In preparation for Fifty Shades of Grey the movie, I have reviewed a few films that might give some insight into how the Fifty Shades movie might handle all the kinky sex. There will be spoilers, consider yourself warned. Today I’ll start with the movie Secretary.
Secretary came out in 2002 and was directed by Steven Shainberg. This movie is a little weird, it is set in, I think, the 70’s and stars Mr. Grey (E. Edward Grey). Lee is the secretary and also happens to be a masochist. Mr. Grey just happens to be a sadist. A match made in movie heaven.
The movie starts out with a preview of a scene that is in the middle of the movie and it might involve some kinky device. We are quickly taken back to the beginning and getting to know Lee. She’s got some issues, as in cutting herself… She applies to be a secretary for Mr. Grey and is hired.
Edward and Lee have a strange relationship to start with, she socially awkward and he, well, turned on by her submissiveness. Pretty quickly they endeavor on a BDSM relationship, much of which is implied. Yes, there are some scenes that are not implied, but other then some spanking and masturbation, it’s a pretty clean movie given the subject matter. Except the closing scene, that’s pretty hot…
What the movie does well is show the sexual tension between Edward and Lee. It shows how Edward starts to control Lee with his Dom/sub games and they endeavor on a BDSM relationship. At the same time Lee start becomes a more stable person, more confident and less masochistic. And similar to how I wanted Christian and Ana to work out their weird relationship, you want Edward and Lee to too.
I got two things out of this movie. You can have quite a bit of sex in a movie and still be Rated R (the pay off is at the end in this case) and you can imply a lot of stuff with camera angles… You don’t need to make porn to have a good sex scene. Assuming you think porn has good sex scenes.
Have any of you seen the movie? What did you think?