Fifty Shades of Grey is a 2015 American eroticromance film directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson with a screenplay by Kelly Marcel, based on the novel of the same name by E. L. James. It stars Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele, a college graduate who begins a sadomasochistic relationship with young business magnate Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan). The film premiered at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival on February 11, 2015, and had a wide theatrical release on February 13, 2015, by Universal Pictures. It was an immediate box office success, breaking numerous box office records and earning over $564 million worldwide.
“Fifty Shades of Grey” is not about BDSM or anything related – what it shows is pure DOMESTIC VIOLENCE. Nothing more, nothing less. And selling it as fetish is just so sad and disgusting. And hurtful to those that are a part of the fetish and who fight other people´s prejudices that stick to their foreheads like a label thanks to a narrow-minded society.
The main character here has a anger and violence problem, arising from his childhood issues and is deeply disturbed by whatever had happened in his life – and now is unable to properly “feel” and needs to reflect the violence he experienced onto the other sex since it seems like women were not exactly making him feel fortunate in his early years.
This dude is not living a fetish – also because there is no connection between enjoying such preferences and being unable to love – it is bullshit and a total fuck-up. This dude needs a therapy. And please, to whoever takes this movie or book as a description on how things roll – you gotta think about it a second time.
The man you see in this movie needs a therapy to overcome his issues by sorting out what happened in his past.
The girl in the movie is picturing a typical victom of domestic violence – she loves him, and thus goes along with it, not telling anymore. All covered up by this “fetish” as they claim it in the movie , the ultimate excuse and explanation and justification.
Furthermore, “eroticromance” – it is neither nor, because this is nothing related to “Romance”, unless violence and one-sided love is called a “romance”. For me, it isn´t. Also, “erotic” is relative – yes you do see some naked skin, but it takes far more for a movie to have “erotic” things in it.
All in all – the book left some space for interesting thoughts at least (it was still rather useless and boring, but that´s another story), but this movie clearly lacks everything to be worth watching. Unless you like domestic violence. I find it shocking and awful that this movie has been watched by so many people that probably now think that this what they saw actually shows how a certain fetish works. It makes prejudices grow, it makes the “oh my god what a creepy person” thoughts rise and grow, and this is the least thing that such a “scene” and fetish needs.