We Survived an Opening Night Screening of Fifty Shades of Grey
On Thursday night, the eight most masochistic members of the Jezebel staff attended the same screening of the endlessly harped-upon film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey. All eight of us lived to tell the tale. In fact, to our collective pleasant surprise, it wasn't even really that bad.
Is ‘Fifty Shades’ degrading to women? A look at the backlash and why it’s important
The Fifty Shades of Grey movie is upon us, and of COURSE there's controversy because, Fifty Shade of Grey, you guys. What the naysayers are saying is that the movie is effectively endorsing sexual violence and degradation of women. As the Minnesota Child Protection League so bluntly put it, the movie "glorifies emotional and sexual abuse as love." That's a pretty complicated accusation, so let's talk through it. If you're uncomfortable with the hellfire and brimstone brought down on the…