The Girlfriend Experience

Christine Reade is a law student and an intern at a prestigious firm but her focus quickly shifts when a classmate introduces her to the world of transactional relationships. Known as GFEs, they are women who provide "The Girlfriend Experience" - emotional and intimate relationships at a price. Juggling two lives, Christine is drawn into the GFE world, attracted to the rush of control and easy money.

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Country of origin:
United States
TV shows creator:
Lodge Kerrigan

1. Entry

Law student Christine Reade lands an internship at a prestigious Chicago firm but when a classmate introduces her to the world of transactional relationships, her focus begins to shift

A Friend

2. A Friend

Christine begins living a double life – working as a GFE, while pursuing her legal career.


3. Retention

Christine becomes concerned by the level of Jacqueline’s control and confronts her, while David enlists Erin’s help, in an attempt to retain one of the firm’s top clients.

Crossing The Line

4. Crossing The Line

Christine juggles the demands of her internship, law school and a growing roster of GFE clients.


5. Insurance

Christine’s secret identity is threatened by a client’s death.


6. Boundaries

Christine and a new client grow increasingly intimate and start to cross the provider/client boundary.


7. Access

Christine takes precautions against any further intrusions from Jack, but is soon faced with another problem from an unexpected source.


8. Provocation

Intent on revenge, Christine goes on the attack at Kirkland.


9. Blindsided

Christine’s worlds collide and she is forced to find a way to come out on top.


10. Available

After her humiliating experience at Kirkland, Christine embraces her career as a GFE provider.


11. Fabrication

Christine goes on the counter-attack in an attempt to force a settlement with Kirkland & Allen, while exploring more anonymous ways to service her GFE clients.


12. Home

Christine travels home for her parent’s 30th wedding anniversary party – but they are partially happy to see her.


13. Separation

Christine is in complete control as a GFE provider.