Film Theory: Fifty Shades of Grey Cult Theory

Film Theory: Fifty Shades of Grey Cult Theory


*Old Comic-Cartoon transition cliché* CinemaSins: “Also, millions around the world getting off to this story of… abuse… …blatant emotional and physical abuse, most of it in a cultish, sexual setting.” *Blip!* “Starting with a flashback.” MatPat: As you can see, we have company this episode. [Film Theory Intro] CinemaSins: 30 seconds of intro, for a WEB SERIES! Hello internet, welcome to Film Theory! The show whose host, a.k.a. ME! Went to see Fifty Shades of Grey Purely for research purposes. I swear. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) I know you don’t believe me, but why else would I willfully volunteer to enter a lion’s den of hundreds of thirsty women all looking to enjoy the
R-rated exploits of a 27-year-old billionaire playboy with a BDSM urge. Trust me, I have better things to do with my time. Thomas, uh, show them one example of things I can do with my time. [Ballerina Music plays] Yeah, sure. Thanks. But as I sat there, awkwardly slumping down in my chair to avoid anyone recognizing me. One of the things I was dumbfounded by was that the audience saw this movie as romantic. ROMANTIC! Maybe they were blinded by the fast cars, million-dollar penthouses, chiseled abs, perfect chin, tousled hair, cute little twinkle in his eyes…(˘⌣˘ ) Woah! Hey, I’m sorry, I don’t know what happened to me there. But what I do know is that Christian Grey, in all his brooding, damaged hunkiness implements a clear pattern of behavior that goes way beyond bad influence. Throughout the movie, Christian Grey engages in what’s known as “Thought Reform”. Otherwise called, “Indoctrination”. As he seduces the young Anastasia Steele throughout the movie and when I say indoctrination I mean that Grey follows the exact steps that real-life cults use to brainwash innocent people. The same steps cults use to get people to drink poisonous Kool-Aid or worship this guy who said that aliens gave him a pair of sex robots. Seriously. ‘-_- Except Grey wants to, you know… spank Anastasia really hard That’s it, really. She asks to see how bad it gets and he just spanks her, with a belt. Kinda expecting more from a guy with ropes, chains, and whips everywhere. Don’t believe me? Well, let me show you just how fifty shades of f- (buzzing sound) -ed up this gets. I still can’t believe that that is THE signature line from the movie and books. Ah, Fifty Shades of- GAH! Roll Credits Ding! CinemaSins: “Stealing another channel’s cliché” cliché. *CinemaSins’ “Ding!”* As I just mentioned, thought reform is a kind of indoctrination, defined as, “A series of manipulative techniques used to get people to do something they wouldn’t otherwise do.” And when you consider that the entire plot of the movie is one guy getting one girl, a girl who has never had sex, mind you, to sign a kinky sex contract dictating all the things he’s gonna do to dominate her? Yeah, there’s a little bit of that going on. But before we get into the specific cult-like steps that Grey follows, let’s take a second to meet our victim: 21-year-old, Anastasia Steele. She’s an immensely shy college senior, a loner: Steele: Organized group activity isn’t really my thing. Who only owns one skirt and- CinemaSins: Still uses a flip phone in 2015! *CinemaSins’ “Ding!”* She lacks self-confidence: Steele: I don’t think I’d fit in here. Look at me. Is unassertive, and honestly outside of that, Steele: There’s really not much to know about me. And with her about to graduate, she’s entering a very vulnerable part of her life with no clear direction on what to do next. She is, in short, the perfect subject for thought reform. Though cults will target anyone, researchers generally agree that those who are most susceptible are individuals who are ignorant, unassertive, gullible, and lack self-confidence, all traits that we see throughout Anastasia’s first scenes with Grey, and I’m not the only one to notice. Christian knows her type very well: Grey: You said you’re an English major? Grey: Tell me, was it Charlotte Brontë, Jane Austen, or Thomas Hardy who first made you fall in love with literature? And this is a man who explicitly states earlier that very scene that he knows how to manipulate people: Grey: I’ve always been good at people. What motivates them, what incentivizes them, what inspires them. So immediately, we’re presented with a young, poor, unconfident girl looking for answers, being courted by an older, confident billionaire.
The power dynamic for indoctrination is certainly there, which means we should look at the progression cults use as they indoctrinate new members. For that, we can follow a convenient eight-step process. Yes, there’s actually a standard, psychological step-by-step guide for building your very own cult. It’s kind of like building an IKEA coffee table, but easier because there’s none of those funny little L wrenches. CinemaSins: Host of really smart webseries pretends not to know the name of these wrenches. *CinemaSins’ “Ding!”* Which, I know are called Allen wrenches, thank you very much. CinemaSins: Never mind. Anyway, the general philosophy about cult indoctrination is built on getting your target, in this case, Anastasia, to get into the habit of saying yes, first to small, harmless things which gradually over time become bigger, more extreme sex-lady things. It’s the classic story of frogs being placed into hot water. If you turn up the temperature slowly enough, The frogs never leave the pot until they boil to death. So, how does Anastasia boil? Let’s see. Step One: The cult recruiter gets the target to say yes to a non-threatening event. It can be anything from a workshop to a poetry reading to a party. For Anastasia, there are a couple early yeses. She takes Christian’s offer of the pencil in the interview, she takes the business card at the hardware store, but the first big yes comes when Ana agrees to have coffee with Christian for the first time. It’s the first time they’re meeting independent of other reasons, just to spend time together. “But it’s just coffee, that’s normal,” you’re thinking. CinemaSins: “Telling the audience what they’re thinking” cliché *CinemaSins “Ding!”