The other day I was having a conversation with Adam about great love stories…and about the best having to do with acceptance of a persons past and being drawn to each other. Well not just drawn to each other, but realizing when a person is your other half…the perfect fit…that they get you more than anyone else. A person who not only accepts your quirks, but embraces them…and who even if pushed away, will fight for you.
I hardly had to pause before declaring that Secretary fits that perfectly and I in fact took it one step further…I think Secretary is the best love story ever made. The reaction I received however was more amazement that of all the movies out there, that this is what I consider a great love story…so I am taking it you my dear friends and asking you to weigh in.
My defense: You have two people who are perfect for each other…and they had no idea until they met what that even meant. They are so perfect for each that they become the best versions of themselves in each other presence…even if they are a little twisted. Secretary illustrates that true love is not about normalcy, its about loving one another even more for the oddness and the off kilter aspects of one another. You then bring into play the devotion and loyalty aspect, the tenderness and then toss in the kink, why its a modern day fairy tale!
So have you seen Secretary? Do you agree or disagree with me on this, and if you disagree…what’s your favorite love story, I would love to hear!