John Hawkes’ “The Sessions” Movie Trailer Debuts

The Sessions, a movie directed by Ben Lewin and starring John Hawkes, Helen Hunt and William H. Macy has released an official trailer.

According to the movie trailers YouTube page the movie is:

“Based around the “poignantly optimistic autobiographical writings of California-based journalist and poet Mark O’Brien THE SESSIONS tells the story of a man confined to an iron lung who is determined–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.”

You can view the official site for The Sessions at: The movie has also been titled Surrogate and Six Sessions and was produced by Fox Searchlight Pictures.

The movies screenplay was written by director Ben Lewin.

Here’s the full synopsis:

“The quest for love appears insurmountable when a man confined to an iron lung determines, at age 38, to lose his virginity. Based on the autobiographical writings of Berkeley, California–based journalist and poet Mark O’Brien, The Surrogate chronicles his attempt to transcend the limbo between childhood and adulthood, in which he is literally trapped. With the blessing of an unusual priest and support from enlightened caregivers, the poignantly optimistic and always droll O’Brien swallows his fear and hires a sex surrogate. What transpires over a handful of sessions transforms them both. Rivetingly, sensitively, and humorously portrayed by John Hawkes and Helen Hunt, the couple’s clinical exercise becomes a tender, awkward, and gracious journey from isolation to connection–corporal and spiritual.”

Here’s “The Sessions” official trailer: