Originally Posted by Wild_Honey_66
I've never seen it, is it good? I love the soundtrack
I'm never going to watch the third film.
As the mainstream depiction of bdsm; it attests multiple times that the dynamic is born out of childhood sexual abuse and is an illness in need of being fixed, confuses being a 'sadist' with being a psychopathic murderer of small animals incapable of forming strong emotional bonds, implies that bdsm is rape by defining 'vanilla' as meaning 'consensual sex', and depicts a toxic and emotionally abusive relationship where Anastasia is not a sub nor understands or has any interest in the dynamic and is only in it in the first place because of her white knight complex telling her she needs to 'fix' him - as shown in the honestly gross scene at the end of the first film where she asks to be hit with a strap or something a few times to try and see the appeal, then leaves in fearful tears, appalled at how anybody could possibly find it pleasurable.
In the second film they actually explicitly turned to Freudian psychoanalysis and write in that Grey gets off on hurting women who look like his mother because she emotionally neglected him when he was a kid. He even stalks Ana' like a needy child 3 times in the films. Shows up at her home uninvited and unannounced and tails her to a holiday resort she went to specifically to get away from him
Personally I thought it was one of the grossest films I've ever seen and would benefit from being dubbed with horror movie soundtracks and jumpscare noises - but I am definitely cherrypicking instances here and I've also heard one or two people on this board like it so you should probably get a second opinion.