Sony Pictures Classics has debuted the official trailer for Tanya Wexler’s Hysteria on Yahoo, set for release in New York and Los Angeles on May 18th and in Australia on the 12th of July. Starring Maggie Gyllenhaal, Hugh Dancy, Jonathan Pryce, Rupert Everett, and Felicity Jones, the romantic period comedy is based on the true story of how Mortimer Granville came up with the world’s first electromechanical vibrator in the name of medical science. With Dancy playing the ambitious doctor, Everett his partner and co-inventor, and Gyllenhaal as a free-spirited woman who becomes his close friend, the trailer shows off a humorous, if fairly uninspiring, film where Felicity Jones again steals the small amount of time she has on screen. A charming period comedy, watch the trailer below!
Watch the trailer for Tanya Wexler’s Hysteria:
Hysteria, a mischievously inspired romantic comedy set in the late 19th century, is based on the surprising truth of how Mortimer Granville came up with the world’s first electromechanical vibrator in the name of medical science.