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Stacie Passon, Concussion, 2013


16 May 201429 May 2014

Concussion is a sexy, provocative story about a woman who turns her fantasy life into reality – and then faces the consequences.

After wealthy 40-something Abby (Robin Weigert, Deadwood) is hit on the head by her son’s baseball, she begins to yearn for something more than her banal suburban life. She buys a pied-à-terre in Manhattan, and her pent-up libido draws her into a double life as a high-class hooker for female clients. But as Abby’s decisions become increasingly reckless, we realise that she won’t be able to keep her secret for long.

Writer-director Stacie Passon’s accomplished debut features breakout performances by Weigert and Maggie Siff (Mad Men). A kind of feminised American Beauty, its mix of sensuality and poignancy examines sexual discovery as a means of finding your true self.

Concussions, dir. Stacie Passon, US 2013, 96 mins

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