Secretary (2002) Poster


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MPAA Rated R for strong sexuality, some nudity, depiction of behavioral disorders, and language

Sex & Nudity

  • A woman lies on her stomach in bed and masturbates. She is fully clothed and we only see her moving on top of her hands.
  • Full female frontal nudity (one scene), female masturbation (not very visible, but clearly audible), themes of Submission/Bondage, male masturbation (not seen directly). Several scenes of spanking. Frequent scenes of a sexual nature, mostly submission/masturbatory, only two of actual intercourse and both of which were comparatively mild compared with the rest of the film.

Violence & Gore

  • Strong themes of self harm. A few scenes depict a female using sharp utensils to cut herself. References to strong self harm. Some blood.


  • The word "Fuck" is used 3 times. 1 shit. 1 goddammit. 1 cock. 1 prick.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Story includes a character who is an alcoholic, drinking is visible and violent drunken behaviour.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The female lead sits in a chair fully clothed and refuses to leave. She stays so long that she has to urinate. She urinates as she sits there and the urine is shown dripping from the chair.
  • Intense scenes of sexual frustration and masturbation. One scene of violence against a woman which may frighten some viewers. A woman is involved is self harm and self mutilation (cutting).


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Sex & Nudity

  • A man tells his administrative assistant to bend over and remove her underwear, then masturbates and ejaculates on her back. In a workplace setting.

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