* And yes, you’re right, it is just coffee. If a cult were to just come out and say, “Hey you there, cut off all your ties with your loved ones and jump aboard our space love comet,” then you’d probably run away immediately. Same thing with Grey. It’s a slow burn. He can’t just be like, “Butt plugs, activate!” and expect that to work. I mean, you gotta at least buy me a drink first, and that’s exactly what he does. But it’s at this coffee when the next phase of Anna’s indoctrination begins: “The Love Bomb”. No, we’re not talking about a hippie’s nuclear strategy. This is when the cult showers attention, praise, even gifts on the target. Basically, they’re trying to create a positive association in the target’s brain between the cult and feeling good. That way, when the opportunity to spend time together comes up again, the target’ll be more likely to say YES. In Fifty Shades, starting with that coffee, Grey turns his charm beam fully onto Ana, asking about her family, giving her food. And the next day, what does Anna find on her doorstep? A big, steaming pile of Love Bomb, in the form of signed first edition books by her favorite author, a gift that Ana recognizes must have cost a fortune. She’s being showered with presents as Grey works to associate positive feelings with her thinking of him. And that’s before he really cranks up the pressure with new clothes, computers, and even cars Christian Grey be dropping Love Bombs all over this place! And with it comes Phase 3 of his plan: Dangling the prize right in front of her. For cults, that prize tends to vary, from happiness to a sense of community and purpose to, well, even the answers to the world’s mysteries. It’s the value for joining the cult. So, what prize is Grey dangling in front of Ana? Well, it’s his Mini Grey. You get what I mean. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) CinemaSins: “Cringe-worthy penis joke”. *CinemaSins’ “Ding!”* It’s him, at least to begin. It’s the promise of being loved by a sexy, rich, powerful man. Ana admits to being a romantic, so to find her Mr. Darcy, the billionaire brooder with a cold exterior and loving interior, is her dream, and Grey knows it. Twice, he almost kisses her but then doesn’t. The first time happens as they leave the coffee shop after a particularly romantic moment where he saves her from getting hit in the street. The second comes after he (quote-unquote) “rescues” her after a night of clubbing and drinking, a scene we’ll talk about more later. In both instances, notice that he lingers even after he says things like, “I should let you go.” He tempts her, but ultimately refuses the kiss that she clearly wants. This is an important step in Ana’s indoctrination, as he’s dangling the prize just out of her reach until she gets to Step 4. Soon after his second denial, he becomes more explicit, saying: Grey: I would like to bite that lip. Anastasia finally responds with: Steele: I think I’d like that. Then, and only then, does he bring up the contract: Grey: Not until I have your written consent. It’s funny to us as the audience because it seems like such an odd thing to say, but for Grey, this moment is entirely calculated. Step Four of the indoctrination process is getting an agreement from the target that they want the prize. Don’t you want to be financially independent? You know you want the secret of life, don’t you? You crave signing a contract stating that you’ll be my submissive sexual object, right? CinemaSins: “Sign me up!” Grey has led her on, taunting her with the prospect of kisses and sex, but it’s not until she verbally confirms that yes, yes she wants that, that he drops the bomb about what his end goal is. She’s enough on the hook at this point that he knows he’s not gonna lose her with a weird comment like that. But then look what he does: Grey: Not until I have your written consent.
Ana: What? Grey: I’ll explain later. He avoids it. He’s planted the seed, but he knows there’s still a longer game to play, but Ana doesn’t walk away, doesn’t ask further questions, and he rewards her good behavior with the long-awaited kiss, a passionate moment in the elevator. He appears like he can’t control his urges anymore. But remember this is a man who explicitly states that he has control over every part of his life. This kiss isn’t a moment of passion, it’s a calculated moment of conditioning. So, Ana finally has her prize, or at least, the taste of it, and obviously she’s being led on to want more. Then, Grey ups the ante with his next date: a helicopter ride to his private top floor penthouse And in the process, he willfully changes the game. The prize he’s dangling isn’t just a pretty set of eyes and chiseled abs anymore. It’s a driver, private flights, million-dollar apartments. The prize has gotten bigger and Ana’s almost got the winning ticket, except for Grey’s non-disclosure agreement on the table. He doesn’t pull this thing out until he’s laid out all the benefits of being with him. And watch this: she signs it immediately, with zero hesitation. I mean she signs it so quickly I doubt she even read the thing, and after she puts her John Hancock on the line, what’s her first question after reading it? Steele: Are you going to make love to me now? Just like the frogs, the heat’s turned up and she’s not even flinching. She signs the contract with the explicit expectation of reward, but Grey is still dangling, and once again refuses her the intimacy that she’s looking for, because just having sex with Ana isn’t his ultimate goal, and that leads to the Introduction of the infamous playroom, the velvet gymnasium, and clearly she’s freaked out! I mean, who wouldn’t be, really? She just wants her roll in the hay and he’s pulling out the handcuffs and the legalese! Ana’s not ready. Enter Step 5: Shutting down your dissent by threatening to withhold the prize. This is where the cult starts to get serious. The sell becomes a bit more aggressive. The target is encouraged to do things they might not want to do. Devote more time to the group. Recuit on their behalf. Pay dues. Adopt more extreme beliefs. But when the target expresses resistance to these greater demands, the cult shuts down their arguments by withholding that all-important prize, and in Fifty Shades, to Christian Grey, it’s butt plugs or nothing! CinemaSins: “Fifty Shades and my Saturday Nights.” *CinemaSins’ “Ding!”* Oh, sure, Ana, you can have this apartment, but you’ll have to live here between Friday and Sunday. And you’ll have to be Grey’s subservient, and kneel for him. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) Oh, and by the way, he still won’t sleep with you even after you’re done in the X-rated romper room. And when Ana hesitates, completely understandably, I might add, Grey is like, “No? Okay, then peace out, dawg. This is how I do.” Seriously, she asks: Steele: What if I don’t want anything to do with that? Nope, sorry, Grey has shut down her descent by threatening to withhold everything. No penthouse, no helicopter, none of that hickory-smoked Grey sausage. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) Not unless you sign that contract.
