I have no idea how to react to this trailer, other than to say I want to see this simply because even Soderbergh’s failures (Solaris) are more interesting than most films that get released these days. Does it look like the next Out of Sight or Traffic? Well…no. But both of those movies were artistically successful due more to the superlative work of their screenwriters (Scott Frank and Stephen Gaghan, respectively) than Soderbergh’s performance as a director.
Now, Sex, Lies & Videotape is all him. And that’s kind of what The Girlfriend Experience reminds me of. All that’s missing is Sandy Cohen’s eyebrows. And a leading lady who isn’t a porn star, but you can’t have everything, right?