Trailer Watch: Hysteria Directed by Tanya Wexler

by Melissa Silverstein
August 17, 2011 1:34 AM
2 Comments
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Film is about the development of the vibrator and will premiere at the Toronto Film Festival.

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2 Comments

  • Melissa Silverstein | August 18, 2011 1:30 AMReply

    I read so many books in college and after about women at the turn of the 20th century and how they were made to feel crazy because they wanted to experience other things than what the men of society wanted them to be. They were always said to be hysterical and told to rest. I really hope it's not trivialized either. Some of my favorite things are written by women who were said to be hysterical like The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman and The Awakening by Kate Chopin.

  • M | August 17, 2011 5:10 AMReply

    What do you think about the mix of humor and hysteria? I'm anxious to see the film, but after the trailer, I'm a bit concerned at the seemingly simplistic connection they make between hysteria and horniness.Hoping the hysteria angle isn't trivialized.

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