Secretary (2002)

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Avg Rating: 3.8 / 5. Voted: 38

No one cared thus far. Do you?


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Directed by: Steven Shainberg
Starring: Maggie Gyllenhaal (Lee Holloway), James Spader (E. Edward Grey), Jeremy Davies (Peter), Lesley Ann Warren (Mother), Stephen McHattie (Father)
Country: USA; Effed Up American Films
Language: English (Optional Eng Subs)
Runtime: 01:51:03
Genres: BDSM, Self-Harm, Sexual-Violence against Women

Plot – Spoilers:
What happens when you’re too sensitive and the things that upset you are usually other people’s problems which you deal with by hurting yourself instead. Lee is just out of hospital having done time for a cutting moment that got out of control. Back home, the atmosphere isn’t ideal – sister is excited to be married, mother is nervous and oppressively protective of her and father is mostly drunk. Lee tries to seek familiar comfort in selfharm, but it just won’t do. But then she finds employment as a secretary to a lawyer, who might have the right-sized hand for her empty glove.

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OJ not Simpson
OJ not Simpson
December 23, 2021 11:52 am

Current rate on IMDB:7 I believe this movie is way overrated, level of BDSM was very low and ending was too silly.

Aurelia
Aurelia
December 23, 2021 9:19 pm

As someone who practices both self harm and bdsm, this movie is rubbish and the relationship between the main characters doesn’t make sense

MR BRIMSTONE
MR BRIMSTONE
Reply to  Aurelia
December 30, 2021 1:14 am

My sentiments exactly (53 y/o, 40 year DD D/s veteran).

Eu62
Eu62
Reply to  Aurelia
January 4, 2022 8:45 pm

De ce?

buck
buck
Reply to  Aurelia
January 6, 2022 4:53 pm

Don’t know about BDSM (wouldn’t expect much from a movie anyway), but as for sh it’s one of the better ones in my experience. Perhaps a bit theatrical, but some people are that theatrical and unhinged (most actors and their personas are as well – you have to be to convey a message in just a few scenes). As for stuff like stress piling up and needing a release, the lack of self-confidence and self-worth, making sure to sterilise the wound and keep it in spots where it isn’t noticable or just using random objects to cause pain – all of that I can attest to. I remember once being angry at myself to a point where I beat my nose to a pulp with my own fist, or another where I was coming back from school and I started dragging my knuckles along a rugged wall with those tiny sand-like graines sticking out until my hands were all red with blood.

Aurelia
Aurelia
Reply to  buck
January 29, 2022 5:23 pm

I know right? when you wanna hurt yourself, you dont care what happens to you

Bob jones
Bob jones
Reply to  Aurelia
January 7, 2022 5:08 am

That’s so hot what you said. You are messed up

Dee
Dee
December 23, 2021 11:50 pm

Not effed up at all, just a beautiful love story.

Zoboshmo
Zoboshmo
December 24, 2021 3:36 am

Now that’s what I call a love story????

Zed Man
Zed Man
December 26, 2021 12:58 am

Possibly one of the best movie posters of all time. Shame the movie was such a flop.

Zed Man
Zed Man
Reply to  Zed Man
December 26, 2021 1:00 am

Dork.

Zed Man
Zed Man
Reply to  Zed Man
December 26, 2021 2:25 am

This is absolute BALL SHIT! By picking a gravatar, all you’ve done is out yourself as a fake. The Zed Man would never roll with that shit. I’m gay, alright? Satisfied? And it ain’t Christmas anymore. No more mr. Nice Guy. You imposters all better make like a banana and split or you’ll be sorry. You’ll all be laughing on the otherside of your face when I’m through with yous.

OJ not Simpson
OJ not Simpson
Reply to  Zed Man
December 29, 2021 5:46 am

Yep, a misleading poster of a boring movie.

whatever
whatever
December 29, 2021 4:33 am

people say this movie is overrated I say it kicks you right in the nuts. At the end she is dropping dead cockroaches on the bed beginning to break the man down. On a long enough timeline everything drops to zero

whatever
whatever
Reply to  whatever
December 29, 2021 4:36 am

most of you are to stupid to catch on what it actually meant. Be mad I dont care!

tiswattis
tiswattis
Reply to  whatever
December 29, 2021 4:51 am

And that scheming look towards the audience at the end is just magical. She non-verbally communicates how inept and dumbed down critics (YOU) are. This movie couldn’t have done a better job at a rope-a-dope something Ali would be proud of

Villain Queen
Villain Queen
December 29, 2021 7:35 am

I loved this film. It’s kind of “mild” in comparison to some of the stuff I’ve seen/read now but it’s still a favorite. James Spader is always a treat.

MR BRIMSTONE
MR BRIMSTONE
December 30, 2021 1:25 am

My Soul mate and I along with a few other veteran Spankos tried to use this movie to introduce some sad, boring, post-hippie, self righteous swingers to a deeper level of understanding and tolerance of our lifestyle (Since we were among them) I wish that I had had a deeper part in the film selection. I will say one thing for it…It’s not 50 shades of stupid! A kink shaming masterpiece of sex negative, inaccurate, judgemental piece of fucking rabid canine smegma.

Dr. Lecter
Dr. Lecter
December 31, 2021 5:50 am

There ain’t nothing better than a heart-shaped ass….. (see movie poster)

buck
buck
January 6, 2022 6:38 pm

Pretty good movie. Suffers from typical American silliness – and silliness as a whole, since it’s quite obviously a bit of a fantasy someone had and a bit of a rant – but overall it tells an OK story with well written characters – characters for which this movie definitely deserves to be on effedup. It shouldn’t be bashed too hard for being silly, as it is after all a comedy – even if a black one. It’s quite comforting, seeing messed up people find comfort in each other, and I can only hope to find my own Ms. Holloway.

Mo Moson
Mo Moson
January 23, 2022 12:50 pm

you do see them finally ( o )( o )

Artis
Artis
April 22, 2022 7:48 am

not worth it.