD experiment last week, and enjoyed it, despite and because of its tonal ambiguities. The New York Times' A.O. Scott examines the film's oblique qualities, and more, of course, in his review, which appears today. As an addendum, the Bubble/Kafka/Che/Ocean's 13 director contributes a brief audio slideshow ("Mood Lighting") about the making of The Girlfriend Experience. You can find it here.

Soderbergh's exegesis on commodification stars actress Sasha Grey, who has made quite a name for herself as an exemplar of contemporary porn. For those unfamiliar with her work in this realm, you can exhaust yourselves here.



To Live and Shave in L.A. 25th Anniversary Tour: Updated Poster

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