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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robin Weigert ... Abby / Eleanor
Julie Fain Lawrence ... Kate Abelman
Maren Shapero Maren Shapero ... Mayer Ableman
Micah Shapero Micah Shapero ... Jake Ableman
Janel Moloney ... Pru
Funda Duval ... Sarah
Claudine Ohayon Claudine Ohayon ... Lisa
Jane Peterson Jane Peterson ... Mrs. Bulkan
Maggie Siff ... Sam Bennet
Johnathan Tchaikovsky ... Justin Myers
Francesca Castagnoli Francesca Castagnoli ... Jamie
Sarah Dubrovsky ... Dom
Kate Rogal ... Gretchen
Judd Harner Judd Harner ... Clark
R. Wayne Martin R. Wayne Martin ... Peter
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Wife. Mother. Escort.

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 December 2013 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Antes Sexo do Que Nunca See more »

Filming Locations:

Montclair, New Jersey, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,313, 6 October 2013

Gross USA:

$42,606

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$78,957
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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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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Featured in The 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards (2014) See more »

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Oh! You Pretty Thing
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That is why I like indie cinema

This continues with a recent trend in cinema in dealing with a rather contemporary phenomenon that of same sex couples and the challenges they face. The heroine in this story is trapped by her partner who is driven, successful provides a nice home for both to live but totally neglects her as well as her needs. Everything is about the alpha female spouse. But there's two in a marriage right?

As part of an effort of self exploration as well as increasing unfulfilled sexual needs she rents an apartment down town and makes it something of a lesbian brothel which causes something of a transformation in her in the sense that from feeling inadequate and incomplete, suddenly she is filled with capacity to give pleasure to those who come her way.

Such as is the nature of experiments like this, as the story progresses it leads to one big question: how long can/will she carry on leading a double life?

Captivating and poignant, it is another gem of indie cinema.


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