I’ll be the first to admit, I haven’t exactly been subtle in my disdain for Fifty Shades of Grey (in theaters Valentine’s Day–how romantic). In fact, anyone with even a rudimentary knowledge of BDSM knows enough to veer as far away from this stuff as possible. But I also know that regardless, this is (and will continue to be) very popular, so allow me to put in a companion piece for the below trailer. Because if we’re going to put warning labels on music, this should at least come with some kind of heads up.
WARNING: This book / movie is a work of fiction. The actions depicted in the material should only ever be practiced between consenting adults. If all parties participating do not give their full consent, or consent is otherwise obtained through manipulation, don’t friggin’ do it. Understand that this is a fantasy. This isn’t actually how people should play in real life. If you’re fully aware of that but still enjoy the material as an unrealistic work of fiction, then that’s cool. If you actually believe that lack of consent is a totally fine base for a relationship in real life, maybe sit down and think about those beliefs for a while. Also, there are what, like a dozen brittle-ass falls on that flogger? There is no way that thing is balanced properly. Get yourself a proper starter flogger. Maybe one in doe skin. Just get rid of that chintzy toy, it looks like you’re beating someone with a bag of black Twizzlers.