I am sitting at the bar at El Quijote beneath the Chelsea Hotel, on a high-top stool with my feet dangling. My feet look good because they are in new red and black leather cut-out boots with pencil straps around the calves. I have been looking at my feet all day in window panes since I bought the boots in the Salvation Army store on East 23rd Street. Every time I catch a glimpse, they make me smile. The boots are equal . . .
Tanya Wexler’s third film, Hysteria, is about a blossoming romance set in Victorian England. So far, so rom-com. Except, the vibrator happens to be the main character. Mortimer Granville, an English doctor treating hysteria, invented this small but powerful instrument in 1880. That’s a true story. And Wexler set herself the challenge . . .