International Poster for 'The Sessions' Blows Away Official US Poster
Yes, pun intended. I have to feature this poster, because I've seen it a few times now, and every time I see it I laugh and smile and wish I could share it with all of you. So here it is. Fox Searchlight is releasing The Sessions (formerly The Surrogate), written/directed by Ben Lewin and starring John Hawkes & Helen Hunt, in theaters in October. The official poster they made is an ugly abomination, I'm honestly surprised they're not embarrassed by it being out there, but that's all fine because we've got this one instead. And it's outstanding. Empire (via IMPAwards) debuted a new UK poster for The Sessions and it perfectly captures the story, the intriguing characters, their lively exuberance and the emotion in this film. Check it out below.
Ben Lewin returns to feature filmmaking for the first time in 18 years with The Sessions, a film which he also wrote based on autobiographical writings of California-based journalist and poet Mark O'Brien. John Hawkes plays a man confined to an iron lung who wishes to lose his virginity and contacts a professional sex surrogate (Helen Hunt) with the help of his therapist (Moon Bloodgood) and priest (William H. Macy). The film first premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and won the Audience Award and US Dramatic Special Jury Prize for Ensemble Acting. Fox Searchlight will release The Sessions starting on October 19th.