‘Fifty Shades’ movie trailer outrages anti-porn groups (The Washington Times)

By Hysen Sisco

Promo film ‘glamorizes’ violence against women

By Cheryl Wetzstein
Friday, July 25, 2014
The Washington Times

With 100 million copies of the novel “Fifty Shades of Grey” sold and massive public anticipation for the movie’s debut in 2015, the recent release of a trailer for the film was bound to attract attention.

Some people, however, are seeing 50 shades of red over the trailer.

The “Fifty Shades of Grey” movie trailer is “absolutely a misrepresentation” of what is in the book, said Gail Dines, a professor of sociology and women’s studies at Wheelock College in Boston.

“It advertises it as a love affair and erotic sex — what it’s really about is abuse and violence, and the grooming of a young girl into sadistic sex,” said Ms. Dines, who is also a founding member of Stop Porn Culture.

Media reports are “glamorizing” the movie, said Dawn Hawkins, executive director of Morality in Media and PornHarms.com.

Americans may not realize it, but bondage, dominance, sadomasochism (BDSM) and “kink” scenes are part of mainstream pornography, she said.

Both hard-core pornography and BDSM have a lot of “deviant, violent material” that is cruel and degrading to women, and treats women as objects, “and not in any way equal,” said Ms. Hawkins.

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