Re-watch the famous "50 Shades of Grey" trailer with honesty.
The makers of this honest trailer mostly seem pissed that they had to talk about this movie to begin with. They're sick of Twilight and they're sick of E. L. James and they're sick of how boring the sex stuff in 50 Shades actually is.
They are also honest enough to admit why someone might put up with Christian Grey's bullsh*t.
I increased the sharpness so we can really see that cut. (screenshot via Screen Junkies)
HONESTLY, I don't know why people keep being shocked that the spending power of teen girls can completely alter the cultural landscape. Yes, Twilight and 50 Shades of Grey are stupid. Stupid like a fox. Both Stephenie Meyer and E. L. James tapped into what young girls want: to be special, chosen, cared for and shown a new world. Now, if only we could get some authors who know how to address those needs while also talking about what consent looks like! Maybe allow the young girls in their books to have some self-determination, hmm? Favorite author suggestions welcome.