HT and I saw The Sessions over the weekend.
It is the true story of a man who had polio when he was a child and spends most of his time confined to an iron lung. He’s never had sex, and would like to experience it so he hires a sex surrogate to help him accomplish that goal. As you can imagine he has tons of anxiety about the whole situation.
Helen Hunt plays the professional sex surrogate who helps him.
There is a lot of sex, a lot of nudity in the movie, but none of it is gratuitous.
And I think we should all have a moment of silence in honor of Helen Hunt’s body. Holy hot stuff. Not just for her age, but any age. What a brave actor.
And John Hawkes, the actor who played Mark O’Brien, the main character? I had to look him up to see if he really was disabled. His performance was so good I couldn’t tell. He was brilliant, brilliant, brilliant.
Below is a video of the actual surrogate that Helen Hunt portrays in the film:
Ah, life. It’s just a never ending opportunity to face our judgments, isn’t it? And hopefully, if we take it, an opportunity to let them go.