The Plot

The Client List The Client List is a Lifetime Network television drama series based on the 2010 television film, The series stars Jennifer Love Hewitt, and is a fictionalized dramatization of a 2004 prostitution scandal in Odessa, Texas; the film follows Riley Parks, a mother of three who becomes a prostitute to make ends meet.

Riley Parks (Jennifer Love Hewitt)—a former Texas beauty queen, mother of three kids, and unemployed massage therapist—struggles with financial difficulties and the threat of foreclosure on her home, after she loses her job and her former Texas football star husband loses his construction job due to a nagging knee injury. Riley desperately starts looking for a job and when she applies for one at a massage parlor, she discovers the masseuses who work there are actually prostitutes serving prominent members of society.

At first, Riley refuses the job offer, but after one night when she is unable to pay for gas, she realizes how badly her family needs money. Seeing that she has no other options left, Riley reluctantly accepts the position. Lying to her mother (Cybill Shepherd), husband, and her friends about the real nature of her job, Riley starts bringing in a lot of money and hiding it in her freezer. In addition to the abundant money, Riley soon becomes the most popular masseuse among the clients.