Secretary (titulada en países hispanohablantes como La secretaria) es una película dramática del año 2002, dirigida por Steven Shainberg, que trata el tema de la dominación y la sumisión. Su historia está basada en el cuento Bad behavior (‘Mal comportamiento’) de Mary Gaitskill y está protagonizada por Maggie Gyllenhaal y James Spader.
Secretary (2002) Official Trailer – Maggie Gyllenhaal, James Spader Movie HD
Film basado en el relato de Mary Gaitskill “Bad Behavior”
When Gaitskill published her first collection, Bad Behavior, in 1988, sex, in the city or otherwise, was most certainly not on TV. Her blunt stories of prostitution, sadomasochism and other flavors of sexual degradation came as a lash to the cultural system. (“A book that was like a little box with monsters inside it,” she calls the volume at an autobiographical moment in the new collection. One story, “Secretary,” was committed to film, but only many years later and only in what Gaitskill has called “the ‘Pretty Woman’ version.”) In other respects, the book arrived right on time. As Ariel Levy noted recently in The New Yorker, feminism had passed in the 1980s from the era of egalitarianism, consciousness-raising and nurture to a harder-edged embrace of lust and power, a desire to appropriate rather than abjure stereotypically masculine energies, that was exemplified by S&M. On Our Backs, the first women’s sex magazine, debuted in 1984. Herotica, the initial book in what became a long-running series, came out in 1988, the same year as Bad Behavior.