In an age of invention, one man set out to find a medical cure for what ails women . . . and accidentally electrified our love lives forever.
HYSTERIA is a lighthearted romantic comedy based on the surprising truth of how Dr. Mortimer Granville came up with the world‟s first electro-mechanical vibrator.
Academy Award® nominee Maggie Gyllenhaal (CRAZY HEART, NANNY MCPHEE RETURNS) and Hugh Dancy (ADAM, CONFESSIONS OF A SHOPAHOLIC) lead an accomplished cast in this untold tale of Victorian discovery, as a young doctor‟s quest to work out the key to women‟s happiness leads him to his own.
The result is a witty, winning comedy that not only reveals how the vibrator became one of the first electrical appliances in history to earn a patent – but also, sends sparks flying between a cautious man and a liberated woman brought together by the wonders of friction.