Russell Brand on Fifty Shades of Grey and Porn Culture

I never expected to like anything by Russell Brand but this is brilliant.

There is bad language in the video below, which I wish Brand would bleep out (or not use in the first place). But it is an amazing video. I never would have watched it because I think of Brand as a fool. But in this case he shows real wisdom. Sadly, Brand knows all too well that porn can distort men and women and their sexual relationships.

[See also, “Why Spend Education Dollars Exposing Students to Porn?”]

(Yes he is shirtless in the video, but it doesn’t go any further than that. There are also some brief images from the Fifty Shades of Grey movie that I wish had been left out.)

It amazes me that Brand is quite unashamed to connect sex to procreation. I was disappointed he never said anything about the ideal of monogamy, but I’m not sure how many women want to procreate with you if they fear you are going to be procreating with someone else next year. So the concept seems to be present in the video even if Brand is resisting it.

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