Bear with me, this isn’t your typical period drama. There’s sauciness aplenty in this historical film about two doctors inventing a cure for hysteria in women.
Hard to believe but there genuinely was a time when women were diagnosed with hysteria when irritable, the only cure to be manually… relieved by a doctor, taking a very hands-on approach. In Hysteria two doctors, Hugh Dancy and Jonathan Pryce, invent a mechanical cure for the disease, and I’m sure you can see where I’m going with this.
Maggie Gyllenhaal, Rupert Everett, Sheridan Smith and the flawless Felicity Jones round off the cast. Have a look at the trailer below, it looks like good clean fun.