In the first episode of season 3, we take a look at the movie 50 Shades of Grey, and why everyone love/hated it. Who is Christian Grey? What does he represent? What makes him such a terrible person? Why does everyone love him anyway? Why should we even care?
I argue that Anastasia, the story’s leading lady, is actually the classic “Nice Guy,” but in a woman’s body (and Grey is her Manic Pixie Dream Billionaire). I also briefly discuss how the film falsely portrays BDSM and consent, and how romance novels like 50 [...]