Macy and Rhea Perlmanabout a man with an iron lung who consults a "sex surrogate," stopped by Chelsea Lately with Chelsea Handler to talk about her racy new role, and Handler, not one for wasting time, jumped right into the matter at hand. A taken-aback Hunt stumbled over her words a bit, "No. It was … nervous-making," she said, after which Handler quickly reacted, remarking, "Your body looks pretty hot.
On Friday, however, Hunt returns to the critical forefront with The Sessionsthe sexually frank dramatic comedy and Sundance darling that has catapulted her into early Oscar discussions. Written and directed by Ben Lewin, the film stars Hunt as a sex surrogate who helps a paralyzed poet John Hawke lose his virginity. Last week, we met with Hunt in Beverly Hills and heard about her research with Cohen Greene, her goal for The Sessionsand the mental strategy that, she says, every good actor takes.
The Sessions, a movie about a severely disabled man trying to lose his virginity, may be the hardest sell of award season. How do you get people to give a movie a try when the very premise is squirm-inducing? Funnily enough, describing The Sessions is also a little like trying to be intimate.
One of my favorite movies of the year is The Sessionsbased on the true story of sex surrogate Cheryl Cohen Greene and her work with Berkeley-based poet and journalist Mark O'Brien, who was confined to an iron lung after contracting polio at age 6. For forty years, Cheryl has worked in a career that has helped so many people, yet is greatly misunderstood. Here's what she had to say about her life as a sex surrogate:. Lois Alter Mark: I absolutely loved The Sessionsand thought it was such a beautiful and important story that can really open people's minds.
By Tim Robey. The story of their relationship, which unfolds over six paid encounters the sessions of the title is a thorny, frank and searchingly intimate pas de deux that echoes two other films about disabled writers and the women who love them, My Left Foot and The Diving Bell and the Butterfly. Hunt this week received both Oscar and Bafta nominations — and quite right, too.
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She assists a California-based journalist and poet confined to an iron lung lose his virginity at age To prepare for the role, Helen had extensive talks with Cheryl, now a grandmother, a cancer survivor and still works as a sex surrogate. But the film is surprisingly done with grace, candor and humor.