Fifty Shades of Censorship
MR Grey will see you now.
It’s the novel that threw the female population of the world into a whirlwind when it was released. Everyone was talking about it. Yes, that book which divided the country into those who loved it and those who hated it. Fifty Shades of Grey is finally going to be available us to see played out on the big screen.
Now I must admit I have never actually read the books. I started and then got distracted but you would need to be living in space not to know the reaction to the books were extreme in some cases. However, with the release of the official trailer this week, I may now have to go and try again!
The film’s official trailer was released this week and the world reacted to it similarly like they reacted to the books – with much admiration for Jamie Dornan being added to the mix. The trailer which is all intrigue and sexual tension does a very good job and grabbing the attention of its audience – even those who have not read the books.
The trailer is just a taste of what is to come. However, it has been revealed that the film may be censored in Ireland. Now, let’s look at that for a minute. Ireland is a Catholic country, as much as the people who make these decisions don’t like to think it is. Where else would the ruling on a film which has been created from, let’s face it, some very raunchy novels come from? If they are going to censor the film, why didn’t they censor the books?
The general public should be allowed to make up their own minds on what it does or does not like. Granted the story, in some parts is what some have called ‘porn for women’ but that is all it is. A story. And a very good one at that. There has been much anticipation for this film and the production team are under a huge amount of pressure to deliver the goods here. I expect that we will see the magnification of our desires in this film. It will be the manifestation of what every woman who has read the books has imagined.
At least it will be if the old Irish Catholic mindset does not intervene and take what could potentially be the film of next year and ruin it for the Irish cinema going public. I, for one, am looking forward to seeing the film and I can only hope that public opinion wins out and we get to see what the actual story is in full.
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