100-Word TIFF: “Hysteria”

Surely one for which the phrase “Victorian romp” was invented, Hysteria tracks the world’s first vibrator – by way of female madness, London poverty, and Madame Pomfrey from Harry Potter being fingered by the bad guy from Tomorrow Never Dies (such is the English casting pool). The whole thing’s swimming in double entendres, and it’s hard not to wonder how far it’s strayed from “based on a true story”, but it’s all so well-meaning that you can’t stay angry for long. One for a tame Sunday afternoon, but Maggie Gyllenhaal fans may be disappointed she doesn’t succumb to the vibrating charms.


About alfla

Playwright, screenwriter, sometime improv enthusiast and full-time television lover. You know, in THAT way.
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One Response to 100-Word TIFF: “Hysteria”

  1. H.E. ELLIS says:

    Now I’ve GOT to find this movie

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