“Fifty Shades” shows how many shades of grey perception really creates

John's Head


Saturday night I went to see Fifty Shades of Grey in the theater.  The quality of the theater aside (and it was a nice facility), there is plenty one can say about this movie.  Most critics have panned it, many say it glorifies violence against women, and many in the clergy and the moralist right have criticized it for being a piece of trash.  Speaking from male point of view, my opinion may be somewhat surprising.

Despite a great deal of nudity and sexual situations – including some highly controversial moments – this movie did not arouse me in the least.

Yes, that sounds bizarre, but it is true, and with good reason.  Fifty Shades of Grey, when viewed through a storytelling lens, is the sort of movie you would not expect it to be.  To understand the movie, one must first realize this work originated as a work of…

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