Fifty Shades of GreyDVD of the Week Thursday, May 14th, 2015
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Dakota Johnson is Anastasia Steele, a college senior who goes to interview Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan), an insanely successful, absurdly hot and very young Seattle media tycoon who has been chosen as her commencement speaker. Obviously, they’re attracted to each other, but because Ana is not weird or crazy, she lets it all go. Christian, on the other hand, stalks her. Sometimes, it’s cute, like when he appears out of nowhere to save her from possible, but unlikely, date rape when she’s drunk. Other times, when he’s clearly broken into her apartment, it’s extremely creepy. Then it gets super weird when Christian reveals his interest in extreme BDSM, an extension of his disturbed mental state. That’s just only one of the offensive and weird plot points to 2015s most ridiculous hit film; it would be campy if it wasn’t terribly retrograde in its sexual politics.
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