A man in an iron lung who wishes to lose his virginity contacts a professional sex surrogate with the help of his therapist and priest. Ben Lewin (written for the screen by), Mark O'Brien (article) John Hawkes, Helen Hunt, William H. Macy.
The Sessions (originally titled The Surrogate) is a 2012 U.S. independent erotic comedy drama film written and directed by Ben Lewin. It is based on the article "On Seeing a Sex Surrogate" by Mark O'Brien, a poet paralyzed from the neck down due to polio, who hired a sex surrogate to lose his virginity.
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