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March 15, 2016

Episode 262: Secretary (2002)

Special Guest: Judy Dodge Cummings, Claire Cavanah
Guest Co-Host: Rachel Kramer Bussel

Adapted by from a short story by Mary Gaitskill, Steven Shainberg's Secretary stars Maggie Gyllenhaal as a young woman from a dysfunctional family who goes to work for Mr. Grey (James Spader), a lawyer with a penchant for kink.

Erotica writer and editor joins Mike to discuss Secretary and 50 Shades of Grey. Interviews include the co-founder of Babeland, Claire Cavanah, and the author of Self-Injury: The Ultimate Teen Guide, Judy Dodge Cummings.

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Bonus: Interview with Steven Shainberg

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  1. This is one my favorites from your podcasts!

  2. PS: A great sex-positive and humanist discussion of Secretary, an interesting discussion about the history of Babeland, and a biting critique of 50 Shades of Grey - bravo!

  3. Good show. So tired of women being portrayed on the screen in a degrading manner. Like that's going to change in our lifetime. How about something really far out-switching the roles around. 20+ years later -and a female president on the horizon-and there's still no sign of that coming.

    The female commentator's extreme vocal fry got wearying pretty darn fast.