This is a beta version of NNDB
Search: for
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.

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


Have you seen this film? We would love to see your review.
Submit your review for this film

Do you know something we don't?
Submit a correction or make a comment about this profile

Copyright ©2016 Soylent Communications


Knights of Pythias

Requires Flash 7+ and Javascript.


NNDB has added thousands of bibliographies for people, organizations, schools, and general topics, listing more than 50,000 books and 120,000 other kinds of references. They may be accessed by the "Bibliography" tab at the top of most pages, or via the "Related Topics" box in the sidebar. Please feel free to suggest books that might be critical omissions.