Maggie Gyllenhaal's new rom com Hysteria tells the tale of the two London doctors who invented the first electric vibrator, which at the time (the 1880s) was meant to cure women suffering from the made up condition called hysteria. Everyone involved in the flick got their own modern-day version of the device, but Gyllenhaal got enough to open up her own Park Slope Sex Toy Co-op. The actress declared more than once:
"By the time I finished the movie I'd been sent maybe 15 vibrators by different people in London with vibrator stores. It was a pleasant surprise. So I have this incredible collection, and I actually use like one or two of them. I lend them to my friends, and they’ll take them for six months at a time. [While shooting Hysteria] I was sent a lot of vibrators from different sex stores in England while we were shooting the movie. I shared them around."
Stay tuned for the upcoming Vibrator Share trend in Brooklyn.