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Trailer of the Week: A Lesbian Housewife Leads a Sexy Double Life in 'Concussion'

Photo of Nigel M Smith By Nigel M Smith | Indiewire September 16, 2013 at 2:53PM

Before We Saw the Trailer, We Thought: Critically praised at Sundance earlier this year where it world premiered, Stacie Passon's hot blooded debut "Concussion" attracted a fair bit of attention for its lesbian sex scenes and provocative subject matter. The film failed to net an award at the fest, but considering this year's stellar competition ("Fruitvale Station," "In a World..." and "The Spectacular Now" all screened in the Narrative Competition alongside "Concussion"), it'd be unfair to count that fact against it.
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Robin Weigert in "Concussion"

Before We Saw the Trailer, We Thought: Critically praised at Sundance earlier this year where it world premiered, Stacie Passon's hot blooded debut "Concussion" attracted a fair bit of attention for its lesbian sex scenes and provocative subject matter. The film failed to net an award at the fest, but considering this year's stellar competition ("Fruitvale Station," "In a World..." and "The Spectacular Now" all screened in the Narrative Competition alongside "Concussion"), it'd be unfair to count that fact against it.

And Now? With their first trailer for the "Concussion," distributor RADiUS-TWC are taking a none too surprising NSFW approach to the material, showcasing the film's racy aspects within the first few seconds of the spot.

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In "Concussion," Robin Weigert (best known for her incredible role on the late, great HBO series "Deadwood" as drunken, foul-mouthed Calamity Jane) plays Abby, a forty-something lesbian who's married with two kids and lives in the New Jersey suburbia. But after being hit in the head by her son's baseball, Abby begins to unravel and through a series of events finds herself with a new double life: Lesbian housewife by night, high-end lesbian prostitute by day.

Watch the trailer below and let us know your thoughts in the comments section. "Concussion" opens in theaters and on VOD October 4.


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