Hollywood Binge Fix | Maggie Gyllenhaal
This Maggie Gyllenhaal Fix is inspired by Josh’s ‘Four Pack’ from the podcast (listen here).
Here’s a list of the five best Maggie Gyllenhaal shows/movies streaming right now. Get watching!
Hollywood Binge Fix
1) The Deuce | HBO, 2017- (2 seasons, 17 episodes)
Eileen ‘Candy’ Merrell - ‘Candy’ is porn actress with heart & brains; It’s Maggie’s performance that brings that makes her struggle at her attempt to make a living behind the camera so rewarding. A third and final season is expected late in 2019.
2) The Honourable Woman | Netflix, 2014 (8 episodes)
Nessa Stein - Perhaps Gyllenhaal’s most lushes role, this gripping Emmy-nominated BBC mini-series follows Nessa who inherits her father’s arms business. She ends up stirring up a sh*t show trying to forge new ties between Israelis and Palestinians. Gyllenhaal credits Emma Thompson for how she came to her British accent.
3) Secretary | HBO, 2002
Lee Holloway - Gyllenhaal and James Spader shine in this dark comedy that centers on a young secretary with a history of mental illness. She takes a liking to her boss who has a fetish for administering spankings. She starts making mistakes on purpose that lead to paddlings by her domineering boss. Gyllenhaal earned a Golden Globe Nomination for her role in this 2002 indie.
4) Sherrybaby | Prime Video, 2006
Sherry Swanson - It’ been a while since I’ve seen this little indie. I remember it being fairly depressing and Gyllenhaal being very good. Fresh out of prison, she tries to acclimate to society while trying to regain custody of her daughter and overcoming her history of drug abuse.
5) The Kindergarten Teacher | Netflix, 2018
Lisa Spinelli - A devoted teacher becomes obsessed with one of her students whom she believes is a child prodigy. Gyllenhaal stars and produces in this film that premiered at Sundance 2018 and nominated for a ‘Grand Jury Prize’ in the dramatic category. The film is a remake of the acclaimed Israeli film by the same name,