Secretary (2002)

Steven Shainberg’s 2002 film, Secretary, touches on some risqué subject matter that just dives deeper and deeper as the movie progresses.  The cyclical format of the film persists from the start until just before the end.  This seems to play on the use of both classical and operant conditioning found in the film.  The ever present and in your face masochistic theme is not a new concept behind a film, but this one is also a comedy.  At the end of the day, if you like Maggie Gyllenhaal in kinky situations than this is your movie.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Directed by:  Steven Shainberg

Cinematography: Steven Fierberg

Screenplay by: Erin Cressida Wilson

Score by: Angelo Badalamenti

Starring: Maggie Gyllenhaal, James Spader

Runtime: 1h 51m

Genre: Erotic, Comedy, Romance

Distributed by: Lions Gate Films


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