Director: Tanya Wexler
Stars: Hugh Dancy, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jonathan Pryce, Felicity Jones, Rupert Everett

One of these days, the men of the world will get a movie that exposes the origins of blow-up dolls—until then, though, we’ll just have to settle with watching our girlfriends get enlightened by Hysteria, the costume drama/comedy that shows how vibrators came to fruition.

Don’t let the looks of the above photo, which we know makes director Tanya Wexler’s flick look like a Merchant Ivory nightmare, fool you. Hysteria, starring Maggie Gyllenhaal and Martha Marcy May Marlene’s Hugh Dancy, uses its 19th century London setting to elegantly mask a story that’s shamelessly kinky. Just think, if Hysteria proves to be a success, we’re that much closer to learning the true origins of anal beads. See you at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival, perverts!

To find out more: Hysteria