Hysteria, a period romcom about the invention of the vibrator in Victorian England, has a new trailer that had me laughing out loud. The film stars Hugh Dancy and Maggie Gyllenhaal, and though it doesn’t have distribution yet, it will hopefully be picked up at upcoming Toronto International Film Festival.
Hysteria looks hysterical. Dancy (Confessions of a Shopaholic) will play a doctor in over his head, and Gyllenhaal (The Dark Knight) plays the cheeky daughter of his colleague. The story revolves around some doctors and some “hysterical” women, and the little gizmo said doctors think up to treat these ladies’ malady. Of course the little gizmo does more than they at first assumed, and since the story is based in the sexually repressive Victorian era, no doubt hilarity ensues.
Tanya Wexler directed this irreverent romp, and co-stars include Rupert Everett, Jonathan Price and Felicity Jones. Check out the trailer below and tell us what you think.