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.
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.
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