Aug 26, 2012 06:13 PM EDT
The first sneak peek of Helen Hunt's Oscar buzzing performance as a sex surrogage on the upcoming film "The Sessions" was unveiled Saturday by Fox Searchlight.
The comedy tells the true story of Mark O'Brien (played by John Hawkes), a disabled journalist and poet who contracted polio in childhood and embarks on a journey to lose his virginity at the age of 38 with a sex surrogate.
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The trailer features the scene where Hunt's character Cheryl Cohen Greene has an awkward first encounter with O'Brien at his home.
On the scene, Hunt explains to him that she is not a prostitute.
"Although the aim is for us to have sex, I'm not a prostitute. You don't have to pay me upfront. I have nothing against prostitutes, but there's a difference. We can talk about that later," Hunt tells him.
"The Sessions," previously shown at this year's Sundance Film Festival as "The Surrogate," was welcomed with standing ovations and stirred Oscar chatter, according to Vanity Fair.
It was awarded with the dramatic audience award and special jury prize for ensemble acting at the festival.
The film is directed by Ben Lewin and marks Hunt's biggest return to the big screen since "Soul Surfer" in 2011.
The movie is set for release on October 26.
Watch the Trailer Below:
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