History Film / Secretary

4th Sep '16 4:36:11 AM Morgaus
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* {{Sugar and Ice Personality}}: Edward's true nature.



%%* SuperOCD: Edward has a pretty severe case of it.

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%%* * SuperOCD: Edward has a pretty severe case of it. it, given his demanding attitude towards Lee.
20th Jun '16 12:18:24 PM Morgenthaler
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* CasualKink: While most of ''{{Secretary}}'' averts this, it does pop up twice. In the middle of the movie, Lee is listening to a tape about coming out as a dominant or submissive, assuring the listener that BDSM unlocks the potential for a wider range of experience. More importantly, [[spoiler:the movie has a happy ending where Lee finally gets rid of her fiancé (whom she never wanted; he was pushed on her and she wasn't assertive enough to say no), comes out as a masochist and finally demands a real relationship with Edward. Some people are pissed at her, but her father stands by her side and asserts that he's proud of her. Edward overcomes his fear and [[PropertyOfLove they live happily ever after]].]]

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* CasualKink: While most of ''{{Secretary}}'' the film averts this, it does pop up twice. In the middle of the movie, Lee is listening to a tape about coming out as a dominant or submissive, assuring the listener that BDSM unlocks the potential for a wider range of experience. More importantly, [[spoiler:the movie has a happy ending where Lee finally gets rid of her fiancé (whom she never wanted; he was pushed on her and she wasn't assertive enough to say no), comes out as a masochist and finally demands a real relationship with Edward. Some people are pissed at her, but her father stands by her side and asserts that he's proud of her. Edward overcomes his fear and [[PropertyOfLove they live happily ever after]].]]
20th Jun '16 9:56:41 AM Oddtail
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* CasualKink: While most of ''{{Secretary}}'' averts this, it does pop up twice. In the middle of the movie, Lee is listening to a tape about coming out as a dominant or submissive, assuring the listener that BDSM unlocks the potential for a wider range of experience. More importantly, [[spoiler:the movie has a happy ending where Lee finally gets rid of her fiancée (whom she never wanted; he was pushed on her and she wasn't assertive enough to say no), comes out as a masochist and finally demands a real relationship with Edward. Some people are pissed at her, but her father stands by her side and asserts that he's proud of her. Edward overcomes his fear and [[PropertyOfLove they live happily ever after]].]]

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* CasualKink: While most of ''{{Secretary}}'' averts this, it does pop up twice. In the middle of the movie, Lee is listening to a tape about coming out as a dominant or submissive, assuring the listener that BDSM unlocks the potential for a wider range of experience. More importantly, [[spoiler:the movie has a happy ending where Lee finally gets rid of her fiancée fiancé (whom she never wanted; he was pushed on her and she wasn't assertive enough to say no), comes out as a masochist and finally demands a real relationship with Edward. Some people are pissed at her, but her father stands by her side and asserts that he's proud of her. Edward overcomes his fear and [[PropertyOfLove they live happily ever after]].]]
26th Nov '15 7:02:36 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheAlcoholic: Lee's father.

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* %%* TheAlcoholic: Lee's father.



* BathtubScene: Two of them.

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* %%* BathtubScene: Two of them.



* CantActPervertedTowardALoveInterest: Edward. CommitmentIssues ensue.

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* %%* CantActPervertedTowardALoveInterest: Edward. CommitmentIssues ensue.



* ChocolateOfRomance: Offered Lee by Edward, twice.
* ClosedDoorRapport: Edward and Lee.

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* %%* ChocolateOfRomance: Offered Lee by Edward, twice.
* %%* ClosedDoorRapport: Edward and Lee.



* InterplayOfSexAndViolence

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* %%* InterplayOfSexAndViolence



* IUhYouToo: [[spoiler: Edward near the end of the movie]].

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* %%* IUhYouToo: [[spoiler: Edward near the end of the movie]].



* MasterofTheMixedMessage: Edward.
* MiddleOfNowhereStreet: Mr. Grey's office.
* MoodWhiplash
* MyOwnPrivateIDo
* NoSparks: The reason Lee left Peter.
* NotGoodWithPeople: Edward.

