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Story

After 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 Features

Audio commentary from director Steven Shainberg with the film's screenwriter
Interview with actor James Spader
Interview with actress Maggie Gyllenhaal
'Making Of' documentary
TV spots
Director and cast filmographies
Trailer reel
Interactive menu
Scene access
Region 0

Cast

James SpaderMr. Grey
Maggie GyllenhaalLee Holloway
Jeremy DaviesPeter
Lesley Ann WarrenJoan Holloway
Stephen McHattieBurt Holloway
Patrick BauchauDr. Twardon
Jessica TuckTricia O'Connor
Oz PerkinsJonathan
Amy LocaneLee's Sister
Mary JoySylvia
Michael MantellStewart
Lily KnightParalegal
Sabrina GrdevichAllison
Lacey KohlLouisa
Julene Renee-PreciadoJessica (as Julene Renee)
Lauren CohnFirst Secretary
Ezra BuzzingtonTyping Teacher
Kyle Colerider-KrughMr. Garvey
Steven FierbergFirst Date

6.6

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 AmericaSep 20, 2002
    EuropeMay 16, 2003
    JapanJul 19, 2003
    AustraliaMay 29, 2003
  • Ratings
    North AmericaR
    Europe18
    JapanR-15
    AustraliaMA
  • Blu-ray Release
    North AmericaOct 5, 2010
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaApr 1, 2003
    EuropeMay 2002
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