Welcome to the cult. Oh, and then he finds out that she’s still a virgin: Grey: You’re still a virgin? And just to sweeten the pot, has sex with her, a power-play all on its own, just so she can see what she’ll be missing. And, without getting too graphic, noticed that he pleasures her, something he’s made it very clear he’s not interested in at all, as evidenced by this quote. Steele: Why would I do that?
Grey: To please me. It’s just a tactic he’s using to sweeten the pot to make signing the contract a little extra special. Then it’s on to Step 6: The establishment of guilt. The target is in the door. So, now what do you do to reprogram their thoughts? By shaming them, making them feel guilty for not appreciating the cult, its leaders, or its beliefs enough. CinemaSins: Cult indoctrination techniques are starting to sound like my mother’s parenting skills. *CinemaSins’ “Ding!”* What this does is break down the recruits perception and replaces it with one approved of by the cult leadership, in Grey’s case, he makes Anastasia feel guilty by saying things like, Grey: I’ve never taken anyone in the helicopter. I’ve never had sex in my own bed. She’s the only one to have received this treatment and should feel special about this gift he’s given her. He also tells his personal sob story, that he’s broken, that he’s 50 shades of f-ed up, making her feel guilty for questioning his tastes He’s just a poor, wilting flower and the strain shows. We repeatedly see Ana crying, on the phone, going to bed, conflicted about how she should be feeling. Is she wrong to be cautious of this man pushing her into a realm that she’s not comfortable? Of course not, but those are the questions Grey wants her to be asking. It shows cracks in her resistance. That isn’t love, that’s the effects of calculated, psychological torment. Step 7: The carrot and the stick. Let me cite this, word-for-word, from one resource on the subject: That’s a direct quote. Now, let’s look at a quote from Christian after he reveals his playroom to Anastasia: Grey: I have rules. If you follow them I’ll reward you. If you don’t, I’ll punish you. That too is a direct quote. Need I say more? CinemaSins: Obvious rhetorical question is obvious. *CinemaSins’ “Ding!”* Actually, yes. In psychology, this is called operant conditioning. Basically, it’s using rewards and punishments to incentivize one type of behavior over another. Rewarding your dog with a treat because it rolled over? Operant conditioning. Giving your sex slave a new laptop because she survived a flogging? Operant conditioning. CinemaSins: Expecting a sin every time you hear this ding? *CinemaSins’ “Ding!”* CinemaSins: Operant conditioning. Which leads to step 8, the final phase: Controlling the recruit’s identity, information, and environment. All these other steps are how the person gets sucked in, but this is how the cult keeps them in, isolating them from friends and family,
changing the recruit’s name, randomly alternating between praise and love and scorn and punishment, removing the recruits ability to choose by controlling things, like money, food, and career. And notice that Grey has been doing all of these things the entire time. From the first moments of the movie, Anastasia repeatedly corrects Christian, saying to call her Ana instead of Anastasia. He willfully ignores this, continuing to call her by her full name. At the coffee shop, he gives her the muffin and tells her to eat. And again a few scenes later, there are the “Eat this” and “Drink this” cards. When it comes to alternating between praise and punishment, he appears interested in Ana in the coffee shop, but then rushes out to keep her off balance, punishing her for no fault of her own. By buying her new clothes, computers, and cars, Anastasia’s financial independence is virtually gone. Grey is even so “generous” as to get rid of her old car for her. And at the bar, like the fifth scene in the movie, he physically removes Anastasia from the party, blocking out longtime friend Jose, and having his brother run interference on her best friend Kate, taking Anastasia to a place he deems appropriate when, let’s face it, there was zero reason for him to insert himself into that situation in the first place, let alone bring her anywhere other than her own apartment. He’s already isolating her in the first 30 minutes of the movie, shaping her identity and managing her resources like the good cult leader that he is. But then things take on a whole new meaning once she’s inside the happy little love nest. Cult members are told what to eat, what to wear, when to sleep. And look where Anastasia is: her schedule is dictated by his demands. When he tells her to, she must do her hair in a ponytail, and wait for him kneeling by the door, hands just so. The contract requires that she only eat foods from a certain list. And when she seeks an escape, needs to clear her head with the help of her family back in Georgia, because, you know, some of this she might need to talk to someone about, who’s there to interrupt? I bet you can guess. Christian Grey. How romantic. But hey, that’s just a theory! A Film Theory!
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  1. I saw your theory before the movie, and when I watched it…I could not see it as a Romantic movie…I did not like the movie ._.

