I'm not quite sure how I heard about 'Student Services', but with a lot of films, I quite like the unknown. What unravels before you is not only the life of poor Laura, but a well acted, sincere drama about desperation.
Driven to on-line 'favours for strangers' pages, Laura starts a steady decline into depraved and perverted acts. At first, it starts off light hearted, humorous and ridiculous. This all slides into a frenetic series of worse and worse perversions. The scene in which Joe attacks her with the dildo, was pretty horrific.
The scenes with her clients, are advertised as sexy and erotic. I felt them jarring and at times, unnerving. The subject matter is broached tastefully, and any sudden twist we would have been left with a husk like 'Show Girls'. Student Services is a solid drama, that doesn't over sell itself. Just not as hard hitting, as it perhaps should have been.