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‘The Sessions’ Trailer: John Hawkes Wants to Get It On For the First Time

The Sessions
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Ever since it debuted at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, ‘The Sessions‘ has become one of the most talked-about movies to emerge from this year’s event. Now a new trailer gives the rest of us a chance to see what the fuss is about.

In the movie – which played as ‘The Surrogate’ at the January festival before going through a name change – John Hawkes plays a poet named Mark O’Brien, who is 38 years old and has not had sex yet. Of course, he’s also confined to an iron lung thanks to a childhood struggle with polio, so that may have something to do with it.

O’Brien hires a professional sex surrogate played by Helen Hunt to get the job done, and we imagine complications ensue from there. Based on a true story, ‘The Sessions’ is directed by Ben Lewin and also stars William H. Macy and Moon Bloodgood.

Hawkes, who has given several riveting performances in the past couple of years in films like ‘Winter’s Bone’ and ‘Martha Marcy May Marlene,’ is reportedly already looking at some serious Oscar buzz for ‘The Sessions,’ to which we say: bring it on. This man is one of the finest actors working today.

‘The Sessions’ opens on October 26th and the trailer opens right now, as soon as you scroll down.

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