SecretaryDVD - 2003
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A submissive secretary finds her new position meets her every need. This darkly comic film is based on Mary Gaitskill's short story of the same name from the 1988 collection "Bad Behavior."
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Pages and pages of quotes in IMDb. These two are on sexual harassment and "cutter", people who do self-harm:
Woman: He asked me out to Red Lobster the other night for a nightcap. And yesterday he asked if my hose were control top... and if they were, I certainly didn't need it.
Sister: Your boss?
Sister: You should sue him for sexual harassment.
Lee: My lawyer's representing a woman who's suing her boss for sexual harassment.
-Is he a good lawyer?
(Lee moans:) He's the best.
Why do you cut yourself, Lee?
-I don't know.
Is it that sometimes the pain inside has to come to the surface and when you see evidence of the pain inside, you finally know you're really here? Then, when you watch the wound heal, it's comforting. Isn't it?
-I... That's a way to put it.