The Morning Read: ’50 Shades’ Sexual Politics, The Netflix Canon and More

By  · Published on October 17th, 2013

The best movie culture writing from around the internet-o-sphere.

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“What the Fifty Shades of Grey Casting Shakeup Says About Sex and Masculinity” – Hunnam is out of the project (probably because of money) but Alyssa Rosenberg at Think Progress sees the Christian Grey role as problematic for leading men afraid of a little role reversal.

“5 Things They Don’t Tell You About Being a First-Time Director” – In an excellent piece, Kill Your Darlings filmmaker John Krokidas shares some hidden wisdom, instantly negating the headline. A must-read.

“12 Documentaries That Spawned TV Series” – Chris Campbell at Nonfics explores the fictional and non-fictional shows that descended from popularity and powerful docs.

“Dud of the Week: 12 Years a Slave reviewed by Armond White” – Armond White Armond Whites 12 Years a Slave and Dear Lord it is a fantastic read.

“What’s the ‘Netflix Canon’ for movies?” – Matt Singer winces through a possible monopoly skewing a new generation of movie fans toward limitation.

“Oliver Stone on Roger’s Reviews of JFK and Natural Born Killers” – The iconic director reveals what made Ebert different: love.

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