Polyester + Secretary

Polyester + Secretary
Year 2 (2010)
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Bored women surround themselves with deviants! Two films helping society cope with taboos. John Waters exposes America to the unsettling. A rarely talked about sub-genre of exploitation: Women’s Pictures. Odorama, Smell-O-Vision and William Castle. The smells on the Polyester Odorama card are as follow: Roses, A Fart, Glue, Pizza, Gasoline, Skunk, Gas, New Car Smell, Old Sneakers, Air Freshener. What led to the breakout success of Polyester in comparison to earlier John Waters’ films? The central taboos. Why stomp feet? Secretary and feminism. Maggie Gyllenhaal and the qualities of Lee Holloway. Contrasting James Spader’s character Mr. Grey. The surprising common ground between sub and dom. Secretary and sexploitation.

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Polyester

Polyester


Released: May 29, 1981
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Director: John Waters
Writer: John Waters
Starring: Divine, Tab Hunter, Edith Massey, David Samson, Mink Stole

A suburban housewife's world falls apart when her pornographer husband admits he's serially unfaithful to her, her daughter gets pregnant, and her son is suspected of being the foot-fetishist who's been breaking local women's feet.

Secretary

Secretary


Released: September 20, 2002
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Director: Steven Shainberg
Writer: Steven Shainberg, Erin Cressida Wilson
Starring: Maggie Gyllenhaal, James Spader, Jeremy Davies, Patrick Bauchau

A young woman, recently released from a mental hospital, gets a job as a secretary to a demanding lawyer, where their employer-employee relationship turns into a sexual, sadomasochistic one.

 
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