For the life of me, I cannot understand why women would support a film that shows a man degrading, abusing and raping a woman. Please explain how that's erotic, romantic and sexy? Out in the real world, if Christian Grey were a real person, he would be part sociopath, psychopath and sexual predator. How on EARTH is someone like Grey the stuff dreams are made of when a woman wants a loving relationship!?!?!?! The more women try to move forward, along comes something like 50 Shades of Grey that proves we still have some within our ranks who are dragging us down with the weight of their utter cluelessness and stupidity. I read the book at the urging of my friends and trust me, I will never take their advice again. I screened the film a while back because of what I do for a living. And I knew from the very beginning when the film was released, it would be a blockbuster. Not because it's a great cinematic marvel or the acting is spectacular, but because of all the oversexualization, misogyny and blatant disrespect women are subjected to on a daily basis in one medium or another, some women have no idea what a truly great relationship looks like and many equate pain and abuse to love. They've become desensitized and complacent. Yes many say it's just a film, but there's a larger problem that needs to be addressed - - physical, mental and sexual abuse should never be accepted on-screen, on TV or in real life. Period, end of story.