The Danger of Viewing Fifty Shades of Grey

February 18, 2015 4:07 PM

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The Danger of Viewing Fifty Shades of Grey

In what may be the greatest orgasm omission of all time, it turns out that Ana, the protagonist of Fifty Shades of Grey, never has an orgasm on screen. You have to ask, how is this possible in a story purported to be about female sexual liberation and pleasure?

Consent, female orgasm and pleasure might be desirable and sought-after realities for hundreds of millions of women and, sometimes, their partners, but that remains a source of cultural discomfort in ways that female submission, pain and denial of female control do not. When you get past the silk kn...

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