The Sessions | 2012

Drama, Period
Poet and journalist Mark O'Brien, after living with polio for most of his life, seeks a sexual surrogate in order to finally lose his virginity.
Director: Ben Lewin
Awards: 1 Oscar nomination. Another 7 wins & 7 nominations | full awards »

Cast

... Mark

Actor

... Cheryl

Actor

... Father Brendan

Actor

... Vera

Actor

... Amanda

Actor

... Josh

Actor

... Mikvah Lady

Actor

... Rod

Actor

... Susan

Actor

... Dr. Laura White

Actor

... Clerk

Actor

... Joan

Actor

Company

C.A.P.S.

Production Company

Carol Grant Casting

Production Company

Production Company

Dune Entertainment

Financier

EVS

Production Company

Synopsis

Based on the autobiographical writings of California-based journalist and poet Mark O'Brien, a man confined to an iron lung decides - at age 38 - to lose his virginity. With the help of his therapists and the guidance of his priest, he sets out to make his dream a reality.

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