A crowd pleaser from Sundance, THE SESSIONS has released its first trailer and poster. The film stars John Hawkes as a man in his late thirties, reliant on an iron lung after contracting polio in his childhood. He decides he wants to lose his virginity and gets help from both his priest, William H Macy, and his therapist, Moon Bloodgood. He eventually contacts sex surrogate Helen Hunt, to lead him on this journey of discovery.
The trailer puts this clearly in the ‘feel good, overcoming all challenges’ bracket. William H Macy was responsible for most of the laughs as the open-minded priest in full support of Hawkes’ actions. Based on the autobiographical writings of Mark O’ Brien and directed by Ben Lewin; this is sure to have everybody talking with its encouragement of sex outside of a marriage and sex as a healer.
THE SESSIONS is receiving a limited US theatrical run commencing 26th October 2012, with a UK release date yet to be announced. It stars John Hawkes, Helen Hunt, William H Macy and Moon Bloodgood.