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Fifty shades of sadism
Thursday, February 12, 2015

“Lisa Wilkinson nailed it,” FamilyVoice research officer Ros Phillips said today.
Lisa, Channel Nine’s Today Show host, went to the Sydney premiere of Fifty Shades of Grey last night – and this morning said it was “domestic violence dressed up as erotica”, and the “worst movie she had ever seen”.  Two thirds of a Today Show poll of 7000 agreed with her.
Channel 9 entertainment editor Richard Wilkins liked the film’s soundtrack, but said, “To say I was underwhelmed was an understatement.”
Aussie basketballer Liz Cumbage said: “If you enjoy Fifty Shades of Grey, y’all need Jesus!  This movie needs to come with warnings.”
Curiously, male reviewers, while underwhelmed like Richard Wilkins, didn’t see the film in the same light.  Leigh Paatsch from News Corp said it was “sedately salacious”.  He didn’t appear to realise that the books and the movie, by promoting bondage and sado-maschism, are selling a dangerous message to men that violent sex is fun and women want it.
“I support Lisa Wilkinson’s recommendation that movie buffs give this film a miss – and donate their $20 or so to a charity helping victims of domestic violence,” Ros Phillips said.


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