March 11, 2015 - 3 years ago

50 SHADES OF GREY


MISOGYNISTIC OR ENLIGHTENED?

The recent release of the movie adaption of the E.L James best seller has caused controversial claims from conservative groups claiming the storyline promotes violence against women.

The moral watchdogs are concerned that the many raunchy scenes of bondage, spanking and humiliation send a dangerous message, glorifying sexism, misogyny and violent sex.

It seems many disagree, with the movie hitting the box office with record breaking numbers, millions of women lining up to indulge in a story of seduction, fantasy, domination and love.

So are these working, self – respecting mothers, bosses, nurses, teachers and every day women truly damaged, abuse seeking souls with misguided, masochistic desires for pain and mistreatment?

Or, are the naysayers simply frigid prudes with supressed sexuality and narrow minded ignorance, afraid of sexual expression?

Some may appreciate the boundary pushing while preferring a completely different sexual scene. Some may be so advanced in a BDSM lifestyle that they find the movie a bit boring..

Jamie Dornan, who plays Billionaire Christian Grey has responded to criticism by pointing out that the movie, in essence is a love story.

“I can understand why people say that tying a woman up and spanking her is misogynistic. But actually, more men are submissive than women. Very powerful men“.

However you perceive the 50 Shades phenomenon and the controversial debate that comes with it, we think that any book or movie that can heat things up between the sheets and promote fantasy and sexual exploration is at least worth a trip to the flicks!

‘Id like to bite that lip’
Christian Grey