Hysteria trailer tries to sell the film without offence
I have to admit that I expected a lot more from the trailer of Hysteria, after all it does tell a rather interesting story of the misdiagnosis of women and the development of the first vibrator, originally created as the cure to the many different conditions covered by the blanket term of hysteria, and believed to be a medical device for a surprisingly long time. In fact an electric model was on sale in department stores years before the electric vacuum cleaner.
Yet with the story set around the invention of the first vibrator and the reasons behind its invention I find the trailer surprisingly light and it seems that it rather avoids the issues in hand.
Here's the blurb for Hysteria:
In Victorian London, Dr. Mortimer Granville, a young doctor struggles to establish himself. He is hired by a doctor to investigate treatments for women diagnosed with female hysteria using 'pelvic massage'. The doctor's two daughters develop an interest in the young Dr. Granville, each tempting to woo him.
The story within the film's plot is true, well the background is at least, and you can read about it in the Wikipedia article. However I do believe that the film is going to be a lot more light hearted than I might have first imagined.
You can watch the trailer to see what I mean. Here it is through TrailerAddict:
Of course the film does star a strong cast with Hugh Dancy, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jonathan Pryce, Felicity Jones, Rupert Everett, Ashley Jensen, Sheridan Smith and Gemma Jones so perhaps the trailer isn't presenting all it could be for the film. Personally I find it a little lacking, it's not even quite at the teasing stage.