The Sessions

2013 Oscar Week: Depicting Sex Surrogacy in ‘The Sessions’

poster for The Sessions Guest post written by Alisande Fitzsimons. One of the more moving films of 2012 was Ben Lewin’s drama The Sessions. Based on the life and articles of profoundly disabled poet and journalist Mark O’Brien (played by John Hawkes), The Sessions depicts the period in O’Brien’s life when he engaged with Cheryl Cohen-Greene, […]

The Transformative Journey of Sex in ‘The Sessions’

Written by Rachel Redfern Ben Lewin’s little known independent film, The Sessions, has unfortunately been lost in this year’s Hollywood shuffle, a true shame since the film is engaging, lighthearted and uplifting. The award-winning film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and after a standing ovation and winning the Audience Award for US Drama and […]

On Sex, Disability, and Helen Hunt in ‘The Sessions’

Movie poster for The Sessions Written by Stephanie Rogers.  I hadn’t heard of Mark O’Brien before I saw The Sessions. I only knew that the film starred John Hawkes (of Deadwood, Winter’s Bone, and Martha Marcy May Marlene fame) and Helen Hunt, who I’ve always admired because of her role as the rebellious, dance-obsessed Lynne […]