I am not queasy about onscreen exhibition of physical love — within certain parameters. Nor am I against including the passion of love in stories — sex, geez, I mean sex, people — when it is necessary to the story. And sometimes, it is front and center.
The upcoming release of the 50 Shades of Grey movie, however, is not one of those. It includes a story about a woman manipulated by a sadist. It involves torture for the sake of torture. It is not about love or finding oneself, or even exploration. It is about exploitation.
It is not romance of any sort.
On the other hand, there are tasteful displays of sex on screen that intrigue me. One of them is the first one. Yesterday, Time.com featured it and did a write up about it. It is below.
Not only is this artistically done, it is done in such a way as to focus on the woman and her enjoyment. Frankly, it is one of the best “sex scenes” on screen.
Christians aren’t called to dismiss sex, just make it better. When I see people boycotting 50 Shades of Grey, I see a lot of them doing so for the right reasons and that tickles my fancy.
But, friends, draw a line. Don’t dismiss all dramatizations of sex. Some are beneficial to the enterprise.