The number one movie in America is none other than the sexual escapades of Christian Grey in, Fifty Shades of Grey. The movie’s debut was monumental as it doubled its budget this Valentine’s Day weekend, earning an estimated $85 million.
E.L James’ best selling novel proactively comes to life in the movie’s adaption. Dakota Johnson and Jaime Dornan star as the world’s hottest fictional couple, Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey. Life gets a little complicated when Anastasia has to decide if she’s willing to submit.
Starring as Mr. Grey, Dornan is immensely “dominant” the entire film. Even with early talks of other candidates to portray Christian Grey, Dornan has proven to be fully enamored into the character who is adored by many.
Fifty Shades of Grey is the first of a movie trilogy and it is important for Dornan to hit the ground running. Even with one little mistake, book nerds all over the world would have dissected the credibility of the movie. But, he effortlessly keeps his end of the bargain.
The movie was intense- no, like intense, intense. And you know it is serious when someone says the word twice.
This is definitely not a movie for the sexually awkward. The movie’s overall idea circled around submission– about who or what you are willing to submit to. In a sexual relationship, I personally coined white women as the submissive stereotype, because in reality, it is a trait that can overpower all women.
A few times during the movie, I was thinking to myself, “I wish he would”– simply refusing to perform some of the items requested. But, with more thought, I can recalls times when I submitted to some non-sexual acts far worse.
And after awhile, submission slowly becomes the standard.
Like Christian Grey, men are widely praised as the protectors, bread winners, and patriarch. While women are often times considered the inferior species. But, there’s a thin line between submission and comprise in relation to gender specific roles. Healthy submission comes with non-physical perks. It’s called compromise.
Who are you willing to submit to?
4 Stars: With no reading prerequisites, Fifty Shades of Grey is thoroughly enjoyable!