CONCUSSION is a poignant sexual examination of Abby, a forty-something, married, wealthy, lesbian housewife who, after suffering a blow to the head from her son’s baseball, confronts a mounting desire for something different. She takes on a new project and purchases a pied-à-terre in Manhattan. Walking around the city streets reminds Abby what it feels like to be sexy, and with pent-up libido shakes off its inhibitions. Her newfound desire turn out not to be a take-home item, so Abby begins a double life as a high-end escort. Palpably sensual and deliciously contained, CONCUSSION is a keen observation of the complicated contours of midlife crisis.
Robin Weigert, Maggie Siff, Jonathan Tchaikovsky