Secretary

I wonder, you may have seen or read 50 Shades of Gray ... but have you seen the movie Secretary?  It stars James Spader, who you may know more recently from The Blacklist or remember from Boston Legal or any number of other shows/movies that he's been in.

Secretary came out in 2002 and IMDb's brief description merely says, "A young woman, recently released from a mental hospital, gets a job as a secretary to a demanding lawyer, where their employer-employee relationship turns into a sexual, sadomasochistic one."  I saw it not long after it came out, though not in theaters.  It's now on my list to watch again (Amazon Prime).  All these years later, after all these experiences of my own, I wonder what I'll think of it now.  When I first saw it, it seems to me that it both intrigued me and amused me.  I really do love James Spader.  He plays such quirky roles and characters who often have more depth to them than what may first appear on the surface.  He dares to be different, which is something I can definitely appreciate.

Here's the trailer for Secretary ...

 

If you decide to check it out or if you've already seen it, please share your thoughts! 

Doesn't this pic from the movie spark your imagination?  ;)

So, I'm curious, what movies/books/popular media have had an impact on you in regard to ttwd along the way?

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  1. AnonymousJuly 16, 2016

    Back in 1952 TV was in it's infancy and I was ten years old. There were a lot of shows for kids called "westerns" that featured life in the Western U.S. in I guess the late 1800s. The rather common plot was the good guy, the bad guy, and the girl. Often the girl had a father, never a mother. In the beginning the girl and/or her father thought the good guy was bad and the bad guy was good. But by the end of the show everybody was the wiser, the bad guy was in jail, or worse, and there were apologies all around to the good guy who then rode off to other adventures. Anyway, at the end of his show Gene Autry would sing a song, then there would be a joke or something and they would roll the credits. So after one show the girl came up to Gene and confessed to being a brat and said she would not blame him if he gave her a spanking. So he did, while the credits rolled. My first memory of spanking. She was not the only one to get spanked on TV, it was not uncommon. It seems this had been blocked on YouTube. Then there was McClintock......

    Eric

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    1. Ha! Interesting Eric! I'm not very familiar with westerns really, but I do know what they are. Perhaps I should check some out! ;)

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    2. AnonymousJuly 17, 2016

      Look what I found:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xN-F9g8iy0g&list=PLLOlbeEQW6TtYj9tTSh7TJRqxMJZmUqlZ&index=2

      I only watched into the second one but it is bare bottom! Now that is unusual as can be. Hope you find some things you like here.

      Eric.
      P.S. Lucy Ball got it several times in I Love Lucy and as I mentioned the move McClintock has two or three, I can't remember. Maureen O'Hara was spanked several times buy John Wayne and claimed that the only thing covering her butt was the outer garment so that her reactions would be real. Sure Maureen, I believe you.


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    3. Oh my! I just watched the first one. I wasn't sure where that was headed at the beginning, but it seemed to end up at a happy place for both of them anyway. Thanks for sharing the link, Eric!

      Oh yes, I've seen my fair share of I Love Lucy ... long before I was interested in spanking ... or at least before I was old enough to realize I was interested in spanking. lol

      I've seen a couple clips or maybe it was just pics of John Wayne spanking someone. ;)

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  2. I watched Secretary years ago, before we started spanking. I must watch it again to see if my perspective changes. It was the FSOG phenomenon that opened Harry's mind to the idea that spanking could be fun. Our ttwd dynamic evolved from there, so I owe EL James a great debt.
    Rosie xx

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    1. Oh yes, I think you need to re-watch it Rosie! I haven't seen or red FSOG, but I'm glad it opened Harry's mind to the idea that spanking could be fun. That's awesome! :)

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  3. Hi Lilli, I love James Spader! Have only seen a couple of clips from Secretary, must watch the whole thing.

    Hugs
    Roz

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    1. Oh yay, Roz! I'm glad someone else here loves James Spader too! You definitely must watch all of Secretary. And Rosie and I need to re-watch it. Too bad we can't get all get together and watch it together! ;)

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  4. Hi Lilli, Secretary is my Bears favourite spanking movie. He usually gets in the mood once he has watched it. We watch FSOG together but he didn't like that at all.
    Hugs Lindy

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    1. It's Bears favorite spanking movie, Lindy? Awesome! I haven't seen FSOG. I've heard conflicting opinions on it ... some seem to love it, others seem to hate it. *shrug*

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    2. I preferred the books rather than the FSOG movie. Each to their own though.

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  5. I saw the movie - quirky.

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    1. Ha! Yes, Leigh, definitely quirky. But, that could be said of just about anything James Spader has been in ... or at least of the characters he plays.

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  6. Ah yes the secretary is good :)
    Another is Black Snake Moan and The Pet but I don't like the twist on it

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    1. I've never heard of those Daisy. I'll have to check them out. Thanks for mentioning them! :)

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  7. Hi Lilly,

    Rob and I have Secretary. We enjoyed it, but it is definitely, as Sunny says "quirky'! LOL!

    50 Shades was disappointing to me! I liked the books much better. I wouldn't be here, if it wasn't for them! Same as Rosie mentions above. :) Many hugs,

    <3 Katie

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    1. I would definitely agree that Secretary is "quirky", Katie! lol
      I've oddly had no desire to read or see 50 Shades, though I'm not sure I can sufficiently articulate why. I'm glad it has had a positive influence on some though! :) (((hugs)))

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  8. Barney and I watched the Secretary just last month while away. The only part of it I liked was the part when she was walking home from work because he told her to and what she discovered about herself.

    The reason why I didn't care for it was the fact that clearly she had serious mental issues, ( I mean we ALL have issues but...) and while I know this is just a movie, it doesn't represent any submissive woman I personally know. Because of that I found it more disturbing to watch. Had they not included the 'cutting' part, I probably would have enjoyed it more..mind you he is a very unstable Dom too! So maybe not.

    As far as books go the one that touched me the most is Conquer Me by Kaci Cunningham (non fiction~ now that I live a D/s life I no longer read Dd/D/s fiction). Barney enjoyed The Control Book ( also non fiction). I will issue a 'warning' for those not ready Conquer Me may not be for everyone ( one chapter in it certainly wasn't for me either). Like all non fiction, I take what I can relate to and leave the rest. I have read it a few times, and as I grow in our dynamic, I take more and more from it.

    cheers
    willie

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    1. I really need to re-watch Secretary, Willie. I don't remember it that well. Hopefully soon Nash and I will be able to watch it together again.
      Thanks for mentioning those books, I'll have to look into them! :)

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