#50ShadesofGrey #ChristianGrey – Misconceptions in the BDSM lifestyle

Fifty Shades of Grey

Fifty Shades of Grey (Photo credit: ellebnere)

Well, reading blog posts and such…. I hear that Hollywood is having trouble finding a ‘Mr Grey.’ It’s not a surprise. The film is going to feature lots of nakedness and lots of sex and your average middle-of-the-roader in Hollywood is going to be worried about his career in the aftermath. (Oh, and getting his private bits out on WorldWide TV).

Is it more acceptable for women to be naked on camera, than men? Of course. The female body has long been admired for its beauty and the more nakedness the better, according to movie ratings. Men? Hmm. The same applies if you’re gorgeous – for back, buttocks and chest shots – but not for the main deal. The world at large, for the most part, is still rather squeamish at seeing this on the big screen. I have no idea why – most of us know what a naked body looks like (our own) and most of us have also managed to have a sneek peek at our gender opposites. Alas, sex is still somewhat of a ‘taboo’ subject.

What has annoyed me somewhat, is a widely-found misconception that Fifty Shades of Grey is all about the abuse of women. I’ve seen this mentioned in several blogs. It usually becomes apparent, in these blogs, that the writer has not read the book in its entirety and doesn’t fully understand the concept, but it’s a worrying misconception.

Firstly, Anastasia knows what she’s getting into. She signs a contract for goodness sake! She’s seen his ‘playroom’ and she knows what goes on. The relationship is consensual and Mr Grey does not ‘force’ her to do anything, although I think it is fair to say that the man can be very manipulating. She has the option to stop whatever he is doing to her at any time, and he will comply with her wishes. This does not happen in abuse. This is consensual, abeit very kinky sex, and for the most part, Anastasia loves what Mr Grey does with her body.

"50 Shades of Grace"

“50 Shades of Grace” (Photo credit: mmatins)

Right, that’s my rant over with for today. To soothe my frazzled nerves I have popped in a picture, which shows that even the church is not afraid of capitalising on a little Hollywood magic 😉

50 Shades of Grace to all.

11 thoughts on “#50ShadesofGrey #ChristianGrey – Misconceptions in the BDSM lifestyle

  1. I so agree!
    I even read an article that says it is a story about pedophilia since Ana seems to behave like a 12 year old would. Oh come on! You can probably find some crazy stupid things in every book or movie you don’t like *sigh*

  2. What Fifty Shades did was open the market and take the scales from unseeing eyes. It has allowed much better erotica to find a readership, and for that I am grateful. I have written a book discussing this called The Fifty Shades of Grey Phenomena. It’s out there.

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