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The Sessions (23-Jan-2012)

Director: Ben Lewin

Writer: Ben Lewin

Keywords: Drama, Disability, San Francisco

A disabled poet hires a professional sex surrogate to help him lose his virginity.

ABSTRACT
Based on a 1990 piece in The Sun titled "On Seeing a Sex Surrogate", The Sessions tells the story of how Mark O'Brien, a poet in late-80s Berkeley, California forced to live in an iron lung due to complications from polio, hires a professional sex surrogate following consultation with his priest to permit him to lose his virginity. Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Adam Arkin
Actor
19-Aug-1956   Dr. Aaron Shutt on Chicago Hope
Moon Bloodgood
Actor
20-Sep-1975   Eight Below
W. Earl Brown
Actor
7-Sep-1963   The Alamo, Deadwood
John Hawkes
Actor
11-Sep-1959   Bugsy in The Perfect Storm
Helen Hunt
Actor
15-Jun-1963   As Good As It Gets
William H. Macy
Actor
13-Mar-1950   Fargo
Rhea Perlman
Actor
31-Mar-1948   Cheers

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