As the director of Hysteria, a film surrouding the delicate topic of the invention of the vibrator, Tanya Wexler was pre-occupied with being accurate. “We were surprisingly fastidious about historical accuracy,” Wexler told Uinterview exclusively about Hysteria.
In director Tanya Wexler's cleverly disarming comedy Hysteria, British actor Hugh Dancy plays Dr. Mortimer Granville, the Victorian physician credited with the invention of the first electric vibrator.
While directing Hugh Dancy and Maggie Gyllenhaal in Hysteria, which is about the invention of the electric vibrator during Victorian England, Tanya Wexler had no trouble getting her highly professional actors to take matters seriously — well, at least not her human actors.
Hysteria is one film the entire Tribeca Film Festival will be buzzing about — in more ways than one. Directed by Tanya Wexler, Hysteria stars Hugh Dancy as a Victorian-era doctor attempting to cure women of their, um, afflictions.
Maggie Gyllenhaal, 33, arrived in floor-length white lace Thursday at the Toronto Film Festival premiere of her new film Hysteria, a romantic comedy about the invention of the first electronic vibrator.
Necessity, as the saying goes, is the mother of invention. One invention in particular actually has quite a lot to do with mothers, daughters and their, um, necessities. Just ask actors Hugh Dancy and Maggie Gyllenhaal, who star in the forthcoming Hysteria, a film by Tanya Wexler set in the Victorian-era about the female orgasm and the very first vibrator.