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After a blow to the head, Abby decides she can't do it anymore. Her life just can't be only about the house, the kids and the wife. She needs more: she needs to be Eleanor.

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Pru
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Sarah
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Lisa
Jane Peterson ...
Mrs. Bulkan
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Justin
Francesca Castagnoli ...
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Sarah Dubrovsky ...
Dom
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Clark
R. Wayne Martin ...
Peter
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Abby lives with her lesbian domestic partner and their young son. However, Abby and her girl's long stable relationship has become passionless, and Abby is slowly becoming sexually frustrated. Abby's son hits her on the head by accident one day with his baseball and she suffers a mild concussion. This gets her thinking and she decides that she shouldn't repress her urges anymore. She hooks up with a young cute gentle and experienced lesbian prostitute, who sleeps with lonely women, and has a fantastic sexual and emotional experience. She becomes fascinated with the idea of helping other lonely women feel such joy and fulfillment, so she decides to get into the business herself under the pseudonym Eleanor. Her clients are both introverted women, who wish to explore their urges, and sexually aggressive women who know exactly what they and even Abby want. She learns more about herself and others after each sexual encounter. But how long can she live a double life before she's caught.

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Wife. Mother. Escort.

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Rated R for strong sexual content and some language | See all certifications »

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Antes Sexo do Que Nunca  »

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$8,313 (USA) (4 October 2013)

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$38,361 (USA) (18 October 2013)
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Robin Weigert and Maggie Siff also starred together on Sons of Anarchy See more »

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In the on-screen credits listing the cast (in order of appearance), Stephanie Kirsch is listed twice for playing the role of a Spinner. See more »

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Mind changing
8 August 2013 | by See all my reviews

Or life altering. I don't think you have to be lesbian to make a film about lesbians, but in this case it clearly did not hurt. But to reduce it only to that (positively/negatively) would not be fair to the movie and the story it tries to tell. The script is clever without trying. Of course some might only be intrigued or appalled as already mentioned by the lesbian theme. Hope you can see through that and concentrate on the movie and its themes.

It's about love in general, about loss and life and many other things. Dialog is really good, the cast is amazing. It was one of the positive surprises at the Berlin International Festival. I can only recommend it


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