  2. that frog thing is a myth by the way. the study was working with lobotomized frogs. when it was tried with frogs that didn't have a huge chunk of their brain removed, they jumped out

  3. Back in 7th grade, me & my friends made up this system of judging each other's 'blackness' & called it the 50 Shades of Black. I'm a junior now & I reference it like everyone should know what it is. I'm around 30-35, but this was all useless info😂

  4. Me thinks you give the original author too much credit. Read the books. This movie obviously received a touch of creative liberty.

  5. u couldve mentionend the foot in the doort effect it fits very well with the early yes saying and i really like the phenomenon

  6. That classic "story" (fable is more accurate) of frogs not jumping out of slow boiling water but jumping out of boiling water is actually a myth.
    In 1869, Dr. Friedrich Goltz did an experiment where he placed frogs into room temperature water and slowly turned up the temperature until the frogs were cooked alive. One thing that you don't often hear, however, is that he lobotomized the frogs before putting them in water. Kinda hard to jump out when you have no brain.
    Here's some more evidence: "First, in real life, a frog cannot jump out of boiling water. Remember what happened last time you dropped some egg white into boiling water? The proteins coagulated into a mess of thin white strands. Unfortunately, the proteins in the frog's skinny legs would do the same thing. So the frog in boiling water could not jump anywhere. It would die a nasty death from its injuries. Dr. George R. Zug, curator of reptiles and amphibians, at the National Museum of Natural History in New York, and Professor Doug Melton, of the Harvard University Biology Department, both agree on this point. So it is not a question of the frog not wanting to jump out, but not being able to jump out. Second, a frog would notice the water getting hot. Dr. Victor Hutchison, an emeritus research professor from the Department of Zoology at the University of Oklahoma, is a herpetologist and has dealt with frogs all his professional life. Indeed, one of his current research interests is "the physiological ecology of thermal relations of amphibians and reptiles to include determinations of the factors which influence lethal temperatures, critical thermal maxima and minima, thermal selection, and thermoregulatory behavior". Now 'critical thermal maxima' means the maximum temperature that the animal can bear. Professor Hutchison says: "The legend is entirely incorrect! The 'critical thermal maxima' of many species of frogs have been determined by several investigators. In this procedure, the water in which a frog is submerged is heated gradually at about 2°F per minute. As the temperature of the water is gradually increased, the frog will eventually become more and more active in attempts to escape the heated water. If the container size and opening allow the frog to jump out, it will do so." So real-life experiments show that the frog-in-boiling-water story is wrong." ( From https://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2010/12/07/3085614.htm )

