As the S-M movie Fifty Shades of Grey, already panned by reviews for being “plodding, inane and wretchedly acted,” is set to be released in U.S. theaters on Valentine’s Day, a national medical association says the film is yet another example of the toxic glorification of violence and sex in the media.
Bill Bumpas reports for One News Now, Feb. 11, 2015, that in a press release, Dr. Michelle Cretella, vice president of the American College of Pediatricians, is sounding the warning about the movie, especially its toxic effects on children:
“Not only is it normalizing sadomasochism, but it’s even romanticizing it or making it look like something exciting, and erotic and desirable. So it’s almost even beyond normalization. We know that children, because of their brain development — which is immature, even in adolescence — they’re more impressionable and more likely to become addicted to these images, and…
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