The Parents Television Council and Morality in Media are putting the first Fifty Shades of Grey trailer on blast, deeming it highly inappropriate on a number of levels.
Perhaps most jarringly for the two groups, it debuted on NBC's Today show.
PTC director of grassroots education and advocacy Melissa Henson said:
“We’re talking about basically the equivalent of a dime-store trashy romance novel. Essentially, [Today] is promoting what people refer to as ‘mommy porn.’"
Yes, she referred to it as "mommy porn." And called it "poor judgment."
Because parents often have morning news shows on with their children in the room, Henson suggests NBC should have “couched it" with a very strong disclaimer.
This, she believes, is critical given the film's strong messages.
The Fifty Shades of Grey movie is one "that’s romanticizing violence in relationships ... sexual violence is basically what this movie is promoting.”
Morality in Media, a group which advocates for education against pornography, was also none too thrilled with the Fifty Shades of Grey trailer's debut.