There is a book, it is not just any book, but an evil book. An evil book that many a middle aged women have enjoyed since the summer of 2011. I read this book, at least, I read at it. I read it because it was erotic literature that was supposed to be extreme and taboo. Being experience with some very crude erotic fiction found online, I decided I would try this novel out and see what all the fuss is about. 150 pages later, I put the book down and decided that a 15 year old Twilight fanatic wrote this book. Regardless, it is a huge hit amongst its audience, which is great for bored housewives with no Internet connection.
This novel is…While you may be hoping I am about to review the book and share some of the steamy events that take place within, I hate to say that you’ve come to the wrong place. No, I am going to share a trailer for the film that should be released on next Valentine’s Day (HUBBA HUBBA). Well, here it is…
No, it’s not a red band trailer (bummer) so we really don’t know how extreme the movie will be. The production of the film actually looked good and with that Beyonce song attached to it, I expected a hard rated R, and that is garbage. Unfortunately, if Universal allowed for an NC-17 rating, they would likely lose money because there are theaters that will not show those films. The hype train cannot outrun the moral train.
Also, awesomely, the moral thought patrol is all in arms about the new trailer, which is sexy, but not extreme enough to warrant any real outrage yet.
The Fifty Shades of Gray series promotes torture as sexually gratifying and normalizes domestic violence, particularly violence against women. This type of material is cultivates a rape and sexual violence culture and is now permeating our society. With the popularity of this book, mainstream opinion-makers (like Oprah, the Today Show and Broadway) are telling the public (especially youth) that humiliation, degredation and torture in sex is normal and to just give it a try. – from the Porn Harms Action Center.
The newly released trailer for Fifty Shades of Grey deceives the public with a visually appealing melodramatic love story that romanticizes and normalizes sexual violence.
The main character is a childlike, mousey, young woman, lacking confidence and capability, who becomes the target of a powerful, intimidating, older man who puts her under contract to serve as a sexual “submissive.”
The implications of such a relationship—abuse of power, female inequality, coercion, and sexual violence—glamorizes and legitimatizes violence against women.
The popularity of Fifty Shades of Grey among women sends a message to men that this is what women really want. Even more dangerous, it also sends the message to women that they can “fix” violent, controlling men by being obedient and loving.
A warning to the women lining up to see this film: There is nothing empowering about whips and chains or humiliation and torture. Women as a group will not gain power by collaborating with violent men. Women would be serving only as an agent to further their own sexual degradation, handing themselves on a silver platter to exactly the sort of men who want to use and abuse them, and take away their power.
In a voiceover in the trailer, Christian Grey warns Ana, “I am incapable of leaving you alone.” “Then don’t,” she purrs in reply. Again, he warns her, “You should steer clear of me.” Is this really the kind of relationship we want our daughters, relatives and friends willingly entering into? With a stalker and a batterer? Do we really want our sons to become Christian Greys, practicing a violent masculinity that degrades men as well? – Morality in Media
I love movies that push boundaries and move people to outrage. I love when the world is so tame and laid back, and problem free, that people actually have time to actively protest a movie. I also love controversial movies that get the goat of those conservative folks who show some hypocritical judgment in the media they allow their children to absorb. You will see kids watch films like The Human Centipede, The Expendables, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and all of those whack ass Lifetime movies. If you mentioned letting your kids watch a movie about sex in general, you’re a monster. Not going to delve much deeper into this.
I actually think 50 Shades may be better on the big screen, and I can’t wait. Should be a sexy time.
This damn song is catchy as hell. New favorite Beyonce song! Oh wait, not Beyonce, Kadebostany. Whoever that is.