Flick Pick of the Week: 50 Shades of Grey

Firstly, I just want open-minded people reading this post. Secondly, don’t crucify me for reading the books and watching the movie because you think it is morally unsound. Thirdly, I’d appreciate comments from matured individuals who post their views in a respectable way.

I’ve written a separate post on What I Think of 50 Shades of Grey last year, and you might want to read it, too.

You can Google the story of billionaire bachelor Christian Grey and fresh-grad and innocent girl Anastacia Steele. I won’t go into the book detail nor spoil your movie experience if you’re planning to see it this weekend. The reason I am writing a post today for 50 Shades is simply because I have an appeal to all.

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Read. Watch. Think. Repeat. 

50 Shades of Grey is definitely not for kids. I have read the 3 Grey books myself and seen the movie last night. Keep calm everyone! There’s no need to overreact because it’s just a book turned into a movie. If you’ve read all the 3 books, you’d easily agree that they are way too descriptive. I myself skip some of the sexy sections not because I am offended, but rather it bores me. I’d also like to say that nothing is really explosive or magnificent in terms of its story line. Rather, I find it like a fusion of Twilight and modern-day Cinderella.

I also won’t agree to the Pre-marital sex (PMS) content of 50 Shades. Again, I’ve seen a lot of other “wholesome” Hollywood movies with PMS as a part of the story and I find it amusing that we can easily forgive them having it. But why not 50 Shades of Grey?

As for the issue of BDSM and depicting how “abusive” Mr. Grey is for whatever he does to Anastacia, I found myself researching the psychology behind this behavior. I know there are people out there who may too shy or afraid to be in this kind of condition needs our help, attention and support. Who knows, just like what Christian Grey said, “his family nor his friends know about [this side of him] this.” He who is not guilty cast the first stone.

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50 Shades of Blur

Don’t blame MTRCB everyone. Before we all forget, MTRCB’s mandate is to review and classify the movies before being shown in the Philippines. They are not a CENSORSHIP board. The placing of noticeable blurs was an initiative of the 50 Shades of Grey film producers. As for me, I was okay with the blurs and I don’t feel like I was robbed. It was satisfying enough for me to see the characters and setting come to life.

As for me, I treat 50 Shades of Grey as an extraordinary love story. I still cannot understand all the hype and crucifixion that this film gets today. Whether we like or hate it, just make sure that we are in a position to do so by trying at least to read a book of the three, or see the film before making a sound judgment. That way, we can make up your own mind and share this one unbiased and informed opinion, leading others to do the same. That is how I think is the mature way to do it.

To my daughter Noa, in the future if you may be reading this, to set the record straight, 50 Shades of Grey is not how dirty people think it is. Mom is more than willing to discuss the book and movie with you.

2 comments

  1. Gino says:

    2012 when I started reading the book, I fell in love with the characters and the twist of the story. The most exciting part is on the second book, DARKER 🙂 I don’t mind the people judging the book because they focus on its sexual content and allegedly saying that it teaches boys to become abusive, then what Hunger Games taught them?

  2. Jen says:

    I liked the 3 books of 50 shades din and I don’t understand why people are so judgemental about it. I liked the book because of the love story, and I don’t think it changed my mind on how I view sex. In fact, I understood why Mr Grey was acting like that diba? I haven’t seen the movie yet, I was told wala daw yun sa SM Cinemas eh.. I am hoping to see the movie too.. I want to know if na follow ba yung book or not. Hehe =)

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