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Victorian-era film Hysteria to star Maggie Gyllenhaal, some other actors, and a... vibrator?

08.24.2010

Maggie Gyllenhaal (NANNY MCPHEE RETURNS, THE DARK KNIGHT) and Hugh Dancy (MY IDIOT BROTHER, KING ARTHUR) are reportedly set to star in the indie romantic comedy HYSTERIA from director Tanya Wexler (BALL IN THE HOUSE, FINDING NORTH), about the invention of the vibrator in Victorian-era England.

The actors, according to Variety, join the already cast Jonathan Pryce (G.I. JOE, BRAZIL) and Rupert Everett (STARDUST, MY BEST FRIEND'S WEDDING) who are starring "as doctors in London treating cases of hysteria, a condition said to be characterized at the time by a woman's irritability, anger or unexplained tears." Dancy's character and his best friend (Everett) experiment with "a new electrical device" to treat the ailment. Gyllenhaal will portray the daughter of Pryce's character.

If you head over to Wikipedia and read a bit about female hysteria, I promise you that you will laugh. Especially at the idea that doctors back in the day actually treated hysteria with "pelvic massage" until their patients experienced "hysterical paroxysm".

HYSTERIA is set to start shooting this October in London and Luxembourg.

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Extra Tidbit: Has JoBlo.com been good of late with providing you guys ample material for self-induced hysterical paroxysm? If not, let us know and we'll post even more boobs and butt.
Source: Variety

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6:41PM on 08/24/2010
You guys are just jealous because no woman has ever walked into your office and asked for a pelvic massage.
You guys are just jealous because no woman has ever walked into your office and asked for a pelvic massage.
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2:30PM on 08/24/2010
That pic is HOT. We got some crazy people round these parts.
That pic is HOT. We got some crazy people round these parts.
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1:04PM on 08/24/2010

is that picture a joke?

is that betty whote posing o that bed? Whoever it is they look like their 50 yrs old and quite flabby for that kind of pose. She is a great actress though, she plays old frumpy ladies better than anyone.
is that betty whote posing o that bed? Whoever it is they look like their 50 yrs old and quite flabby for that kind of pose. She is a great actress though, she plays old frumpy ladies better than anyone.
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10:53AM on 08/24/2010

I live in a part of the country where there are more cows than people,

and I STILL saw 30 women yesterday that put Maggie Glillenhoool to shame. Not saying looks are everything, but aren't shitty actresses supposed to have them?

Extra tidbit: Maggie Glockenspiel with a British accent? No thanks.
and I STILL saw 30 women yesterday that put Maggie Glillenhoool to shame. Not saying looks are everything, but aren't shitty actresses supposed to have them?

Extra tidbit: Maggie Glockenspiel with a British accent? No thanks.
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7:10AM on 08/24/2010
Maggie Gyllenhaal's o-face?

Rated 'R' for scenes of a disturbing nature.
Maggie Gyllenhaal's o-face?

Rated 'R' for scenes of a disturbing nature.
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6:48AM on 08/24/2010
Sounds fun. Almost like it could be a spiritual sequel to The road to Wellville. I doubt it would be that zany though.
Sounds fun. Almost like it could be a spiritual sequel to The road to Wellville. I doubt it would be that zany though.
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5:36AM on 08/24/2010
Well then, I'm sure female masses all around the world should be actually thanking those women in Victorian-era England for having hysteria that needed "a rock-hard solution" to. I guess some guys should be thanking them, too.
Well then, I'm sure female masses all around the world should be actually thanking those women in Victorian-era England for having hysteria that needed "a rock-hard solution" to. I guess some guys should be thanking them, too.
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