Starz has released the first look at the second season of acclaimed anthology The Girlfriend Experience.
Based on the Stephen Soderbergh film of the same name and developed for television by Amy Seimetz and Lodge Kerrigan, The Girlfriend Experience utilizes the anthology format to tell stories from within the sex industry, particularly providers of the so-called Girlfriend Experience. The first season starred Riley Keough (American Honey) as Christine, a Chicago law student who gets introduced to the life of being a GFE by a close friend, while the upcoming second season follows two different storylines told over 14 episodes.
One storyline is set in Washington, D.C. amid the madness of the 2018 mid-term elections, where the influence of dark money has a smothering influence on proceedings. Erica Myles (Anna Friel) is the finance director of a prominent Republican Super PAC, someone under intense pressure to perform the closer the election gets; the direction of the entire country could rest on her shoulders, so in order to get the results she desires, she contacts GFE provider Anna Greenwald (Louisa Krause) with the intention of blackmailing a high-powered fundraiser. However, the relationship between Erica and Anna quickly evolves from professional to sexual, as the two fall into a dynamic predicated on vulnerability, submission, and Erica’s gradual loss of control.
The other storyline, set to take place in New Mexico, follows Bria Jones (Carmen Ejogo), a GFE who discovers something disturbing about a regular client and subsequently relocates for her personal safety. Once in New Mexico, Bria forms eerily transactional relationships with the men she encounters all the while avoiding the ghosts from her past that continue to threaten her present.
The second season of The Girlfriend Experience is set to premiere Sunday, November 5th at 9:00 on Starz.
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