Fifty Shades of Grey made a bunch of money, and that’s OK

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This is a tweet written by News Corp CEO Rupert Murdoch about the motion picture Fifty Shades of Grey. Because tweets are limited to 140 characters, I will do Mr. Murdoch the favor of unpacking his cultural observation/joke.

  • Fifty Shades of Grey has made a lot of money.
  • Fifty Shades of Grey‘s appeal is limited to a specific demographic (“middle aged women’s groups.”)
  • Subtext: this demographic has questionable legitimacy.
  • Fifty Shades of Grey was not critically well-received by this demographic (and, it goes without saying, actual film critics.)
  • S…

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