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Trailer Watch: The origin of the vibrator in Hysteria

A new trailer for Hysteria, a based-on-a-true-story British romantic comedy about the two doctors who invented the vibrator. The trailer looks hilarious, if fluffy and a bit sanitized for popular consumption, and the reviews from it’s premiere at TIFF last fall were good, so keep an eye out for it when it opens on May 18th here in the States.

(The synopsis, included below, doesn’t mention why it’s a romcom: younger doctor marries the older doctor’s daughter.)

London, 1880. Mortimer Granville, a dedicated and forward-thinking young doctor, is struggling to establish his career. While Granville preaches sanitation and germ theory, the old guard of doctors clinging to leeches and hacksaws, scoff at his upstart ideas, and show him the door. Granville’s fortunes change when he arrives for an interview at the well-appointed private offices of Dr. Dalrymple, London’s leading specialist in women’s medicine.