Sex Doll (2016)


Sex Doll (2016)

A high-priced call girl navigates the shadowy world of London's sex trade underground in this provocative, erotic thriller. Virginie goes about her work as a prostitute with a cool detachment, trading sex with wealthy businessmen for money, but never getting emotionally involved. That all changes when she meets Rupert (Ash Stymest), an enigmatic stranger with unclear intentions. Risking everything, Virginie plunges into a dangerous affair that tears her between a ruthless madame who forbids romantic attachments and a dark, sexy man who could be her savior or her downfall.
IMDb   4.5 /10
Metacritic   44 %
TheMovieDb    5.4 /10
FilmAffinity   4.9 /10
Director Sylvie Verheyde
Writer Sylvie Verheyde
Release Date2017-02-09
Runtime1h 42min
Content RatingUnrated (Unrated)
CompanyLes Films du Veyrier, The Bureau, Lipsync
CountryUK, France
LanguageEnglish, French
Virginieas Virginie
Rupertas Rupert…
Raphäelleas Raphäelle…
Cookas Cook
Ira Max
Ira Max
Sofiaas Sofia
Electreas Electre…
Myriam Djeljeli
Myriam Djeljeli
La petite soeuras La petite soeur…
Jeremy Bennett
Jeremy Bennett
Manor House client pèreas Manor House client père
Simon Killick
Simon Killick
Manor House client filsas Manor House client fils
Client 1 (cheminée)as Client 1 (cheminée)
Martin Alcock
Martin Alcock
Client 2 (chambre blanche)as Client 2 (chambre blanche)
Robert Benedetti-Hall
Robert Benedetti-Hall
Client 3 (S&M)as Client 3 (S&M)
Reuven Gershon
Reuven Gershon
Client 4 (habitué)as Client 4 (habitué)
Matt Sterling
Matt Sterling
Employé de nuitas Employé de nuit
Réceptionniste Country Hotelas Réceptionniste Country Hotel
Susann Carmen Jagodzinska
Susann Carmen Jagodzinska
Jeune fille polonaiseas Jeune fille polonaise
Ned Kelly
Ned Kelly
Electre Party Guyas Electre Party Guy

Sex Doll

Sex Doll is a 2016 drama thriller film, directed by Sylvie Verheyde, and produced by Bruno Berthemy, Bertrand Faivre, and Soledad Gatti-Pascual. The film stars Hafsia Herzi, Ash Stymest, and Karole Rocher in the lead roles.


Rupert (Ash Stymest) struggles to rescue Virginie (Hafsia Herzi) from a French escort.


  • Hafsia Herzi as Virginie
  • Ash Stymest as Rupert
  • Karole Rocher as Raphäelle


Critical response

On the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 0% based on 5 reviews. Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned the film a score of 44 out of 100, based on 4 critics, indicating "Mixed or average reviews".

Frank Scheck of The Hollywood Reporter wrote, "A high-rent prostitute becomes romantically involved with a man harboring a secret in Sylvie Verheyde's erotic thriller."Decider wrote, "Writer/Director Sylvie Verheyde‘s Sex Doll is neither sexy, nor dolly (whatever that means)." Gary Goldstein of The Los Angeles Times wrote, "Tighter pacing, more dimensional and compelling characters, and twistier consequences could have helped better propel this dark, semi-intriguing tale."