Is Romance Devolving?—50 Shades vs. No One Puts Baby in a Corner

We seem to be devolving as a society in general and how we treat each other. I teach my daughter that love (making) is a beautiful experience not something to have to survive through. What a horrible message this movie sends to young men and women. Loved your analogies to “Dirty Dancing” and “Enough”. Sounds like 50 shades of Grey is really 50 shades of Nightmares.

Kristen Lamb's Blog

Image courtesy of Lisa Weidmeier WANA Commons. Image courtesy of Lisa Weidmeier WANA Commons.

I’d hoped I wouldn’t have to go here, but alas, here we are. Today, 50 Shades of Grey the MOVIE will open for…*record screech* Valentine’s Day. Nothing says I love you like predatory emotional manipulation, sociopathy, abuse and non-consensual sex acts.

Find THAT on a Hallmark card.

And yes, I know there have been other kinky books like this, but 50 Shades sold over 100 million copies and the movie (despite ZERO plot) is expected to gross in excess of $60 million which means I just threw up a little in my mouth this “story” has tipped from fringe to mainstream and that scares me more than a little bit.

No, I didn’t read the book. I don’t need to. Nor do I need to watch gang-rape prison porn to know it probably is unhealthy for the future of women (or even men)…

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