Tue, 3 June 2014
Heather and Paul review two films that explore love, romance, and office power dynamics. First, SECRETARY, Steven Shainberg's 2002 indie drama starring Maggie Gyllenhaal as a shy young woman whose new job as James Spader's office assistant blossoms into a dom/sub love affair. Then, WORKING GIRL, Mike Nichols' Oscar-nominated 1988 romantic comedy starring Melanie Griffith as a downtrodden secretary whose attempts to climb the corporate ladder are thwarted by her double-crossing boss, played by Sigourney Weaver. Getting spanked by James Spader or groped by Kevin Spacey: which will prevail?
Plus: our quick takes on THE DECALOGUE, I AM DIVINE, and RED DESERT.