Director Stacie Passon (The Kids Are All Right) tells the steamy tale of a bored suburban wife and mother who begins a secret life as lesbian escort. Watch the trailer here at KitschMix.
Concussion is in cinemas on 16 May.
For Abby, life can’t just be about the school run, gym classes with the other mums and frustrated nights in bed with her wife who falls asleep during sex. After an accidental blow to the head she realises she wants more. First she revives her career by renovating an apartment in the city with her friend Justin, but soon she is searching for something more adventurous to satisfy her. Abby becomes Eleanor, a lesbian ‘Belle de jour’, her apartment the perfect backdrop for secret trysts with paying customers. Weigert is excellent as the frustrated Abby, her sexual reawakening completely believable, and is ably supported by Siff as the client for whom Abby feels a little too much. Passon has crafted an eloquent film about female sexuality and the lengths one woman will go to feel alive again. Funny and very sexy.
“Passon’s impressive debut is a landmark, not just in LGBT cinema, but in cinema as a whole, taking an unflinching look at sex, parenting, privilege, feminism and boredom, from the point of view of a middle-aged lesbian couple,”
Joanna Benecke, DIVA Magazine