Secretary: The Screenplay (ScreenPrint)

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Secretary, the companion volume to the hit movie starring Maggie Gyllenhaal and James Spader, is the darkly comic tale of a young woman who finds love in a sadomasochistic relationship with her boss. The success of the film is due in no small part to Erin Cressida Wilson's adaptation of Mary Gaitskill's 1989 short story from her collection, Bad Behavior.

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Freud famously and bemusedly said that women's sexuality was a dark continent, and in fact so repressed were our impulses, so deeply denied, that it has taken a sea change in mores to admit to some of the less 'acceptable' ones at all. We have been waiting for cartographers like Erin Cressida Wilson to lead the way into this uncharted territory, to identify the routes through the thicket of previously inadmissible appetites and fantasies...At last a feminist—or a post-feminist, as Wilson has been described—with the nerve and talent to challenge the orthodoxies of power and powerlessness that have too often locked feminism into a Manichaean view of gender relations.

—from the foreword by Molly Haskell, author of From Reverence to Rape: The Treatment of Women in the Movies

About the Author:

Erin Cressida Wilson is a playwright, novelist, screenwriter, and Duke university professor. In the past three years, she has had three critically acclaimed Off-Broadway productions, including The Trail of the Inner Thigh, which was originally produced in San Francisco where it was selected Best Play of 1999 by Bay Area critics. Her work has also been produced by the Mark Taper Forum, the Joseph Papp Public Theater, and the Brooklyn Academy of Music. She is the recipient of awards from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Rockefeller Foundation, and is the co-author of The Erotica Project.

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