Maggie Siff (Tara Knowles-Teller, Sons of Anarchy) was working double time in 2013, between her major role in Sons and a drama film named “Concussion“. She starred alongside actress Robin Weigert (Lawyer Ally Lowen, Sons of Anarchy) in both productions. Having been given a 4.5 Star rating on Rotten Tomatoes, Concussion tells the story of how Abby Abelman (Weigert), a middle-aged lesbian housewife, ends up seeking satisfaction as a high-end escort, after a blow to the head.
Maggie portrays Sam Bennet, a soccer mom turned lesbian lover of Abby’s. How strange is it to see Robin Weigert go from Maggie’s lawyer on Sons of Anarchy to her lover in Concussion? Blogger “Oh, That Film”, gives an epic response to the movie, saying,
Overall, Concussion is an interesting character piece that confronts the themes of infidelity and marital strife in a relatively refreshing manner. A degree of criticism could be levelled at the ease of which the main character manages to find highly paid, danger free employment, perhaps a slightly naive perspective on the way that the majority of sex work operates, but if I’m honest it is an area of which I know very little about. The lesbian theming of the picture does not for one second feel like a cheap shot or exploitative decision to include gratuitous love scenes, but rather the way that Concussion plays out like any number of similar films with a heterosexual core is indicative of the message that no matter your sexual orientation, marriage is a challenge, life is tough, and sometimes you make bad, bad decisions.
And that review is more than enough to make us want to run out to RedBox to see if we can rent it, stat.
Take a look at Maggie Siff in Concussion below, and tell us in the comments if you’ve already seen the movie. If not, do you plan to now that you’ve seen this?