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Concussion

Abby casts off the ties that bind her and becomes a sexy lesbian escort in this compelling and original drama.


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  • Director-Screenwriter Stacie Passon
  • Producer Rose Troche
  • With Robin Weigert, Maggie Siff, Johnathan Tchaikovsky
  • USA 2013
  • 96 min
  • UK Distribution Picturehouse Entertainment

Concussion is showing as part of the regular BFI Flare strand BFI Southbank in May

For Abby, life can’t just be about the school run, gym classes with the other mums and frustrated nights in bed with her wife who falls asleep during sex. After an accidental blow to the head she realises she wants more. First she revives her career by renovating an apartment in the city with her friend Justin, but soon she is searching for something more adventurous to satisfy her. Abby becomes Eleanor, a lesbian ‘Belle de jour’, her apartment the perfect backdrop for secret trysts with paying customers. Weigert is excellent as the frustrated Abby, her sexual reawakening completely believable, and is ably supported by Siff as the client for whom Abby feels a little too much. Passon has crafted an eloquent film about female sexuality and the lengths one woman will go to feel alive again. Funny and very sexy.

Emma Smart

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