Apparently The Girlfriend Experience is a whole lot closer to our TVs than we thought. Amazon’s offering a 3-day web rental of the film less than a week after it premiered at Tribeca (hat tip to Gizmodo), which means you’re just a few clicks away from watching it in its entirety.
It’s not quite the same as catching it in theaters, but this isn’t exactly Lawrence of Arabia either, and when you’re facing down almost omnipresent bootlegging, we’re betting you take what you can get. If our tips are to be believed, the movie’s already showing up in hotel rooms too…which is only fitting.
Early reviews suggest it’s more about money than sex, but a trip through the world of high-rent prostitutes is still a trip we’re more than willing to take. It’s also one of the first films to use the new Red One digital camera in place of good old film, which gives the whole endeavor an appropriately grainy feel.
We can only imagine what Che would make of it all.
The Talented Ms. Grey: Vice Magazine favorite Sasha Grey is making the leap up to legitimate film with a movie about a call girl. Apparently going from real porn star to fictional prostitute is a big step up. [Variety]
A Touch of Orange: A master class in restrained use of color. The gist is, never underestimate the pocket square. [A Suitable Wardrobe]
Cinema du Karl: Everyone’s favorite teddy bear Karl Lagerfeld is getting into the movie business with a silent film. We hear those are all the rage these days. [WWD]
The Hunt is On: Moose-hunting with Wasilla’s finest. [Josh Spear]