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“Hysteria” Shows The War on Women Is Nothing New

May 28, 2012

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by Julie M. RodriguezMay 27, 2012 Tanya Wexler’s new romantic comedy “Hysteria” is deeper than it appears on the surface. The film uses the real and little-known history of the vibrator and hysteria in Victorian England as a backdrop for the fictional story of an ambitious young doctor, Mortimer Granville (Hugh Dancy) and Charlotte Dalrymple […]

Sexuality and Other Female (Film) Troubles

May 13, 2012

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Maggie Gyllenhaal and Hugh Dancy in “Hysteria” directed by Tanya Wexler. By JULIE BLOOMPublished: May 11, 2012 Liam Daniel/Sony Pictures ClassicsMaggie Gyllenhaal and Hugh Dancy in “Hysteria” directed by Tanya Wexler. “THE plague of our times,” a character declares in “Hysteria,” Tanya Wexler’s new romantic comedy about the invention of the vibrator in Victorian England, […]

Hysteria and the Teenage Girl

January 29, 2012

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By CAITLIN FLANAGANPublished: January 28, 2012 LOS ANGELES CHEERLEADERS with Tourette’s syndrome. Like a fly buzzing against the window, this weird arrangement of words flitted across the edge of my consciousness last week. I kept thinking I should take a minute to track down the Onion piece from which this kooky phrase surely emanated, but […]

Hysteria and the Teenage Girl

January 29, 2012

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By CAITLIN FLANAGANPublished: January 28, 2012 LOS ANGELES CHEERLEADERS with Tourette’s syndrome. Like a fly buzzing against the window, this weird arrangement of words flitted across the edge of my consciousness last week. I kept thinking I should take a minute to track down the Onion piece from which this kooky phrase surely emanated, but […]