We'll be honest with you, when we heard that Maggie Gyllenhaal and Hugh Dancy were to star in a period romantic comedy, we didn't really feel the inclination to run to our local cinema and start queuing up in anticipation. Then, our buddy who works at CLEO whispered to us "You know it's about the invention of the vibrator, right?"
"SAYYYY WHAAAAA?" we responded.
It's true. Set in 1880, Hysteria is an offbeat and amusing tale about the invention of said instrument in Victorian England. Based on what actually happened, the film follows Mortimer Granville (Dancy), a young doctor disillusioned by his colleagues' medieval practices. He starts working for Dr Dalrymple, who treats cases of the female ailment commonly known as hysteria by offering them intimate manual relief. Demand becomes so great that Dalrymple and Mortimer cannot keep up with 'curing' women. And so came about the invention of a machine that would solve his medical challenges.
Thanks to our mates at Hopscotch, we're giving away a few free tickets to Hysteria. If you wanna win just drop an email with the subject line "Ooh baby yeah" to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your name and address and we'll select the winners at random. As usual with these movie ticket giveaways, the tickets are only valid in Australia. Sorry everywhere else, we're working hard on getting some freebies for you guys too. Soon soon.