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'Hysteria' trailer: Turns out, the vibrator began as a motorized feather duster

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Thanks in large part to Downton Abbey, American audiences seem once again hungry for light, soapy romantic comedy set amid the plummy accents and fancy waistcoats of British high society. Add in the invention of the vibrator, and you’ve got Hysteria, about a young doctor (Hugh Dancy) who runs afoul of a spirited feminist (Maggie Gyllenhaal) as he strives to invent a device to cure his female patients of the titular ailment. Hmm. What’s this motorized feather duster invented by his buddy (Rupert Everett)? Wonder if that has any other possible uses…

Check out the trailer below:

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