First Trailer for Hysteria—The Upper Crest of British Society Use Their Collective Genius to Invent The Vibrator

Sex comedies are a dime a dozen these days.  They are huge money makes and in the world of Judd Apatow and Kevin Smith, they certainly reign supreme amongst all other comedy genres.  Because of this, we’ve seen TONS of sex comedies hit theaters.  Hysteria is another one of these films.  But this is…different, that’s for sure.  For one, its a period piece and, for two, it stars a bunch of classy British actors.  And for three, its about the creation of the vibrator.  If The King’s Speech, Flash of Genius, and Zack and Miri Make a Porno had a baby, this would be it.  Well the trailer certainly presents it as a one joke comedy, it was interesting enough to get me interested.  I just hope the film will rise up past its slocky premise and deliver something truly special.

The trailer (which is slightly NSFW, for if, you know, your office bans orgasms):

Official Plot Synopsis:

Maggie Gyllenhaal and Hugh Dancy star in this cheeky romantic comedy about the invention of the vibrator. Victorian London is brought to life in vivid colour as a young doctor (Dancy) struggles to establish himself while confronting the gutsy daughter of his boss (Gyllenhaal). Rupert Everett and Felicity Jones play supporting roles.

Hysteria will open in UK theaters sometime this year.