Since its publication in 2011 E L James’ Fifty Shades of Grey has never been far from controversy. Many critics have expressed concern that the nature of the main couple’s relationship is characteristic of an abusive relationship poorly disguised as one simply based around a common interest in BDSM.
Following the long anticipated release of a film adaptation last month, The Gryphon wanted to see what you think. Does Fifty Shades of Grey promote, glorify and normalise sexual abuse, or have the media simply blown the issue out of all proportion?
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