Secretary is directed by Steve Shainberg, and it stars Maggie Gyllenhaal and James Spader in a erotic romance about an emotionally sensitive girl that got out of a hospital ward, and she is looking for a job. So Lee (Maggie Gyllenhaal) found a job and works with E. Edward Grey (James Spader) as a secretary, and when she find out that he's a sexually dominant man, she was fine with it and they partake in a BDSM relationship. I remember that before I watched Fifty Shades of Grey, I've heard of Secretary and would honestly watch that than Fifty Shades of Grey, which also has the BDSM part in it. So after watching that movie, I was looking more forward to Secretary as it was terrible. Now I finally got to see it, and it is so much better that I finally see why BDSM can be normal for some people, even if I still don't agree with it. I've never seen a more committed performance from Maggie Gyllenhaal in any other film that I've seen her in, and she's completely amazing in this movie. James Spader is great in it, and they work together really well with great chemistry that is quite different then what I'm used to in romance films. The story is well done, although the ending can be not as fleshed out as I could've been, but it's not much of a problem as the ending was good, just needed to be improved a bit. When it gets to the BDSM, it has a good balance of having laughs about it, but also taking it seriously. The characters are developed very well, and I really cared about their relationship, even if it's a bit of an extreme one. Secretary is a really great film that is a BDSM relationship done right, and is nothing like Fifty Shades of Grey in terms of its awfulness.