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* %%* MasterofTheMixedMessage: Edward.
* %%* MiddleOfNowhereStreet: Mr. Grey's office.
* %%* MoodWhiplash
* %%* MyOwnPrivateIDo
* %%* NoSparks: The reason Lee left Peter.
* %%* NotGoodWithPeople: Edward.



* RaceForYourLove: [[spoiler:Lee, near the end]].

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* %%* RaceForYourLove: [[spoiler:Lee, near the end]].



* RomanticRunnerUp
* RunawayFiance
* SafeSaneAndConsensual

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* %%* RomanticRunnerUp
* %%* RunawayFiance
* %%* SafeSaneAndConsensual



* SexySecretary: Lee.

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* %%* SexySecretary: Lee.



* ShrinkingViolet: Lee.

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* %%* ShrinkingViolet: Lee.



* StepfordSmiler: Lee's mother.

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* %%* StepfordSmiler: Lee's mother.



* SymbolicMutilation: Lee.

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* %%* SymbolicMutilation: Lee.



* SuperOCD: Edward has a pretty severe case of it.
* SurrealHumor

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* %%* SuperOCD: Edward has a pretty severe case of it.
* %%* SurrealHumor



* TroubledButCute: Lee.

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* %%* TroubledButCute: Lee.



* UncannyAtmosphere: Edward's office is filled with it.

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* %%* UncannyAtmosphere: Edward's office is filled with it.



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30th May '15 5:30:18 PM lorgskyegon
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It is a story about Lee, an emotionally unstable woman (Creator/MaggieGyllenhaal) who starts the film after being released from a psychiatric hospital, where she was put after an incident of self-harm went too far. She finds a job as a typist under Edward, a demanding lawyer (Creator/JamesSpader). After some time, the two develop a sadomasochistic relationship, and are forced to deal with the personal and professional consequences.

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It is a story about Lee, an emotionally unstable woman (Creator/MaggieGyllenhaal) who starts the film after being released from a psychiatric hospital, where she was put after an incident of self-harm went too far. She finds a job as a typist under Edward, E. Edward Grey, a demanding lawyer (Creator/JamesSpader). After some time, the two develop a sadomasochistic relationship, and are forced to deal with the personal and professional consequences.
21st Mar '15 6:54:50 PM Iwishtologin
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* HollywoodMasochism: Averted ''except'' for the ''basic premise''. Being one of the very few romantic comedies about BDSM, it is also one of very few romantic comedies that starts with the protagonist getting out of a mental hospital (and she didn't end up there out of some wacky misunderstanding).


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* IdealizedSex: Averted ''except'' for the ''basic premise''. Being one of the very few romantic comedies about BDSM, it is also one of very few romantic comedies that starts with the protagonist getting out of a mental hospital (and she didn't end up there out of some wacky misunderstanding).
26th Oct '14 1:29:39 PM gallium
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* DisposableFiance

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* DisposableFianceDisposableFiance: Lee was kind of strong-armed into getting engaged, after all.
26th Oct '14 1:29:09 PM gallium
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* CreepyGood: Edward.

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* CreepyGood: Edward.Edward, who is glowering and intimidating in typical James Spader style but turns out to be a kind and patient lover.
10th Sep '14 2:04:49 AM Aquila89
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It is a story about Lee, an emotionally unstable woman (MaggieGyllenhaal) who starts the film after being released from a psychiatric hospital, where she was put after an incident of self-harm went too far. She finds a job as a typist under Edward, a demanding lawyer (James Spader). After some time, the two develop a sadomasochistic relationship, and are forced to deal with the personal and professional consequences.

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It is a story about Lee, an emotionally unstable woman (MaggieGyllenhaal) (Creator/MaggieGyllenhaal) who starts the film after being released from a psychiatric hospital, where she was put after an incident of self-harm went too far. She finds a job as a typist under Edward, a demanding lawyer (James Spader).(Creator/JamesSpader). After some time, the two develop a sadomasochistic relationship, and are forced to deal with the personal and professional consequences.
28th Jul '14 11:21:39 PM gallium
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* TheStoic: Edward, although really it's just a mask concealing his emotions.



* TheStoic: Edward.
** {{Kuudere}}: Since he's really a maelstrom of emotions and neuroses, just very repressed.
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