Sep 05 2010

Maggie Gyllenhaal to star in Sex Toy Story in Luxembourg

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SOURCE: Henry Fitzherbert http://www.express.co.uk

DELUX Production: Hysteria.

MAGGIE Gyllenhaal’s new film is sure to cause a buzz – it’s a comedy about the Victorian-era inventor of the vibrator.
Hysteria, which starts shooting in October, will chart how the sex toy was accidentally created by a young medic trying to find a remedy for the female ailment of the title.
Gyllenhaal said: “I play a firecracker whose father is a doctor who is in the business of curing hysterical women.”
Historically the inventor’s identity is disputed but the vibrator was designed in 1870s Britain as a labour-saving device to treat “hysteria” with its “side effects” of tantrums, tears and sleeplessness.
The condition was delicately named in an age when talk of sexual frustration would have caused many a swoon among society ladies.
The romantic comedy will co-star British heartthrob Hugh Dancy whose character stumbles on the invention while an apprentice to Gyllenhaal’s GP father, played by Jonathan Pryce.
Oscar-nominated American actress Gyllenhaal, who recently starred in Crazy Heart and Nanny McPhee Returns, said: “I end up having a sort of unexpected love affair with this guy who works for my father and who by mistake invents the vibrator.”
The film, also starring Rupert Everett, will be directed by Tanya Wexler, and shot in London and Luxembourg.
Terence Doyle, editor of British Film Magazine, said: “This has the potential to be a British film that really hits the spot. It’s got a great story and terrific cast.”

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SOURCE: Henry Fitzherbert http://www.express.co.uk

DELUX Production: Hysteria.

MAGGIE Gyllenhaal’s new film is sure to cause a buzz – it’s a comedy about the Victorian-era inventor of the vibrator.
Hysteria, which starts shooting in October, will chart how the sex toy was accidentally created by a young medic trying to find a remedy for the female ailment of the title.
Gyllenhaal said: “I play a firecracker whose father is a doctor who is in the business of curing hysterical women.”
Historically the inventor’s identity is disputed but the vibrator was designed in 1870s Britain as a labour-saving device to treat “hysteria” with its “side effects” of tantrums, tears and sleeplessness.
The condition was delicately named in an age when talk of sexual frustration would have caused many a swoon among society ladies.
The romantic comedy will co-star British heartthrob Hugh Dancy whose character stumbles on the invention while an apprentice to Gyllenhaal’s GP father, played by Jonathan Pryce.
Oscar-nominated American actress Gyllenhaal, who recently starred in Crazy Heart and Nanny McPhee Returns, said: “I end up having a sort of unexpected love affair with this guy who works for my father and who by mistake invents the vibrator.”
The film, also starring Rupert Everett, will be directed by Tanya Wexler, and shot in London and Luxembourg.
Terence Doyle, editor of British Film Magazine, said: “This has the potential to be a British film that really hits the spot. It’s got a great story and terrific cast.”

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