So the movie adaptation of “Fifty Shades of Grey” was released this weekend, and anyone and everyone has had something to say about it. But something that should be noted is that it is making big money and leading the pack of female-centered movies to be released this year. And isn’t that something to celebrate?
Now, I haven’t seen the movie yet. But I have read the book (just the first one), so at some point I WILL see the movie just to do a comparison (I’m that type of person). I have a feeling it’s going to be better than the book, though, just because E.L. James wasn’t writing the script (although she did have creative control).
I just want to point out that I didn’t say the movie would be good. Just that it would be better than the book, because the book is shit. It’s poorly written, has no plot, and has characters that no one should really give two shits about. Anastasia Steele is supposed to be 22 but talks like she’s 12, and Christian Grey is just a guy with control issues. And I don’t know about you, but I have never met a woman who climaxed from JUST nipple play, myself included. If only it were that easy.
But just because the book is shit and the movie is *probably* not much better, that doesn’t mean you should discredit those who enjoy the books and/or film. People like what they like. If someone wants to read about BDSM or watch a movie that features BDSM, who are we to stop them? It doesn’t make them less intelligent or a bad person just because they like those things. These types of books and movies open the door for discussion on what is considered to be “taboo” topics, and that’s what we should focus on.
On that note, I suggest you read blog post from Sundance TV on why the 2002 movie “Secretary“, another movie about a BDSM relationship featuring James Spader (hottie alert) and Maggie Gyllenhaal (adore her), is a million times better than “Fifty Shades of Grey”. I definitely agree with their reasons and suggest you check the movie out, preferably from your local library 😉