Fifty Shades of Grey is not something I plan to see!
It was bad enough when Jimmy Fallon had the actress Dakota Johnson on, but when David Letterman had her as a guest, I just about croaked. I refused to watch the interview, because I didn’t want to get upset. I have always been a fan of Dave and couldn’t believe he would invite her to the show. Although I suppose maybe he felt he had to. And maybe he made it clear he did not approve of the movie, I don’t know. In any case, I zipped through the recording, and made a mental note to mention something about this film on my blog (not that anybody reads it).
In case you hadn’t heard, there are numerous protests against this movie which promotes torture as sexually gratifying, and encourages stalking, abuse of power and glamorizes violence against women. The sad thing is that this movie and the book series it is from has become part of mainstream media now, with popular talk shows interviewing the actors from the movie and audience members cheering them on.
One of the movements is to skip the film and donate money to a women’s shelter, which I think is a great idea. If you would like more information about this and other ways to speak up against this movie, check out the links below from the National Center on Sexual Exploitation.