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Margaret Wheeler Johnson
Imagine your life as a sitcom, and when things start to get bad, just hear that laugh track.
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We pride ourselves on knowing all kinds of Sapphic pop-culture facts. Each week we'll share some of the best tidbits on The Huffington Post in our new series, "Best Lesbian Week Ever." Here's who and what was on our raging gay radar this week.
Popcorn Preview: Hysteria
In Victorian England, the vibrator was invented as a labor-saving device for doctors treating a female condition called "hysteria." The humor comes mostly from the fact that we see the absurdity of the concept from the Victorian point of view.
'Hysteria' Grips Hugh Dancy, Maggie Gyllenhaal And Rupert Everett!
The movie, despite its seemingly salacious subject, is completely charming and amusing.
Author and film critic, hollywoodandfine.com
Oh, let's just get it out there: This is a movie about the invention of the vibrator and women seizing the reins of their own pleasure.
'It's Not Your Competition, Dude': 'Hysteria' Director Talks Vibrators
Hugh Dancy Hits the Spot:
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The new movie
answers an age old question, what do women want most?
While Tanya Wexler's new film
is at times a hysterical romantic comedy, it also skillfully navigates important issues about class and medical practices in the 1880s, and takes a good look at women's rights in general.
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