Romance novelist Jackie Collins blasts Fifty Shades-style sadomasochism
HOLLYWOOD, CA, September 2, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – Promiscuity paperback queen Jackie Collins says "mommy porn" is "disgusting" and "degrading to women."
"Mommy porn" is a term coined after the explosive popularity among women over 30 of the sado-masochistic novel Fifty Shades of Grey. It is pornography that appeals to women for its positive portrayal of domination; its avoidance of graphic, explicit words describing sex; its focus on female sexual fantasy; its female "innocent" protagonist being exposed to the world of promiscuity; and its strong, dominant, attractive male love interest.
Collins, whose 32 steamy novels were much gentler in comparison but at the time were viewed as just as salacious, has shared her negative opinion of Fifty Shades of Grey, which has sold over 125 million copies worldwide.
When interviewed by U.K. Independent, Collins dismissed the fervor over Fifty Shades, saying the novel was "not doing anything new." She said that instead of pain and sexual domination, "sex should be fun and erotic."
"You don't want to be dragging a suitcase around with handcuffs and a paddle – it's ridiculous," she mocked.
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The 500-million-copy seller criticized "mommy porn" as the "most degrading phrase I've ever heard." She brought her point home by rhetorically asking, "When your husband is at the computer, do they call it 'Daddy Porn'?"
Collins dismissed sadomasochism as unappealing to most women. "No woman really enjoys that unless she's really into that kind of thing, so your average 'mommy' is not going to be thrilled."
Collins' famous sister Joan played the seductive Alexis Carrington on ABC TV's long-running primetime soap Dynasty. Many years later, Joan revealed that in real life she had been raped, after her attacker showed her pornography and drugged her.
Joan is now concerned that the degrading of women in pornography is victimizing an entire generation of women.
In helping prepare the documentary Brave Miss World, Joan warned that today's ubiquitous culture of degrading and violent pornography is preparing another generation for exploitation. "Women are portrayed just as objects," Joan said. "There's a lot of brutality in porn apparently, and it's very hardcore, and I think that a lot of men feel that's acceptable."