Last night, Dr. Drew continued to discuss the Fifty Shades of Grey phenomenon with the help of four women—including his wife, who liked the book.
(His first mention of the book resulted in Team H&H Rants! Dr. Drew is Wrong About E.L. James’s Fifty Shades of Grey.)
Dr. Drew went on to say that Fifty Shades is a dangerous fantasy that is a fictional potrayal of Stockholm Syndrome—where hostages have empathy for their captors. He takes issue with the contract Christian Grey presents to the heroine, Ana Steele.
None of the participants seem to recall—or know, even!—that Ana doesn’t ever sign the contract in the course of the book, thus negating the argument that she is being forced to do things she doesn’t want to.
Only one of the four women on the panel didn’t like the book, and her biggest objection to it is that it is “horribly written.”
Do you think men and women are so far away from each other in terms of their fantasy life, as Dr. Drew’s clear befuddlement at the women’s responses seems to indicate? Or is there something else going on here?
What do you think?