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PTC: With 'Fifty Shades' Trailer, 'Today' is Helping to Promote Mommy Porn
hollywoodreporter.com ^ | 2:19 PM PST 07/24/2014 | Hilary Lewis

Posted on 07/24/2014 3:16:04 PM PDT by BenLurkin

The Parents Television Council is slamming NBC's Today for airing the first trailer for the movie version of Fifty Shades of Grey during its 8 a.m. hour. ...

"We're talking about basically the equivalent of a dime-store trashy romance novel [in the Fifty Shades of Grey book]. Essentially, what Today's doing is they're promoting what people refer to as mommy porn. That's what it boils down to. Today is helping to promote mommy porn. That's a pretty poor judgment on their part in terms of their attitude towards their audience."

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The Parents Television Council is not the only organization that's slamming the Fifty Shades trailer. Anti-porn education group Morality in Media released a statement condemning the clip for how it "romanticizes and normalizes sexual violence."

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"The implications of such a relationship — abuse of power, female inequality, coercion, and sexual violence — glamorizes and legitimatizes violence against women," the organization's executive director, Dawn Hawkins, said in a statement. "The popularity of Fifty Shades of Grey among women sends a message to men that this is what women really want. Even more dangerous, it also sends the message to women that they can 'fix' violent, controlling men by being obedient and loving. A warning to the women lining up to see this film: There is nothing empowering about whips and chains or humiliation and torture. Women as a group will not gain power by collaborating with violent men. Women would be serving only as an agent to further their own sexual degradation, handing themselves on a silver platter to exactly the sort of men who want to use and abuse them, and take away their power…"

(Excerpt) Read more at hollywoodreporter.com ...


TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: bdsm; nbc; pornification; pornography; todayshow

1 posted on 07/24/2014 3:16:04 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

Who do they think read the books and will see the movie? The Today audience and the mommie porn audience are basically the same group of sad lonely women.


2 posted on 07/24/2014 3:18:15 PM PDT by discostu (Villains always blink their eyes.)
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To: BenLurkin

All I ever needed was to read Dave Barry’s “review” of said book. Hilarious :)


4 posted on 07/24/2014 3:22:18 PM PDT by SparkyBass
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To: BenLurkin

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fifty_Shades_of_Grey

Awful.


5 posted on 07/24/2014 3:24:08 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: BenLurkin

There are many reasons to slam nbc and this is one of them.

There will be many sources for the traler on line.

People will either see the movie or not. That’s the way the country works. They sold a lot of books, perhaps the movie will tank.


6 posted on 07/24/2014 3:24:51 PM PDT by morphing libertarian (Advanced technological development.)
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To: BenLurkin

I hate our culture. I can’t believe over 70 years we let the Progressives redefine it, destroy religion, force us to embrace sin and debauchery, and give up our own freedoms willingly. And for what? We are dumber than ever. Perhaps 5% of H.S. students in America today could pass a Middle School final exam from 1880. Our economic prospects are more fragile than ever, and will get much worse with illegal aliens and robotics. Fahrenheit 451 and Brave New World now look optimistic by comparison to what I see coming.


7 posted on 07/24/2014 3:27:10 PM PDT by montag813
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To: montag813

As Churchill warned: “the whole world, including the United States and all that we have known and cared for, will sink into the abyss of a new dark age made more sinister and perhaps more prolonged by the lights of a perverted science.”


8 posted on 07/24/2014 3:36:03 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: F15Eagle

Who has time to watch the today show? I have to get to work, no time or interest in watching it. Probably geared to those who don’t have to get to work in the morning.


9 posted on 07/24/2014 3:39:38 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (s)
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To: BenLurkin

Bill AND Hillary have already rented out an entire theater for opening night.

Here it is justifiably labeled as a masked story about pedophilia.
http://www.drjudithreisman.com/archives/2013/03/50_shades_of_gr.html


10 posted on 07/24/2014 3:55:45 PM PDT by bramps (Go West America!)
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To: discostu

Haven’t seen it, haven’t read the books, and have no intention of doing so. That said, apparently enough “normal” women watch or read this stuff for it to have had an effect, and a very bad one.

I have a family member who is a police detective dealing with crimes against minors, and she said that the number of female sexual abusers has soared in the last few years. They all watch porn - a lot of them start out watching it with their husbands or boyfriends, and go on to develop an interest in it on their own.

Movies and books like this just normalize it and it’s not only “sad lonely women” who seem to be viewing and even engaging in it.


11 posted on 07/24/2014 3:58:35 PM PDT by livius
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To: discostu

I read the book because my daughter was reading it....it is a pure “Pop Culture” promotion and the ignorant masses fall for the agitprop 100% of the time. It is hard to be young and not a part of the “in” crowd and if you don’t submit to sodomy now...you are not “open minded”—you are bigoted and a “hater”.

If you don’t think “homosexual” marriage is “good”, you are a hater and bigoted and you will be labeled as such and demeaned and ridiculed in culture. Shamed into believing Vice is Virtue and so you throw out Christian Ethics and Reason.

