Seasoned actress, Maggie Gyllenhaal is taking on a new role for Hysteria, set to be released this year internationally. The story follows Gyllenhaal’s sultry character as she teaches Dr. Mortimer Glanville, played by Hugh Dant, the correlation between women and vibrators. The name “hysteria” was coined through the maddening feeling the women in the movie felt during the usage of Dr. Glanville’s device, which he calls the “electric feather duster.” Though a movie based solely on the invention vibrators speaks for itself, Gyllenhaal recently attened Toronto Film Festival to promote the film’s release in Canada:
“By the time I finished the movie I’d been sent maybe 15 vibrators by different people in London with vibrator stores,” she told reporters.
While viewers in the UK, France, Germany and elsewhere are sure to be shocked by Hysteria when it hits theaters by year’s end, Maggie insists there’s a positive message to be heard from the movie’s theme:
“It’s about vibrators and women’s orgasms, and I don’t think people really do talk about it very much, and I do think it does still make us flushed and uncomfortable.”
Hysteria will not be released here in the United States.