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2014 Dirty Dozen List: Fifty Shades of Grey
By Hilary Lewis, from The Hollywood Reporter 6/11/2015 Time Magazine The National Center on Sexual Exploitation, which previously condemned the Fifty Shades of Grey movie, is going after EL James’ recently announced spinoff book, Grey, which tells the Fifty Shades story through Christian Grey’s perspective. In a statement Wednesday, NCSE vice president Dawn Hawkins says the…
At first glance, there was nothing special about the CUA Anscombe Society’s Valentine’s Day campaign. With a simple banner and a table filled with desserts, we could have easily passed for any of the other student groups tabling in the CUA student center, except for the fact that the banner read “#50CentsNot50Shades” and on the table also lay graphics like this one. It was our cause – spreading awareness about the harms of the movie Fifty Shades of Grey and raising money for a local shelter for victims of domestic violence – that set us radically apart from any other fundraiser in the week leading up to Valentine’s Day.
Washington, DC – “ Fifty Shades of Grey’s” $81.7 million dollar domestic box office record is the result of the media firestorm and a slick, deceptive marketing campaign by Universal Pictures, which peaked the American public’s curiosity to see the film. The film is not the love story it was advertised to be. Rather, as the millions who flocked to the film learned, “Fifty Shades” is nothing more than a porn film filled with hardcore sex and misogyny targeted to women by including a romantic narrative and fancy soundtrack.