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Previous Entry Assignment 3: Secretary May. 25th, 2004 @ 04:17 pm Next Entry
Ok, so hope everyone is seeing Elephant. The discussion post will be made on Thursday, so get your thoughts ready. For next week,

Secretary: This kinky love story features a standout performance by Maggie Gyllenhaal, an offbeat young actress in her first starring role. Gyllenhaal plays Lee, a nervous girl who compulsively cuts herself, who gets a job as a secretary for Edward, an imperious lawyer (James Spader, an old hand at tales of perverse affection). Edward's reprimands for typos and spelling errors begin with mild humiliation, but as Lee responds to his orders--which are driven as much by his own anxieties and fears as any sense of order--the punishments escalate to spankings, shackles, and more. Secretary walks a fine line. It finds sly humor in these sadomasochistic doings without turning them into a gag, and it takes Lee and Edward's mutual desires seriously without getting self-righteous or pompous. Certainly not a movie for everyone, but some people may be unexpectedly stirred up by this smart and steamy tale of repressed passion. --Bret Fetzer


(from Amazon.com)

Director: Steven Shainberg
Starring: James Spader, Maggie Gyllenhaal
Release Year: 2002

Availability: Rental stores
BitTorrent: no known seeders
P2P: this movie has been released, so check out P2P networks, as copies still might be floating around on there.
WinMX: MXlinx link
Kazaa & eDonkey: sig2dat & ed2k links

Discussion Date: June 3, 2004
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