StoryAfter a bout of illness, Lee Holloway moves back in with her dysfunctional family, ready to start anew. Despite a few strikes against her she applies for a secretarial position at the law office of E. Edward Grey. Although she's never had a job in her life, Lee is hired by the mysterious lawyer, who seems unconcerned by her lack of experience.
At first the work seems quite normal and boring - typing, filing and coffee-making - but Lee tries hard to please him, and her family are desperate for her to succeed. Slowly Lee and Mr. Grey embark on a more personal relationship behind closed doors, crossing lines of conduct into a deep realm of human sexuality, a unique love affair, in which the roles of dominance and submission suit both of them perfectly.
'Secretary' is a powerful and unique love story, bold unflinching humour and strange yet seductive eroticism help explore the notion that love doesn't always occur the way we might have expected....
DVD FeaturesAudio commentary from director Steven Shainberg with the film's screenwriter
Interview with actor James Spader
Interview with actress Maggie Gyllenhaal
'Making Of' documentary
Director and cast filmographies
|James Spader||Mr. Grey|
|Maggie Gyllenhaal||Lee Holloway|
|Lesley Ann Warren||Joan Holloway|
|Stephen McHattie||Burt Holloway|
|Patrick Bauchau||Dr. Twardon|
|Jessica Tuck||Tricia O'Connor|
|Amy Locane||Lee's Sister|
|Julene Renee-Preciado||Jessica (as Julene Renee)|
|Lauren Cohn||First Secretary|
|Ezra Buzzington||Typing Teacher|
|Kyle Colerider-Krugh||Mr. Garvey|
|Steven Fierberg||First Date|
The first scene of the film starts with a young woman performing secretarial work,...
- Genre: Romance Movies
- Theme(s): Satire/Parody/Comedy
- Director: Steven Shainberg
- Producer: Lions Gate
- Length: 104 min
- Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Theatrical Release North America Sep 20, 2002 Europe May 16, 2003 Japan Jul 19, 2003 Australia May 29, 2003
Ratings North America R Europe 18 Japan R-15 Australia MA
Blu-ray Release North America Oct 5, 2010
DVD Release North America Apr 1, 2003 Europe May 2002