With 50 Shades of Grey being released tomorrow, I figure it’s only natural that this week’s Fashion in Film be about one of the original BDSM movies, Secretary. Now, having not read the 50 Shades trilogy, I have no basis of comparison, but I absolutely love this movie.
In fact, it’s often listed as one of my favorite love stories. Wait, before you get all “Alex, that’s a bit TMI about your life”, let me make my point. As crazy, and a bit sadistic as this movie is, these two characters are so perfect together. There is no coercion, no forcefulness, and in the end, these two really, really, love each other.
And Gyllenhaal’s style is so great. It’s one part Zooey Deschanel twee, and one part sexretary. While the jury is still out on how I feel about 50 Shades, this BDSM movie is definitely one I can get behind.