On Valentine’s Day night, after the kids were asleep I decided to go out to the movies and see 50 Shades of Grey. I have never read any of the books and I did not look at any reviews before going to the movies. I know securing tickets were hard because all of the shows were sold out. In fact, I purchased tickets on Friday and all they had were seats in the midnight show.
What to Expect
If you are someone, who does not like seeing many sexual scenes in the movies this is a movie for you to avoid. In addition, if you are against BSDM it should be avoided. If you are okay with both of those things, you may find the movie enjoyable.
My Personal Opinion
After watching 50 Shades of Grey, I felt that it was a good movie but I did not like the way that it ended. The next day I decided to read others thoughts on the movie. On Reddit, I found that many felt as though the movie was promoting abuse. Another blogger even wrote a letter to her child to clarify what should not be taken from watching the movie.
After reading these opinions, I thought back to the movie. When originally watching the movie none of these thoughts even crossed my mind. I looked at it as a movie that was fictional and based off a book. I found the plot to be interesting and throughout the entire movie, it was reflecting that what was going on was consensual.
I understand where some people were seeing it as abusive but BSDM is real and many people participate in that type of lifestyle. It is no different from those who participate in polygamy, swinging and other lifestyles that some would not even consider. In my opinion, what people do behind closed doors is their business. I could see if Christian (Mr. Grey) was forcing her to do these things but she was informed numerous times that she could leave.
Additionally, I feel as though she was confused about what the “punishment” would be yet she was curious about the lifestyle. While the way Mr. Grey punished Anastasia was harsh, it is something that comes along with BSDM, and she practically begged him to do it. There were numerous times where she had disobeyed the rules yet did not receive the “punishment”. Some women/men like being punished in that way yet since Anastasia was not 100% educated about the lifestyle she was unaware of the punishment.
Overall, I did not see some of the views displayed prominently in the movie as other reviewers saw it. I do not see the movie promoting that men should abuse women during intimate encounters nor do I see it promoting that women should do these things in order to get what they want in life. However, it is an adult movie and I do not find it appropriate for children to view.
Did you watch 50 Shades of Grey this weekend? If so, what were your thoughts on it? Have you read the book?