Watch: TIFF Trailer for Tanya Wexler's 'Hysteria' with Hugh Dancy

August 16, 2011
Source: YouTube

Maggie Gyllenhaal in Hysteria Trailer

"Must be difficult pleasuring half the women in the city." Despite that rather dainty photo, this flick is about the origins of the vibrator. It actually looks pretty good, too. Another new trailer for a recently announced TIFF film - Tanya Wexler's Hysteria, starring Hugh Dancy and Maggie Gyllenhaal, a cheeky romantic comedy set in Victorian London about the invention of the world's first vibrator. Also stars Jonathan Pryce, Rupert Everett, Gemma Jones and Felicity Jones, who is barely in the trailer at all. This actually looks fun, I think that's the best way to describe it. Just fire up the trailer below, you'll see exactly what I mean. Enjoy!

Watch the first TIFF promo trailer for Tanya Wexler's Hysteria, straight from YouTube:

A romantic comedy set in Victorian London based on the surprising truth of how Mortimer Granville (Hugh Dancy) came up with the world's first electro-mechanical vibrator in the name of medical science.

Hysteria is directed by American filmmaker Tanya Wexler, half sister of Daryl Hannah and both a Yale and Columbia University film graduate, who directed the indie films Finding North and Ball in the House previously. The screenplay was written by Jonah Lisa Dyer and Stephen Dyer. The film is premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival this fall, but doesn't have a US distributor yet. So what'd you think?

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Reader Feedback - 4 Comments


it doesn't look terrible - but the trailer doesn't make me want to see it, either. i've got so many "must-watch" movies on my list - i doubt i see this for a long time.....if ever.

Anonymous on Aug 17, 2011


It's a funny idea, but honestly I can't help but think that the reality is far funnier than the fiction. Some kind of mockumentary on the real history of the vibrator probably would have been better.

DRM on Aug 17, 2011


Maggie Gyllenhaal has a dog face. She was terrible in the Dark Knight. Enough said.

GammaJam on Aug 17, 2011


Maggie Gyllenhaal is beautiful. She looks pretty and realistic.Film looks funny too.

Crapola on Aug 18, 2011

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