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Actors: James Spader, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Lesley Ann Warren, Amy Locane

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A young, insecure girl takes a job as the secretary of a local lawyer. She is seduced by him into the world of SMBD. He uses his position as her boss to create a situation of complete control. She continues to pursue him until he realizes that she is in love with him, and marries her.
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The review of this Movie prepared by Trudy Scales




This is a movie about a mental patient who becomes a secretary to a lawyer who gives her occasional spankings. Really.
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Lee Holloway, a fragile, mousy 20-something, has just gotten out of a stay in a mental hospital after a nervous breakdown. She's still given to self-mutilation and thoughts of suicide, but gives the real world a try by dating a dorky high school friend and taking a job as a secretary to an attorney. E. Edward Grey turns out to be a soft-spoken yet domineering fellow who feeds his orchids and starts to abuse Lee physically and sexually. Their growing S&M relationship challenges both parties, with power struggles over typoes and spanking. Hilariously yet magically, Lee grows into a strong and self-willed woman who knows what she wants and sets out to make it happen. Mysteriously weird, this 2002 film has its uncomfortable and titillating moments, yet turns surprisingly tender and romantic. Spader is good, as usual, but Gyllenhaal (who very much resembles a brunette Kirsten Dunst) is incredible in her performance, with its amazing transformations and nuances.
The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus



Script Analysis of Secretary

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   2000's+ (present) Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes Taboo Sex Story?    -   Yes Kind of sex:    -   really kinky sex!    -   love slave! Brain/Body not working?    -   mental illness

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   secretary Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast

Writing Style

Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   touching of personal anatomy    -   actual description of sex    -   seeing full frontal--women

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