I’ve never been shy about hating Fifty Shades. I think it’s chock full of domestic abuse and slut shaming. I’ve read the trilogy and have frustrated fans of the book by pointing to such romantic moments like when Ana tells Christian she’s pregnant and he asks Ana if she’s stupid.
That said; I will defend Fifty’s fans. When the author and film director called them entitled fans for not liking the first guy they cast as Christian, I was angry on the readers’ behalf. The fans made the books break out. They deserved better treatment. Yes, I wish they’d acknowledge the series’ abusive subtext but I’m not going to belittle their taste.
Now that the trailer is out, I expected to see lots of hilarious rifs on Fifty. What I didn’t expect was to see lots of comments about the horror of middle aged women being turned on.
Oh, the terror; women who know their minds. Women who like things you don’t like. Women who publicly like sexy times instead of quietly liking it from the safety of their computer.
Hmm… misogynist much?
I hate the books. I’ll always hate the books. When people belittle the readers, though, I have to draw the line.
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