The Onion Reviewing “Fifty Shades Freed” is Comedy Gold

The Onion predictably goes over the top in its review of Fifty Shades Freed but as funny as it is it kind of focuses more on Rosenthal getting out of the room he’s in only to come right back to it again and again until that pistol he shows in start of the clip starts to look extremely friendly. Having watched all of five minutes of the first Fifty Shades I do and I don’t see the point of the film and it’s increasingly popular nature among fans. It’s the fantasy of so many women and yet if you asked a number of them if they would perform the same acts in the movie you might get an odd look or a slap to the face.

Apparently it’s okay in fantasy and theory but if it crossed the line into reality some people would line up and say okay while others would change their tune without hesitation. The disturbing part is that some of those people that would change their mind so readily are the biggest fans of the trilogy. I suppose you really have to be into the story to understand the allure, or perhaps have to like this type of film to even get close to watching all of it. If you’re not into dramas that have to do with a highly sexual content then these are movies to stay away from. As I’ve heard it they’re not that bad when it comes to the overall sexual content but the implied idea of what they get into is something that a lot of people found kind of controversial, and even disturbing at times.

I could say that I had issues with the idea of bondage in any form but that’s a personal opinion, but those that wouldn’t be tied up if you paid them somehow getting off on the idea of a book character allowing to happen to them seems a bit hypocritical. Yes it’s fantasy and not real, but fundamentally this seems to be a conflict that some people will justify with the blanket defense that it’s all make-believe and that they would never in a thousand years practice or condone such sexual behavior. Yet they condone it in a fantasy setting, which is skimming the line it seems but still bets the question as to why these same people will argue that same point over some films but consider a film like Fifty Shades somehow exempt from the same argument.

Don’t worry, I’m not here to condemn the film outright and I’m not going to say it’s the worst thing ever made (cough cough, The Room, cough), but it’s a confusing matter that seems to make people defensive when the idea of bondage is brought up in the right context. The measures to which I’ve seen women go to condemn such sexual situations in real life while still enjoying them in film have been great indeed. It’s not an absolutely horrible movie, but it does require a certain type of mindset.

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