That book, I read it, is nothing but a 24-7 glorification of anal sex. It is to normalize sodomy in young women. The Leftists are trying to destroy Christian Ethics and need to to destroy Natural Law Theory-—Laws of Nature, Logic and Reason in future mothers so they will be incapable of raising emotionally healthy children.

That way they can ‘flip good and evil” and normalize ‘Vice is Virtue’ and make total slaves of the masses, albeit, “happy” slaves—too busy with sexual orgies to be angry about their slavic life.

By the time they figure out the fraud and deception of such a vile life—it will be too late and they will not have family or loyal relationships, so they can effectively fight the State.


12 posted on 07/24/2014 4:02:52 PM PDT by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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To: bramps

That is messed up. So basically some piece of obscene erotica that could be found on some crappy website somewhere made it into “mainstream”??

That is disgusting


13 posted on 07/24/2014 4:06:26 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Morgana

bump


14 posted on 07/24/2014 4:06:58 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: BenLurkin

It’s Twilight porn. It was originally a Twilight Fanfiction. The “author” changed the characters.


15 posted on 07/24/2014 4:48:17 PM PDT by Politicalkiddo (You cannot protect a child from child abuse by aborting it. Abortion *is* child abuse.)
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To: GeronL

Fifty shades of vomit would come out of my mouth.


16 posted on 07/24/2014 6:51:35 PM PDT by Morgana ( Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Politicalkiddo

It’s a huge trend in publishing right now to rewrite someone else’s work and pass it off as your own.

Cassandra Clare has made tons of cash writing Harry Potter fanfiction series (City of Bones/Mortal Instruments). They even made a movie out of the first book. Now there’s some typist (can’t call her a writer) whose signed a huge book deal with Simon and Schuster writing fan fiction about some British Boy Band, One Direction. So far her story has been viewed HUNDREDS OF BILLIONS of times on Wattpad.

It’s a sad, sad world out there in the publishing industry today.


18 posted on 07/24/2014 7:27:02 PM PDT by two134711
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To: BenLurkin

Pop culture has replaced the Great Books with trash, and Reagan with 0bama.


19 posted on 07/24/2014 7:35:22 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: BenLurkin
We're talking about basically the equivalent of a dime-store trashy romance novel.

No, no no! Do not insult trashy dime store novels that were based on original ideas by literate authors and then edited by legitimate professionals at publishing houses. Harlequin Books(which was recently purchased by Rupert Murdoch's Newscorp) produces trashy, dime store novels. I admit to enjoying those in the past and I still reread the oldies.

Fifty shades is awful, modern dreck; it's fanfiction, self-published, poorly edited and replete with ridiculous non-erotic "erotic" sex, there's no denying that! But it is MILD compared to the true "Mommy Porn" out there.

I recommend people view the site Goodreads.com to get an idea of what is popular in the romance industry and what is getting the mommy's hot. New Adult torture-porn, extreme BD/SM, menage romances, multiple partners (like 10 brothers sharing one woman, but oddly not the reverse), gay romances (oh boy, do the ladies love that!), shapeshifting bestiality and incest...and more!

Like I said, I admit I am a reader of older, trashy romances; I don't deny that. But those books written thirty to twenty years ago had plots and decent writing. When I started rereading romance a few years ago, I was horrified by how much the genre had changed.

Years ago, the television soap opera introduced issues like abortion, birth control, divorce, and homosexuality to homes and families. Daytime tv broached topics nighttime never dared and women loved them! Now that so many women work outside the home, and the soap opera is a dying medium, these books have taken up the slack in brainwashing.

20 posted on 07/24/2014 7:47:56 PM PDT by two134711
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To: BenLurkin
There IS a well-written romance novel that is coming to the small screen next month on the Starz network. I personally didn't love it, but it's been a best seller for over twenty years and has a plot other than just sex: "Outlander." A 1940's nurse gets swept back in time to the Scottish Highlands in the 1700's. It's very dense historically and action-packed. Although there there is a homosexual rape of the hero in that book.

Sigh. I really don't get why some women are into that. Hopefully, the series won't dwell on it over much...who am I kidding? This is the station that aired the Spartacus series!

21 posted on 07/24/2014 8:04:09 PM PDT by two134711
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To: two134711

That’s is too bad. I liked the Sci-Fi movie by the same name.


22 posted on 07/24/2014 8:16:21 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: savagesusie

I must have read a different book!

The main theme was bondage - it was a pathetic and juvenile style of writing. It induced my ‘haterade’ - R.James, or whatever her fake name is, hasn’t a lick of original thought.


23 posted on 07/24/2014 8:31:50 PM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44
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To: F15Eagle

“Obama voters.”

How right you are my friend.

The only female parts of the electorate that Obama locked up in 2012 was not women overall but just black women, of course, and white single women under the age of 50. These are otherwise known as the “Sex and the City” vote, the “Sandra Fluke” vote, or the slut vote.


24 posted on 07/25/2014 7:53:15 AM PDT by tom h (han you)
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