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Maggie Gyllenhaal in flick about the history of vibrator!

ANI  London, November 09, 2010
First Published: 16:55 IST(9/11/2010) | Last Updated: 17:02 IST(9/11/2010)

Ever wondered when was the first time a woman used a vibrator? Well now you won’t – a new movie is set to reveal the history of the sex aid soon. Maggie Gyllenhaal plays a 19th century girl who falls for the man who invented the motorised sex aid as a medical treatment for "hysterical" women, reports The Sun.

The gizmos were prescribed by Victorian doctors when women suffered anxiety, insomnia, irritability or nervousness.

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"When I heard about the invention of the vibrator I felt that, if I never did another film in my life, I had to do this story,” said Director Tanya Wexler. Jonathan Pryce, 62, who will also star in the movie Hysteria, said, "There are humorous elements, but ultimately it's a film about female emancipation."

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