Day: February 8, 2015

Domestic violence activists urge boycott of 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

Domestic violence activists urge boycott of ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

A grassroots campaign has been launched across social media to encourage people to boycott the new Fifty Shades of Grey film. #50dollarsnot50shades is asking the public to skip watching the movie in February, and instead give the $50 (£33) they would have spent on tickets, food and drinks to a domestic violence shelter or agency.

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No ‘Grey’ areas for detractors

No ‘Grey’ areas for detractors, fans of film based on erotic book

Local fans of “Fifty Shades of Grey,” E.L. James’ erotic best-seller, say they’re ready for their big-screen rendezvous with Christian Grey. “He’s the ultimate bad boy,” said Tonya Lorenz of Wichita, who read the novel a few summers ago and plans to see the movie with nearly two dozen girlfriends when it officially opens Friday. “He’s successful, he’s ambitious, he’s powerful, and yet he’s kind of emotionally disturbed,” she said. “In a weird sort of way, I think it does show that love can heal all wounds.” Not long after tickets to “Fifty Shades of Grey” went on sale last month, it became the fastest-selling R-rated film in Fandango’s history, as fans of the novel planned for a steamy Valentine’s Day weekend. The film opens in Wichita on Friday, with early shows at some theaters Thursday.

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