And we still think this is okay? Sadly, the guy might get away with it. After all, she was in his room…she agreed to undress…she laid down on the bed and let him tie her up…she even told him no. All just like Anastasia Steele did. But Anastasia (and readers) decided it was romantic.
We’ve just seen our first official rape case that has been blamed on the book. The resulting Facebook post got ugly, but I don’t step down from my earlier beliefs. This is NOT the book’s fault, it is the fault of a society that decided this poorly-written, unresearched crap that claimed to be about the BDSM lifestyle was somehow romantic. Then we have this sudden news that the film’s star may be turning away from the sequels because of the racy content, and that even the director is considering stepping away due to fighting with the author (who has demanded greater creative control over the script for the two sequels).
I stand by this very intelligent meme: