Saturday, February 14, 2015

Fifty Shades of Bear

Just this for the Bear's commentary on an extremely unsurprising cultural phenomenon.

The Bear has not read the book, nor seen the movie. The very idea makes him throw up a little. From what he gathers, the message is that women secretly enjoyed being stalked, dominated, and abused.

What can a blogger even write about this? Two or three paragraphs earnestly arguing that normal women actually prefer to be treated with respect and tenderness? That if a man should find a woman who really does want to be treated like trash he should mutter a quick prayer for her and run in the opposite direction?

Because that, when they knew God, they have not glorified him as God, or given thanks; but became vain in their thoughts, and their foolish heart was darkened. For professing themselves to be wise, they became fools. (Romans 1:21, 22)

No good can come from this, and so it joins the rest of the rotten modern culture we have earned. It was so inevitable the Bear can only yawn. No doubt there will be a rash of movies covering other psychosexual diseases. We've come a long way from the old Hays Code joke: "Hollywood is a place where Jews make movies to sell Catholic theology to Protestant audiences."

It would probably be a good idea to say a rosary for all concerned: those that created this trash and those people who will go see it.

It enjoyed a big opening, but is getting bad reviews, at least. Perhaps bad word of mouth will kill it.

1 comment:

  1. How well I remember, back in the day, the know-it-all attitude of Baby Boomers in the early days of the universal availability of the contraceptive pill. Hedonism seemed, for a long moment, to have no downside. We sneered at our elders' complaints about escalating "sex and violence" in movies. How we loved taking the easy, cheap shot afforded us by their perception of a dual wrong. "Look at them," we jeered, "They don't know the difference between sex and violence!" We are beginning -- only just beginning -- to realize that the joke is on us.


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