My take on 50 Shades of Grey and what it REALLY should be called.

50SHADES

I need to preface this post by saying that if you do NOT want to talk about the 50 Shades of Grey movie BEFORE you see it, you should stop reading here! lol

Soooo I did NOT read any of the 50 Shades of Grey books. That being said, I got invited to a screening of the movie the other night and honestly had ZERO desire in seeing the movie. I went partly because it was an excuse to have a girls night out with one of my besties Heather and because I was curious really. I know ALOT of friends who read the books and really liked them but I always said…they were just not for me.

Had these books and movie come out ten years ago, maybe I would have been on the bandwagon but I just view life differently now because I am different now. I am a mom and while I feel very strongly that sexy time is important to me as a wife and a woman, I felt like this movie just made me feel dirty. And not in a good way. 😉

I think Dakota Johnson is beautiful and I support whatever choices she makes because they are just that…HER choices. But I felt like the better name for this movie should have been 50 Shades of Dakota’s boobies. Really. At one point I looked around the theater like…is this for real? How many more times am I going to see Anastacia’s girls?!

Unfortunately, I also couldn’t get past the thought that if it were either of my two daughters Lily and Luna on that screen, I would be sad. Sad that they would share their beautiful body with the world in that way. Sad that once again this movie conveys a story that is oh so old and tired. Pile a bunch of expensive gifts on a girl and she will do whatever you want. I already saw Pretty Woman.

Look, the truth is, like I said above, it just wasn’t for me. Maybe I am too “old”. Maybe I am too “religious”.  Or I dunno, maybe I just want to see women presented in a way that is beautiful, respected, celebrated and honored.  This movie did none of that for me.

I would LOVE for you to share your thoughts with me below after you have seen the movie!

XO Surviving Mommy

PS. One of my favorite songs that I always sing to Lily is called More Beautiful You by Jonny Diaz. The lyrics make me get all weepy into a puddle so I wanted to share it with you because it sums my feelings up perfectly!

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