Fifty Shades of Blech

A couple of days ago I wrote about commitment, and the need to sometimes walk away.

Then I read all the hoopla about “Fifty Shades of Grey” and how even the actors were uncomfortable with their parts, and I thought, “Then QUIT!”

Just quit already!

Interviews with the actors describe how uncomfortable shooting the movie made them. Jamie Dornan said that “There were times when Dakota was not wearing much, and I had to do stuff to her that I’d never choose to do to a woman,” and “If I was about to be doing something particularly heinous to Dakota, I would apologise in advance.”

Another article cites Dornan saying, “The first day [of filming] was kind of an out-of-body experience. I got there and they said, ‘Action!’ I’m like, ‘What the **** is happening? I’m a dad. What?'” He also said that sometimes he’d come home and take a long shower before even touching his wife and daughter.

Then WHY DO THIS MOVIE? Because of a contract? A commitment? Break it! Walk away!

Dakota Johnson, playing the female character, is the daughter of Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith. Her mom said, “She would be very uncomfortable if I saw [the movie], and I would be very uncomfortable if I saw it. So we would never be able to talk about it, so why would I see it?”

But Dakota Johnson said that her parents are “maybe” allowed to see the film.

WHY IN THE WORLD would you do a job that you’d be worried about letting your parents see?

If you feel so awkward and worried, then DON’T DO IT! There were many other actors who shied away from the movie, for obvious reasons. I read an account some time ago of two women who were trying out for the female role. They stated that they felt overwhelmingly embarrassed, yet still they tried out for the part!

I’m absolutely baffled.

If something affects you deeply and anxiously then do NOT do it! Your soul is trying to communicate something to you.

Forget the commitment! Forget the contracts! Forget the money–

Oh. I think I get it.

The money. The fame. The name in lights. For that, some people will do just about anything, it seems. That’s the only reason I can think of selling one’s soul and peace of mind: for enough fame and fortune.

Still, I’m absolutely baffled. Fifty Shades of Blech

A few months ago I wrote a blog “Just how murky does the water have to be,” wondering just how bad something has to be before we decide to abandon it. For some, just a little bit of tainted water is enough to not touch it. But others see nothing wrong in wading through filth and sludge, as long as a shiny dollar is dangling at the other side.

While we can eventually scrape off the slime and filth from our flesh, no amount of money will ever wipe clear the sludge from our souls.

I find it fitting that sewer muck, mud, slime, scum and everything else filthy, toxic, and even poisonous are usually . . . grey.


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