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Fifty shades of Grey - women need sex too

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It feels very odd to write a review for Fifty Shades of Grey. It's exactly the same feeling with admitting you read a lot o Sandra Brown novels when you were younger. It's the kind of 'product' that makes you roll your eyes and skip to he other channel - if it were on TV. Only it's not on TV, it's in cinemas and it is famous and it will have a couple of sequels before it quiets down.

So, on the 'wrong' side of cinema: it moves, acts and sounds (!) like something the BRAVO Magazine Editorial Team would write and direct but with some sexual aspects gone wrongly grown-up. But you know what - that's what it is. I hope it doesn't claim to be something else. It's a weird erotic fantasy for the same people that enjoy Justin Bieber in his underwear, posing for his Calvin Kline commercial. And i don't only mean virgin teenagers. There are a lot of categories who consider that sexy but maybe just wouldn't admit it.

And, to be completely honest about it, it's not even that wrong to be that kind of person. But it still feels weird to have this kind of story delivered in a glitzy package, in a cinema near you. Mainly because we kind of reject anything that is not A class, be it blockbusters with robots and monsters, detective stories with big stars in it, drunken comedies, art films, Academy Awards winners and so on and so forth. In our agitated run for the big titles, we started to take cinema a bit too seriously. Remember when Sharon Stone de-crossed her legs in Basic Instinct or when Kim Basinger stripped in front of Mikey Rourke in 9 1/2 weeks ? We should go back and watch those again and see how they feel today (I'm seriously considering re-watching them so I'll try to get back to you on this subject). Don't throw stones at me. I'm not saying Fifty Shades of Grey is at the same level with those. It's not even a tiny bit close to the. I'm just trying (hard) to understand why or how this is still a thing. And why it feels old-fashioned and redundant to talk about sex or erotic attraction like this in 2015. One of my main reasons is Lars von Trier's Nymphomaniac. When an art film like that exists, it's hard to fall in the trap of happy go lucky Anastasia Steele and mysterious Christian Grey's coup de foudre.

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In case you want to know more about the story, you can rest assured that that's just as underdeveloped as the sexual "relief". Ana(stasia) is a literature graduate who fills in for her room-mate for an interview with the successful businessman Christian Grey, who helps their college with money. Ana finds out Grey is much younger and sexier than someone would imagine a rich man whose name is on top of a skyscraper. He suddenly becomes interested in shy and lip-biting Ana. Soon he lets her know he wasn't and will never be in love with someone. He just likes sex. And all the benefits that come with that. What I kind of grant Fifty Shades of Grey with is the sexual tension. Not compared to greater movies, not rationalized, just taken as a simple and bookish presentation of a dirrrty kind of flirt.

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It might only work for women, I wouldn't know as I haven't met a man who watched it yet. So when Christian says Anastasia in a wannabe dark and serious voice and obliges her to lie still as he immobilizes her with handcuffs and all that jazz, one could find herself think that she would've done the same. So in the end, it's a sort of why not coming from a woman's mind for her women friends who need to give in to their hidden thoughts and fetishes. It's a soft core porn that even the most innocent would watch without actually feeling embarrassed about it. If men act like they have nothing to hide when watching porn, most women simply don't do it or wouldn't brag about it so that's why the universe needed a woman to direct something another woman wrote about sexual fantasies. None to blame, nothing to claim, no colors, no nuances. Just fifty shades of plain simple grey.

Tags:   review, trailer, film review, Fifty Shades of Grey, Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, 50 Shades of Grey, Sam Taylor-Johnson, Christian Grey, E.L. James, Jennifer Ehle, Basic Instinct, 9 1/2 weeks

Related:   Nymphomaniac: Volume I, Basic Instinct, Fifty Shades of Grey


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