Days after being released from a mental institution, a young woman starts her new life as a secretary including some kinky sex with her boss. 

This is a very twisted love story about a lawyer and his secretary. Lee is released from a mental institution and goes out to find her first job ever. James Spader plays her odd boss. It’s ultimately a S&M love story. Fun for the whole family!


This movie was great. They are both odd, but you like them anyway. I don’t know if everyone would think this was a great movie, but I enjoyed watching it. You really feel for the characters and look at them more than just freaks. It never felt degrading to either character, especially since Lee becomes more confident the further the relationship develops.

Rating: A-


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4 thoughts on “Secretary

  • June 25, 2003 at 10:36 pm

    Good movie. Makes me want to get spanked.It was a very nice surprise to see the nakedness.

  • May 10, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    I had not heard about this movie until fairly recently. Then I was totally intrigued and had to add it to the top of the queue. Maggie Gyllenhaal is totally hot. I liked the subtleties in the way her character changed the way she walked and moved throughout the movie. Her character Lee starts kinda awkward and socially weird and then ends the film making crawling, spanking, and even delivering coffee and memos while her wrists are restrained to a bar behind her head look very sexy and graceful. James Spader was also great in this movie. You only get snip-its of info about his character but the tiny scenes, like when he talks to Lee about cutting or writes her the letter that he can’t give her, make him totally likable and kind despite his domination. I think this was really well done and the most painful thing to watch becomes how long it takes these two to get together. It’s bizarre and cool, loved it.

  • May 10, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    Oh, I forgot, James Spader has some serious spanking skillz!

  • May 10, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    Good point about how she changed the way she carried herself differently through the movie as she became more confident!

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