The SM-themed film "The Secretary" was playing on the TV and I caught a few snippets between sessions. I've seen this movie before, and it never fails to impress me with its cleverness, sensitivity and humor, as well as the excellent performances. What I particularly like is how well it captures some of the underlying personal idiosyncrasies which often form the foundation of one's kinky lifestyle. There are some nice spanking scenes that certainly got my attention. And despite the fact (or perhaps because?) there are no real explicit sex scenes, I found it to be quite titillating. Repressed passion can be truly arousing. That's what I love about old films like "It Happened One Night," where the sexual tension is almost palpable. I can get so much more worked up watching these old-fashioned tales of courtship, romance and betrayal -- the forbidden and the taboo, and all those unspoken rules. The almost clinical dramatizations of intercourse I sometimes see in modern Hollywood movies often seems out of place. I say leave the rutting to movies with a triple X. They do it better anyway!