Christine Reade, The Girlfriend Experience
Christine Reade (Riley Keough)
In The Girlfriend Experience, a TV drama series based on the film of the same name, Christine appeared in season 1, a young attorney in training who lead a double life as a high-end sex worker. After her friend introduced her to the world of “transactional relationships,” Christine was captivated by the experience.
In the pilot episode, Christine struggled to balance her workload, expenses and classes. When her close friend Avery revealed that she has been working as an escort, she encouraged Christine to tag along and introduced her to a friend of one of her clients who was also looking for an escort.
By the end of the second episode, Christine was having sex with Avery and it was suggested it wasn’t either of their first times with a woman – Avery was a guest star and there was no other development between them. Christine was having sex with her clients in every episode, and throughout the season she carried on an affair with her law firm boss, and regular male character, David. In one episode, it was shown that she also took clients that requested multiple women to perform for them and she kissed one of the other escorts.
The Girlfriend Experience was renewed for a second season, with entirely new characters and plot-lines.
- 13 episodes.
Female love interests:
- Avery Suhr (Kate Lyn Sheil, guest, 3 episodes)
Relationship story arc with a woman: No
Male love interests:
- David Tellis (Paul Sparks, regular, 13 episodes)
Relationship story arc with a man: Yes
Filter Relationship Arc:
Storyline during sweeps? No
 A relationship story arc is defined as explicit, developed on screen, and lasting more than 3 episodes. It is listed as questionable or subtext if romance is only implied, mentioned instead of shown on screen, part of a dream sequence, or otherwise not explicit for the viewer.
 Sweeps episodes air in February, May, July and November, the periods when advertising rates are set. A character is marked as "sweeps" when there is a very limited number of episodes that address their sexuality, all air during sweeps period, and the storyline is otherwise ignore/dropped.