The Girlfriend Experience: Season 2 (2017)

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Season 2
The Girlfriend Experience

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The Girlfriend Experience reinvents itself from a character study into an ensemble piece, thoughtfully unpacking thorny aspects of sexuality and providing rigorous programming for viewers who want to be both challenged and titillated.

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Critic Ratings: 18

63%

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User Ratings: 82

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Episodes

Air date: Nov 5, 2017

Erica Myles, a finance director at a super PAC, enlists an escort, Anna Garner, in an attempt to gain a secret.

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Air date: Nov 5, 2017

Bria Jones, a former GFE, enters the witness protection program in order to escape an abusive relationship.

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Air date: Nov 12, 2017

Erica is contacted by a financier.

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Air date: Nov 12, 2017

Despite orders to lay low, Bria meets with a new client, triggering Ian's suspicions.

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Air date: Dec 19, 2017

Erica meets with a powerful Wall Street financier and makes a deal with Maryland Attorney General Gregory Shaw to suppress damaging information on Senator McCord. Meanwhile, Novak seeks revenge against Erica and Anna.

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Air date: Dec 10, 2017

Bria expands the boundaries of the GFE when she brings Kayla along on a date with Paul. When Paul still refuses to have sex with Bria, she finds herself expanding her client base in order to meet her needs. Meanwhile, Ian continues to probe for the truth as the trial date looms.

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Air date: Nov 26, 2017

Erica is contacted by a potential donor; Anna gives in to Erica's sexual desires.

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Air date: Nov 26, 2017

Olsen becomes obsessed with Bria; Paul becomes more controlling with Bria; Bria learns her ex-husband is out on bail.

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Air date: Dec 3, 2017

Anna breaks some big news to Erica and Erica begins to feel increasing pressure at work. -- (C) STARZ

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Air date: Dec 3, 2017

Anna breaks some big news, and Erica begins to feel increasing pressure at work. Bria takes matters into her own hands in order to escape Ian.

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Tv Season Info

Breaking with last season's format, the anthology series will follow two parallel stories each focusing on entirely new characters, relationships, plotlines and locations while exploring the price of intimacy and its emotional consequences. One storyline for the 14-episode scripted original series will be set in Washington, D.C. and the other, in New Mexico.

Cast

Riley Keough
as Christine Reade
Carmen Ejogo
as Bria Jones
Paul Sparks
as David Tellis
Anna Friel
as Erica Myles
Mary Lynn Rajskub
as Erin Roberts
Tunde Adebimpe
as Ian Olsen
Kate Lyn Sheil
as Avery Suhr
Louisa Krause
as Anna Garner
Amy Seimetz
as Annabel Reade
Harmony Korine
as Erin Roberts
Narges Rashidi
as Darya Esford
Michael Cram
as Mark Novak
Trevor Hayes
as Dennis Masterson
Matthew Bennett
as Steven Becker
Drew Nelson
as Matt Cusick
Emily Piggford
as Sandra Fuchs
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Critic Reviews for The Girlfriend Experience Season 2

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (7)

The Girlfriend Experience does exactly what it sets out to do: Chronicling these women either as aggressively as the world around them, like Kerrigan does, or with an open mind and unpredictable destination,

Nov 6, 2017 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
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What's gratifying about this spotty and sometimes surreal Season 2 is that it's clear the show's creators want to push the boundaries of what they can do.

Nov 6, 2017 | Full Review…

[The Girlfriend Experience] is one of the most compelling shows to emerge from the recent trend of auteur-driven TV.

Nov 8, 2017 | Full Review…

Despite fully committed and often superb performances, neither Erica nor Anna come alive as recognizable human beings.

Nov 6, 2017 | Full Review…

I can almost understand Anna Friel's taking of a leading role this time round: it's gutsy, austerely shot, at some points sharply written. But it's also horrible.

Mar 13, 2018 | Full Review…

As if this season wasn't ambitious enough, The Girlfriend Experience's exploration of gender dynamics, sex work and power play force viewers to consider these issues at what could not be a more pivotal time.

Dec 14, 2017 | Full Review…

The Girlfriend Experience doesn't judge characters or wave fingers. Instead, it boldly weaves their stories into an already depraved world of greed, lust, and power so that they are no longer silent objects in the conversation.

Dec 13, 2017 | Full Review…

The most noticeable difference between the superb first season of The Girlfriend Experience and its equally excellent second season is a matter of structure and collaboration.

Nov 29, 2017 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Be glad The Girlfriend Experience is back in all of its twisty intensity.

Nov 15, 2017 | Full Review…

The Girlfriend Experience is still missing the same thing it desperately needed last year: a different perspective.

Nov 6, 2017 | Full Review…

The Girlfriend Experience may tackle risqué subjects head-on, but it's the way Kerrigan and Seimetz choose to do so that's truly transgressive.

Nov 6, 2017 | Full Review…

Each show runner, Amy Sieimetz and Lodge Kerrigan, tackles their own story; neither intersect. It's a new way of telling stories anyway.

Nov 6, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Girlfriend Experience: Season 2

  • Oct 31, 2019
    Season one was. Season 2 lacked the character development of the first season. It was disjointed and focused on lesbian sex instead of a real plot.
  • Jan 08, 2019
    Awful! They RUINED Season 2! Season1 was perfection. Now it looks like a man got a hold if it and its shit! Christines story wasnt over. Season 1 was great, Season 3 with the same characters and format as Season 1 please!
  • Mar 15, 2018
    Not enough dialogue, you have to keep your eyes glued to understand. i also think the excessive sex scenes that really dont do any thnig for the actresses are exploitative. last season with riley Keough? was much better

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