AVClub: Power is an inherent theme in The Girlfriend Experience. There’s really no way around it. A show that’s “about” the exchange of money for sex and companionship has to be about power on some level. Up until “Crossing The Line” though, the show hasn’t made much of a fuss about the dynamics of power that course through just about every single relationship on the screen. Rather, it’s been establishing its world and, in some ways, positioning the viewer as akin to Christine in that we’re learning about this world at the same time she is. Of course Christine remains an elusive and often indefinable figure, someone whose intentions and thoughts are veiled or downright hidden, but there are certainly times when she acts as a pseudo-surrogate for the audience.