It was much easier to objectify women when they’re nameless personalities on the Internet. He fantasised about having sex with them, because he couldn’t yet afford them.
There was a girl next door who intrigued him.
She showed up in a towel, asking for help. He did what he could, without much effort.
But when she was in real danger, he became her accidental hero.
It was a tender moment when they bonded afterwards.
She wasn’t just a girl he fantasised about; she was a real, living, breathing woman, sitting with him, alone.
He felt a warmness in his heart… and a little something else.
There was no turning back.
Viewer discretion: For mature audiences only.
‘The Girlfriend Experience’ won Best Director at The Reality Film Lab, and has screened at Qcinema International Film Festival and Singkuwento International Film Festival.