On Friday, however, Hunt returns to the critical forefront with The Sessions , the sexually frank dramatic comedy and Sundance darling that has catapulted her into early Oscar discussions. Written and directed by Ben Lewin, the film stars Hunt as a sex surrogate who helps a paralyzed poet John Hawke lose his virginity. Last week, we met with Hunt in Beverly Hills and heard about her research with Cohen Greene, her goal for The Sessions , and the mental strategy that, she says, every good actor takes. Then I read the script, and you probably know—writing about movies—how few good stories there are. When I read this, I loved it. I just knew that I loved the story and wanted to tell the story and be in a movie about this.
"God will give you a pass on this one"
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A man in an iron lung who wishes to lose his virginity contacts a professional sex surrogate with the help of his therapist and priest. Mark O'Brien : I believe in a God with a sense of humor. I would find it absolutely intolerable not to be to able blame someone for all this. Sign In. Play trailer Biography Comedy Drama. Director Ben Lewin.
He has feeling all over his body. He has an instinct his time is running out. He would like to experience sexual intercourse with a woman at least once before he dies. At a time when sex is as common in the movies as automobiles, his need and his attempt to fulfill it requires an awesome dedication. The film is a reminder of how unique sexual intimacy is, and even how ennobling.
With the help of his therapists and the guidance of his priest, he sets out to make his dream a reality. It almost seems like a miracle when a director manages to make a dynamic movie about a character with limited mobility, but The Sessions joins the ranks of successful efforts like The Diving Bell and the Butterfly. In adapting the remembrances of Mark O'Brien John Hawkes, Winter's Bone , who spent most of his life in an iron lung, Australian filmmaker and fellow polio survivor Ben Lewin recounts his alternately sad and funny attempts to lose his virginity O'Brien previously appeared as himself in Jessica Yu's documentary Breathing Lessons.