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Steven Soderbergh's The Girlfriend Experience gets a second season

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The Girlfriend Experience, Starz's ambitious but empty drama about the life of a high-end escort, has been renewed for a second season, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The series is loosely inspired by Steven Soderbergh's 2009 movie of the same name — he's credited as an executive producer for the show's first season and will stay on for its second.

The show stars Riley Keough as Christine Reade, a law student who begins working as an escort to make extra money, and also because she's bored. The 13-episode first season tried really hard to convince viewers of its own intellect, but got bogged down by overly dramatic dialogue and an obsession with body horror. Visually, The Girlfriend Experience was immaculate, but it's not surprising that a show about beautiful people in beautiful hotel rooms would be.