The rise of BDSM in movies like “50 Shades of Grey”

The rise of BDSM in movies like “50 Shades of Grey”

50 Shades of Grey is based off of the internally best-selling book of the same name. If you haven’t read or seen the movie, basically, it gives insight into a BDSM relationship of two individuals with different status in life. Specifically, it’s about a young woman named Anastasia Steele who fills in for her friend, which is interview Christian Grey, a very successful businessman. She falls for him.

He really happens to like BDSM and she embarked on a journey of sexual discovery. That’s what this movie is about. BDSM stands for Bondage and Discipline, Dominance and Submission and Sadism and Masochism. It’s interesting that this type of behavior is readily accepted by a lot of society in regard to not only the feminist movement, but also in regard to what sadistic behavior actually is.

BDSM consists of two roles; a dominant (dom), which is the one who holds power and a submissive (sub), who receives the pain and pleasure. On the other hand, sadism is when somebody gets pleasure out of harming something else and then masochism, that’s when somebody receives pleasure from being hurt. Although the masochists are receiving spanked, canned, whipped and everything in between, it is not forced or manipulated by the sadist.

The things that get us (and others) sexually excited often sound rather improbable and mysterious. Yet, beneath the surface, many of our erotic enthusiasms are motivated by something very touching and very sane. Take BDSM.

There’s a huge pressure in our society to be independent and strong. Yet inside us, some of us are deeply attracted to, and therefore also turned on by the counterbalancing thought of thorough passivity and submission as a form of escape from the over-strenuous demands of grown-up life. The wish to be a ‘slave’ means that someone else will know exactly what you should do and take all choice away from you. We so badly want to be independent because there doesn’t seem to be anyone around nice enough to deserve our weaker selves. But the deeper hope, which can come out in sex, is that we would be with someone who could be worthy of our complete loyalty and devotion.

Even so, the rise and popularity of BDSM causes a lot of people some concern. Some religious groups think that there’s a level of psychology that’s involved with this type of pleasure and a lot of times it’s when the person has been abused as a kid.

With Fifty Shades of Grey, it turns out that Christian Grey was abused as a child and there’s an Anastasia, she loves him through it. A lot of people who do like this say that it’s consensual and good. Yet, others are showing their hate and disagreement about it, stressing that this sexual behavior is a serious matter, which requires attention and psychological help.

Since 1960s, there have been a plethora of interesting and unique BDSM movies including The Story of O, Satan in High Heels, MaƮtresse, Secretary, Bitter Moon, A Dangerous Method, etc. and now, the Fifty Shades of Grey.

For instance, it’s really easy to go into these movies ready to hate it. That being said, one must try to keep an open mind for the fact that there are still a lot of praiseworthy things about them such as the story itself, the actors and their cheesiest dialogues.

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