‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ targeted by domestic abuse impediment campaign
February 3, 2015 - Fifty Shades of Grey
It’s an surprising tie-in to a film about bondage.
Hoping to gain on a appearing opening of a much-touted “Fifty Shades of Grey” on Valentine’s Day weekend, activists fighting domestic abuse have launched a debate propelling people to present to shelters for smashed women rather than spend income on tickets to a film that they contend glorifies a abuse of women.
Real women “don’t finish adult like Anastasia; they mostly finish adult in a women’s shelter, on a run for years or dead,” pronounced a National Center on Sexual Exploitation, one of a sponsors of a #50DollarsNot50Shades debate to lift supports for domestic assault programs.
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“The income we would have spent on film tickets and a baby-sitter or film tickets, popcorn and drinks will go towards portion victims of violent relations like a one glamorized in a 50 Shades series,” pronounced a campaign’s Facebook village page. “Hollywood doesn’t need your money; abused women do.”
“Fifty Shades of Grey,” that debuts Feb. 13, is formed on a best-selling trilogy of novels about rich immature businessman Christian Grey and his new sex partner — a virginal, college-age Anastasia Steele.
Their story differs from other romances as it revolves around bondage, mastery and sadomasochism (BDSM) and includes a use of blindfolds, cords, whips and palm and leg restraints as means to passionate gratification. In one part in a book, a “dominant” Mr. Grey spanks Miss Steele with a belt tough adequate to make her cry in pain, afterwards offers her a compose and pain medicine.
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The final cut of a film appears to have been kept underneath wraps, so critics do not know how striking it is.
Ironically, reporters who saw some footage a year ago pronounced it seemed “tame” and emphasized intrigue over BDSM. Universal Pictures and Focus Features “played it safe,” pronounced writers with a Hollywood Reporter, Variety and TheWrap, adding that while there were glimpses of blindfolds, whips and masks, many of a footage they saw was of dual people courting and “making moon-eyes during any other.”
Still, a film recently was given an “R” rating due to a “unusual behavior, striking nudity, passionate dialogue, denunciation and clever passionate content.”
A ask for criticism from Universal Pictures was not immediately available.
‘Tasteful and sexy’
The film is expected to be a blockbuster: With reduction than dual weeks to go before “Fifty Shades” debuts, U.S. sheet seller Fandango pronounced it is a “fastest-selling R-rated pretension in a 15-year history.”
In a Jan. 21 talk with Variety, “Fifty Shades” author E.L. James pronounced she chose Universal Pictures since she “trusted [company chief] Donna Langley and her group to stay as true to a book as a millions of fans worldwide would expect.” The film distributor, Focus Features, “has a prolonged tradition of bringing severe calm to a screen, so it seemed a healthy fit,” she added.
Variety serve asked Ms. James, who is also a writer on a film, what she suspicion of a adore scenes.
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