'Hysteria' trailer: Maggie Gyllenhaal and Hugh Dancy create quite a buzz

A romantic comedy about vibrators? No, we’re not talking about the third Sex and the City movie. It’s Maggie Gyllenhaal and Hugh Dancy’s upcoming film about Victorian doctor Joseph Mortimer Granville’s invention of the electronic implement that shall not be named. In the just-released trailer, Dancy’s character seeks a way to, ahem, relieve his female patients of the titular affliction. One deconstructed feather duster and a hundred or so volts later, he’s invented an at-home remedy for the ages.

Jonathan Pryce, Rupert Everett, and Felicity Jones also star in the film, which will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival this September. See the full trailer after the jump.

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  • Ron Cheadle

    It is great when Americans appear in British films.

  • Yes please

    Will be seeing this one in a heartbeat!!! Can hardly wait for the audience reactions…..

  • KS

    I love the idea that Queen Victoria had a “feather duster”, so to speak…

  • I lied to you the minute i said i do

    I do not believe Queen Victoria would have a feather duster in all this world. We all know what she told her helpless daughters and grand daughters in who cried about the forced marriages. “Lie down and think of England” Sex wasn’t about anything but provided all of Europe royal houses with heirs and establishing herself as grandma of Europe. Plus she would never do that to Prince Albert. Also the “feather duster” didn’t do much to liberate women but I love this trailers attempt to tell us otherwise. I hope Hugh gets more roles though he deserves some recognition.

    • Van Der Woodsen

      Thanks for the history lesson Simon Schama.

      • I lied to you the minute i said i do

        your welcome serena. you obvs need it you are a dumb blonde after all. it is hardly a lesson since most people know victoria is the grandmother of europe if you took a simple biology class (hemophilia anyone). so not my fault if your education does not surpass an 8th grade level

  • Vin

    Oh how sweet, a romcom about a flustered Victorian Brit and a modern minded Maggie Gyllenhaal. And what’s that? It’s about the history of the vibrator!? Gee, that definitely shivers me timbers…I must go see this! How original! How quaint!

    • Laurie

      How quaint indeed sir!

  • tresorparis

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