I felt dirty watching ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ — and not because of the sex

February 13, 2015 11:27 AM

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OK, yes, I read “Fifty Shades of Grey.” Everyone else was doing it, and it was supposed to be so amazing! Women! Reading things! About sex! Imagine! And now the movie tries to continue that sense of amazement, the wonder that women might want to see a movie about sex. Kinky sex, at that! Too bad that sex is the last thing that “Fifty Shades” is about.

Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) is a super-powerful mogul whose sexual tastes include and are limited to BDSM — bondage, domination, sadism and masochism (all with the full consent of his partners). Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) is an essentially powerless and untouched woman — she’s a virgin and ...

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