It’s fiction says Mia Freedman. So what is all the fuss about?
Mia Freedman has defended the Fifty Shades of Grey film by saying we should all be grown up enough to realise we don’t have to agree with its contents.
The film, released in Australia today, has attracted criticism for encouraging and glorifying abusive relationships, with a growing movement of womens’ groups calling on a boycott of the film.
Nine network presenter Lisa Wilkinson called it “domestic violence dressed up as erotica.”
Mamamia’s Rosie Waterland said it left her on the verge of tears.
But Freedman says, in the Mamamia Outloud Podcast, that she is surprised by the outrage.
“It’s FICTION. Fiction is not a community service announcement. Fiction is not a government program. There are bad people in life. There are bad people in fiction. Is it not being taught in schools. It is a MOVIE. IT is a BOOK”.
“Every movie can’t have the responsibility of sending a message,” Freedman said.
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