Anticipating Fifty Shades of Grey on Valentine's Day 2015, we're teased constantly with what's coming, but also what not to expect. I'm never surprised by how people react to salacious sensuality in our culture, because there remains an embedded prejudice to apologize for a woman's insatiable desires and curiosity, as if they're an anomaly. There has also developed what seems to be an anti-Fifty Shades campaign, which is rooted in the storyline itself, the non-traditional sex, as well as academic reactions that equate adventurous consensual sex with "violence against women."
The latest trailer for the film is due to debut during Scandal on Thursday, a perfect audience who's unafraid of titillation tied to a hot, successful career woman's sexual appetite for two men whom she loves. Women are rarely treated to such a fierce feminine force.