  7. The BDSM community should take the writer of this shit and the director of the movie version of this shit TO COURT, since BDSM couldn't be more far from what's depicted here

  8. I agree with everything. Christian Grey, were he a real person, should be in jail. Also the book is way way worse than this movie. He describes his contract as consensual but in the book it clearly states "the submissive cannot say no to sex at any time unless the agreed upon time period is over or the dominant violates the rules himself".
    The flag is not just red, it's black.

  9. Stranger: Let go for coffee
    Me: *thinks about this video and it's eight steps * i'mma stop you at step 2, pay for my self. Any gift will be tossed in the trash. I REFUSE TO JOIN YOUR CULT!!
    Stranger.: eeeeh, you know what, never mind then

  10. Wouldn't it be funny if this movie was just a fantastic written smut fan fiction with everything a good written smut fan fiction has. Because surprise, surprise it is XD I have written smut fan fictions and I have read even more smut fan fictions and all the scenario's in this movie/book are things that are very popular in the fan fictions world from the rich guy pore girl until the you want to have this but I'm not giving it to you or the you don't listen to me I will punish you. these are things fan fiction readers love to read about just like how fan fictions about vampires or weer wolfs are very popular but fan fictions about merman not. it is made for a group of people that are known to like these kinds of concepts.

    And if I remember correctly the book started out as a smut fan fiction about twilight.

  11. you obviously have not read the books idiot your just ruining movies for the people who dont care about this crap you say the so called theories

  12. I mean most porn out there is pretty vile, with like 90% of it being rape fantasy and the other 10% being incest porn. So this is actually tame in comparison 🤔😕

  13. I hate that this was so many people's introduction to BDSM. Take it from me, an actual Sub, THIS IS ABUSE. A written contract is in no way consent. Consent is always taken on a moment by moment basis, especially in scenes where injury (both physical and emotional) are a high risk. The depth of communication involved necessitates it's own jargon. A "safe word" is just the beginning.

  14. Honestly it's disgusting.My girlfriend and I are both super Dominant.Though she's more of a switch,than a Dom.But outside the sexual aspect we don't control each other,we care about and cherish each other.I like control,but seriously ever since these books being a Dominant has become synonymous with that idiot and it really stings because no real Dominant(whether male or female) would do that to their sub

  15. My mother is a fan. So after watching this video for the first time, I showed her this, and not only would she not watch the whole thing, not even seeing past the 1st step of thought reform, but she said I didn't understand and that its romantic film.

  16. Wow… this is just sickening. I knew the dialogue was a crime against Man and God, but I had no idea how f-ed up the rest of the story was – what really gets me though is how a lot of people misinterpret this as healthy/playful 😬🤮

  17. Does this also goes with Scientology? I heard it's cult, but I watched a document from them saying it's a great place, the people who join say so.

  18. Many doms of today’s day and age are just like Christian Grey, just manipulative and lustful. This is the reason I can’t stand the books or movies. It doesn’t represent the practice correctly, which is why was an increase in hospital visits after the release of the books and movies. If E.L James wanted to communicate that BDSM wasn’t had or was enticing, she could have done a better job and actually informing her audience rather than writing out a vivid ass wet dream 😂

  19. Ok yeh the 50 shades thing did put me off at first, but I should've clicked on this ages ago, a Cinema Sins collab? Hell yeh I'm interested! Maybe you should've put that in the title…

    Commentor cannot remember if he put it in the title ding

  20. Hey I know its pathetic but I watched this before watching the actual movie and now its all ruined for me and I don't know what to do right now should I continue?

  21. hly shit i got the biggest jumpscare at 17:23 right before mat does the whole dramatic "who appears christian blah blah blah" my door opened and shut

  22. 5:10 I just wanted to mention that the experiment that “proved” that had the frog’s brain cut out first.

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