How do you go from, not even interested, to what’s all the hype about?
It only takes a few dozen well-meaning posts from social media friends to get the wheels turning, and maybe in the wrong direction.
About 18 months or so ago, while looking for a good book, I stumbled across an advertisement for Fifty Shades of Grey. Being the avid reader that I am, I’m always looking for a good book. I read the description and decided that just wasn’t my cup of tea, so I left it at that and moved on, I didn’t think much more about it.
Now, let me insert right here, that I am no prude.
It just wasn’t what caught my attention.
Soon after, I started noticing a lot of facebook postings about the book. Some posts were from a few that read it, some from those shunning it. It still didn’t grab my attention, so again, I moved on without interest.
More recently I have heard of the Fifty Shades of Grey movie “coming soon” to a theater near you. Boy oh boy, that has brought out the claws in not just a few good women.
Insert…… This is not a review or a rebuke, I don’t know enough about it to do either.
I have seen multiple reviews and articles by women therapist stating the reasons why women should not see the movie or read the book. Ok, they have probably done both, (for professional reasons, of course) and are qualified to speak on the subject.
I have read scathing remarks from women telling other women why they shouldn’t read the book or see the movie. But, the ones that have actually gotten my attention the most, are all of those posts from good ol’ Christian women folk telling other good ol’ Christian girls on exactly why they shouldn’t read the book or watch the movie. Sure, most are just forwards from articles they have read, but some have actually been written by the ladies posting it.
Pondering….. hmmmmm… I have to wonder, how do they know what’s in the book or the movie? Why are they telling me how bad it is and how it can harm me or my marriage. How do they know? I’m sure they haven’t read it. I’m sure they will not see the movie, but yet they tell me why I shouldn’t.
Yeah, I know they are just passing along good information they have read. I have read the same information. But, I can’t write a message to all the women I know telling them “DON’T DO IT, YOU WILL REGRET IT.” I think, you just can’t send that kind of message without personal knowledge, can you?
What’s all the hype about? Why all the Sister Sue Better Than You “don’t even think about it” posts?
Thanks to a whole bunch of well-meaning friends who have never read the book, and will never see the movie for telling me exactly what’s in it, and why I shouldn’t.
Like I said in the beginning, I already knew that wasn’t my cup of tea, but now I have to admit, I wasn’t interested……… until now.
Just pondering over a cup of coffee,