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Tied Up In Knots: Irony, Ambiguity, and the 'Difficult' Pleasures of Fifty Shades of Grey

@inproceedings{Mcculloch2016TiedUI,
  title={Tied Up In Knots: Irony, Ambiguity, and the 'Difficult' Pleasures of Fifty Shades of Grey},
  author={Richard Mcculloch},
  year={2016}
}
Upon its release in February 2015, Sam Taylor-Johnson’s Fifty Shades of Grey met with vehement critical derision, finding itself reproached on both artistic and ideological grounds. While the precise focus of this indignation varied between reviews, complaints broadly fell into three categories: (1) it isn’t titillating enough (2) it is misogynistic, and (3) the love story and characters are cliched and unrealistic. In this article, however, I demonstrate that the film is far more… Expand

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